Bring together retail and innovation

To monitor and stay one step ahead of trends in retail, the Galeries Lafayette group is developing a network of innovative businesses and services, both online and in stores. Digital brands and physical stores complement each other, interact and boost one another to provide clients with exemplary, unique and seamless buying experiences.

Located in the heart of Paris, this start-up accelerator aims to support the development of French and international start-ups that are transforming retail and fashion. The companies identified and selected to benefit from this platform are able to grow in a spirit of open innovation fuelled by a wide network of corporate partners, mentors, specialists and investors.

By supporting the industry’s leading start-ups in France and overseas, Lafayette Plug and Play allows the Group to benefit from sharing best practice, implementing unparalleled innovation monitoring and fostering close relations with numerous entrepreneurs and partners. This innovative programme seeks to adapt to the new dynamics in omni-channel retail and to anticipate the expectations of clients, both online and in store.

Lafayette Plug and Play’s site

More than70
start-ups accelerated since 2016
More than 1300
applications submitted since the launch of the accelerator
25.9M
raised by start-ups since 2016

 

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Citynove manages and adds value to the property assets held by the Galeries Lafayette group by developing innovative projects. Asset Management operations help to reinvent physical store retailing through urban, environmental, cultural and social revitalisation in French city centres. 

From Rem Koolhaas, Bjarke Ingels, Norman Foster and Moatti-Rivière to Amanda Levete, Jamie Fobert, Manuelle Gautrand and Martin Boyce, Citynove has called upon leading architects and artists to work on its city centre projects.

Citynove’s site

 
900000sq.m.
of property assets under management
 
180
real estate assets
 

 

 

Last works 

 
Galeries Lafayette champs-Elysées, by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm OMA, 2019. (c) Delfino Sisto Legnani e Marco Cappelletti

Galeries Lafayette champs-Elysées, by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm OMA, 2019. (c) Delfino Sisto Legnani e Marco Cappelletti

 
Galeries Lafayette Marseille Bourse, by Moatti - Rivière agency, 2016

Galeries Lafayette Marseille Bourse, by Moatti - Rivière agency, 2016

 
Lafayette Anticipations, 2018

Lafayette Anticipations, 2018

The Galeries Lafayette group is continuously keen to develop its stores with an innovative approach to offer a creative retail experience as a unique destination.

With new retail concepts, the Group reinforces its ecosystem and reimagines neighborhoods within the Marais. Authentic retail, cultural and fine-dining journey, the “Cours du Marais” project developed by the Galeries Lafayette group is located between the BHV/MARAIS department store, Eataly Paris Marais and Lafayette Anticipations – Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation.

Concepts such as Bape Shop and 14 Temple are part of a Group’s complementarity brand approach, with specific spaces thought for a well versed fashion clientele as well as for curious onlookers. 

The brand Galeries Lafayette also contributes to promote the French “Art of Living” through its Galeries Lafayette Gourmet stores, which offer spaces dedicated to delicatessen and fine dining and through its Galeries Lafayette Outlet, the first destock department store in France.  

 
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