olympia le-tan opens first store in paris’ first arrondissement

The designer celebrates her first brick-and-mortar boutique with a capsule collection based on Disney’s classics.

by Emily Manning
08 December 2014, 8:02pm

Illustration Pierre Le-Tan, courtesy Lucien Pages

Five years after launching her much loved line of literary accessories, designer Olympia Le-Tan's first boutique is open for business. After snagging her dream space, a two-story house in Paris' First Arrondissement, Le-Tan converted the former antique shop into her own doll house-inspired retail outlet: "I've had my eyes on this place for at least 5 years. It was an antique shop but when they left, I couldn't afford it. Then it became a shoe shop and we found out they were leaving exactly when we started looking for a shop," Le-Tan told i-D. "It's exactly what I wanted, I couldn't imagine a more perfect space," she said.

Le-Tan's 485-square-foot shop will feature interiors designed by her father, celebrated illustrator Pierre Le-Tan: "My father has decorated it like a little pink dolls' house with his signature drawings all over the place and beautiful purple miniature sofas all made to measure," Le-Tan added. The shop interiors also include monogrammed pink fabric, custom made carpets based on Pierre's illustrations, and polished brass racks designed exclusively for the space by Marc Newson.

Le-Tan also plans to use the space to launch a series of shop-exclusive capsule collections, the first of which will be the unveiling of her highly anticipated collection of clutches inspired by Walt Disney's classics. Stocking both accessories and ready-to-wear collections, the house will be a one-stop-shop for all things Le-Tan. Be on the look out for potential new openings in London and Tokyo in 2015, and New York and Los Angeles in 2016. 


Text Emily Manning
Illustration Pierre Le-Tan, courtesy Lucien Pages

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