You’ve heard of massages and manicures at department stores. Maybe make-up and lash lifts, too. But cryotherapy? A jet peel? Sauna session? Boxing and bootcamp?
Mais oui, you can find all this and more at the newly launched Wellness Galerie at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, the legendary grand magasin in the Opéra district. Housed in a 3000m² sphere on the lower ground floor of the Coupole, this one-of-a-kind wellness destination is a world’s first. Never before has an entire floor of a department store been dedicated to wellness
What to expect in this chic lifestyle hub? The latest beauty treatments, fitness classes, holistic therapies, spa treatments overseen by top French and international experts, high-tech sportswear collections at pop-up stores, wellness seminars, and the healthy DS Café where you can recharge your batteries with a nutritious lunch or or snack. Bref, the Wellness Galeries is where you can take some time for yourself and your own wellbeing.
The idea? Since there’s a heightened sensitivity about self-care in this day and age— and the global wellness market has almost doubled over the past four years— Galeries Lafayette is tapping into the trend by opening a venue to help people look good and feel great. You’ll find the best of the wellness sector under one roof, a showcase for lifestyle trends.
It’s divided into three key areas: Sport and Relaxation (bring on the boot camp! Or maybe meditation?), Holistic Wellness (think aromatherapy, crystal healing, dietary supplements, etc.), Beauty Treatments and Manual Therapies (osteopathy, cryotherapy, brain training, lymphatic drainage, contouring, kobido, nail art, sauna and hammam, eyelash extension, body and face creams, the list goes on…)
The best part of all? Visitors can take advantage of the classes and treatments on offer with or without a reservation. Talk about the ideal spot for a shopping break!
To coincide with the inauguration, Galeries Lafayette is hosting a unique seasonal event called “Everybody” to celebrate all bodies. The goal with this fun, optimistic initiative is to train the spotlight on both emerging and iconic brands whose vision is to promote creative, original forms of self-expression. After all, fashion these days is embracing a more inclusive offering— spanning a full range of body shapes, gender, and skin tones.
The ultimate shopping destination, Galeries Lafayette has been at the beating heart of Paris fashion since its creation in 1894. Renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture, Neo-Byzantine dome and panoramic rooftop with the trendy pop-up restaurant Créatures, this famous department store is home to more than 2,000 brands. For more information, visit https://haussmann.galerieslafayette.com
Lead photo credit : Wellness Galerie at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann @ Thibaut Voisin