Photographer's Note

In 1893, two cousins, Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn decided to open a novelty store at the corner of Lafayette and Chausée d’Antin in the active shopping district near the Opera, which recently opened the Saint-Lazare train station fed by a continuous flow of travellers from, Paris’s suburbs and the Provinces.
The excellent location of the store in the heart of an active shopping quarter brought a large clientele each day, to the point where expansion became unavoidable. From the start, Galeries Lafayette attracted with equal appeal the ladies of the high society and working women, those shop and office employees, seamstresses and other area workers who made time during their lunch breaks to go shopping. They were literally known as "midinettes", literally known as light lunchers.
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Saldi di fine stagione alle Galeries Lafayette.
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