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My mother and me are about to change the wedding industry. The first affordable artisanal parisian wedding collection AVAILABLE ONLINE
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Hi everybody from mum and me !

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@harpeparis)! and visit our website  :-)

UNE COLLECTION DE ROBES DE MARIÉES VINTAGE ET ARTISANALE REMISE AU GOÛT DU JOUR.  Une collection mariage inédite à prix abordable disponible en ligne. Aidez-nous à développer notre collection et ouvrir notre premier showroom afin de vous recevoir.

We created Harpe, our artisanal brand available online all over the world, about a year ago. The idea to create the brand sparked spontaneously. Mom and I use to make our own unique clothes in Paris. You could not find them anywhere else and our friends wanted us to make some for them as well. So we decided to create a website with some of the models that we had designed for ourselves. A few weeks after the launch, all of our stock had been sold and new models were emerging. Our production is now keeping pace. The models are made in our small workshop in Paris, from the first steps of creation to the final assembly. It is my mother who designs and manufactures the models. Watching her work is exceptional and magical. I don't know anyone who masters this art as well as she does. Once it is ready, I send you your order online via the website

Harpe, créé il y a un peu plus d’un an et demi, est le reflet de la symbiose entre ces deux personnalités. Après le succès de leur première collection et de la " mini " colletion mariage civil, elles décident de continuer leur aventure dans le respect de la création française avec la collection mariage. L’artisanat et le travail manuel sont deux valeurs qui leur sont chères et qu'elles offrent  à travers nos collections.

Le mariage 

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It all started very simply. At the request of a jeweller, we had the opportunity to design a unique romantic and vintage dress which became a crazy success. So we chose to sell the Romy dress at an affordable and not too excessive price. Our stylistic universe is very much oriented towards lace, so wedding dresses came naturally. On all of our current models we use covered buttons, lace from Calais, crepe fabric that we adore. Ever since the website was created, we have had many requests, with a few more every day.

Tout a commencé très simplement. Sur demande d’un joaillier, nous avons eu l’opportunité de concevoir une robe exceptionnelle, cette robe romantique et vintage a rencontré un succès fou. Nous avons donc pris le choix de proposer la robe Romy à un prix abordable. Notre univers étant  tourné vers la dentelle, le mariage était évident, sur tous les modèles actuels nous utilisons les boutons recouverts, la dentelle de calais, le crêpe que nous adorons. Dès la création du site web nous avons eu de nombreuses demandes, et nous en recevons tous les jours un peu plus .

 

55€ - PRE-ORDER VINTAGE LARGE BAG / GRAND CABAS VINTAGE

Everybody needs a large bag to put notebooks, computers, sports clothing...

Cabas 100% cotton, cotton satin lining

110€ - A CARE PACKAGE / LE PAQUET SURPRISE

Get a surprise with 2 creations of Harpe, maybe dress, sweatshirts or bag of winter or last collection ! Please notify you size. Un paquet surprise avec deux articles Harpe, peut-être une robe, un chemisier en dentelle, un sweat :-) de la collection hiver ou des collections précédentes, surprise, surprise ! Indiquez votre taille en bas et en haut

170€ - PRE-ORDERS ARPÈGE DRESS / PRE-COMMANDE ROBE ARPÈGE

Arpège - Ecru- Crêpe voile, microfibre lining and embroidered flowers. Length in front 45cm in back 75cm / Ecru, crêpe voile, doublure microfibre et fleurs cousues mains, longueur jupe devant 45cm et 75 dos

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

170€ - PRE-ORDERS LA PETITE ROBE BLANCHE IN LIMITED EDITION / PRE-COMMANDES LA PETITE ROBE BLANCHE EN EDITION LIMITÉE

La petite robe blanche - Ecru- Crêpe soft satin , microfibre lining and lace and plumetis. Length in front 48cm/ Ecru, crêpe envers satin doublure microfibre, plumetis et dentelle, boutons réalisés pour Harpe à Paris longueur jupe devant 48cm. La nouvelle manche est légèrement froncée, sur la photo nous avons amidonné les manches pour avoir cet effet " gonflé " mais je vous confirme qu'il ne sera pas aussi prononcé sur la série que nous réalisons.

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

170€ -  ARIA & LA PETITE ROBE ROSE PRE-ORDERS

Guest or bridesmaid dress / Les tenues d'invités et des demoiselles d'honneur

Aria - Pale Yellow- Crêpe voile, microfibre lining and embroidered flowers, parisian covered buttons. Length in front 45cm in back 75cm / Jaune pale et acidulé, crêpe voile, doublure microfibre et fleurs cousues à la main, longueur jupe devant 45cm et dos 75cm

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

La petite robe rose - Pale Pink- Crêpe soft satin , microfibre lining and lace and plumetis. Length in front 48cm/ Rose pâle, crêpe envers satin doublure microfibre, plumetis et dentelle, longueur jupe devant 48cm

220€ - PRE-ORDERS BALLADE DRESS / PRE-COMMANDES ROBE BALLADE

Guest or bridesmaid dress / Les tenues d'invités et des demoiselles d'honneur

Pale peach- Silk organza,crêpe, microfibre lining and lace macramé, parisian covered buttons. Length in front 48cm / pêche, organza de soie, crêpe envers satin, doublure microfibre, dentelle macramé coton,boutons réalisés à Paris pour Harpe, longueur jupe devant 48cm et dos.

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

570€ - PRE-ORDERS BALLERINE DRESS / PRÉCOMMANDE ROBE BALLERINE

Ballerina- Ecru - Duchesse Satin, satin lining, Lace Calais, pearl buttons and tulle, in front 44cm / Satin duchesse, doublure satin, tulle, dentelle de calais, boutons perle, longueur jupe devant 44cm et dos.

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française 

590 € - KATE DRESS PRE-ORDERS / PRÉCOMMANDE KATE COURTE

Kate courte - Ecru - Silk, satin, viscose lining, Kate Middelton lace (de Calais), pearl buttons, in front 48cm / Soie, satin, doublure viscose, la dentelle de Kate Middelton (dentelle de Calais), boutons perles, longueur jupe devant 48cm et dos.

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

850€ - PRE-ORDERS EVE DRESS /  EVE ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDEs

Robe Ève - Ecru- Crêpe soft satin , viscose lining and lace and plumetis Length in front 115cm/ Ecru, crêpe envers satin doublure viscose, plumetis et dentelle, boutons réalisés pour Harpe à Paris longueur jupe devant 115cm

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Français

920€- PRE-ORDERS SUBLIME DRESS / SUBLIME ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDES

Sublime - Ecru - Silk, organza silk, macramé lace of Calais coton and viscose lining , covered boutons realised in Paris for Harpe Length in front 115cm/ Ecru, soie, organza de soie, doublure viscose et dentelle coton de Calais, boutons réalisés pour Harpe à Paris longueur jupe devant 115cm

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

1200€ - PRE-ORDERS KATE LONG DRESS EXCLUSIVITY/ KATE LONGUE ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDES

Kate longue - Ecru - Silk, satin, viscose lining, Kate Middelton lace (de Calais), pearl buttons, in front 115cm / Soie, satin, doublure viscose, la dentelle de Kate Middelton (dentelle de Calais), boutons perles, longueur jupe devant 115cm et dos.

Atelier de Françoise et Marina: made in Paris, réalisation et fabrication Française

LES TAILLES / SIZING

 * tour de poitrine = chest size / * tour de taille = waist size / * tour de bassin = sit size

All requests made on measure  and excluding thoses scales measures are possible with additional costs , fabrics, and made the dress to your measures. Requests > contact@harpe-paris.com

Toutes les demandes sur-mesure et hors les barèmes ci-dessus sont possibles et demandent des frais supplémentaires, tissus, prise des mesures et confection sur-mesure. Pour toutes demandes > contact@harpe-paris.com

Un peu plus sur Françoise et Marina

The harp is dear to us. The word refers to our family history; the harp is both familiar and foreign, our grandmother had one and as a little girl I was fascinated by

this instrument which had pride of place in the family attic. On sunny days the harp shone and glistened beautifully and obviously aroused our curiosity when we were kids. We have therefore combined our skills in a common project: Harp. I am in charge of the commercial development and communication and my mother dedicates herself to the design and style as well as production. Françoise has been "in the business" for 30 years. After being trained as a designer in the 70 in Bourges, she did not want to settle as a seamstress in a provincial city so she decided to move to Paris to live out her passion ... At only 20 years old, she headed to Paris, which was the cradle of fashion at the time and started working as a stylist. Her experience and expertise then led her to work as a designer for Sandro. Later on, in the 80’s, she decided to create her workshop, displaying her own style and creativity. Years passed and Françoise kept seeing production workshops creating their ready-to-wear collections, one after the other, year after year. Her desire to create grew stronger and stronger...

Ever since she was a child, Marina, the daughter, had seen her mother sew, draw and turn her sketches into unique garments. When she was little, she started drawing her costumes for the school ball as well as dresses that her mother was happy to make for her. After graduating from high school and her mind full of projects, she decided to study Communication and worked at Merci and Wooyoungmi. With their experience, the two women decided to combine their skills to develop a common project: Harpe. skills to develop a common project: Harpe. 

Françoise est « dans le métier » depuis 30 ans. Après une formation de modéliste dans les années 70 à Bourges, destinée à vivre de couture en province, elle décide de s’installer à Paris pour vivre sa passion… A peine âgée de 20 ans, elle s’oriente vers Paris, alors berceau de la mode, et trouve une entreprise chez qui elle travaille en tant que styliste. Son expérience et son savoir-faire la conduiront chez Sandro comme modéliste. Puis elle décide de créer dans les années 80, son propre atelier de style et tendances. Les années passent et Françoise voit les ateliers de fabrication créer l’un après l’autre leur collection de prêt-à-porter. Une forte envie de s’exprimer nait…

Marina, la fille, voit, depuis sa plus tendre enfance, sa mère coudre, dessiner et modeler les toiles qui se transforment en pièces uniques. Toute petite, elle dessine à son tour ses costumes pour le bal de l’école puis ses robes de jeune fille que sa mère se plait à confectionner. Après le Bac, un projet de collection en tête, elle décide de suivre des études de communication et travaille chez Merci et chez Wooyoungmi. Fortes de leurs bagages, les deux femmes décident d’associer leurs compétences dans un projet commun : Harpe.

Harpe voit le jour début 2014, ce nom fait référence à leur histoire ; Marina raconte « La harpe nous est à la fois familière et étrangère, notre grand-mère en possédait une et, petites, cet instrument nous fascinait car, exposé dans le grenier familial, les jours de grand soleil, il brillait, étincelait de beauté et, bien-sûr, attirait notre curiosité d’enfants ».

Les tâches sont réparties : Marina se charge du développement commercial et de la communication, Françoise se consacre au stylisme, au modélisme et à la production. Très vite Marina crée le compte Instagram de la marque ainsi que le blog où mère et fille racontent leur aventure. En mars 2014, la première collection est visible sur leur site internet.

Risks and challenges

Help us buy materials and machines to develop the collection and have our own workshop where our clothes would be on display and where we could welcome our clients.
Our know-how, quality and clothes made in France are values that we hold dear. We use French materials and accessories to achieve outstanding quality for our clothes. All buttons are hand-made by a craftsman, nestled beneath the roofs of Paris, rue Montorgueil in Paris. Offering low volume collections at reasonable prices has always been a challenge. This is also the case with our wedding collections where the margins remain very low. Seeing the smile on the future bride’s face with all her wishes fulfilled is the best reward.

L’intégralité des modèles est réalisée dans leur atelier, de la création au montage final. Toutes les semaines, de nouveaux produits sont créés, offrant aux clientes un large choix et des pièces uniques. Notre savoir-faire, la qualité et la fabrication française sont deux valeurs qui nous tiennent à cœur. Nous privilégions les matières et les accessoires français pour une qualité des vêtements irréprochables. Tous les boutons sont réalisés à la main par un artisan, nichés sous les toits, rue Montorgueil à Paris. Proposer nos collections en petites quantités et à prix moyen a toujours été un défi, il en reste de même avec la collection mariage où nos marges sont très faibles. Voir le sourire sur le visage des futures mariées qui partent comblées est la meilleure des récompenses.
La fabrication française est une valeur forte qu’elles portent et défendent en privilégiant les matières françaises telle la toile de Jouy qu’elles font produire aux environs de Lyon. Réfléchir ensemble, rassembler leurs idées et proposer des vêtements différents, de qualité, fabriqués en France, en petite quantité et à prix moyen, tel est leur défi.

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    FROM PARIS WITH LOVE / LA CARTE

    You will receive a personalized thank you message from Marina et Françoise. Thank you for helping us get closer to making our dream come true.

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    BRUNCH FOR THE COLLECTION / LE BRUNCH D'INAUGURATION DE LA COLLECTION

    An inauguration invitation for the wedding collection, with cakes and sweeties ! the more friends we have, the greater the joy!

    Boissons , gâteaux, plus on est, plus on rit ! :-)

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    A ELEGANT AND VINTAGE LARGE BAG / GRAND CABAS VINTAGE

    Everybody needs a large bag to put notebooks, computers, sports clothing…

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    A CARE PACKAGE / LE PAQUET SURPRISE

    Get a surprise with 2 creations of Harpe, maybe dress, sweatshirts or bag of winter collection and former collection ! Please notify you size in pants and in top.
    Un paquet surprise avec deux articles Harpe, des anciennes collections, peut-être une robe, un chemisier en dentelle, un sweat :-), surprise, surprise ! Indiquez la taille en bas et en haut

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    PRE-ORDERS ARPÈGE DRESS / PRÉCOMMANDE ARPÈGE ROBE

    Ecru dress with its necked back and its embroidered flowers / Robe dos nu et ses fleurs brodées

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    ARIA

    GUEST & BRIDESMAID DRESS / LES DEMOISELLES D'HONNEUR ET LES INVITÉS

    The perfect yellow dress with its embroidered flowers

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    THE LITTLE PINK DRESS / LA PETITE ROBE ROSE

    GUEST & BRIDESMAID DRESS / LES DEMOISELLES D'HONNEUR ET LES INVITÉS

    La petite robe rose with its necked back

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    PRE-ORDERS THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS / PRÉCOMMANDE LA PETITE ROBE BLANCHE

    La petite robe blanche with its necked back and its plumetis

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    BRIDESMAID DRESS OR GUEST WEDDING DRESS IN EXCLUSIVITY/ PRÉCOMMANDES LES DEMOISELLES D'HONNEUR ET LES INVITÉS

    La robe ballade pêche / Ballade peach dress

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    BALLERINE DRESS EXCLUSIVITY / PRÉCOMMANDE ROBE BALLERINE

    Inspirée des ballets / inspiration from Ballerina. The first to have access to Ballerina dress with crêpe silk and dentelle de calais.
    Les précommandes de la robe Ballerine sont lancées. Soie, satin et la dentelle de calais Sophie Halette

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    KATE DRESS EXCLUSIVITY / PRÉCOMMANDE KATE COURTE

    Inspirée de la robe de kate Middelton. The first to have access to Kate dress with silk and the same lace that kate middleton wedding dresses.
    Les précommandes de la robe Kate courte sont lancés. Soie, satin et la dentelle de calais que portait Kate Middelton pour son mariage

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    EVE DRESS EXCLUSIVITY/ EVE ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDE

    White and long Wedding dress with a large necked back. Lace, Crêpe and plumetis, coverd buttons made in Paris for Harpe, dress made by mum and me in Paris

    La robe longue parfaite avec son dos nus et sa manche en dentelle. Crêpe écru, Plumetis plissé dans le dos, boutons recouverts fabriqués à Paris pour Harpe, doublure microfibre touché satin et traîne arrondie

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    PRE-ORDERS SUBLIME DRESS EXCLUSIVITY/ SUBLIME ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDE

    One of our favorite dress for wedding. Long dress with silk organza for shoulders, silk and Calais lace for the entire dress. Look at its beautiful back and its covered buttons

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    KATE LONG DRESS EXCLUSIVITY/ KATE LONGUE ROBE DE MARIÉE LONGUE PRÉCOMMANDE

    Kate longue - Ecru - Silk, satin, viscose lining, Kate Middelton lace (de Calais), pearl buttons

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    CREATE YOUR OWN DREAM WEDDING DRESS/ LA ROBE DE VOS RÊVES

    Your wedding dress you always dreamed of which will have you name. Nous créons la robe de vos rêves qui portera votre nom.

    Validation auprès des créatrices après réception de vos inspirations et dessins

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