PARISIAN EYEWEAR, FIT FOR A KING
We will be reviewing optical boutiques regularly; we plan to find some of the most exciting stores across the world. One of my favourites in Paris is Maison Bonnet, a fabulous optical find in a charming, historical area of the city. This chic little shop, located between the Palais Royal and The Bourse, is situated in Passage des Deux-Pavillions. Old Paris and history leap out at you upon entering this cosy oasis, designed in warm chocolate tones.
Maison Bonnet has its own special history. A family business that began in 1930, they create bespoke, exquisitely crafted frames in tortoiseshell, their speciality. Heads of state, Princes and Princesses, politicians and business tycoons, all wear Bonnet frames. Maria Callas and Onassis reportedly had artisanal designs created to their specifications.
The fourth generation of the Bonnet family continue to design elegant frames that combine traditional bespoke artistry, with state of the art technologies. This little boutique is a “must” destination for eyewear lovers. www.maisonbonnet.com
Maison Bonnet, Passage des Deux-Pavillions, 5, rue des Petits-Champs, 75001 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 96 46 35