discover babylone, saint laurent's newly opened parisian bookstore

discover babylone, saint laurent's newly opened parisian bookstore

babylone: a dream-like bookstore opens in paris

 

Following December’s opening of Saint Laurent‘s largest flagship in Paris, creative director Anthony Vaccarello celebrates a new chapter for the beloved French luxury fashion house with its Babylone bookstore. Intersecting fashion, art, and design, Babylone is a cultural destination which can be discovered along the historic streets of the capital city’s 7th arrondissement. From the sidewalk, the space is fronted by a sleek black facade and oversized windows, hinting at the curated experience within. Once inside, the interiors unfold with a palette of raw and refined materials. Marble tables gleam before rusticated walls of exposed stone, while vintage furniture mingles with contemporary design pieces.

saint laurent babylone bookstoreimages © Saint Laurent

 

 

saint laurent curates books, vinyls & vintage design objects

 

Beyond its austere and textural interiors, the spirit of Paris’ new bookstore Saint Laurent Babylone is its carefully curated collection. The bookshelves themselves are designed by architect and set designer Pierre Yovanovitch, and host a thoughtfully chosen selection of art, design, fashion, and photography books alongside rare first editions and literary classics. Vinyl records, each handpicked by Vaccarello, line the walls, offering a sonic journey that complements the visual feast. Scattered throughout are Saint Laurent Rive Droite‘s own publications.

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Saint Laurent Babylone is a meeting of art, fashion, and literature in Paris

 

 

the curated gallery and event hub

 

Saint Laurent Babylone transcends the traditional bookstore experience as the space hosting a diverse program of events. These range from author readings and signings to DJ sets and art exhibitions, inviting visitors to engage with diverse creative voices. In line with Vaccarello’s vision, the space fosters a sense of community where established artists and emerging talents can connect and inspire each other. As one might expect from Saint Laurent, fashion plays a subtle yet significant role in the Babylone experience as a dedicated section showcases a selection of the brand’s Rive Droite lifestyle products can be discovered amongst the selection.

saint laurent babylone bookstore
curated shelves are stacked with art books, design objects, and vinyls handpicked by Anthony Vaccarello discover babylone, saint laurent's newly opened parisian bookstore
the contemporary interiors are interspersed with vintage furnishings discover babylone, saint laurent's newly opened parisian bookstore
sleek marble tables contrast with rusticated walls of exposed stone

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beyond the bookstore, Babylone will host author readings, DJ sets, and art exhibitions

 

project info:

 

project title: Babylone

design: Anthony Vaccarello

location: 9 Rue de Grenelle, Paris, France

hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11am-7pm, and Sundays 12pm–7pm

photography: © Saint Laurent

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