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The Broken Arm Paris

The Broken Arm Paris

The Broken Arm Paris

The Broken Arm Paris

The Broken Arm Paris

The Broken Arm Paris

Address 12 rue Perrée; 75003 Paris
by Square du Temple at rue Gabriel Vicaire
Neighbourhood 3rd Arrondissement – Haut Marais | See on map
Metro Temple [M3], Filles du Calvaire [M8]
Telephone +33 1 44 61 53 60
Website http://www.the-broken-arm.com
https://www.facebook.com/
Hours Mon 14-19. Tues-Sat 09-19.

To see what gets the young modern folks excited these days, then this snazzy concept store in upper Marais is not a bad place to start. At least the trio behind The Broken Arm come from creative collective and online trend site dejeunesgensmoderne.com.

You’d expect some pomposity with that kind of background and the store’s name is indeed derived from Marcel Duchamps’ In Advance of The Broken Arm. That, as you may or may not know, is the snow showel from the readymades series, better known for the Fountain urinal, and the implication that any object can be elevated to become art, by the mere selection of an artist.

Artists or not, they’ve done some pretty good selecting and mixed pieces from up-and-comings talents such as the much-hyped Parisian youngster Jacquemus, with the likes of Raf Simons and Hermès designer Christophe Lemaire. Throwing in some covetable accessories, a little street style from Nike and a good pick of art books and magazines, there really is something to please everybody here.

Even if you’re tight for cash, a bite in the smart in-house café is doable. Drop in for the 12 euro soup-salad-sandwich lunch formule or some freshly baked goods and a cup of java from Solberg & Hansen, the traditional Norwegian coffee house, drunk black and now hipper than thou. Not as showy as Colette and more contemporary than Merci, this broken limb feels quite all right.