The Vitrine is an online boutique presenting original talent and thoughtfully designed objects for the home and you. The work presented on the website carries on the tradition of small production or handmade. Commentary about the items seeks to be personal and fun, but honest and true to life. Whether emerging young talent or established designers, The Vitrine works hard to select a diversity of products from around the globe that demonstrate exceptional design, a sense of fun and creativity, attention to detail, and top quality materials
In addition, The Vitrine is pleased to present limited edition artists’ books and multiples from leading contemporary artists. We also offer unique objects and fun vintage finds from around Paris
Who is behind The Vitrine?
Owner + Founder-Blaire Dessent: I always wanted to have my own store. I can say that with certainty because I recently found a fraying poster saved from my kindergarten class in which we wrote our favorite things, hopes and dreams, and my response to the question: What do you want to be when you grow up was: “A storelady.” Born in sunny San Diego, to parents who have a love of collecting, particularly folk and craft arts, which likely started my interest in he visual arts, I then moved to New York City, where I worked ten years in contemporary art. Living between Paris and the United States since 2008, the time felt ripe for a change and I wanted to open my own store. But where? And thus, the www.thevitrine.com was born. I imagine a real Vitrine storefront someday but for now I like the idea of the online community and developing pop-up shops and in-store collaborations with boutiques in other cities.