Christmas Shopping in Parisian Department Stores
If you are lucky enough to be in Paris during the Christmas holidays, be sure to pass by the Grands Magasins: Bon Marché, Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette, three flagship department stores that rival in ingenuity to create magical shopping experiences. Stunning window displays and festive decorations make them a must-see in Paris during the holiday season. A must for shopping aficionados!
Le Bon Marché
The Bon Marché in the heart of the Left Bank was the first department store opened in Paris in the 1850’s. Owned today by LVMH, it is a world-class purveyor of luxury goods that are unique, chic and high-quality.
This year, the Bon Marché’s windows come alive with animated Christmas Trees, its Mon Bon Sapintheme. Sprightly elves with green hoods welcome you at the Bon Marche’s entrance and help you find the perfect holiday gifts!
Printemps opened in Paris in 1865 in an Art Nouveau building infused with nature-inspired motifs. It eight floors present hundreds of fashionable brands!
During the Christmas holidays, the Printemps store windows attract families from far and wide with animated scenes that narrate the magical journey of a little boy leaving London for Paris.
Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Galeries Lafayette, the biggest department store in Paris, was founded in 1894 near the Paris Opera. It is celebrated for the Art Nouveau glass cupola and baroque balconies that crown its monumental central hall.
During the Christmas holidays, the window displays of the Galeries Lafayette enchant shoppers with their sceneries. Its gigantic Christmas tree under the dome is raised with splendid lighting and colourful blown glass baubles!
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