The Galeries Lafayette Haussmann is a department store in Paris located on Boulevard Haussmann in the
ninth arrondissement. In 1893, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn, two Alsatian cousins, became partners and take over a new business.
In 1894 they opened the Les Galeries Lafayette store at the corner of rue La Fayette and rue de la Chausséed’Antin, more than forty years after Le Bon Marché. In 1900, they registered the brand « Aux Galeries Lafayette ».
In 1908, the first store located on Boulevard Haussmann opened. In October 1912, the new store was inaugurated. It consists of 96 departments, a tea room, a library and a hair salon. It has five floors, balconies and a large dome. This one, inspired by the Byzantine style, 33 meters high, consists of ten beams of painted stained glass, enclosed in a metal frame richly carved with floral motifs.