A few years ago, during a french aperitivo in the trendy Montorgueil district in Paris, I crossed paths with Lauren Massoulier. She had just come back from India, where she works during half the year. She was gorgeous, tan and sparkling, and her dynamism and enthusiasm captivated me…in short, she was the type of girl we are always so jealous of!
But Lauren, far from being the posh and pretentious parisian that you might imagine, is a cool, simple and down-to-earth designer of an on-the-rise brand of bags: BOLLYWOOD BAZZAR. A tribute to India, which she loves and has been inspired by, with its artisanal know-how, its beautiful fabric and accessories markets, as well as its high-quality leather.
Lauren works mostly with supple lamb or calf leather, that she selects with attention. She uses timeless and chic shades (black, cognac, camel…), ideal for working women, but also flashy and electric colors for party girls.
Her IT-models : a studded leather pouch with an adjustable strap (coming in different colors), a glamrock messenger leather bag, a tote-bag with an ikat indian canvas wanted by all the Parisian fashionistas.
The bonus of the brand : every bag comes in limited Edition (20 models maximum). I personally gave up my YSL and CELINE bags for a BOLLYWOOD BAZZAR, and it is so nice when I often hear, “Wow, where did you get your bag?”
The cherry on top: Lauren knows that being a fashion addict goes with an empty wallet, that’s why she is religious about keeping the prices for her product affordable (from 80 dollars for a leather pouch to 200 dollars for a large leather tote-bag).
Follow Bollywood Bazzar news on the fanpage BOLLYWOOD BAZZAR here (the website will be online soon, i will keep you posted!)
If you ever visit Paris, Lauren has a nice boutique in the 5th district:
LE 77, 77 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 Paris.
Bollywood Bazzar will also be present on the very trendy parisian show TAKE ME UP, on November 22nd, 23rd and 24th.