Photographer's Note

Galeries Lafayette Haussmann

In 1893 Théophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Kahn opened a fashion store in a small haberdasher's shop at the corner of Lafayette and Chaussée d'Antin streets. In 1896, the company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette and in 1905 the buildings at n°38, 40 et 42, boulevard Haussmann and n°15 rue de la Chaussée d'Antin.

Théophile Bader commissioned Georges Chedanne and then his pupil Ferdinand Chanut to design the layout of the Haussmann location. A glass and steel dome, and Art Nouveau staircases were built in 1912.

The flagship store of Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France is a 10-storey department store. It is located at 40, boulevard Haussmann, in the IXe arrondissement.

Statistics, as of 2006:

* Employees : 12,022
* Number of stores : 63, including 10 affiliated outlets
* Net sales : €1,621.7 million


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8/6/2007 16:31:20
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