What an adventure it has been for department stores on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris. As the country was exiting containment, department stores over 40,000sqm were subject to authorization from the prefecture. A first verdict was delivered for Printemps Haussmann and Galeries Lafayette: no reopening before July 10, 2020.
In the meantime, Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann came up with an alternative. After all, throughout lockdown, people had live video drinks, so, why not adapting it to shopping? An opportunity that the store seized as they decided to innovate and launch a new online shopping concept called Exclusive Live Shopping.
The idea? Guided live and by video conference with a distinguished cuncelor or a Personal Shoper from Galeries Lafayette Paris Paris, enjoy tailor-made and simple shopping from the comfort of your home. If Galeries Lafayette are now allowed to open, like Printemps Haussmann, the digital service is open from Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.