Every 6 months our buying team head to Paris to view the coming new season collections from some of our amazing brands. They recently swapped our Winter weather for the European sunshine to look at what is coming for Spring Summer 2017. As always, it’s a busy week of showroom hopping with back to back appointments, late nights finishing orders and a few meals in between.
We arrived in Paris and checked into our apartment. It's a favourite place we always stay in Le Marais, it feels like a home away from home now.
Next stop is one of our favourite dinner spots, Nanashi. We come here every time we're in Paris, the Salmon Chriashi is delicious.
Our first meeting of the day is with Acne, where the showroom was amazing as per usual.
We then headed to Être Cecile where we caught up with our good friends from Paper Mache Tiger.
Next was Café Chalot for dinner, another favourite, who are famous for their burgers!
Our first meeting of the day is with our long-time partners at A.P.C.
We're then off to Isabel Marant to view the new collection.
We finally finished off with dinner at Season, a new find!
Kenzo was our first appointment today. The showroom was amazing!
Next we met with our friends at Maison Kitsuné and Filippa K.
The view from the Maison Kitsuné showroom definitely makes us feel like we're in Paris.
We then headed to Oliver Spencer where we enjoyed catching up about what's been happening in the last 6 months. Our relationship with Oliver Spencer has spanned over 12 years, so we're great friends.
Finally we visited the Man Tradeshow, then went back to the apartment to start on our orders.
Our first meeting today was with ALC at the Live Showroom.
Next we caught up with our favourite twins Byron and Dexter from Want Les Essentiels. We have similar businesses so its amazing to share stories and learnings every 6 months.
Our next stop is with Wood Wood, then MHL. The MHL showroom is at the back of the Margaret Howell store - one of our favourite stores in Paris.
We then headed to Our Legacy and Norse Projects before finishing off at Ami.
The view from outside the Our Legacy showroom.
Last day in Paris today!
A very important first stop at our favourite local bakery - Tout Autour du Pain for some croissants!
Our last appointment for the trip is with the lovely people at Rag & Bone.
We made two very different but great new discoveries for our last Paris meals. Paris New York, which specialises in quality burgers (can you tell we like burgers?) and Wild & The Moon, which was has a plant based organic, gluten free menu.
And that's a wrap! Until next time...
The Incu Buying Team.