PARIS — Citing dynamic growth indicators, Galeries Lafayette plans to step up its international expansion, and spruce up its French network, including an overhaul of the sprawling Boulevard Haussmann flagship here.
The department store operator said Friday it would open between five and seven new locations before 2015, including in Jakarta in Indonesia, Istanbul in Turkey and Doha in Qatar. Galeries Lafayette previously revealed plans to open in Beijing next year as part of a joint venture with Hong Kong-based investment holding company I.T Limited.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"