Les Brutalistes is where you’ll find a leather maker’s workshop that produces customized leather belts, and unique, edgy accessories. It’s not surprising to find boutiques where a designer/maker sells directly to their public, especially in Paris’s 11th district; and through history, you’ll see it’s maintained a link to the artisanal skill of making.
It’s not far from home and recently I’d noticed the window displaying more than just vinyl… previously it was a record store, but seems that the boutique diversified, and so now there’s a designer/maker creating brilliantly crafted pieces in the open atelier just situated behind the kiosk desk while the record racks sit around walls and there’s a vinyl island of records too (Check article the Vinyl Office), and that’s where to catch a glimpse of the interior.
As I mentioned the designs are customized to your tastes. I asked about a leather cord keychain holder with a clip-in belt loop attachment and was told for the pouch you’re talking 20, and the leather cord around 70. If you’re looking for impact in Paris then the 11th district is definitely a place to frequent, and for bespoke items like these leather accessories, it’s worth a visit.