Things we love: eclecticism, design and daring; things we hate: pigeonholes, constraints and conformity. Ergo, a quick casting of the eyes over the The Broken Arm, a lovely little concept store in Paris’ hip Haut Marais area, should tell you all you need to know about our opinion of it. There’s nothing much broken about the arms of this diverse wonder however, they’re coming out swinging with all the eclecticism, design and daring that we’re so partial to; design-led publications sit alongside highly regarded fashion brands, sitting alongside up-and-coming designers that all sit alongside a charming little café.
Founded by friends Anaïs Lafarge, Guillaume Steinmetz and Romain Joste – the same trio who were behind online magazine De Jeunes Gens Modernes, along with five other of their associates – The Broken Arm is a retail space cum hipster hangout that looks every bit as good as it sounds. Whether it’s coffee and cake or an über-cool new outfit to flaunt around the fashionable streets of the French capital, here’s a concept store that does everything oh so right, with bags load of swagger to boot. Nous t’aime.