Galeries Lafayette Expands in China with New Macau Store Opening

news January 2024 Inside Retail

What: French department store chain Galeries Lafayette is set to open a new luxury department store in Macau, marking its latest expansion in China.

Why it is important:  Operated by Forward Fashion Holdings, the 35,000 sqft store will open on January 26 at the Yoho Treasure Island Resorts World Shopping Centre. The store will feature over 100 international and designer brands, including more than 10 brands debuting in the territory. It will also house a seven-meter-tall indoor replica of the Eiffel Tower and host a joint drone show with Charlotte Tilbury to celebrate the launch. 

This opening is a significant step in Galeries Lafayette's ambitious expansion plan in China, aiming to establish 10 department stores by 2025. The Macau store's launch not only strengthens the brand's presence in the Asian market but also showcases its commitment to bringing luxury retail experiences to diverse regions. This strategic move highlights the growing importance of the Chinese market for global luxury retailers and Galeries Lafayette's role in shaping the future of luxury shopping in the region.

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