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There’s no sign to announce the presence of By Mutation at 30 Rue Etienne Dolet, but passers by are drawn in by the pretty, feminine window display and the street art-style collages by Treize Bis. Inside, a rail hung with soigné pieces, plus bags, shoes and loads of jewellery. The hook here is that all the designers are all French (or almost all – recently jewellery by New York brand Boe also made the cut). You’ll find necklaces and bracelets by Paris brand Tonkinoise, neo-vintage designs that mix old and new objects. There are also the multi-coloured bags by Sandrine Colin that mix different materials, and legendary headbands by Virginie Mahé. If prices are reasonable for accessories – around €40 for a bracelet, €100 for a bag – the clothing is priced up a notch. The style here focuses on delicate fabrics and dashing cuts – Virginie Castaway leopard-print trousers rub up against Gaëlle Constantini’s ‘eco-creations’ made from reworked second-hand clothing. Quality and elegance have their price, so expect to pay around €150 for trousers and €200 for a dress.
30 rue Etienne Dolet
|Transport:||Métro : Ménilmontant|
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 2pm-7pm; Sat 11am-7pm|