On the 8th of November, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann the most beautiful department store in Paris. Located close to the Opéra Garnier and Saint Lazare train station in the 9th district, went into extra-polar mode!

With the help of French artist Lorenzo Papace, Galeries Lafayette has magically come to life! Lorenzo has created the most incredible paper decorations transforming the already incredibly beautiful space, into a whimsical backdrop for you to discover and enjoy whilst you wander the store finding the perfect gifts for loved ones this Christmas.

Lorenzo has even created a giant white Christmas tree entirely made out of paper that twinkles and towers over you as you shop below. The giant tree is also animated by a big wheel and moving cable cars that delicately glide from one side of the store to the other transporting across little white paper polar bears. Yes, it’s adorable.

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As you wander the 7 levels of the store the whimsy continues with many hidden treasures around every corner transforming your Christmas shopping experience into one of discovery and fun.

The hidden treasures not only come in the form of intricate paper installations and giant paper Christmas trees but, also in the form of special gift ideas that have been specially created to help you choose the perfect gifts.

Christmas shopping can be overwhelming and Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann has made things a bit easier this year by creating a “Dream Bag” selection exclusive to the store. The collaborating see’s the world’s best brands such as Dior, Gucci, Chloé, Coach and Marc Jacobs recreate iconic bags and best sellers to include in the selection aimed at making it easier for you to choose the perfect gift. And if you’re anything like me you could use a few good suggestions!

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To discover hidden treasures you can visit Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann:

Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 8.30pm

SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER 2016 from 11am to 7pm

SATURDAYS 24 & 31 DECEMBER From 9.30am to 6pm

Also, to celebrate Arctic Christmas Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann is also offering a special 10% discount and a XMAS polar bear! Visit Galeries Lafayette Haussmann to find out more 🙂