The French fashion label Paul & Joe, which over the years has presented its line Paul & Joe Sister at the fashion fair Who’s Next, has abandoned the Parisian show and will showcase its collection independently. Through Sunday, owner and designer Sophie Albou will show at L’Espace Commines (17, rue Commines in the Marais) the full range of the brand over 600 sq. meters: Paul & Joe men, women, shoes, jewelry, accessories (bags, glasses, watches), home textiles, the children’s line Litte Paul & Joe and Paul & Joe Sister (women, shoes, accessories/bags). The brand is also using the occasion to present its collaboration with Havaianas as part of an effort to merge all the partners of the brand and to develop commercial synergies. Albou sees the event as a new idea in response to the economic crisis afflicting the luxury industry. Paul & Joe has nearly 500 point of sales worldwide and wants to double this number. For this first Paul & Joe salon, management expects to welcome between 50 and 100 visitors.

—Barbara Markert