Referring to the Paul Smith shop in Paris as “new” may not be 100% accurate. For starters, the doors on the boutique have been opened since March, but the decor and arrangement of the storefront which had been empty since the 80′s dates back much further than assumed. Our friends at “It’s Nice That” took a stroll through the Paul Smith store and give us the rundown.
“It is an awesome example of old and new coming together and working perfectly and as Sir Paul Smith explained on his blog when it opened, “The very exciting point about the Grenelle shop is that it is in premises that have been empty since the 1980’s and is in a very ‘interesting’ state of decay! The walls are unpainted for many years, the floor tiles are the original, 80 year old shelves, everything dates back to the 1930’s when La Tourrette was opened by Monsieur Tourrette as a ‘Bougnat’; the left side of the shop selling coal, the right side selling wine.”
See more view of the Paul Smith Boutique in Paris after the jump.