The world’s fashion capital, Paris boasts numerous iconic department stores, renowned across the globe not only for the luxury brands they sell but also for their exceptional architecture.
Come with us to discover 3 of them:
Construction of this magnificent Art Deco and Art Nouveau style edifice near the banks of the Seine began in 1870, and this architectural gem steeped in history has re-opened after a remarkable 15-year renovation.
With a total of some 20 000 sqm of floor space, this exceptional department store markets no less than 600 luxury brands. An immense 3000 sqm well-being area with notably a spa and a beauty studio today occupies the first basement level, while the 5th floor boasts several restaurants, bars and patisseries… While you are there, don’t miss out on the unique beauty of the peacock fresco!
La Samaritaine, 9 rue de la Monnaie 75001 Paris
Le Bon Marché
Opened in 1852, the world’s first major department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is part of Paris’s rich historical heritage.
Located at 24 rue de Sèvres, its two floors bring together the leading luxury brands rubbing shoulders with emerging creators.
Le Bon Marché also boasts a collection of contemporary art and designer works to discover. Since its creation, le Bon Marché has a tradition of inviting creators and artisans to expose their works within its walls.
Le Bon Marché, 24 rue de Sèvres 75006 Paris
Les Galeries Lafayette
Over 120 years old, les Galeries Lafayette are a must for those on a shopping spree in the capital. This Art Nouveau style edifice located in Boulevard Haussmann features a remarkable glass dome culminating at some 43 metres in height, a symbol of the historic department store. A must for visitors to Paris, and one of the capital’s most popular tourist attractions.
With over 2000 brands, les Galeries Lafayette is the place to be to follow the latest in fashion trends.
Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, 40 boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris