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Souvenirs made in Brittany

An authentic gift from Brittany

1. An authentic gift from Brittany

Do you go for the classic or hipster style? Treat yourself to the best Breton clothes! The sailor top has become an essential item for your wardrobe and the best ones are from the pioneers in the matter, such as Armor-Lux and Le Minor. And don’t forget the raincoat and sailor pullover from Dalmard Marine. Do you want to show off your “Bretonnitude” another way? Opt for t-shirts from Breizh Club, Galette Complète or Breizh Angel. The spirit of adventure can also be found in Stered designs.

2. Brittany at the table

In Brittany, the two-handled bowl is an icon. Get one with your name on it from la faïencerie de Pornic or opt for a “disco ball” version from Henriot-Quimper. The poetic and delicate pottery by Nathalie Derouet in Douarnenez adorns the finest tables in Brittany. Featuring seaweed or large, brightly-coloured fish, Breton symbols decorate the creations by Valérie Leroux and add energy to your kitchen!



3. Glass-makers rekindle the flame

An exquisite blend of earth and fire, Breton glassmaking is experiencing a revival and proudly showcasing its wares. You’ll love the sparkling creations by Verreries de Bréhat. In Belle-Ile, the young team at the Fluïd glass-maker is known for its paperweights and the rich colours of its collection. Ready to play with fire? In Rue du Jerzual in Dinan, Adrian Colin, with the “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” title, proposes workshops in which you will learn glass-blowing techniques.

4. Bags in the wind

They can be identified by their giant numbers and their white stitching: the bags and accessories made from recycled sailcloth appeal to ocean lovers, fashionistas and décor fans. The artisanal sewing and assembly work gives these Optimist or multi-hull sails a second life. Thank to their strength and resistance, they can also be made into poufs, deckchairs and lights. At BO Carré in Fouesnant, Vent de Voyage in Saint-Malo or 727 Sailbags in Lorient, these sporty, stylish and contemporary creations with the scent of the ocean offer something to please everyone.

5. Stationery, textiles and accessories

We love it when the traditional symbols of Brittany are twisted with a refreshing sense of humour! The magnets and stickers from A l’aise Breizh can be stuck everywhere. Direct from Pointe du Raz, the naive bestiary of Monsieur Papier features on stationery and tote bags. La Loutre proposes postcards and mugs with designs of Breton towns, and the products at Les Rêves de Carofeature slogans. Ty Coz proposes chic Breton fashion and household linen decorated with triskeles.

6. Breton leather-making talent

Do you fancy a leather bag that ages over time? Maroquinerie Renouard, based in Plancoët for five generations, and Atelier Jaouën in Plérin have joined the circle of top leather-making brands and confirm their attachment to the equestrian world. The beauty of the full-grain leather and the remarkable finishes speak for themselves. Avel&Men puts a marine twist on leather and canvas watch straps and cases.

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