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I know I wrote about Maison Labiche very recently, but their pop-up shop looks so exciting I can’t help but mention them again. The hipster design studio has set up shop at 56 de la rue de Rochefoucauld to celebrate young Parisian designers and made-in-France craft, the perfect place to find a quirky Christmas present.

Three years after its birth, the Maison Labiche atelier created by Marie and Jenny, opens the doors to its first pop-up store in Paris. As well as offering its signature embroidered t-shirts and sweaters, the temporary space is selling a carefully curated edit of accessories and decorative objects by young Parisian labels, until the end of the year.

The chic collection includes fragranced clutches from Kerzon, sunglasses by Waiting for the Sun and Bois2, hand-made lingerie from Slip Français, cult Parisian stationary by Papier Tigre, umbrellas by Kumo and watches from Rich Gone Broke, this minimalist new space created by Jenny Richard, is a celebration of contemporary cool and French craftsmanship. I want it all.

Discover the Maison Labiche & Friends pop-up store right up until the end of the year, at 56 de la rue Rochefoucault, open Tuesday to Saturday.

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No matter how many colourful, slogan, patterned t-shirts you own it is always the plain timeless tees that get the most wear. You can never have too many classic white, black and grey tops, they work equally well with scruffy jeans or a smart pencil skirt. A comforting garment that will never let you down.

Maison Labiche is a combined effort from two Parisian friends, one being a stylist (Maison) and one being a designer (Labiche). Their aim is to breathe new life into basics without resorting to in-your-face graphics and loud prints. The duo’s shared love of timeless style has resulted in them name-checking past and present famous places, songs and people on their garments.

The brand’s signature cotton t-shirts feature heart embroidered detailing and come finished with a pre-rolled sleeve. Those looking for more warmth or a casual weekend throw-on-and-go piece can opt for an equally timeless grey, burgundy or navy sweater.

I’ve always loved the traditional French handwriting font, it has a pretty innocence about it as well as looking retro inspired. These t-shirts are unisex and will be hand-embroidered with your word or words of choice (up to 15 characters) in a variety of cotton thread colours.

The idea behind these personalised tees is to wear something simple that you love, close by to your heart. My ‘modern milly’ tee is on its way to me, order your very own here or visit an Urban Outfitters store, prices from £50. Humble but effortlessly stylish Maison Labiche let you put your stamp on your favourite fashion staples.

More information on Maison Labiche here.