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Dept Stores

Twice a year the Parisian streets fill with a frenzy of shoppers looking to update their wardrobes with the latest fashion trends. This nationwide state-regulated event, otherwise known as les soldes (the sales), occurs...

We are pleased to present our annual gift guide: a hand-picked selection of designer treats, jewelry, home goods, and gourmet specialties. Made in France!

Tis the season! Have you been making your list, checking it twice? Escape the chilly temperatures and warm up in the winter wonderland that is Galeries Lafayette Haussmann. This year’s decorations are arctic-themed: it's...
Holiday decorations at Le Bon Marché

It's the most wonderful time of year in Paris. You can smell the roasting chestnuts and hot mulled wine as you stroll down the Champs-Élysées. Colorful lights are strung above the cobblestone streets and storefronts come alive...

As winter makes its appearance in Paris, the holiday mood slowly settles in. Ornamental lights begin to illuminate quiet streets and annual Christmas markets line the bustling boulevards, soon to be followed by the smell of...

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year: Galeries Lafayette reveals its much-anticipated holiday decorations. On Sunday, with a theme of ‘An Amazing Arctic Christmas,’ a crew feverishly began transforming the legendary Haussmann...
Fashion Integrity by Galeries Lafayette

With an increasing trend towards sustainable fashion, France's leading department store Galeries Lafayette is stepping to the forefront. On August 24th, they are launching a unique ready-to-wear collection, Fashion Integrity by GALERIES LAFAYETTE. These 5 basic styles, essential...
The "Miss Gla'Gla" ice cream sandwich

There’s usually a line outside the boutiques of Pierre Hermé, the pâtissier dubbed the “Picasso of Pastry” by Vogue magazine. Hermé’s celebrated macarons-- in every color of the rainbow-- showcase magnificent flavor combinations, like the best-selling “Ispahan”...
Printemps

Although I live in Paris, many of my favorite Instagram accounts feature the City of Light. As a Francophile and lover of pretty pictures, a stream teeming with shots of Sacré-Coeur, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Île...
An intergalactic Christmas at Galeries Lafayette in Paris

Every year, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann, the prestigious Paris department store, pulls out all the stops to celebrate the holiday season. The unveiling of the Christmas tree, glittering beneath the Art Nouveau glass dome, is eagerly anticipated...
Brooklyn at Le Bon Marché

Brooklyn. It’s been hot for years. It’s got a certain cachet that connotes cool, creative, and cutting edge. Which is why there’s a wine bar in Paris named Brooklyn on rue Quincampoix in the...
La Samaritaine and the statue of Henri IV/ Photographer Adrian Scottow

For years now, Parisians have watched the dramatic saga unfold. La Samaritaine—the iconic department store that was founded in 1870 in the beating heart of Paris—is currently in the midst of a transformative project...