Beauty Forced to Confront Racism

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Voices of Fashion's Black Creatives on the Work to Be Done

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Galeries Lafayette

A shopper waits for the doors to open at the Galeries Lafayette flagship on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris.


Galeries Lafayette Reopens Boulevard Haussmann Flagship

Philippe Houzé, chairman of the board at Galeries Lafayette Group, said it would close loss-making stores in the wake of COVID-19.

clock May 30, 2020Joelle Diderich

Coupole of the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann flagship


Galeries Lafayette Cleared to Open Haussmann Store on May 30

The department store will offer discounts of up to 50 percent.

clock May 29, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Jean-Pierre Blanc and Jonathan Anderson

Fashion Scoops

WWD EXCLUSIVE: Hyères Festival Announces New Dates for 2020 Edition

The 35th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography has been rescheduled for October due to the coronavirus.

clock May 27, 2020Joelle Diderich

Coupole of the Galeries Lafayette Haussmann flagship


Galeries Lafayette Launches Personal Shopping Via Video

The service was developed by GoInStore, a start-up supported by Lafayette Plug and Play.

clock May 26, 2020Mimosa Spencer

A shopper in Galeries Lafayette's Champs Elysées store


A Week After Reopening, French Retailers Paint Mixed Picture

Footfall was down, but conversion rates were up as shoppers released pent-up demand for kid’s clothes, homewares and sporting goods.

clock May 18, 2020Joelle Diderich

The scene in Paris as retail reopens.


Paris Retailers Welcome Shoppers as Lockdown Lifts

Cold, blustery weather added to tensions leading up to France’s first opening day, Monday.

clock May 11, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Nicolas Houzé

Business Features

CEO Talks: Galeries Lafayette’s Nicolas Houzé Preps the Family Store for Reopening

The fabled Parisian department store may return to business on May 11.

clock May 4, 2020Mimosa Spencer

H&M Hennes & Mauritz

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Firms Join French Sustainable Mask Production Effort

H&M and Galeries Lafayette have answered the call for volunteers to donate fabric, sew masks and distribute them.

clock April 27, 2020Joelle Diderich

A 'Go for Good' space in Galeries Lafayette


Galeries Lafayette, BHV Marais Donate Homeware to Paris Hospitals

Drawing on logistics teams, the stores are donating thousands of items including small appliances, tableware, comforters and pillows. 

clock April 15, 2020Mimosa Spencer

The Galeries Lafayette-Champs Elysées flagship.

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: Galeries Lafayette Reshuffles French Buying Team

The central buying team, supervised by Marianne Romestain, will take over purchasing decisions for Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées.

clock April 7, 2020Joelle Diderich

The meat and cheese counter at Eataly Paris Marais


Galeries Lafayette’s Eataly Franchise Offers Meals to Paris Hospital

“Eataly Paris Marais and its teams want to contribute to the wave of national solidarity,” said the French department store.

clock March 30, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Artist Judy Chicago features on the "Dior Talks" podcast.

Fashion Scoops

From Podcasts to Pampering: How French Brands Are Celebrating International Women’s Day

Both Dior and parent company LVMH are launching a series a podcasts for International Women’s Day on March 8.

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A private reception room at Le Bon Marché in Paris.


How French Department Stores Court the 1 Percent

Retailers are wooing high-spending clients with the kind of exclusive experiences previously linked with the rarefied world of haute couture.

clock February 25, 2020Joelle Diderich

Galeries Lafayette


Galeries Lafayette Folds Guérin Joaillerie Operations Into Mauboussin Label

Efforts to build a more glamorous image failed to ignite the loss-making brand. 

clock February 24, 2020Mimosa Spencer

Off-White men's eyewear styles from the spring 2020 collection.

Fashion Scoops

EXCLUSIVE: Off-White Opens Jewelry, Eyewear Pop-up for PFW

Virgil Abloh also created limited-edition merchandise for a temporary store marking the release of the “Colette, Mon Amour” documentary.

clock February 24, 2020Joelle Diderich

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