Department store chain Galeries Lafayette is expanding into the middle east with plans to open a 192,000 square foot store in Dubai, bringing Parisian chic...

Department store chain Galeries Lafayette is expanding into the middle east with plans to open a 192,000 square foot store in Dubai, bringing Parisian chic to a wider audience. According to WWD, ‘The French retailer has signed a deal that would make it the anchor tenant of the future Dubai Mall, a 3.4 million-square-foot complex — billed as the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination — scheduled to open by late 2008'. Also keen to tap into the growing Asian market, Galeries is looking into several possiblities including ventures in Shanghai and Macao.

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