ONCE UPON A TIME …

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1992 / 1994

A meeting between a French and a Swedish –
a dynamic duo is formed from
the world of advertisement with
the world of fashion.
Lena Henriksson-Barenton : A young Swedish stylist for woman’s fashions, from
the houses of Lanvin and Chantal Thomas.
Eric Barenton : A dashing Parisian advertising agent with marketing experience with
big agencies like Havas, DDB, …
Together they launch the new concept child between them, Charabia,
as a newborn gift collection.

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1992 / 1994

A meeting between a French and a Swedish –
a dynamic duo is formed from
the world of advertisement with
the world of fashion.
Lena Henriksson-Barenton : A young Swedish stylist for woman’s fashions, from
the houses of Lanvin and Chantal Thomas.
Eric Barenton : A dashing Parisian advertising agent with marketing experience with
big agencies like Havas, DDB, …
Together they launch the new concept child between them, Charabia,
as a newborn gift collection.


1992 / 1994

A meeting between a French and a Swedish –
a dynamic duo is formed from
the world of advertisement with
the world of fashion.
Lena Henriksson-Barenton : A young Swedish stylist for woman’s fashions, from
the houses of Lanvin and Chantal Thomas.
Eric Barenton : A dashing Parisian advertising agent with marketing experience with
big agencies like Havas, DDB, …
Together they launch the new concept child between them, Charabia,
as a newborn gift collection.

1995

The concept Charabia is one of the first
of its kind for natural, ecologically based
clothes for children.
Shows in New York, Paris and Florence.

1999

Opening of its first CHARABIA shop
and corporate showroom in the heart
of Saint Germain des Pres in Paris.
Presence in department stores in London.

2000

Success confirmed in the USA : Charabia
is featured in famous catalogs
and trade magazines and the Wall Street Journal.
Prestigious department stores such
as Barney’s in New York, and Neiman Marcus, offer Charabia.

2002

A launch by this duo with a statement
into the children’s fashion with
the first dress to be colored…further developing
the commercial and PR success

2004

Charabia realizes 70% of its turnover
in the export, not only in Europe,
but in the United States, Japan and Russia.
Creation of a logistic platform
in the Paris area is formed.

2006

Charabia is selected to the European Kids Fashion Awards, and finds itself
in the finale of the parade with two bigger brands
at the top of the Italian
children’s fashion industry.
Opening of Charabia in Dubai.
The line expands to size 12 years
and offers a universal collection
for baby gifts and boys and girls of today.

2007

Remodeling the flagship shop in Paris. Charitable operation with Unicef.
Charabia remains loyal to its high-end concept.
It is present at the best specialty
boutiques in more than 15 countries
and is featured in the biggest cities
of the world, including Paris, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Dubai and Milano.

2010

Charabia is launching Mademoiselle
Charabia for the girls of the family,
up to 16 years.

2012

As requested by mothers, Charabia is presenting it’s Women Collection on Who’s Next in Paris.

2015 / 2016

New Galeries Lafayette and Le Bon Marché Corner Shops; Paris.

Charabia Products

From Paris to Tokyo to New York, Charabia dresses the chic kids around the world.
Iconic, elegant, creative and fresh, Charabia reinvents the children’s
dress code in a refined and playful style.

Available from infant to children sizes, and featuring a charming and poetic design,
couture details, guipure lace, feathers and sequins – Charabia’s
original style is sought after by every mom.

Whatever their daily activities, this children’s brand accompanies little
girls throughout the day.

The outfits are warm and comfortable to go run and play at recess and the dresses
made of elegant fabrics are easy to wear: simply add a few accessories like little
boots or a thick wool scarf and “Voilà”! – creating a cool and hip style is effortless.

Upcoming birthday party? Long live the festive dresses, they were made with
exceptional know-how and magically transform a little girl into a princess for the day.


Behind The Scenes

THE UNIQUE “SAVOIR-FAIRE” FROM THE HOUSE OF CHARABIA PARIS

Over 20 years…

The House of Charabia is both close to the creative mindset of designers and those of Parisian couture fashion houses.
Its know-how is recognized by the fashion world and particularly within children’s fashion for over 20 years.

Behind the label is a long and beautiful story, a passionate team, and an exceptional know-how that has been acquired
over time that will not easily be equalled.

A Style, a Team, a Brand

Since the beginning creative design has been at the heart of its products, and the initiative was launched through the inspiration of the artistic fashion director Lena Henriksson-Barenton (formerly of prestigious fashion houses like Lanvin and Chantal Thomass).
Since then, the body of work of the collections is signed by that creative course, this passion and the DNA of the brand, of pretty fabrics and material
and refined details. It’s this style, distinguishable by all – this “French touch” which allows the small Parisian label to proudly run alongside
the biggest names in the luxury fashion world from Paris to New York and Asia.

The attention to detail: a rigorous process

Each season, the choice of the materials is made in advance depending on the creative inspiration,
keeping Charabia’s famous image in mind, and of course international trends.

From the first idea, design, or drawing to the first prototype, Charabia’s know-how is recognizable in the respectful and rigorous process made
of a multitude of details. All the elements of this process come together to produce a piece for the new collection –
to the delight of a clientele with refined tastes.

A Culture, An Ethic

Finally, Charabia works with small workshops and factories – oftentimes historic partners in France – to produce pieces which often require
highly skilled and meticulous production. Through this, Charabia guarantees its dedication to quality and ethics.
By choosing a piece signée Charabia, you own a unique product with an authentic story.
Congratulations!

ALL TALKS ABOUT CHARABIA

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Expressen

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Elle

Junior Magazine

Sesame

Marie Claire

Journal du textile

Me!

Grazia

TEST

2015

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Expressen

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Elle

Junior Magazine

Sesame

Marie Claire

Journal du textile

Me!

Grazia

TEST

2015

Vogue Bambini

Milk

Madame Figaro

Junior Magazine

Vogue Bambini

Madame Figaro

Fashion Mag

Elle

Junior Magazine

Madame Figaro

Vogue Bambini

Unicef

TEST

2015

Fashion Mag

Junior Magazine

Elle

Vogue Bambini

Le Monde

Elle

Junior Magazine

Vogue Bambini

Elle

Journal du textile

Vogue Bambini

Junior Magazine

TEST

2015

Junior Magazine

Elle

Marie Claire

Madame Figaro

Elle

Vogue Bambini

Vogue Bambini

Milk

Madame Figaro

Junior magazine

TEST

2015

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Expressen

PRINCESS ESTELLE OF SWEDEN

Elle

Junior Magazine

Sesame

Marie Claire

Journal du textile

Me!

Grazia

Vogue Bambini

Milk

Madame Figaro

Junior Magazine

Vogue Bambini

Madame Figaro

Fashion Mag

Elle

Junior Magazine

Madame Figaro

Vogue Bambini

Unicef

Fashion Mag

Junior Magazine

Elle

Vogue Bambini

Le Monde

Elle

Junior Magazine

Vogue Bambini

Elle

Journal du textile

Vogue Bambini

Junior Magazine

Junior Magazine

Elle

Marie Claire

Madame Figaro

Elle

Vogue Bambini

Vogue Bambini

Milk

Madame Figaro

Junior magazine