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Christmas at Galleries Lafayette by Remi Jouan

Christmas at Galleries Lafayette by Remi Jouan

On December 21, 1896, novelty store owner’s Theophile Bader and his cousin Alphonse Bader acquired a shop at the corner of Rue Lafayette and the Chausee d’Atin in Paris and opened the Galleries Lafayette.

The company has since grown into a formidable department store company with stores across Europe.

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