If heaven exists, it certainly looks a bit like this typical parisian boutique in the heart of Paris. “Les trois marches” features amazing vintage Chanel and Hermès pieces in pristine condition. I had the chance to meet Catherine B. the owner of this boutique, a charismatic an enthusiast woman.
Catherine, what is your story ? I bought this boutique in 1993, I wanted a small space (about 9 m² !) with a minimum of pieces and a maximum of quality. By the course of the years I expanded the collection seeking out unique pieces.
What can we find at “Les trois marches” ? Hermès and Chanel bags, scarfs and other vitage accessories. But be careful my boutique is not a depot-cash. All my pieces are either limited editions or pieces which are not produced anymore. I work with museums and collectors of the entire world to find high quality items (I particulary like the 90’s years).
Who are your customers ? my clientele is 80% made of foreigners who can apreciate exceptional and authentic pieces. So many celebrities come to my boutique, they know they can trust me and we are very close.
What do you like about your job ? Waking up in the morning without knowing what’s gonna happen, meeting interresting people coming from everywhere. When your job is your passion you get a high-quality life. Very often people say that my boutique is the “Palais des merveilles” it makes me so proud and glad.
Les trois marches, 1 Rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris. I really advice you to follow Catherine on her Facebook and Instagram if you want to share her SO parisian life and trips to fashionable places! Bisous.