The luxury of the luxury : I. leather goods

Paris is the capital of the luxury. But the luxury is not only the big brands that we can find on the Avenue Montaigne, or at le Bon Marché. Some traditionnel luxury brand do not never make advertising and so are not known by the pubic. Only those who have grown up in the luxury know these confidential addresses.

My four years in Paris and my attention to the luxury industy have led me to some of them. I really want to share these amazing experiences with you, my dear reader.

Let’s go first to the most leading makers of leather goods. Of course I will not tell you Louis Vuitton or Lancel or Hermès.

La Maison Goyard

The 150-year-old Maison is today the favourite luggage-maker of the international set. As proof of its prestige, aristocratic famillies would request their Goyard luggage be marked with their own coats of arms. Their clients included the Royal Court of England, the President of the United States and the Emperor of Russia. Now the Maison’s produts vary from trunks to animals articles. Clients can also make special orders like small tea kit trunk, polo equipement trunk or Baccarat glasses trunk, with personalisation.

Goyard: 223, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris

        

La Maison Massaro

Do you want to be one step ahead of the rest? Step out elegantly and walk tall with tailor-made shoes!” So says Karl Lagerfeld, who is a loyal customer of Massaro, the great bootmaker.

For the Countess of Bismark, the Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor and others personnages, shoes were not merely another acccessory; they were an expression of their desire to set themselves apart – a mark of prestige and elegance.

Raymond Massaro designs and produces shoes for the Chanel Haute Couture fashion shows as well as working for famous names such as Christian Dior, Joan Galliano, Gianfranco Ferré, Olivier Lapidus, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaïa… And above all, he deals with a great number of orders for tailor-made shoes.

Massaro : 2, rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris

     

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~ by M.Y. on May 7, 2008.

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