Window shopping at the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris was a highlight of our December Christmas market trip.
Built in 1912, the boulevard Haussmann store has an 43-meter-high, art nouveau dome, with a Christmas tree under the dome during the holidays. In the art nouveau style, the balcony railings are made of iron.
The stained glass dome is a work of art and beautiful in its own right.
Puppets move around the base of the Christmas tree.
People flocked to see the holiday windows designed by Marc Jacobs. The theme was “Once upon a Christmas…Before the Clock Strikes Twelve”, featuring a red-headed Lilly doll and Martin the Bear. Children and adults alike loved the displays, as we did. We considered purchasing the Lilly doll, but it was very expensive. (Perhaps we should have expected that for a super-cute Marc Jacobs creation.) Despite the price, if we had a little girl in the family, we’d have bought one.
And Lilly dances in the window.
Enchanting, as the holidays are meant to be.