First inaugurated in 1893, the Galeries Lafayette department store is a Paris fashion institution. Located near the Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette is an essential stop for fashion enthusiasts: men and women's designer collections are always kept at the cutting-edge, and the latest trends in jewelry and accessories, home furnishings, or cosmetics can all be perused under one roof. Galeries Lafayette also houses a gourmet food market, Lafayette Gourmet, that will be sure to tempt foodies and curious travelers alike. Modeled after a mideastern baazar, the store flaunts unique Belle Epoque architecture.If you come in Paris , Galeries Lafayette is the first place where you should be! And that because if you go there in your first day, you will be sure that you have enough money to but something . The opening hours Monday through Saturday from 09:30 am to 08:00 pm,late night opening every Thursday until 9 pm and c losed on Sundays. You can tahe the subway,metro stop : Chaussée d'Antin La Fayette.