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Galeries Lafayette

Address: 40, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris, France
Phone Number: 33 1 42 82 34 56
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Type: Shops, Department Stores, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visitors to this massive department store can find brand-name items of nearly every variety.
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The building and the decor are beautiful and impressive, with a luxury feeling in everything. On the other hand, the prices are impressive as well! It is worth a visit, but is not a good place to spend your money.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I love their art work in the centre of the store. Stuff is expensive so just compare what you buy before you commit to it. I would give their food court a miss. They have independent restaurants which I don't know much about.

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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the area to see the upturned Xmas tree and were not disappointed - it was breathtaking and the dome housing the tree is just as spectacular. However, the store is a high end retail monster. Like Harrods in London, its doubtful there is anything that cannot be brought there. And of course then there is the crowds. We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

l preface my comments by saying that l had much anticipated a visit to this beautiful store but was overwhelmed by the massive crowds.lf l were to visit again, l would arrive at the store's opening time as we couldn't really view the range of merchandise or see the true beauty of the store. After our visit to the main... More

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This store is packed with tourists and everybody else. The food floor is interesting. It has many different kinds of foods, plus some restaurants. It is worth spending some time there to look at what is available and what people are buying. The department stores itself has plenty of varieties, some very expensive and some not so much. There are... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

First of all, bring all your wealth with you if you plan to come here. Spend the whole day, reserved your tummy for breakfast, lunch and dinner... haha, I'm kidding. It depends on what purpose you visit Lafayette. I would not buy my dream list of handbags at Lafayette as I rather shop at the brand bag dedicated store, LV,... More

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Ibitinga, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went at Galeries Lafayette specifically to purchase two handbags at Longchamp, they have like 5 Longchamp stores at the Galeries, the first floor one had a ridiculous line. I tried the one at the third floor and the WORST sales associate ever helped me find the bags I wanted. The place is so crowded it's kinda overwhelming... if possible,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went just to see the main galleries Lafayette store as they had their Christmas decorations. Totally amazing display!! Need a mortgage to buy most things but what a gorgeous store.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have already made plans to return to Paris to shop here. It's like a French Selfridges, everything under one roof. And the patisserie .... WOW!! Was very busy and seemed to have been taken over by a plane load of Chinese who were being served by a huge number of Chinese people. Still, a great shop. Definitely worth braving the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are looking for high end shopping and not for bargains there is plenty of quality designer merchandise here in this mega department store. However, its really, really crowded! There is a lot of helpful staff on hand (I asked directions frequently, didn't run into a single one who couldn't speak english) but this is a very big store.... More

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