You'd be hard-pressed to find a word that describes  Bless, but you can definitely leave out 'conventional' and 'typical' -  the boutique is, of course, anything but. Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag, operating from Paris and Berlin respectively, are the duo behind this conceptual fashion label founded in 1997. Gravitating towards the unpredictable, visionary and inventive, they have since come up with brushes made of real hair, bags that transform into trousers, fur wigs that have walked down a Maison Martin Margiela runway and boot socks in white leather. Their past collaborations with labels like Adidas, Levi's, Droog and Bucherer have produced coveted limited editions. The Marais boutique, which opened in 2006, seems to be in a constant state of transformation, acting as a shop, showroom and gallery. A display of current and past collections, quirky accessories and funky home design pieces lend an unmistakably Surrealist air to the smartly decorated space. While you aren't sure you could dare - or afford - to strut down the street in pumps covered in brightly-colored cables, dropping by to revel in Bless' melange of high art and avant-garde fashion is a delightful experience in itself. Show lessRead more

    14, rue Portefoin , Paris


    Public Transport
    M3, M11 (Arts et Métiers)
    M8 (Filles du Calvaire)

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