Parisian Shopping Paradise, Galeries Lafayette To Enter India With Two Stores; All Deets Here

by Tejashee Kashyap
Parisian Shopping Paradise, Galeries Lafayette To Enter India With Two Stores; All Deets Here

With its rich history, stunning architecture, and unparalleled selection of luxury goods, Galeries Lafayette has become a symbol of French elegance and style. Established in 1893, this world-renowned shopping destination has been attracting visitors from around the globe for over a century. And now, this shopping paradise will be having flagship stores both in Mumbai and Delhi.

Galeries Lafayette Will Be Coming To India

Bringing Galeries Lafayette to India is Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL). The retail and fashion arm of Aditya Birla Group has entered a partnership with the French luxury department store chain to open outlets, as well as a dedicated e-commerce platform, in India.

According to Livemint, more than 200 premium and designer labels will be housed in the Mumbai and Delhi flagship locations. The 90,000-square-foot shop in Mumbai and the 65,000-square-foot store in Delhi are both scheduled to open in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

The Mumbai shop will be located in two century-old structures in the Fort Precinct, a commercial and artistic area of the city. Virgile & Partners, a company that has worked extensively on department stores across the world, is renovating the buildings.

One of the standout features of Galeries Lafayette is its magnificent building. Moreover, the shopping spaces are architectural masterpieces that are visually striking.  For the longest time, it has been more than just a department store; it is a Parisian institution that encapsulates the essence of luxury shopping.

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India As The Next Luxury Destination?

Galeries Lafayette is not just a shopping destination but also a cultural hub. Throughout the year, the store hosts a variety of events and exhibitions, ranging from fashion shows and art installations to live performances and workshops. These events not only add to the vibrant atmosphere of the store but also provide visitors with a glimpse into the world of fashion, art, and culture.

With its diverse landscapes, opulent palaces, world-class hospitality, and burgeoning luxury market, India offers a unique blend of old-world charm and contemporary luxury experiences. And with more luxury brands coming to this east shore, the country is emerging as the next luxury destination.

As the country continues to position itself on the global luxury map, luxury travellers are discovering the allure of India and indulging in its unique offerings. And Galeries Lafayette adds the feather to the cap!

Are you excited about Galeries Lafayette stores?

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