Galeries Lafayette: Shop in Style at Europe’s Biggest Department Store

Galeries Lafayette: Shop in Style at Europe’s Biggest Department Store

Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is the ultimate shopping destination and has been at the beating heart of Paris since its creation in 1894. Renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, its spectacular Neo-Byzantine dome and its panoramic roof-top, this theatre of fashion is home to more than 2,000 brands and hosts regular fashion shows, cooking classes and many other special events.

Special Gift Offer

Spend €200 in store and receive a beautiful leather Lafayette-branded wallet. The gift can be collected from the concierge in the Coupole building under the presentation of the receipts and the gift voucher. Click here to download the gift voucher.


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The Art Nouveau dome – just recently restored to its full majesty – overlooks 45,000m2 of retail space across seven floors, with numerous areas for relaxation and refreshments on each floor, including the legendary terrace. Open to all, the 800m2 panoramic space offers unimpeded views of the Paris rooftops, including the Sacré-Coeur, the Eiffel Tower and the Palais Garnier. And if you are hungry, don’t worry: Galeries Lafayette has 25 restaurants and cafés in total, including Mama Sens, Petrossian and Café Coutume.

The coolest rooftop in Paris is now open!

For a fourth season, chef Julien Sebbag has set up shop on the roof terrace of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann to introduce Créatures, a pop-up summer restaurant that is 100% vegetarian. Open from 10 a.m. until midnight.

Créatures on the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Photo courtesy of MOMA Group

Some 37m visitors come each year to Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann to browse a wide range of luxury and designer goods – jewellery and watches, leather goods, shoes, skincare, lingerie, children’s clothing, fine food and wines… And, not content to rest on its illustrious reputation, Galeries Lafayette has new delights in store for its customers this year…

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From July 5 to August 31, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann will be showcasing French style and art de vivre while celebrating the revival of the ‘French Touch’. During this festive event, you will discover a selection of the most emblematic brands and personalities as well as an artistic programme exploring the ‘French Touch’ in the present day.

It has also opened the biggest shoe department in Europe, with 200 brands gloriously displayed in a recently restored 4000m2 space. From limited-edition designer sneakers to the signature styles of the biggest names in luxury fashion, the range of footwear on display includes numerous models exclusive to Galeries Lafayette.

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Three years after launching the Go for Good label to spotlight products that are better for the environment, the store has launched Galeries Lafayette (RE)Store, where you can revamp, resell and recycle.This new space dedicated to circular fashion brings together vintage designs, responsible brands and innovative services. It offers everything from one-off pieces and eco-friendly products to luxury items lovingly recovered by second-hand fashion specialists. It also provides a range of services, such as allowing customers to drop off their old clothes for recycling.

Then there are the new Instabrands, a selection of the best labels created on social media by a new generation of designers who are setting up their first physical space in Galeries Lafayette. Names you may recognise include Songe Lab, Janne Mill, Pretty Wire and Seven August. It’s your first opportunity to discover these brands IRL.

While you’re here, why not spoil yourself by indulging in the full luxury experience? Hire a personal shopper from the expert team of multilingual, experienced stylists, or book a fashion or beauty consultation. For the ultimate high-end experience, you can even hire La Suite, an exclusive 400m2 private apartment with terrace.

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Talking of convenience, travellers will be pleased to know 15 different currencies are accepted with your Mastercard or Visa, and tax-free shopping for non-European residents allows an immediate 12% VAT refund, by card, for a minimum €100 purchase (can be cumulative over three days in a row). Don’t worry – keeping track couldn’t be easier, with the new automated dedicated tax refund area ready to offer assistance on the first floor of the Coupole building.


Attend a fashion show at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann

And it’s not just about shopping either: Galeries Lafayette hosts fashion shows, cookery classes with École Ferrandi Paris and guided heritage tours, while wine tasting and beauty master classes are also available on request.

Use our Promo Code: FRANCEMEDIA10 for a 10% discount. More information and booking here.

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Lead photo credit : The view from the terrace at Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

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