Since 1997, well-heeled travelers have shopped this boutique in the Marché Serpette for labels like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Moynat, Chanel, and Goyard. This store, which looks more like a museum for leather, is a trove of hard-to-find handbags, suitcases, garment bags, and accessories (owner and collector Elisio Das Neves specializes in Hermès handbags and Louis Vuitton trunks). After great success, Elisio opened a second outpost across from the first in 2000, with a wider offering of hand-picked brands, furnishings, and even more leather pieces. These pieces are costly, as many are vintage and discontinued, but they're built to last.
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