Charlotte and Juliette, the two creators of Montlimart were always shared between Saint-Pierre-Montlimart, their small hometown and Paris where they spent most of their holidays with their grandparents.
"Inspired by our childhood for values, driven by our travels and Paris for style, we offer a cool-chic collection, not too serious but elegant, with impeccable quality, perfect cuts and always a detail to chase the boring . And because we are very attached to it, each product is imagined and drawn in Saint-Pierre-Montlimart. We then select the best manufacturers, respecting the environment and our quality requirements. We promise that we will always choose a production within 2 000 kms with a nice selection of “Made in France” items. " Charlotte & Juliette
Who are you?
We are Charlotte&Juliette, two sisters from Saint-Pierre-Montlimart (SPM), a small town in West of France. Our mother was from Paris, our father from SPM, we spent our childhood in the countryside punctuated of Parisian holidays at our grandparents place. We studied in Paris and spent the beginning of our working life there. We both came back to the West of France to launch Montlimart.
How did you start in fashion?
A long time ago ! As far back as we can remember, it dates from our childhood when we were playing with Ken and Barbie. We took as much joy to mix the outfits as to invent stories.
How would you define your style?
Charlotte : Preppy-chic ! My everyday outfit is a loose shirt, a 7/8 jeans and some sneakers or leather derbies. Juliette: Ethnic-chic, and more and more confortable... my sneakers have replaced my heels for a while.
What inspires you?
Our childhood shared between our hometown and Paris. And of course the men around us !
A few words about this collection...
For this first collection, we really wanted to express Montlimart values by our clothes and shoes. Friendliness, Freedom and Sincerity.. Friendliness with our colours, patterns and details that chase the boring. Freedom with our Montlimart collar (mandarin collar) and its casual elegance. Sincerity as we are honest and we tell everything about fabrics and manufacturing.
What's your favorite piece in our selection?
Charlotte : The “Village” iconic sweatshirt in our green! This color suits everybody! Juliette: The Montlimart oxford shirt, in blue. Perfectly cut, this is one of the very first products we have imagined and developed.
What are you most proud of?
Having succeeded in creating the brand as we imagined it by taking the time to develop each product, have them try and try again to be perfectly satisfied. We imagined our future customers as if they were our best friends by offering them fair prices and quality products.
Where do you manufacture your products?
All our products are manufactured within 2000kms (France, Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia). And since we care, we have a great selection of Made in France with sneakers and shirts made a few kilometers from Saint-Pierre-Montlimart.
Where can we find your collection?
Our clothing and shoes are obviously offered by l’Exception and the whole collection is on our website www.montlimart.com
If your brand was a music, a movie, a cocktail...
A music: It is certainly "so 2016" but it is the time when we worked on the brand, the universe, the products: Riptide de Vance Joy. A film: « Les petits mouchoirs”, for friendship but without sad scenes! A destination: Rather a backpack ... in Colombia? With the last two-three days in a beautiful hotel on the Pacific Coast.