Last weekend in Hossegor*, my friend Olivia and I stumbled across Collective Soul and what a little gem it was!
Let me show you a few pictures I took with my iPhone because I loved everything about this shop…
Decoration, fashion, vintage, upcycling, workshops, this atelier showroom ticks all the boxes and is one address you definitively want to bookmark if you’re planning a little trip near Hossegor and Cap-Breton.
On the subject of concept store, let me open a small parenthesis…[There are so many shops now that call themselves “concept store” that frankly sometimes I think shop owners fail to understand the whole concept thing. Calling a shop a concept store is not going to make the shop any cooler if the collection is poorly curated or lack of creativity. Not everyone can be OR need to be like MERCI…]
Brackets closed on the subject, Collective Soul is definitively one concept store that deserves the title. Valérie stocks a lot of designs from local designers: photography from Javier Mendizabal and Damien Picaud, jewellery from Rebecca Grandmaison. She also sources and customises vintage Scandinavian furniture. She had some beautiful rattan chairs and 70s glassware and ceramics, photography books on display and a cute corner for babies.
I was quite tempted by a few boho pieces from her own collection (loving this Aigle necklace and this Kalyani blouse) until I discovered she also had an amazing collection of vintage pieces from Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno and Maje to name a few so I treated myself to one blouse from Isabel Marant** I had on my wish list.The whole space is very inspiring and I picked up a few decoration ideas for Mila’s bedroom. What do you think of this shop? Do you have tips to share on cool places near Hossegor and Cap-Breton?
Collective Soul , 93 Avenue des Tisserands, ZA Pédebert, 40150 Soorts-Hossegor
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