|Location||Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France|
|No. of floors||Five (home store),
four (men's store),
ten (main store)
|Website||Galeries Lafayette department stores website|
The Galeries Lafayette (French pronunciation: [ɡalʁi lafajɛt]) is an upmarket French department store company located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. In 2009, Galeries Lafayette recorded earnings of over one billion 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 Paris. 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.
Paris flagship store 
Berlin store 
The store in Berlin in Germany was designed by Jean Nouvel and constructed between 1991 and 1995. It is located on Friedrichstraße two blocks south of Unter den Linden at the Französische Straße U-Bahn station and opened in 1996.
Casablanca store 
In 2008, the store announced a licensing agreement to open a store in Morocco Mall in 2010. The Casablanca store in Morocco Mall was designed by Davide Padoa of Design International. Galeries Lafayette previously operated a store in Casablanca from the 1920s through the early 1970s.
New York store 
Dubai Store 
A Galeries Lafayette store opened in Dubai Mall on 18 May 2009. In February 2011, the store unveiled Dubai's first gold ATM. Shoppers can insert cash and receive a corresponding amount of gold nuggets or coins.
Jakarta Store 
Galeries Lafayette will open their first store in South East Asia in the summer of 2013 at the Pacific Place Mall. The store will occupy more than four floors.
Galeries Lafayette Group 
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The Group owns the following subsidiaries:
- Galeries Lafayette
- Nouvelles Galeries
- Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV)
- Lafayette Gourmet
See also 
- "History". Groupe Galeries Lafayette. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- « Galeries Lafayette. Dans les coulisses d'une machine à vendre », Le Monde Magazine, 19 December 2009, p. 29
- "Galeries Lafayette" (in French). Groupe Galeries Lafayette. Retrieved 2012-12-03.
- Jay Berman (1999). "Galeries Lafayette, Berlin". Galinsky. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- Stewart Todd (1 December 2008). "Morocco: Galeries Lafayette set to return to Casablanca". Just-Style. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "Galeries Lafayette to Close New York Store" (Press release). The Free Library. 30 August 1994. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "Galeries Lafayette". The Dubai Mall. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
- "Dubai’s first gold ATM unveiled at Galeries Lafayette". Al Arabiya News. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-26.
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