Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

 

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

 

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

 

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette

I recently got the opportunity to sneak you (and my camera) inside Paris' most famous department store and now I can finally share the photographs with you all. For anyone who's been living under a rock and doesn't recognise this place from the images, this is Galeries Lafayette – over 120 years old and the home to everything you might need (and even the things you don't need but that you just really, really want) when living in Paris. I came here for the first time when I was 14 years old and a weekend to Paris together with my sister and mom brought me to this amazing place... It's a little bit extra special to me since this is where I bought my prom dress for my one and only prom (so far). It was this gorgeous little grey dress that I found from Paule Ka (unfortunately the photos from that night are to horrendous to share with anyone outside of my family and close friends). It's funny how life comes in full circle sometimes and when I wander around this place I can't help but to think that the 14 year old me would probably never have guessed that I one day would be calling this city home.

Anyhow, today I usually stroll this place looking for more casual things (or even an ice cream from my new favourite gelateria called Pedone) rather than looking for a ball gown or another prom dress. Two of my favourite sections in Galeries Lafayette are Le Laboratoire Créateurs and Le Laboratoire Luxe where less known brands are sold. That's where I've found a few of my favourite designers like Mary Katrantzou and Delpozo but where I've also discovered completely new-to-me brands like the clothing brand Dice Kayek, started by two sisters from Turkey. If I'm not around that area you'll most likely find me on the rooftop overlooking Paris, where you'll see all the way from the Eiffel Tower to the Sacré-Cœur or nibbling away on the pastries from LibertéL'Eclair de Génie or Sadaharu Aoki in Lafayette Gourmet... Thanks to Galeries Lafayette for letting me pry around this beautiful space together with my camera for a whole day!