Galeries Lafayette: an icon of Parisian shopping

On Boulevard Haussmann, fashion is thriving more than ever. Where better to celebrate your tax-free shopping advantages than here? World-famous department store Galeries Lafayette is an icon of the Parisian shopping scene, with thousands of brands from Chanel and Cartier to Bottega Veneta and Vanessa Bruno housed within a stunning Art Nouveau building.

Galeries Lafayette's flagship Boulevard Haussmann store is typically the first to showcase the latest fashion, beauty and design, and constantly reinvents itself with new displays. Cosmetics, fine jewellery and watches rub shoulders with a fabulous shoe department and a dedicated menswear store.

At Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, visitors can also enjoy exciting, one-of-a-kind experiences in store (External link) , ranging from original fashion shows to macaron making classes. Learn tips and tricks from a French pastry chef to pull off the perfect macarons – there’s a version of this 90-minute class for families too! You can also cook with the prestigious Ferrandi school, taking workshops on sweet treats, savoury dishes, mixology and baking for children.

Shoe lovers take note: the fourth floor of Galeries Lafayette’s Paris Haussmann store now houses the largest footwear department in Europe. Designed by Belgian architect Bernard Dubois, the new space takes full advantage of the store’s fabulous views. From limited-edition designer trainers to the signature styles of the biggest names in luxury fashion, the range of footwear on display covers close to 200 brands and includes numerous models exclusive to Galeries Lafayette. Needless to say, there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions!

Also on display are the 'Instabrands' on the third floor, a selection of the best labels created on social media by a new generation of designers. Today, several Instabrands are setting up their first physical space in Galeries Lafayette including Songe Lab, Janne Mill, Pretty Wire and Seven August. It's a great chance to browse these brands in real life.

Finally, check out GALERIES LAFAYETTE (RE)STORE. Three years after launching the Go for Good label to spotlight environmentally-friendly products, Galeries Lafayette has reached this new milestone in its commitment to encouraging more responsible consumer habits. Dedicated to recycled fashion, the new space brings together vintage designs, responsible brands and innovative services. It offers everything from one-off pieces and ecofriendly products to luxury items lovingly recovered by second-hand fashion specialists. It also provides a range of services, notably enabling customers to drop off their old clothes for recycling.

Tax-free shopping at Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is offering non-EU customers over the age of 16 the chance to claim tax refunds (External link) on purchases made at the Boulevard Haussmann store, to a value of 12% (excluding fees) on purchases of over €100. This is a great opportunity to boost your spending power!

Spring event!
From 14 April to 25 May 2022, Galeries Lafayette is celebrating the arrival of spring with Urban Nature, bringing nature back into the city and taking visitors on a journey of exploration with a radical but contemporary focus. German Artist Timo Helgert and his creative agency Vacades have designed the window backdrop for the spring-summer collections, which are all about natural materials and freedom of movement. Beauty and design are inspired by the wonders of nature, and food brands get back to fresh, no-fuss eating. Up on the rooftop terrace or under the dome of the Paris Haussmann store, all over France and online, Galeries Lafayette is stepping into spring with a range of original experiences. Take the opportunity to (re)discover nature and opt for a more sustainable lifestyle with the Go for Good label.

What’s more, Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann and Atout France have joined forces to create an exclusive offer. Spend €200 in store and receive a beautiful leather Lafayette-branded wallet. (External link) The gift can be collected from the concierge in the Coupole or L’Homme stores.