It's our pleasure to introduce our latest stockist in Paris : Shop At The Museum www.shopatthemuseum.fr . What's best - we caught up with the founder Virginie Martin-Robin, to learn more about being a founder, museums, gifting, christmas and cakes in Paris and most important of all, to know about their latest Christmas Pop Up collaboration at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris.
I AM A : What was the idea behind setting up Shop At the Museum ?
Virginie : During my travels all around the world, I love visiting all the museums' gift shops. I always thought how great it will be if we can find all of them in one place! Et voilà!
I AM A : Which museum is your favourite ?
Virginie : Le Musée de la vie Romantique ... so parisian :)
I AM A : Which museum gift store is your favourite ?
Virginie : Shop At The Museum www.shopatthemuseum.fr , because I can see and shop all the products from all my favourite museum shops!
I AM A : Soon it will be Christmas. What's the most important Christmas tradition for you ?
Virginie : Eating gingerbread and Christmas star biscuits!
I AM A : For picking gifts, what are important things you think about / features in gifts that you look for ?
Virginie : The designers, the illustrators. If the person who created the product have a good soul... it will be a good gift for sure.
I AM A : being a founder of Shop at the Museum, is that very different to what you want to be compared to your childhood dreams ?
Virginie : I am reaching step by step to my childhood dreams.
I AM A : If someone want to startup a business what will be your key advice to them ?
Virginie : Start! You will change your ideas many times during working, meeting people, and working with them. Trust your own skills, and find people who have different skills to yourself - that is the best way to improve yourself and the business.
I AM A : We love paris. Which is your favourite bistro and the best place to meet up with you?
Virginie : My canteen is Rose Bakery at Le Bon Marché. ( I am waiting for our lunch, Charmaine ). For work meetings, I like to be on the second floor at Le Café de Flore.
I AM A : Tell us more about your latest pop up project ?
Virginie : From 2nd of December 2015 until 3rd January 2016, Shop at the Museum has a Christmas Pop Up in Paris, at the shop at La Gaîté Lyrique.
The address is 3 bis rue Papin, 75003 Paris.