You can’t live in Paris for a year without visiting an Agatha jewellery store. With blue exteriors decorated by the trademark ‘Scottie’ dog, the Agatha stores are unmistakable in France and well worth a gander. Amazingly, Agatha Paris has been around for around 35 years now but it wasn’t until I was a student over in the City of Light (now 10 years ago) that I discovered this emporium for everything that sparkles and shines.
Not only are their collections so varied that you can find something for just about every female (or male) friend that you have, but the prices are incredibly reasonable. Starting at around 12 Euros for a cute doggy hair clip, Agatha Paris is a store that caters for all budgets. It was my go-to boutique for friends’ presents when I was over there and I’m pretty pleased that our homegrown talent, Alexa Chung, is now fronting the brand.
Fast-forward 10 years (really 10 years?) and I still love some of their collections. My tastes may have changed but Agatha’s abilities to appeal to both my younger and now older self is testament to their on-trend designs.
From a ‘bon souvenir’ of Paris to a statement cuff, there’s so much choice that it can be difficult to know where to begin your journey around the site. But I’m loving the Ballerine, Pointes & Rock’N’Roll collection as it has a fierce edge to it and would add drama to all those outfits you can pull out of the wardrobe at this time of year.
If you’re after a watch, make sure you check out their Agatha’s timepieces. You’ll find a selection of vibrant colours, elegant wrist straps and ceramic cases. The Ceramique Chrono would make a fine gift for the lady in your life and is a much more purse-friendly version of the Chanel J12.
Unfortunately, the English version of the website looks like it’s still in development but if you can understand a bit of French, take a look at their blog. You can also participate with their network on all the popular social media sites. Their Facebook page is particularly engaged and engaging.
Another downside to the site is that you can only purchase in Euros at the moment but there are also standalone stores in both London Westfields and Harrods. So if you fancy doing it the French way this year or stuck for gift ideas, take a look at Agatha Paris, you may well find a piece that they’ll treasure forever.
All images are from the Agatha website which you can find here.