since its opening in 2009, antwerp's quirky ra boutique has been wowing shoppers with its diverse offerings in an artistic retail setting. next to men's + women's collections by edgy labels and designers such as bernhard willhelm, mikio sakabe and juun.j, it also carries an equally quirky selection of jewellery, accessories, shoes and even vintage pieces. a café, bookstore and art space complete ra's hybrid concept. in the past owners romain brau and anna kushnerova have brought their concept to paris and set up pop-up shops, but now the duo have taken it to the next level, opening a second ra boutique in the marais neighbourhood. hidden behind two monumental bronze doors, the retail space unfolds with a similar artistic vibe as the antwerp original. split up in intimate different sections, the current carefully edited offerings by artisanal designers like meadham kirchhoff, eveningwear by serkan cura, hats by nasir mazhar, and handcrafted costume jewellery from heaven tanudiredja. the new store will also host regular salon events, including readings, performance art and intimate fashion shows. location: 14 rue de la corderie [marais].
© julien da costa - inside the store and guests at opening party [top to bottom]