Galeries Lafayette Shanghai opens with three-week long festival

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai is mid-way through a three-week long opening celebration featuring art, technology, European brands and celebrities. 

After a high-profile opening ceremony, the new store at L+Mall in the Pudong financial district is now hosting a campaign titled Let’s Celebrate Fashion featuring a rolling program of events, limited-edition collaborations and exclusive products.

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai opening event party

A spokesperson for Galeries Lafayette’s China partner I.T Group described the new store as “a piece of the romantic Paris grafted onto the modern cityscape of Shanghai … with quintessential Parisian style”.

DJ Amber Akilla at the Galeries Lafayette Shanghai opening night

“The store stands out with the chic setting of a Parisian street, where customers soak up the immersive lifestyle of the City of Light as they saunter through consignment stores, alongside landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and street-side bistros.”

Galeries Lafayette Window Display

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai features ornamental patterns designed by French graffiti artist André Saraiva which boost the dramatic setting of the space. Saraiva’s motifs include the Eiffel Tower and a French bistro. 

André Saraiva Live Painitng Performance

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai has also collaborated with French fashion house Paco Rabanne as official partner for the opening. In an immersive, experiential journey, visitors can pose for photos in an interactive snapshot booth and share them on social media. 

Paco Rabanne Photo booth at Galeries Lafayette Shanghai

A Creative Theme Park co-presented with Ryodan by Seiya Nakamura 2.24 Inc is another opening feature. Inspired by traditional children playgrounds in Paris, the pop-up exhibition draws together eight emerging designers, who were given creative carte blanche in their own renditions of current fashion trends. Brands participating in the theme park include Fumito Ganryu, We11Done, Random Identities by Stefano Pilati, Namacheko, Stefan Cooke, Koche, Feng Chen Wang and Mame Kurogouchi.

Galeries Lafayette & Ryodan by Seiya Nakamura 2.24 Inc Exhibition
Galeries Lafayette & Ryodan by Seiya Nakamura 2.24 INC Special Exhibition
Galeries Lafayette & Ryodan by Seiya Nakamura 2.24 INC Special Exhibition

To mark the 120th anniversary of Galeries Lafayette, the Shanghai store features a recreation of the glass walk and Art Deco dome of the Paris store where visitors can take selfies with Parisian landmarks. 

Ten Chinese Designers Pop-up Area at Galeries Lafayette Shanghai

Galeries Lafayette Shanghai is open daily from 10am to 10pm at L+Mall, 899 Pudong South Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai.

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