“A LONDONER IN PARIS”: THE CURIOUS WORLD OF GALERIE SALON





“Marchand de tout, faiseur de rien”

“Merchant of everything, maker of nothing”



IMG_4504

Galerie Salon is one of those unique stores that are difficult to pinpoint. Is it an antiques store, a capsule of a flea market taken out of the suburbs, a concept store, a thrift shop, a collectors’ gallery, a micro museum?


Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.37.30

Originally named after a hair salon that was situated at the exact same location in the 1920s, Galerie Salon is a multi-faceted shop that embrace all of those descriptions. Situated in St Germain-des-près, A-Gent of Style paid Galerie Salon a visit during his last stay in Paris last month as he had been alerted about this charming repository of objetscuriosités and artefacts. In this chic Parisian den, you will find antiques from French, Swedish and Italian provenance but also creations by contemporary artists and artisans.

Carole and Stéphane Borraz are the founders of Galerie Salon who have owned the boutique since 2003. Both passionate and consummate antiques collectors who traipse the world in search of great antiques finds and also popular bargain hunts, the couple, who originally met at the Ecole du Louvre, used to own a stand in the flea market of Saint-Ouen and have since amassed and replenished Galerie Salon with an impressive selection of eclectic wonders.


Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.37.18


Since 2010, the Borraz have selected a few contemporary brands and invited them into Galerie Salon to complement their own collection through unique collaborations, and also help usher Galerie Salon in modern times.
Astier de Villatte tableware, John Derian artefacts, Kuhn Kéramik creations,
Le Baigneur soaps, Bonjour Paris and Bonjour New York maps and the latest of them all (and last but not least), the divine (roll drum)…Antoinette Poisson.

Despite their disparate elements, this motley crew of enchanting oddities live harmoniously next to each other and are juxtaposed brilliantly into a cohesive whole, thanks to the seemingly effortless talent of la charmante Carole who has successfully managed to combine in one single room tradition with innovation, elegantly mixing a profusion of styles and genres.

Next time you are in Paris, make sure you visit this wondrous olde worlde shoppe with a twist.



Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 14.47.33

s

IMG_4518

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.36.29

IMG_4512

IMG_4483

IMG_4484

IMG_4500

IMG_4515

IMG_4481

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.36.53

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.35.24

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.39.08

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 16.49.05

IMG_4494

IMG_4499

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 16.55.34

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.35.55

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.38.13

IMG_4506

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.38.01

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.38.13

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.37.46

IMG_4519

1959235_10152154844672762_5634128314267349163_n

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.38.25

IMG_4502

IMG_4495

Screen Shot 2014-06-09 at 15.36.16



– photographs by A-Gent of Style – 







One comment


  • Looks like I have to get too Salon et Poisson next time I get to Paris, they both look a treat!

    June 11, 2014

Leave a comment


Name*

Email(will not be published)*

Website

Your comment*

Submit Comment

© Copyright agentofstyle - Designed by Dentdelion