Galeries Lafayette

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Galeries Lafayette
© Tommy Tannock

The most famous of Paris’ Grand Magasin, Galeries Lafayette, built itself a Berlin outpost in the mid-90s when the city underwent a post-reunification construction boom. Aptly located on the corner of Französische Straße (French street) it brings a sense of Parisian chic to central Berlin. With its smooth glass exterior, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, it’s a lot more modern than its French counterpart. Fashion-wise it caters across the board, with sophisticated labels such as Ferragamo and Agnes B. for genteel Charlottenburg mums, while French rock-chic from Sandro and The Kooples caters for a younger crowd. As to be expected, their food halls are excellent, if a little less spectacular than at KaDeWe, with a fine butchers selling Charolais beef and capons from Burgundy plus a traiteur (delicatessen) with all sorts of prepared salads, terrines and pâtés to take away.

Venue name: Galeries Lafayette
Contact:
Address: Friedrichstrasse 76-78
Berlin

Opening hours: Open 10am-8pm Mon-Sat.
Transport: U6 Französische Straße.
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