Galeries Lafayette to open a wellness department
What: The space — home to products, services, a gym and a restaurant — will be situated on the minus-one floor of the department store’s main building on Boulevard Haussmann and open in mid-July.
Why it is important: Galeries Lafayette has been carrying out widespread renovations over the past 18 months.
Galeries Lafayette’s minus-one floor was formerly the shoe department, which was relocated to the fourth floor last year, making 32,290 sqf of space available. As part of its recent revamp, Printemps also open a new beauty space in its minus-one floor.
By curating products, brands and exclusive concepts, Galeries Lafayette’s ambition is to become the reference for well-being and wellness in Paris — and even in Europe. The product and service offer will include dietary supplements, creams, hair products, treatment rooms for massage and alternative medicine (available for EUR 45 to EUR 400), a gym open before and after store hours. Athleisure is to be sold on this floor too, and there will be a restaurant serving food conceived with well-being in mind.