Galeries Lafayette, Paris 1923 Original Poster

This is an authentic original printed on the date stated below. We only sell original-period items! Each product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Printer unknown,
Year 1923
Country France,
Size 55 x 86 cm (21.65 x 33.86 in)
Condition A
Colours Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Yellow,

Founded in 1893, the Galeries Lafayette department store is a Paris fashion institution. It was established by two cousins who decided to open a novelty store at the corner of Lafayette and Chausée d’Antin in the active Parisian shopping district near the Opera. In 1896, their company purchased the entire building at n°1 rue La Fayette followed by further expansion on the block in 1905.

The elegant lady in this 1923 poster proudly advertises: "Only sell the best goods at the best prices - This strictly applied fundamental principle is responsible for our remarkable growth".  It further states that, "the Galeries Lafayettes was the only department store in the world having annual sales approaching one billion francs". Amazingly, 86 years later in 2009, Galeries Lafayette recorded earnings of over one billion euros.

Particulars: This lithographic poster has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper (see poster and print conservation and restoration)