GALERIES LAFAYETTE to open in Istanbul

French premium department store chain GALERIE LAFAYETTE has been stepping up its international expansion after Berlin and Dubai, with a possible new store in Istanbul, operated in franchising by local retailer Demsa Group, which already operates the two Harvey Nichols department stores in Istanbul and Ankara. Other upcoming openings in Casablanca (October this year), Beijing (2013), Jakarta (2013) and Doha (2014).