rennes' story begins in 2008 in Boston, MA, with a gal named Julia. She originally started as an atelier sewing clothing and leather goods in a sun-soaked studio in Allston. A few seasons in, she moved to working with a locally owned and run leather goods factory. This shift created unbeatable quality in the rennes leather goods. At this time Julia was still hand sewing clothing from her studio and wholesaling too.
Since then, we have grown, expanding our vision to include complementary contemporary brands from the USA, Japan, France, Italy, India, and more.
At the end of 2016, we relocated to Philadelphia, PA. With the move came a brick and mortar shop & atelier in the historic neighborhood of Old City. With this, we have shifted our focus to nurturing and growing with the brands we carry and putting the house line on the back burner for a bit, though you can still find leather goods on our site!
We carry brands whose goods are manufactured with ethical practices and typically use all-natural fibers. We believe in small scale production, supporting local economies, and creating a community around making and design. We pride ourselves on carrying hard to find brands with unique perspectives.
Nowadays you can stop by the shop and see Julia and Elyse and the lovely shop dog Oppie. We love to help with all things clothing and home goods! If you aren’t able to stop by the shop feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org where we would be happy to help!
Did we mention that we have a podcast?! We would love it if you would take a listen.