This self-described ‘incubation store’ provides a platform for up-and-coming fashion designers and jewellers.
Appropriately located in the former abode of chic 18th century courtesan Madame de Pompadour, the team behind Paulie and Me call their project an ‘incubation store’: a platform for up-and-coming designers and jewellers. Around 15 or so diverse collections of jewellery, leather, shoes and clothing are exhibited for periods of three to six months at a time, with often stunning items available for both men and women.
In Autumn 2015, for example, accessories for women include Coco Roca’s colourful and delicate Japanese pearl work (around €130 for a bracelet), gold and brown jewellery by ‘bollychic’ brand Bangle Up and Maison Passage’s arty shawls in cashmere and rayon (around €240). For men, an attractive (if expensive) range of 100% fair-trade ‘Be Parisian’ t-shirts (€45 for the most basic).
TRANSLATION: HUW OLIVER
|Venue name:||Paulie and Me||Contact:|
68 avenue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 11am-7pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Etienne Marcel|