#6 Made in France Vol. 1

Hello!

Today, I made the first post of a (long, I hope) series of “Made in…” posts.

I started with the United States because that’s where I live, and I was inspired by the products I found, while wandering  endlessly on  the internet.

The following brands and products are exclusively French and French-made, and middle to high-end range.

When I was in Paris, I went to several Pop up stores such as Hôtel Bohème, Le Salon des jeunes créateurs… , where I discovered fresh brands with great products trying to get their names out there.

I bought quite a few things, especially when you know that at pop up stores, prices are discounted (at least, where I went).

Here is my selection and a quick summary of the brand. Tell me what you think!

Click on the pictures to access the e-shops.

Click on the brand name to access its official site.

 Nat&Nin Paris 

Méryl Bag

(This my bag, but mine is dark brown!)

Rondini, Saint-Tropez 

Salomé in Naturel

Noot, Paris

Silver knot ring (which I own too!)

Lilly Lilla, Paris

Petite Pochette, Velvet Underground series

(I own a bigger version, in a navyish-grayish shade)

Bleu de Chauffe, Paris

Sac Plombier Jules

Sac Plombier Jules - Pain Brulé

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#5 (capsule) New York

Brands, in order to gain exposure and find new stockists regularly attend tradeshows.

One of the best in the United States when it comes to clothing and accessories is (capsule).

There are also (capsule) tradeshows in Las Vegas, Berlin and Paris, which I will review later.

As I am not part of this industry (yet), and I do not live in NYC, the only way for people like me to get an insight of what’s going on in the business is to review each of the brands thanks to their websites (when they have one).

Of course, being able to see everything in a single place, talk to the designers, touch the products would be way better, but, hey, you have to do with the means at hand.

Here are my ten favorites, in no particular order.

Click on the picture to access the stockists websites.

Click on the brands names to access their official websites.

milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre, FRANCE

Monsieur Lacenaire, FRANCE

Will Leather Goods, Oregon, USA

Marie Turnor, California, USA

THE PICNIC - tan

Dieterle, Germany

Rotation"

Femme d’armes, USA

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Sandqvist, SWEDEN

SANDQVIST - STIG - BLACK

R.C.P., Washington DC, USA

Brett Gingham Bow Tie

Hudson Shoes, UK

Gabriela Artigas, MEXICO

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#4 Made in the USA Vol. 1

Hey all!

I present you today with some great products made in the USA.

Indeed, we all know about the famous brands that built the United States reputation when it comes to clothing and accessories such as Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, DKNY, J Crew etc.

But what about the lesser known, the ones that rarely grace, if ever, the pages of our magazines?

Well, they exist, and they are very good.

I made a selection of clothes and accessories Made in the USA.

Hope you like it, and tell me if you know other!

Click on the pictures to access the websites.

CORTER LEATHER, Boston, MA

CHOCTAW RIDGE, New York City, NY

MAKR CARRY GOODS, Winter Park, FL

Satomi Kawakita, New York City, NY

Forest Bound, Boston, MA

EmersonMade, New York City, NY

Emily Eibel + Ilana Kohn, Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Baldwin Denim, Leawood, KS

Brulee, New York City, NY

Nishi, New York City, NY

blank ID bracelet in sterling silver

#3 Fantasy shoe closet

I think we all have materialistic fantasies (no, you’re not above the masses).

As far as I’m concerned, shoes are a great part of them.

Check this selection out and tell me what your fantasy shoe closet looks like.

Click on the pictures to access the websites.

Pierre Hardy

Isabel Marant 

Isabel Marrant

Pierre Hardy

Mi-Mai

Tory Burch

Finsk (because I really want to know what it feels like in them!)

#2 Cool stuff on Etsy? Yes.

Etsy is one of the most popular e-commerce website.

At the same time, the same criticism is made about it, over and over again. Great things are hard to find and they are drowned is a sea of mediocrity, “whimsical”ness, and plain ugly stuff.

If you don’t believe me go there.

I’ve been rummaging endlessly for great finds, and here they are, our great Artisans.

Click on the pictures to access the websites.

Vintage TRANSALANTIC Map Pillow, Made to Order 18 x 18 Cover, Linen Blend

Rushmore Pencils (Set of 18)

Everyday Traveler Bag in Sienna Brown MADE TO ORDER Handmade Leather Bags by Rib & Hull on etsy

Herkimer Diamond Gold Hoop Earrings

Galaxy Nebula Print Silk "Pillar of Stars" Cosmic Square Scarf

SUCRE rope bracelet // mustard

What do you think?

#1 Hello Blogging World!

Hi, 

I’ve been thinking about doing this for quite a while but always postponed it.

This blog will be about artisans.

Les Artisans = The Craftsmen

Why French? Because I am one.

I would like to show beautiful things, great things, useful things, who make them, where they are from, where you can find them.

Hope you like it.

Sara

Disclaimer: being a foreigner, you might find grammatical errors. Apologies. 

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Photo: Nirrimi Hakanson