After visiting Colette with his mother, the epitome of all things cool and a unique place that marked a before-and-after moment for the rest of concept stores (in Paris and worldwide), Thomas knew he wanted to have his own shop too. After studying business and specializing in fashion and luxury, he ventured with Elevastor, which started as an online platform – to prove those non-believers that he was, indeed, capable of managing his own shop and thrive with it – and is now a brick-and-mortar space located at 1 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, in Le Marais, one of the coolest ‘arrondissements’ in Paris. In it, Thomas sells garments and accessories by some of the most interesting young and emerging brands and designers today: Telfar
, Palomo Spain
, Igancia Zordan
, and many more. Today, we speak with Thomas about entrepreneurship, the ongoing debate between retail and e-commerce, and the best things to do in Le Marais.