February 06 2021 – Sam Brightmore
We are extremely time efficient while travelling and ensure each day is filled with buying appointments and attending shows, as such we are always on the move. Spot stylish Sam waiting for the train to take us to Who’s Next; one of the biggest trade shows in Paris. Pictured above are Sam, her daughter Phoebe and Lisa Ispani, founder and designer of Tallulah & Hope; we are so excited to reveal S/S21 to you all very soon! We merged business with pleasure here and managed to schedule a meeting at our favourite restaurant in Paris, Café Ruc.
We had booked to stay at Hôtel Les Deux Gares, conveniently located between the Eurostar and metro stops of Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est. This exquisite maximalist hotel opened in October 2020, and was designed by bottega muse, Luke Edward Hall.
"...the home of a collector, a bohemian Parisian who has opened his house and started taking guests."
We took notes from local design and fashion guru Vincent Darré, who wrote an article on how to navigate the Flea Market scene. He even drew a beautiful map for buyers in search of unique vintage gems. We hoped to find more vintage Hermès scarves to add to our ever growing portfolio of work. Our Buying Intern, Nicole Morrison created a mood board for us, ahead of our trip.
Until we meet again, we will be dreaming of you Paris!