MONA BRINGS PARISIAN STYLE TO EAUX-VIVES
by Fariza Ahmadova
A new boutique has brought a touch of Parisian chic to the trendiest quartier of Geneva. A true Parisian, Claire Altemir, who has always dreamed of having her own fashion boutique, created the concept store in Rue des Vollandes 15. Mona is aimed at women who like beautiful, original and new things that are not available everywhere else.
HOW DID MONA COME ABOUT?
Claire’s initial idea was to open a of a pop-up store, but once she saw the beautiful space, she – luckily for us – decided to commit to opening her boutique.
The concept is to introduce emerging French and international brands to the Geneva market and to work with clients personally, meeting them at her store, which provides a cosy little sofa and a coffee table, precisely for that reason.
Mona is a stylish space, filled with light and it has a laid back atmosphere. The white curtains and simple furniture reflect Claire’s personal style.
Claire selects all the products that are carried in the store.
You’ll love the beautiful displays of original accessories including bags, clutches, belts, shoes and ready-to-wear garments.
Claire has chosen the finest brands to carry for her jewelry selection from EliseTsikis and Agnes de Verneuil to Bijoux de Lu. All of these brands share a sense of simplicity and elegance, just what Parisians are known to like.
You’ll also find some candles from Maison La Bougie as a great gift idea. Eco-friendly brands include Green byManucurist, an organic nail polish in a variety of colours. A natural cosmetics brand Olio E Osso is also available for sale at the boutique, known for its healthy quality.
Claire is determined to be present in the store at all times to meet clients, chat to them and share some of her Parisian flair to help them look their best.
We loved meeting Claire – and will be back soon!
Prices range from 18 CHF to about 300 CHF for biggest items. The idea is to have affordable products for a budget price.
The pink sweater from Jacobin : soft & cosy and a great colour for sunny days
A pair of earrings from the new elise tsikis collection with shell (I always wear earrings !)
A pair of sandals with heels from Rivecour: number 96 in gold
One of the naturals balms Olio E Osso for lips and cheeks