IT’S NOT PARIS WITHOUT GALERIES LAFAYETTE

May 8, 2017

I was five years old. In my summer dress and my face covered in French chocolates, I flew up and down the magnificent staircase as my mother tried on clothes. Staring up at the massive stained glass windows. And watching the shoppers wander through the grande dome-shaped building.

A memory rooted in family and fashion, I can’t make a trip to Paris without stopping into Galeries Lafayette Haussmann.

With stunning art nouveau architecture, panoramic rooftop views, and the city’s best shopping—Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is a Paris staple. What started as a “luxury bazaar” in 1912, has now become one of the most famous department stores in the world.

For a fashion lover like myself, I can spend hours perusing the selection. You can find everything from designers like Vetements and Maison Margiela. To iconic affordable brands like Sandro and Zadig & Voltaire.

And from March 27-June 25, Africa’s dynamic colors are taking over Galeries Lafayette Haussmann with the “Africa Now” campaign. There’s some amazing African-inspired happenings, pop-ups, and collections. Like the Furla pop-up: A capsule collection of colorful safari print bags exclusive to Galeries Lafayette. There’s also exotic home wear, exclusive printed tees, and collections by Max Mara and Maje that leave me craving a desert escape.

In addition to numerous restaurants and iconic cafes (do yourself a favor and get a hot chocolate and a pastry at Angelina) there’s the store’s in-house art gallery: “Galerie des Galeries.” And the current exhibition shows Africa’s up-and-coming artists, who are debuting in Paris for their first time. There’s stunning photography, intriguing installations, and my personal favorite: Frances Goodman’s “Hope the Pussy Was Worth It.”

Like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower, you can’t go to Paris without visiting Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. It’s a staple of the city, encompassing Parisian’s famously good style. And not to mention, you can pick up some  amazing pieces that you can’t find in the US.

20 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa May 15, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Really really love your top! So chic!
    Vanessa
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  • Reply Eva May 15, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    Perfect post! Love the pictures and your look

    xxx, Eva
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  • Reply Emilie PERRIER May 14, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Lovely pics ! So stylish

    Kiss from Paris

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  • Reply Lizza May 13, 2017 at 12:21 AM

    Wow amazing look and pictures dear

    xx LL

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  • Reply Neslihan May 12, 2017 at 9:45 AM

    I love Les Galleries Lafayette so much! There is a huge one near my house!

    Neslihan xoxo
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  • Reply Abigail May 12, 2017 at 7:14 AM

    these photos are absolutely stunning! im heading to paris with my best friend soo so i would love to know if you have any further recommendations!

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  • Reply Emma May 11, 2017 at 5:28 AM

    Great style and I love the photos also!
    Emma
    http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

  • Reply Jovita May 10, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    I love Galeries Lafayette, and the best part is their roof terrace!

    Jovita from Black Vanilla
    http://www.b-vanilla.com

  • Reply Isabel Robertson May 10, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    Such gorgeous photos! I love your outfit!

    Bella x
    https://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • Reply Erica May 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    So much fun walking through this store :) The new Furla bags are so cute this season!

    Erica
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  • Reply Funmi May 10, 2017 at 4:08 AM

    How beautiful do these all look! Trust you had a great time.

    Funmi xx
    http://www.funmialabi.co.uk

  • Reply Jessica May 9, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    I love the casually edgy look! Your ensemble is so amazing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Reply THE LALA LOOKBOOK May 9, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    i love your gold earrings. what a fabulous memory!

    http://www.thelalalookbook.com

  • Reply Katherine May 9, 2017 at 3:37 PM

    I love your outfit!

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  • Reply Shloka May 9, 2017 at 11:36 AM

    Gorgeous shots babe! I haven’t been to galeries Lafayette in ages but its looking fab!

    x
    Shloka
    http://www.thesilksneaker.com

  • Reply Sarah-Allegra May 9, 2017 at 5:06 AM

    Love all those shots, Girl! And I totally agree with you: No Paris without Galeries Lafayette!

    xx Sarah-Allegra
    http://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

  • Reply Jesie May 9, 2017 at 2:00 AM

    Galeries Lafayette is every girl’s heaven! love your photos!

    Xx, Jessie
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  • Reply Olga Pancenko May 8, 2017 at 10:45 PM

    What a beautiful shoot! Amazing!
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  • Reply Radi May 8, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Ohh Paris is stunning! Love this post and your cool outfit.
    Have a great one!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  • Reply Tammy May 8, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    Sounds like heaven! On my list for sure!
    xx Tammy
    http://www.HerStyledView.com

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