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Galeries Lafayette Dubai

Middle-East : Dubai : Dubai Shopping : Dubai Department Stores

If you have ever been to Paris, then surely you must have heard of the world famous Galeries Lafayette shopping mall. This was the first ever luxury shopping mall that opened in Paris, and ever since, its name have become a brand of selling all sorts of luxury products.


The fact that Galeries Lafayette opened its very first international franchise-shopping centre in Berlin indicates a new era in the fashion industry of France and Europe. The Dubai Galeries Lafayette can be found in the world famous Dubai Mall, and you can be sure to have a beautiful experience if you visit this beautiful shopping mall, which is full of goods arriving from France, the hub of luxury fashion in Europe.


Galeries Lafayette opened its very first, and still most visited shopping mall already back in 1896, as one of the very first fashion department store all over Europe. The original building of Galeries Lafayette is more than beautiful, looking like a cross between a Christian dome and a beautiful French Baroque castle. Today, the biggest Galerie Lafayette is found in a huge building and it offers all sorts of fashion and cosmetic items on 10 floors! By this, today Galerie Lafayette house is the biggest shopping centre selling items through one brand, in a large ten-storey shop. Since then, France has become world famous for its best designers worldwide.


Gallerie Lafayette decided to adapt the franchise-system, as the most successful shop-system in the world. Of course, to open a Galerie Lafayette store, you must fit the very high and strict requirements.


Today Galerie Lafayette can be found in Paris (with two central stores), in Berlin, in New York, in the Trump Tower, and in Dubai, being the first shop in the Middle East and the next one, being the third non-European store, will soon to be open in Casablanca Morocco, in the Morocco Mall.


From the beginning of the 21th century, there have been negotiations between Dubai and the management of Galerie Lafayette on the opening of their first Middle Eastern franchise shopping-mall within the luxury Dubai Mall, specifically designed to be on one hand the biggest shopping mall of the world and secondly a centre of the best international brands and shops.


Getting back to the Galeries Lafayette Dubai, in the Dubai Mall, it occupies an enormous twenty thousand square meter area, selling all sorts of luxury items straight from France, starting from the luxury cosmetic items from where you can get to the accessories section selling all sorts of beautiful accessories, from belts and bijoux to handbags. Galeries Lafayette also has a beautiful catering section with a Café and a restaurant. Other extra services of Dubai Galeries Lafayette include gift-wrapping, personal shopper or personal advice regarding fashion and interior design questions.


Therefore, if you are in Dubai use your chance to take a big walk or a shopping tour in the Dubai Mall, where you can find the beautiful Galeries Lafayette Dubai, which is the best French fashion store in the World. Galleries Lafayette Dubai is open every day of the week, you just need to check out the Friday openings, besides that, you can visit this unique luxury shopping centre anytime, during the day.