Our family business started in Paris in the early sixties, right in the heart of the city under the famous arcades of the rue de Rivoli, opposite the Tuileries gardens and next to the Louvre museum.
As this was and still is one of the main touristic area of Paris, from the very beginning the idea was to bring all the French goods close to all the foreigners who were looking for high quality local products.
One of our first best seller were the “petits points” handbags the famous French “tapestry bags” .
In the mid 70s, we introduced the French porcelain Limoges including brands like Haviland and Raynaud. Along the years we chose to deal mostly with local manufacturers who featured the French knowhow and who were part of the French History.
This is how in the mid 80s we decided to open a new shop Cristal Concorde dedicated to all the French crystal, starting with Baccarat and followed by Lalique, Daum and Saint-Louis. It was a very successful choice which led us to open a larger shop Cristal Vendôme, on Rue Castiglione which we had to close in November 2016 because the building had to be renovated.
Now our 3rd generation is in charge and our 4th generation of our family will stay committed to this tradition of selling these wonderful “Made in France” treasures.