If I had to compare department stores between Paris and London, I'd say that Galeries Lafayette would be the Harrods of Paris. It's always disappointing to walk into a big department store only to find out that the menswear section is in the basement; but this is not the case for the Paris flagship at Boulevard Haussmann which is so big that it has a separate building for menswear (which probably is the reason why I didn't have time to visit Sacré Cœur). The department is stretched over 3 levels, carrying luxury brands from the likes of Prada, Burberry Prorsum and Dior Homme to casual, younger brands like Zadig & Voltaire and Sandro. If you don't have enough time to walk around Rue Saint-Honoré then Galeries Lafayette is your best bet in terms of efficiency. The flagship even holds a weekly free fashion show every Friday for visitors which I definitely recommend if you are interested and around the area. The show focused on several trends including denim, festival clothing, orange and 'jardin boutique'. Think printed bodycon dresses, lace short-shorts and pairing these with bolder colours like orange and coral blue. Special thanks to Indre who made my trip extra special by reserving the Mont-Blancs from Angelina (they were sold out the day before!). The team really try their best to go the extra step and, if you have enough time and are looking for VIP treatment, they even offer personalized services for style consultation and you can make an appointment here for their made-to-measure services.
Happy weekend everyone!
To be continued…#tbc