En Soie, French way to say “in Silk”, it is one of those family handmade business of Zürich that can make us proud.
In 1970 Margrit and Walter Meier took over a Swiss textile distributor that after four years was leaded by the daughter-in-law Monique that in 1984 renamed the brand as “En Soie” drawing two little dancing rabbits as a symbol of the Silkhouse.
And it still a family business, where Monique together with the multitalented daughters Anna, Sophie can be seen in the old town of Zürich in their historical shop of Strehlgasse 26. But they also have a boutique in Los Angeles where probably you could see the other daughter Eleonore, in 3333 Sunset Blvd.
Both stores carry the full En Soie range: fashion apparel, accessories, bags, jewellery, shoes, ceramics, works of art and a cook-book.
It is well known for its colorful fabrics and scarves and its special aesthetic taste for handprinted and embroidered cloches.
Every item is handmade either in Switzerland or in India, where Anna plans to open a further store.
I like this Rose Flamingos Wallet (89$) .
Or this white Hip Bag (110$) very practical and Zürich style.
It is of course a special treat to buy one of those pieces, but bloggers say that it is worth it…