Our History

Jamin Puech

The Art of the Extra-ordinary

Since 1989, the Art of creating extraordinary bags.

A Jamin Puech bag is before all a burst of imagination, an intuition, a story of memories and emotions.

 It is also a voyage where cultures intertwine, where master craftsmen around the world work and assemble the most noble and surprising materials.

OVER 25 YEARS OF CREATION AND CRAFTMANSHIP

In 1989, Isabelle Puech and Benoit Jamin were studying fashion design in Paris while creating costumes for theatres and the Opera. This led them to design their first eclectic and unclassifiable bags including elements of far away cultures, perhaps a legacy of Isabelle Puech's childhood spent sailing the world with her parents from Africa to Polynesian islands.

That year they presented their creations to the International Fashion and Photography Festival (Hyères, Cote d'Azur), the most prestigious competi- tion for young creators which revealed the likes of Viktor & Rolf or Felipe Oliveira Baptista. They won the first prize and Bergdorf Goodman bought all the collection.

They would subsquently design bags for Chanel, Balmain, and Chloé before launching Jamin Puech in 1992 and soon after opening a first boutique-atelier in Paris.

Today Jamin Puech still walks the less travelled roads of creation producing twice a year over sixty new colourful, suprising and impeccably made new designs.

Key dates

1991

First prize of the Festival of creators of Hyères

1993

Design of the bags for Chanel ready-to-wear collection, then Chloe and Balmain

1995

Start of the collaboration with embroiders in India

1996

Opening of the first store and atelier in Paris rue d’Hauteville

1998

Opening of the New York store

2001

Ouverture de la première boutique à Tokyo, Omotesando

2002

Opening of the second store in Paris, rue Madame, Saint Germain des Prés

2003

Opening of the third store in Paris, rue Vielle du Temple, Le Marais

2004

Participation in the exhibition "Le cas du sac" at the Musée des arts Décoratifs

2007

Opening of Jamin Puech stand at Printemps Haussmann, Paris

2008

Osaka: second Japanese store

2009

Jamin Puech part of the book BAG - Laurence King publishing

2011

20th anniversary

2012

Retrospective of 20 years of the brand in Tokyo

2013

Ranked among the top 10 fashion designers of the 2000s by Gala magazine

2015

Opening of the new Jamin Puech showroom in Paris, rue Malher, le Marais