Beautiful textiles from India and Peru, delicate French laces, Italian leather and Italian mesh fabric – the ladies at Les Fées de Bengale are good fairies, who only work with the finest responsibly-sourced materials. Their resolutely modern collections offer pure lines and colours and androgynous silhouettes, taking their inspiration from nature, fairy tales and legend. Pick up a ‘Garry’ coat made from 100% Alpaca wool for €490, or a ‘Patty’ leather dress for €175. An address for green, cool Parisians, it’s on the pricey side, but your euros are doing good – Les Fées de Bengale are associated with solidarity project ‘Microworld’, which offers micro-credit to help emancipate women around the world.
They have three boutiques on the right bank: in the Marais at 3 Rue des Blancs Manteaux ; in Montorgueil, 70 Rue de Montmartre and in Abbesses, at 45 Rue des Abbesses.