mercredi 15 janvier 2014

Folie du Jour.fr : About Us

Hi Guys !

So, I've open my new website last week at www.foliedujour.fr (and you still have 25% OFF until the end of June with this coupon code : OPENING25)
I wanted to give you more informations about the shop :

Our mission :

FOLIE du JOUR is a French shop dedicated to bringing customers the best selection of french advertising prints and posters.

Who's behind the shop ?

Bonjour and welcome to Folie du Jour !
My name is Marion. I'm a 28 years old French girl living in Paris, France (near Montmartre). I graduated with a Master's degree in International Management from Northeastern University in Boston, USA and Reutlingen University in Germany. 
The french Belle Epoque (Victorian Era) and Années Folles (roaring twenties) fascinate me. I've always loved vintage objects and most of all vintage prints and posters.
After running an Etsy and an Ebay shop for 2 years and sold more than 1500 items, I finally decided to open my own website !
In Folie du Jour, we offer you recent reproductions of antique French advertising prints and posters from 1895 to 1965.
I work with French suppliers specialized in prints reproductions for many years and recognized for the quality of their work. Our prints are top-notch quality reproductions with vivid, pure colors and exceptional details that accurately match the colours and the fineness of the original.
I always try to write as much as I know about the prints and the artista. You will also find a lot of informations and anecdotes in the blog.
For the latest updates : « like us » on Facebook !

Why this name « Folie du Jour » ?

« La Folie du Jour » was the name of a Josephine Baker's show in the Folies Bergère, Paris.
Josephine Baker (1906 – 1975) was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a citizen of France in 1937.
Baker was the first African-American female to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou (1934), to integrate an American concert hall, and to become a world-famous entertainer. She is also famous for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, for assisting the French Resistance during World War II, and for receiving the French military honor, the Croix de guerre.

What « Folie du Jour » means :

Folie = sheer madness or sheer craziness
du Jour = of the day. (like in a french menu : Soupe du Jour = Soup of the day )

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