Galeries Lafayette department store, Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France
Contributor:B.O'Kane / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:8688 x 5792 px | 73.6 x 49 cm | 29 x 19.3 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:January 22, 2017
Location:Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France
The Galeries Lafayette (French pronunciation: [ɡalʁi lafajɛt]) is an upmarket French department store chain. Its flagship store is on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, near Opera Garnier. It's a 70,000 m2 fashion flagship store. A wide range of brands are available at the store to suit all budgets, from ready to wear to haute couture. The architecture of the store is art nouveau, with a remarkable dome and a panoramic view of Paris that has made it a tourist attraction of the French capital city. On October 8, 1912, the dome of the Galeries Lafayette was erected. The store founded in 1893 by the two Alsatian cousins Alphonse Kahn and Théophile Bader had recently moved from Lafayette Street to Boulevard Haussmann and could now invest in a large space. The architect Ferdinand Chanut then tackles ambitious works, including those of the famous dome - with the master glassmaker Jacques Gruber - of the large hall and staircase.