Venitian slippers with an Uzbek twist

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Covered in Uzbek fabric the Friulane is a very elegant slipper at Capulette

One of the good surprises of Christmas was a pair of fancy Venitian slippers made with Uzbek fabric by Capulette. Mine are pink and green but hey come in multiple colors, in cotton or velvet and are the original Friulane shoes worn by gondoliers with a gum sole. They were designed by the very pretty Capucine Lebrun, the owner of the minuscule shop located at 2 rue d’Aguesseau, across the street from St Michael’s church and in front of the British Embassy. Multiple lines of cushions, summer handbags made with weed of palm tree leafs and baby slippers are also available and everything is in perfect taste. You can pick your fabric and have a pair of slippers made for all your summer guests or  in the same fabric as your wedding dress so as to dance with flat shoes after the ceremony… Capucine will do anything you like and has once made a special order for Hotel Ritz. All shoes are made in Italy (where she spent part of her childhood) but she imports fabrics from all over the world and soon from Senegal. Velvet remains the classical material.

Cushions are made in Tajik and Uzbek styles with a Persian influence

Her mother Caroline de Marchi is a bag designer and she has therefore developed a summer line of Colombian palm handbags woven on the Caribbean coast, which are very simple and refined. Her shop is pretty and you can try out the slippers on a sofa. She has recently developed projects with Ondine Saglio who runs the CSAO Senegalese shop on rue Elzevir, and uses African armchairs as a decor in her windows: they will continue the African story with Senegalese fabrics for her Friulane.

The beach bags are made of Colombian palm

Prices are not cheap, 70€ to 130€ for slippers, 95€ for cushions and 30€ to 65€ for baby slippers which are called Cortina or Laszlo, but refinement is there… and they all make for a perfect present.

Capulette, 2 rue d’Aguesseau Paris 8 and online

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