Business Name: Monsieur London
Friends since university, Thibault Fulchiron and Valentin Goux, founders of Monsieur London, decided on one fateful night in 2011 to quit their corporate jobs in France and travel around the America’s in search of business inspiration.
Valentin recalls: “The idea of starting a business seemed like a great way to control our destiny, and travelling was a way to find the inspiration and business idea we needed. There were a few pints involved that night, but we both agreed spontaneously to travel from Alaska to Argentina and bought the tickets next day!”
Sixteen countries later, the pair decided on a business idea – to combine craftsmanship and quality and create a new line of men’s accessories.
We felt that London was the ideal city to start the business and moved here in 2012.
We spent the first half of that year brainstorming our business idea, taking on part-time jobs to pay rent whilst having meetings in a traditional English pub on Savile Row.
By October that year Monsieur London started trading as a bi-lingual online retailer; selling pieces ranging from leather bags, to bow ties and hats as well as offering uniquely made to order items to their clientele.
With a strong understanding of the value of viral marketing, we also have two complimentary blogs dedicated to promoting and communicating our brand values.
We wanted to change our lifestyle with starting our own business, and that’s why we stand by our values. Being socially and environmentally conscious forms a crucial part of what Monsieur London is about.