Galeries Lafayette has become a symbol of French luxury shopping. As one of the world’s best known department stores, it offers French and international customers a carefully curated edit of affordable and premium brands. Located in the ninth arrondissement close to the L’Opéra, it has become an essential destination for visitors. It carries more than 2,500(!) brands across womenswear, menswear, beauty and homeware. It is an ideal place if you want to invest in the latest trends. Or if you just want to pick up some luxury souvenirs from Paris. Galeries Lafayette is the perfect way to while away an afternoon, or more like it, a whole day. Here, we take a look at the top 9 facts about one of the world’s most celebrated luxury shopping department stores.