In an earlier post
on this blog, I raved about what a great idea A Little Market is, and how commendable it is that the site aims to bring together local artisans and give them a way to enjoy both community and visibility. The temporary boutique is great because it extends this sentiment even further.
I had the opportunity to visit ALM's offline site and I was truly inspired by all the creations I saw there. On display is a wide array of products, ranging from children's clothing, jewelry, bags, and even hand made shoes.
For a limited time only, Lieu 37 is not only allowing these women to share their handiwork with others, but is also offering the opportunity for visitors to meet the vendors and hear the stories behind their craft.
While browsing in the boutique, I heard the fairytale story of Audrey Fallope
who not only got her gorgeous slippers, but makes them, too! After years of wanting to be trained in the art, Audrey eventually realized her dream of making hand made shoes that she now creates made to order. These classy leather shoes blend business and girly, and you can't get any more one of a kind.
Another favorite producer was Oh La La! Paris
, who makes bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings using bold and simple forms. This brand's signature necklace, a fashinably french moustache on a simple chain, shares shelf space with equally adorable acessories, including a new line of engraveable necklaces. Check out their site or take the opportunity to visit the market to find out more.
There's much more to discover at A Little Market's boutique, and not much time left to do it! So don't miss out on this special opportunity, which is the first of what the team hopes to be a of many "real life" boutiques to come!
A Little Market Boutique Ephémère
37 rue des petits écuries
m° Bonne Nouvelle or Château d'Eau
Open until April 8th
Special Sunday openings on 27 March and 3 April
And don't forget the site that started it all, www.alittlemarket.com
, where you can discover even more locally based vendors.