PARIS — Galeries Lafayette said Friday it would speed up the rollout of its outlet concept with the opening of two additional stores in France in dedicated outlet shopping malls.
The French department store chain, which opened its first outlet store at the One Nation center near Paris last year, is to open a unit at Marques Avenue Center in La Séguinière in western France at the end of 2015, and another at Nailloux Outlet Village in south-western France in early 2016.
“The two sites are located close to existing Galeries Lafayette stores – Toulouse, Nantes and Angers – and will thus be complementary of the existing Galeries Lafayette store network,” the retailer said in a statement. Both the outlet shopping centers are owned by real estate company Klépierre.
Galeries Lafayette recently doubled the sales space of the One Nation store, and said it aims to open another three outlet stores in the coming two years.