Hello and welcome to Palais Armoire.
It's Anna here, founder of this boutique and blogger at www.kulyarosas.com.
Palais Armoire is French for Wardrobe Palace. You can probably guess, palais = palace, armoire = wardrobe. Why the French? I hear you ask. Well, I am bilingual, maybe more a becoming bilingual, after having studied French at Lancaster University in the north west of England, UK. How to pronounce Palais Armoire: pa-lay arm-waw.
I have always dreamed of having my own boutique, especially a brick-and-mortar one, but for now an online boutique seemed both possible and an exciting venture. Fashion was my thing from day one. I was that girl with 21 Bratz dolls, spending my weekends dressing them in mini-skirts and knee-high boots, or jeans and t-shirts. No matter what the outfit was, I loved the creativity of styling.
It wasn't till I completed my degree, began a full time job in the e-commerce & customer service world, that I felt a side hustle coming on. Lockdown was in full swing and Coronavirus at its peak, and I took the plunge and began an Instagram account. I shared pieces on IG stories, asking people to vote yes on no. This is what I called "Stock or Not" and it is definitely a Palais Armoire signature way to decide on what the boutique should stock.
Very quickly after, PA was born. We decided to shorten Palais Armoire to PA when talking about it in passing, and now it is fondly referred to in this way by friends and customers alike.
Palais Armoire is the boutique for real-life stylish young women who want to build a collection of sustainable quality pieces that don't break the bank and are kind to the environment.
I hope you love the pieces we have hand-picked and you continue to enjoy our new arrivals as they hit the website.
Follow us on Instagram @palaisarmoire - we follow back! Tag us in your photos and stories, we do our best to share everything!
Lots of love,
Anna and Team PA x