After meeting in school and sharing a common love of the mergence between fashion and lifestyle, Anaïs Lafarge, Romain Guillaume, and Steimetz Joste (along with online magazine, Modern of Young People) founded The Broken Arm in Paris. Born from "the desire to create a place of life", the newly minted concept store features Ready-to-wear, accessories, books, magazines, everyday objects, and small grocery goods. Photo via Hit Bag.
Says Belgian designer Cédric Charlier, "The Broken Arm reflects a new generation of shopkeepers being born. A strong desire to close the deal with customers involved in a specific desire to offer a useful and thoughtful daily are the wishes of Anaïs Lafarge, Romain Guillaume, and Steimetz Joste. I am more than happy to work with this new team." Photo via Hit Bag.
The store's designer roster includes both the established and young, such as Jacquemus, Kenzo, Carven, Ostwald Helgason, Our Legacy, and Isaac Reina.
Colorful sneakers, high heels, and hats rest on wooden shelves. Photo via Petite Passport.
"We wanted to surround ourselves with people we love, who have joined the project and helped through their respective expertise to translate the best of what we wanted to offer in this place. " Photo via Hit Bag.
Just a step or two away from the shop is the small café. Open from breakfast until late afternoon, the café offers everything from coffee, tartines, charcuteries, risotto, and flaky brioches to a fine selection of cheeses, wine, and sausages. Photo via Hip Paris.
This project also served as an opportunity to seek out different friends and personalities, such as Belgian florist Thierry Boutemy, perfumer Barnabe Fillion, architects Marine Delaloy and Mathias Gervais De Lafond, and chef Olivier Le Corre. Photo via Hit Bag.
For more shops, visit Portland's Table of Contents and San Francisco's The Future Perfect.