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Paris Mode was established nearly 30 years ago (1st April 1986) by Madeleine Petit and Bernard Thiesson.

Madeleine and Bernard wanted to bring Parisian Fashion to Australia. The company at its beginning was selling only hair accessories. It has been growing ever since, and now carries a wide range of French Fashion products.


1986: Birth of Paris Mode in Surry Hills.

Within two weeks, Madeleine creates the first hair accessories collection, comprising mostly hair bows and head bands. Bernard presents the collection to one of the major Australian fashion retailer. The success is instant, the client places an order of $35,000; but this order must be delivered within two weeks.

Mission impossible! A plan of action is drawn. Madeleine and her daughter Ivonne are in charge of the manufacturing while Bernard tags the items and pack the order. It goes on for two weeks non stop at an average of 18 hours a day, and finally the order is delivered on time!



August 1986: Madeleine and Bernard fly to France and secure the support of the best manufacturers of hand made hair accessories. On their return, they present the collection to the Australian leading department store David Jones. Again the success is immediate and Paris Mode has been supplying the store ever since.


1990: Expansion into the import of French jewellery

Secure the distribution of the leading French bags manufacturer Groom.


1994: The bag collection is expanded with the distribution of the French bags Abaco.


1996: Addition to the jewellery collection with Poggi French Brand.


April 2000: Opening the second Paris Mode shop at the Paris end of Little Collins Street,



2002: Distribute in Australia the French brand Noun specializing in trendy tops.


2004: Addition to the jewellery portfolio with Les Gens du Sud.


2005: Extension of the clothing range with the Spanish brand Aldo Martin.


April 2006: Paris Mode moves their headquarters in the fashionable Paddington with a brand new retail-showroom concept.




Paris Mode offers a great selection of French luxury items including exquisite hair accessories, Very Chic handbags, sophisticated fashion jewellery and the latest trendy fashion tops.

Paris Mode works with more than 40 suppliers, and the creation of new products is done in close collaboration with them.

Paris Mode branding can be categorized in two groups:

Paris Mode The Brand:

Our core products are hair ornaments and jewellery. Paris Mode focus on quality that is why we use the best components available in the market. We design in house all our brand products; they are handmade and present the highest quality standards.


Paris Mode The Importer: To complement our range of Paris Mode brand products, we also import famous French brands such as Aldo Martins, AMS Pure, Cap De Luc, Groom…



Design, Quality, Innovation and Services are the watchwords of Paris Mode



We come from a place where our number one focus is to help and satisfy our customers. Our motto is "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others"! We take pride in our high standard of customer service. We focus on listening, and making a real connection with our customers.


We believe that people are our greatest resources, and we have a team who are loving souls, committed to serving and helping customers with what they really want. They understand that business success is a process, not an event




Paris Mode has our own showroom whitch is located on 1/30-38 Victoria St, Paddington.


Paris Mode distributes its products to up market fashion boutiques

Department stores such as David Jones. We have a showcase in their 35 stores


Paris Mode and the World: outside Europe we also sell our products in New Zealand,

Pacific Islands, and Asia.

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