“Louisette & Romy, 1954”: the appendix of footwear and leather goods

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Olivia Masini has opened a second boutique at 10 rue des Héros-de-la-Résistance in Agen dedicated to her love of bags and shoes, after her nail bar and concept store at number 6 on the same street.

In December 2021, Olivia Masini, who ran the beauty salon “L’Atelier d’Olivia” 6 place de la République, moved her business to rue des Héros-de-la-Résistance and opened “Louisette (her grandmother ) & Romy (for the absolutely beautiful actress)”, a nail bar that doubles as a design concept store with a curated selection of her favorites in the clothing, jewelry and already some boots, clogs and sandals .

On the doorstep of a vacant jeweler, he created at 10 rue an annex called “Louisette & Romy, 1954”, the year of his late mother Marie-Christine’s birth. It is therefore a shop full of affection and with a strong sentimental value that now offers shoes, bags and clutches. Collections of Italian and French manufacture such as Bosabo, which makes comfortable clogs and sandals by hand, such as slippers in leather and leather, Cacatoés barefoot in soft PVC, glittered and scented with chewing gum, whose models bear the evocative names of “Rio de Janeiro”, “Belo Horizonte”, “Carioca” or “Trancoso”, a Brazilian label that makes you travel. Olivia also sells espadrilles and wedge sandals from Castañer, a Spanish institution, or woven leather shoes from Iberia, Pons Quintana. In a more sportswear style, make way for the city trainers from the Heritage line by Diadora, but also Free Lance boots and shoes or well-made T-bar sandals by the French brand Sista in the colours, gold… And finally the House Toufet, a Parisian designer, passionate, who has been collaborating for 10 years with production workshops all over the world.

An inspirational ring with sentimental value

In the niches, Limaia raffia bags woven by Madagascar women for a decent salary or even the quality leather goods of Sista and Isabelle Varin identifiable with their bronzed leathers, their clutches, bags and their small leather goods.

Know-how, traditions, creativity, ethical values ​​are the mottos of the entrepreneur and cultivate happiness at all costs with a smile, the mantra of Olivia with a sunny personality.

«With this second boutique, I wanted to dress my clients from head to toe», she confesses. A beautiful continuity that dialogues with her hippie chic prêt-à-porter collections, the fluid lines, the soft and enveloping materials and the cashmeres of the first store, the original jewels, candles and niche perfumes such as Madame Irma or The Virgins, Madonnas and other wax ornaments. There is also a good selection of Maison Péchavy.

The layout of “Louisette & Romy, 1954” is signed by space designer Catherine de Luca, who is also the owner of La Galerie Générale, an art gallery on the Place de la République. “I started with a Pomellato ring dear to Olivia, and I wanted to play with the gold color of the ring, the acidic nuances of the stone cabochons of the jewel”, the soft and translucent tones of the gem recalled by the glass lights and suspensions.

The designer instilled an art deco yet refined style in the small shop, whose space needed to be optimised. He also patinated an alcove with a rounded graphic design, in shades of ocher and gold that change color according to the light of day or evening. The walls are off-white in the purest 1930s spirit, embellished with velvet poufs. A minimalist decoration with a contemporary touch straight out of his imagination.

The new shop is managed by Lauryn who is waiting for you from Tuesday to Saturday.

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