Who are they?

Florent Poirier have a sensibility to antique style, rare object and vintage. This passion got him since his early chilhood and that he shared with his father. In 2010, he decides to create his own brand with the idea to reinvent timeless, forgotten leather goods and offering an attractive price / quality ratio.

Florent draws a first model named “Le Cartable” with 10 first pieces to manufacture. At the time, one of the first difficulties was finding a workshop that can launch such a small series … Naturally, Florent headed to India to launch the first collection: a quality craftsmanship, a country producing leather and small quantities manufactured. The impossible then became possible!

This is how PAUL MARIUS began: An Indian workshop with three craftsmen and a young Frenchman living in his parents’ cellar. Inspired by school bags, old mail-order bags and 70s cabin bags, the brand presents an exclusive collection of bags and accessories made entirely by craftsmen.

Today, thanks to the success of the brand, PAUL MARIUS can count on six hundred Indian craftsmen collaborators as well as a hundred French collaborators. More than twenty shops are now open in France.


How we met?

Living in Marseille, I discovered the brand PAUL MARIUS when the boutique opened in my city, early January 2016. The first bag I bought was for my mother’s birthday, “Le Baroudeur”. She loved it straight away, and me too! So not too long after I bought my PAUL MARIUS, “Le Bohemien”.

I was actually really surprised by the quality of the product. An amazing leather with a lot a character, different beautiful colours years after years and really authentic pieces. And the price guys!

When I decided to create CAFOUTCHE, I knew I had to contact PAUL MARIUS.

The products were of course the first reason, but the ethics of the brand was exactly what I was looking for: People making what they love, do it well and with transparency for customer. So, I contacted them. Few months after I arrived in Rouen and met these awesome people.

PAUL MARIUS is a family company, they all work together and you can feel the good vibes when you just pass the door and meet Martine, the commercial director. Today, CAFOUTCHE is the only place in New Zealand where you can find PAUL MARIUS goods. So, go have a look at these gorgeous products and get your first PAUL MARIUS!

If by any chance, you arrive in a city names Rouen in France, go have a look at the first PAUL MARIUS boutique, you will love it!


31 PLACE DES CARMES
76000 ROUEN
FRANCE