Le Bazar Francais has recently launched their website promoting and selling French talents. What you will find is a carefully curated selection of products ranging from fashion, to interiors, accessories and children’s toys and more. A lot of hard work went into finding the right products, as every step of production has to be 100% made in France. Not an easy task in a globalized world where a lot of designers and brands outsource their production to Asia or nearby countries when possible. Juliette d’Incamps is an ex-journalist who wanted to create a site where she could bring the best French talents together in a one-stop online shop. There is also another concern in regards to producing locally as it promotes jobs within the country and leaves a very light footprint in terms of waste and transport.
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Q&A with founder of Le Bazar Francais, Juliette d’Imcamps
Where did the idea come from?
I like buying things that are made in France — better for the environment and the local economy, plus there are so many amazing French talents — but I couldn’t find a shop that had everything I liked and could guarantee the products are really made in France. So I just went ahead a created that place.
What are the challenges you find or faced with the Bazar Francais?
Finding brands and designers that are scattered all over the country, convincing them to have faith in the project, making sure that the products are actually made in France, using French raw materials.
How would you define Le Bazar Francais in just a few words?
3 words: French. Cool. Stuff.
What are you favourite travel destinations?
In France, my favorite destinations are Corsica and the Jura mountains. But I also love to travel to Spain and the Dominican Republic.
What can’t you live without (book, watch, clothing, travel accessory etc.)?
What inspires you?
Music, literature, and my kids of course.
Tell us a little secret about the Le Bazar Francais?
One anagram of “Lebazarfrancais.com” is “Fier, Balzac, Macarons”. A nice shortcut for French culture…