‘We opened this store in January 2013. The neighbourhood is our favourite shopping area in Paris and we always wanted to be part of it. Even since we opened there have been changes in the area. One of our favourite brands, APC, opened next door. Visitors are becoming more and more curious about rue d’Alger.
‘The ground floor looks more like a gallery, or a museum set up for an fashion exhibition, while the first floor feels very cosy, more like a Parisian living-room than a store.
‘We sell our complete range of ready-to-wear, including limited editions of certain styles, shoes, bags, scarves, jewellery and, of course, the Talbot Runhof coffee-table book which was released for our 20th anniversary.
‘On the very first day of business, we opened our doors at 2pm. At 2.05pm a lady walked in, saying she had always wanted to own a Talbot Runhof dress. Another five minutes later she walked out with a wonderful gown. This store has been memorable for us right from the start.’
Talbot Runhof, 14 rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 5504 8550