Hey mes petits dreamers,
Today I discovered Les Galeries Lafayette. The best cure for my Cannes come down.
Nothing says love like shopping in Paris, and after wearing the same outfit for a week it was time to make some investments.
This 120-year-old family business flagship store off Boulevard Haussmann is a top destination spot for Paris shoppers year after year, second only to the Eiffel Tower. With 3500 brands, the halls of Lafayette Paris contain a new men’s department and a new 3,500 square meter lingerie department. It’s not all shopping, though. Just to see the Neo-byzantine style stain glass windows and the 1912 dome roof, the design of the building is impressive in itself.
Built by master glassmaker Jacques Gruber and designed by Ferdinand Chanut, the spectacular dome is visited and photographed by thousands every year. Also, don’t forget to check out the amazing rooftop terrace which has unimpeded 360-degree views over Paris.
From the beginning, the store was a leader in innovation and in bringing design to the masses. Théophile Bader created a “luxury bazaar” feel in its original layout and also set the pace for leading in strategies to stay up to date with constantly changing trends and taste. And that innovation is still strong.
After hours of getting lost in a department store heaven I took a quick break on the amazing rooftop to gather my thoughts. Realistically, I think I need to come back another day to make my designer decisions. What a shame 😉
Still getting lost in the right direction.
Department store heaven.
The glorious dome.
Lost in logos.
Spot the balloon.
Roof with a view.
And what a view 🙂
Shame about my tatty shorts.
Shopping. Always a joyous occasion.
Anyone got any coins?