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DOWNTOWN HUNTING: Historic French firearms maker Fauré Le Page, under new ownership and reinvented as a hunting-inspired leather goods brand, has opened its one and only point of sale at 21 Rue Cambon. Both the flagship, with its light oak paneling and brushed steel fittings, and the collection itself update the house’s traditional codes, leaving no possible doubt about its illustrious past. The firm, founded in 1717, made ceremonial weapons for historical figures including Napoleon Bonaparte, and is widely referenced in 19th-century literature.
An armored breastplate and gauntlet, as well as a giant plaque featuring a series of military medals, are displayed alongside the collection of bags, accessories and hunting and shooting equipment. Many of these are decorated with the brand’s scale-motif canvas, designed to reciprocate the traditional shape of armor, while others are declined in revolver-shaped leather pouches and bullet-inspired evening clutches.
— Alex Wynne
Fauré Le Page
21 Rue Cambon, 75001
Open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.