Galeries Lafayette

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Galeries Lafayette Haussmann © flickr.com - zoetnet/cc-by-2.0

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann © flickr.com – zoetnet/cc-by-2.0

The Galeries Lafayette is an upmarket French department store company located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. In 2011, Galeries Lafayette recorded earnings of 2,957 million euro. It is a part of the company Groupe Galeries Lafayette. In 1895, Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher‘s shop at the corner of rue La Fayette and the Chaussée d’Antin. In 1896, their company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette; in 1905 they acquired the buildings at n°38, 40 and 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d’Antin. Bader commissioned the architect Georges Chedanne and his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the store at the Haussmann location, where a glass and steel dome and Art Nouveau staircases were finished in 1912.

Its objective is to bring fashion to life. Its network includes 64 stores, of which 59 in the largest towns in France, and five around the world: Berlin, which opened in 1996, Dubai in 2009, Casablanca in 2011, Jakarta and Beijing in 2013, followed by Turkey and Qatar in 2015.

Galeries Lafayette Boulevard Haussmann © Dimitri Destugues/cc-by-sa-3.0 Galeries Lafayette Boulevard Haussmann Dome © Benh LIEU SONG/cc-by-sa-3.0 Galeries Lafayette Berlin © flickr.com - dalbera/cc-by-2.0 Galeries Lafayette - Nouvelles Galeries in Angers © panoramio.com - Émeric on Panoramio/cc-by-sa-3.0 Galeries Lafayette Boulevard Haussmann © Nopple Galeries Lafayette Haussmann © flickr.com - zoetnet/cc-by-2.0
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Galeries Lafayette Berlin © flickr.com - dalbera/cc-by-2.0 L'immeuble des Galeries Lafayette (quartier 207) se trouve dans la Friedrichstrasse. Sa façade entièrement en verre, permet de voir l'intérieur la nuit et reflète le jour tout son environnement urbain.
Galeries Lafayette is also investing heavily in a cross-channel approach for the benefit of its customers, involving in particular the constant development of its web shop. Galeries Lafayette currently employs over 11,000 people, sells 2,500 brands and welcomes on average one million visitors per day. In 2011, it made 2.957 million euros from retail sales.

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