New York designer Rachel Comey has opened a monthlong pop-up store at 123 Rue de Turenne in the Marais.
The two-floor place features her showroom upstairs, and a retail outlet downstairs advertising her spring collection, such as her cult favourite Drill jumpsuits, Fetes sheer tulle wrap skirts, double-breasted boxy blazers, and shiny leather clogs.
This marks the 3rd retail outlet for the designer soon after New York and Los Angeles (she also wholesales to Nordstrom, Saks and numerous multilabel boutiques in the U.S. and internationally, but no department merchants in Paris — still).
Why Paris, why now? “We enjoy retail and getting that direct connection to our buyers,” mentioned Comey. “I was pondering the place else to open up a retail outlet, and almost nothing experienced clicked yet…But then we often come to Paris for market place, 4 periods a 12 months, and it was an natural choice to do our showroom as a pop-up combo, so even our very own accounts could walk by way of and see the full collection and place.”
The pop-up is open up until eventually March eighteen, and Comey is hoping to hook up a lot more to the Parisian community though she’s listed here. As a begin, she is showcasing in the store the operate of Berlin-dependent Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, an artist represented by the gallery just
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