The Galeries Lafayette has been carrying out widespread renovations over the past 18 months, the latest addition being a wellness department. The space will be a home to products, services, a gym and a restaurant, situated on the minus-one floor of the department store’s main building on Boulevard Haussmann and open in mid-July. Treatment rooms are to offer the likes of massage and alternative medicine. The gym, hosting fitness classes, will be open before and after store hours.
Athleisure is to be sold on this floor as well, there will also be a restaurant serving food conceived with well-being in mind. The wellness market has enormous potential having doubled in size globally over the past four years, according to the Global Wellness Report. Yet the category remains highly segmented and accessible to only a small number of people in France. Other recent new initiatives in the store included opening (Re)Store, devoted to circular and second-hand fashion in the womenswear department.