About Us




Paris Mode was established in 1986 by Madeleine Petit and Bernard Thiesson.

Madeleine and Bernard wanted to bring Parisian Fashion to Australia. The company started creating Hair Accessories until it branched into the world of Jewellery, Fragrances and Fashion. It has been growing ever since, and now carries a wide range of French products.

Paris Mode focuses on quality and excellence in craftsmanship. All our products are designed in house and are Hand Crafted in Paris by expert craftsman combining traditional methods and technology with the highest quality standards.

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






1986: Birth of Paris Mode in Surry Hills.

Within two weeks, Madeleine creates the first Hair Accessories collection, comprising mostly of Hair Bows and Hair Bands. Bernard then 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 Leather Accessories 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,


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.

 Our Showroom is located on 1/30-38 Victoria St, Paddington.


Paris Mode distributes its products to High End Fashion Boutiques throughout Australia and in department stores such as David Jones. We have a showcase in their 35 stores.

Paris Mode is also distributed to selected stores around the world, please inquiry within media@parismode.com.au to find out where your nearest stockist is.


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