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The Galeries Lafayette is a French department store company.
Paris flagship store
The flagship store of Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France is a 10-storeys store. It is located at 40, boulevard Haussmann , in the IXe arrondissement. It is served by the Métro stations: Havre-Caumartin and Opéra.
In 1893 Theophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher's shop at the corner of Lafayette and Chaussée d'Antin streets. In 1896, the company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette and in 1905 the buildings at n°38, 40 et 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin.
Théophile Bader commissioned Georges Chedanne and then his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the layout of the Haussmann location. A glass and steel dome, and Art Nouveau staircases were built in 1912.
The store was designated as an historic monument.
Galeries Lafayette Group
The Group owns the following subsidiaries:
- Galeries Lafayette
- Nouvelles Galeries
- Bazar de l'Hôtel de Ville (BHV)
- Lafayette Gourmet
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