We've always loved Paul & Joe for their preppy-meets-quirky aesthetic and their willingness to occasionally slap an adorable baby animal on an item of clothing. They've taken that signature charm and incorporated it into their latest category: housewares. The fairly rapidly-expanding label (they recently added cat-themed cosmetics and childrenswear to their repertoire) just launched Paul & Joe La Maison, a huge collection of cookware, aprons, China, serving trays and more. And it's all really, really cute. For the launch, there are three styles: a floral print, a fish print and a cat print! The latter, for reasons we shouldn't have to explain, is our favorite. We chatted with Paul & Joe designer Sophie Albou about her inspiration, her love of cats (but tragic allergy to them) and what's next! Read on for our interview with her plus more pics of the adorable collection, which will be available on Paulandjoe.com and in Paul & Joe stores.
We love The Outnet. Mostly because we own a piece of Erdem due to their fantastic discounts, but also because they team up on exclusives with plenty of our favorite designers, from Alex Wang to Balmain. For instance, today the site is hosting a special sale with Paul & Joe. Not only will shoppers get a chance to score second-season merchandise at wallet-friendly prices, but designer Sophie Albou has opened up her archives to offer devoted fans the opportunity to scoop up some limited edition Paul & Joe pieces. We've been after the khaki short suit for years--it's perfectly proportioned--so it's nice to be able to revisit favorites that we thought got away. We suggest heading over to The Outnet asap, as this stuff is sure to sell out fast. (It did the last time the outlet site and Albou got together.) Enjoy!