The Sajou 飒儒 store in Beijing in the Dongcheng district

Published: 07/13/2016 12:39:27
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The Sajou store in Beijing is in Dongcheng, the historical and central part of the town. It is situated in Gulou Dongdajie Street, with its’ famous bell and drum towers at the end of the road. These two towers were used to announce the time. There were 24 drums in the Drum Tower which were beaten every two hours day and night.


The Drum Tower and Bell Tower in Beijing

On the right, the Drum Tower, on the left, the Bell Tower.

The Dongcheng district is home to the remains of old Peking, with the famous Hutong, a labyrinth of indescribable alleys. Many parts of the old town have been destroyed and Dongcheng is now jealously preserved. Normally, the shop front should be painted red, but an exception was made for the Sajou store which had the privilege to be painted orange, like the sister store in Paris.


The front of the Sajou Beijing store

I cannot resist giving you the address in Chinese: 

地址:北京市东城区鼓楼东大街24-2号 邮编:100009  
24-2 Guloudongdajie Dongcheng district 100009 Beijing, Chine

Our importer, Qiuyan Dong, is a specialist in accessories and supplies for leather work and has another store next to Sajou. This houses an impressive collection of all sorts of skins, including whole alligators, ray skins (shagreen) and absolutely exceptional plonge lambskins.

Leather stocks from Leather Craft

Qiuyan Dong is very particular about the products she sells and all her goods
come from Europe (France and Italy) as well as craft tools from Japan
.

Inside the Sajou Beijing store

The Sajou Beijing store also sell Retors du Nord embroidery floss, Laine Saint-Pierre, a large selection of our haberdashery items and ribbons, and all the Fil Au Chinois threads. The next step is to develop embroidery techniques, notably to introduce cross stitch to her Chinese customers, a little-known technique.

The two sales girls in the Sajou Beijing store with Frederique Crestin-Billet.Inside the Sajou Beijing store

On the left, the two Sajou sales girls Jingjing Zhou and Yanye Li
in the company of Frederique Crestin-Billet.

Read about : The Sajou opening ceremony in Beijing June 2016.

 

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47, rue du Caire 75002 Paris

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Sajou store in Beijing

424-2 Guloudongdajie
Dongcheng district
100009 Beijing, China
 

地址
北京市东城区鼓楼东大街24-2
号 邮编:100009  

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