First Look Inside Galet’s New Paris Boutique

Galet, the up-and-coming French loafer brand, is playing up the architectural details in its new flagship in Paris’ Saint-Germain-de-Prés neighborhood.

The one-and-a-half-year-old company worked with well-known artists Henry Krokatsis and Klemens Torggler on the new space. Krokatsis — known for mixing innovative materials — designed a wooden patchwork floor. Torggler crafted one of his famous kinetic door that resembles a geometic sculpture and swings open to “Le Salon Rouge,” a hidden alcove in the back of the store where consumers can shop for limited-edition collections.


The brand, which hit the Hamptons this summer to generate buzz, hosted a party during Paris Fashion Week to celebrate the space.

There, co-founder Jonathan Horemans explained the philosophy behind the brand.

“We wanted to produce a niche product that will last. We looked at Italy and France and we thought France had an undiscovered area of shoemaking,” he said. “The French shoemaking and design just offers a different kind of vibe,” he added noting that he wanted to offer men something besides the ubiquitous Ferragamo and Gucci loafers.

Galet Store Paris
Founder Jonathan Horemans
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The store also prominently displays its shoes boxes that sit above the shelves where product is displayed. The label offers a diverse mix of loafers in a variety of colors and materials.

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