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Step into South Melbourne's French Emporium, Maison Otto

Published 10 July 2024
A go-to destination for Francophiles

Maison Otto is Melbourne's one-stop-shop for stylish and original French lifestyle products.

Elevate your look with a quality range of French fashion and accessories or style your home with a wide range of elegant table linen, faux flowers, bed linen, decor, artwork, cushions and more.
The stall's curated selection of homewares combines classic French elegance with modern functionality. Whether you're searching for exquisite tableware, artisanal kitchen accessories, or vintage-inspired décor, each piece in the Maison Otto collection tells a story of craftsmanship and heritage. Whatever your home desires, this is a stall that has the perfect item to enhance your living space.
Whether browsing for yourself or gift shopping for a loved one, you are sure to find the perfect something at Maison Otto.

Caroline Khelaifia started Maison Otto in 2006, driven by her passion to bring unique and quality European labels to Australia. Hailing from France, Caroline not only has the rich experience of over 25 years in the fashion industry, as a stylist, fashion buyer and in product development, but also holds a natural instinct developed from cutting and playing with fabrics, colours and designs as a child. Born and raised in a fashion-driven family in France designing and styling since 1920’s, launching a business in fashion was always on the cards.

After 28 years in Australia and travelling the world in search of quality products, Caroline has a deep knowledge when it comes to fashion, styling and homewares. 

Her collection has been carefully curated, with a focus on ethical sourcing and production, high quality materials and products that are artisanal, handcrafted and thoughtfully designed. She works directly with the makers and creators, and nurtures these relationships to support and promote their work.

Caroline opened Maison Otto at South Melbourne Market in December 2023, with the stall aiming to combine the effortless Australian lifestyle with distinctive French influences to bring timeless trends to the Market customer.

The stall boasts an incredible range of French-made jewellery and accessories, including an exclusive collection by Parisian jeweller, Julie Sion. The neo-baroque style earrings and rings are all handmade with high quality materials in Julie Sion's studio in Paris. The meticulous detail of her creations has recently caught the eye of both YSL and Chanel, who have commissioned her work! 

Find body creams, candles, soaps and fragrances by Panier des Sens, an ethical and vegan skincare brand that uses 100% naturally sourced ingredients. With all products created and manufactured in France in small batches, the brand is committed to sustainability and corporate responsibility, with fully transparent and ethical production standards.

Be transported to the French Riveriea at home with a beautiful range of home fragrances and candles by brands including Maison Berger Paris and Château de Versailles. The latter take their name from the famous Palace of Versailles which is located west of Paris. Just like the name, the candles are regal in their design as well as their quality. Chateau de Versailles candles set up the perfect ambience for a dinner party and have the ability to uplift the mood of everyone in the room, emit positive vibes and deliver an elegant and memorable experience.

Steeped in French tradition, these brands are the perfect gifts for those who value high quality French savoir-faire.

Maison Otto is also the exclusive Australian distributor for N'GO Shoes, the French-designed eco-sneaker. N'GO are a B-Corp certified brand, specialising in leather sneakers for men and women. 

The brand promotes the traditional craftsmanship of more than 40 Vietnamese craftswomen from ethnic minorities, and prioritises the use of local and recycled raw materials.

Find Maison Otto in Aisle B at South Melbourne Market, open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am.


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