Where do you think Paul’s Boutique is most popular? You’d probably guess the UK and maybe even the US, but did you guess Korea? Well neither did we! Little did we know it when we first expanded there, but Korea has quickly become one of our most successful locations.
Korea has always been a country of trend setters – with daring ideas and quirky designs, the fashion industry in Korea often sets the tone for the rest of the world. Korean fashion trends have been spread worldwide incredibly rapidly with the rise of social media and also on the backs of Korean celebrities within the k-pop music industry. The phrase “The Korean Wave” has been coined to name the phenomenon.
When Paul’s Boutique became available in Korea it quickly became apparent that we were filling a niche there. Mini versions of our classic bag shapes such as Mini...
Here at Paul's Boutique HQ you'll never catch one of us skipping lunch. Living in London has many perks but one of them is the number of incredible restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars right on our doorstep. However, its not all eldente pasta and medium rare steak - you can get it wrong!
London is Paul's stomping ground. He is a born and bred Londoner and he knows all the best spots. So we had Paul pick out his top seven favourite places to eat in London for 2016, so that you won't catch yourself with a dud choice!
1. Best lunch: Ivy Cafe Marylebone
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The Ivy Cafe in Marylebone has a laid back but vibrant and busy vibe. With rich, velvety interiors, it feels like a real treat going for a meal here.
Paul’s Boutique have a unique personality and a distinctive DNA. As a brand they take inspiration from the streets of London to create sophisticated designs with an edgy approach. Paul Slade, creative director, founded the iconic handbag brand at London’s Portobello Road market back in 2000. It quickly became highly sought after due to its eye-catching and bold designs.
Today, the collections continue to encapsulate Paul’s love of quirky prints, fashion-forward designs and modern trends. Dynamic shapes and hints of colour, combined with a contemporary edge feature throughout, celebrate the unique Paul’s Boutique twist. Now in their 15th year, Paul’s Boutique has a successful online presence and a fast growing social media audience, and we spoke to Paul Slade about the first thing he designed and advice for fashion graduates...