Arsène et les pipelettes – the small brand born from beaches of the Basque Coast –evokes a sense of truancy with its cheerful collections, all made from refined, high-quality materials for children ages 0-10. Following its success in Bayonne and St. Jean de Luz, Arsene is now settling into Paris, with a shop in the 6th arrondissement.
As cheerful as its name, this beautiful brand from the Basque Coast has now taken on a bit of Paris on Rue de Tournon. A collection of pretty, soft knits for mid-season (Chloe Bailliencourt. the brand’s creator, has made it her mission to rid our children’s wardrobes of horrid, itchy sweaters), veiled cotton skirts that twirl and spin, striped sweaters, Liberty prints and silly t-shirts (with phrases like « Super Râleuse » and « Indomptable ») are all available for children from 2 to 10 years old, plus an adorable baby line (0-18 months).
In the shop just a few steps from Luxembourg Gardens, you’ll find an array of children’s antique furniture (in addition to the clothing brand), as well as a selection of the designer’s favorite things – accessories, toys, stuffed animals…all in a delightfully vintage, charming and cheerful space.
Les Louves loves the seaside, holiday feel of the summer collection, with its fresh prints, little girls’ ensembles perfectly dotted with sequins and beautifully woven Borsalino straw hats.
Arsène et les pipelettes
3, rue de Tournon
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-7pm
Métro : Odéon, Mabillon
Translated by G.W.