BRIGITTE TANAKA

Brigitte Tanaka is a new Paris phenomenon unlike any other. This boutique in the 1st arrondissement sells a variety of rare and original items next to the Church of Saint-Roch. Run by two young Franco-Japanese women, this unusual concept store covers three mini levels in what is undoubtedly one of the quirkiest locations in the capital.

PAIRING

Brigitte Tanaka is a fictional character personified by a pair of Franco-Japanese designers. The two creators behind the brand are always on the lookout for rare pieces to adapt and make their own, transforming them into modern objects before showcasing them in their new boutique located just outside the Parisian Church of Saint-Roch.

UNUSUAL

Brigitte Tanaka’s two founders have spent over two years creating a timeless world where nothing is left to chance and a wealth of quirky products can be found. This concept store is unlike any other thanks to the way the two cultures (French and Japanese) and two periods (ancient and modern) are subtly combined. The world of Brigitte Tanaka can be divided into three categories. Collaborations, collections and creations. For the latter, the store offers bold updates to everyday objects from the past century. Almanacs, cufflinks and medals all find new life here. Our items can also be personalised as the boutique has its own mini-workshop for sewing and ceramics.

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

This 21-square-meters locale, which in the past was home to Robespierre's barber and later to an antiques shop, is listed as a historic monument. Antiques, fashion accessories, decorations, jewellery, works of art, botanical objects, household linen, prêt-à-porter fashion, tableware, stationery, small and large leather goods, and even a few hardware products: all these little treasures are exhibited in this tiny concept store stretched over three delightful floors covering just seven square meters each and connected by a beautiful original stone staircase.