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URBAN GUIDE

Looking for good ideas and places? With exhibitions, festivals, concerts, shops, capsule collections, restaurants, bars and more, our Urban Guide pages tell you what's on and what's just opened. A great way to discover all the richness and diversity of the Provence culture, shopping, food and drink, from. Local creators also have their say in these pages.

September 2021

Julia Maggio

  • Pince-nez, the new must in accessories.
  • Julia Maggio’s dream has come true. The optician and optometrist launched her eponymous brand this spring.
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Les faces-à-main sont des miniatures des modèles optiques.

Julia Maggio’s dream has come true. The optician and optometrist launched her eponymous brand this spring. The designs are dreamed up in Provence but the eyewear is made in Oyonnax, centre of the French eyewear industry in the Jura. As well as four models of sunglasses in four different colours and three optical frames, she’s reviving the 19th-century fashion for pinces-nez: glasses with no arms, to be hung around the neck as a decorative item. The necklaces are in natural silk decorated with 23 beads plated with yellow, pink or silver god. A lovely and very useful accessory.

Optique Blanc
430 rue Paradis, Marseille, 8e
Tél. 04 91 71 71 29