Archive | Beirut’s different concept store

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We’re finally given a chance to shop timeless pieces for less !

In this day and age, a lot of people mostly lean towards finding inspiration in a lot of aspects of life, whether lifestyle, entertainment or fashion. Within the fashion industry, one often finds a lot of brands drawing references and inspiration from older times and styles while adding a newer, more modern touch to them.


Photography/Pipe Yanguas


In celebration of the past, present and future, ARCHIVE brings to life iconic and timeless pieces, forming a collaborative space where fashion and lifestyle is at the forefront.

ARCHIVE pushes forward the idea that fashion is timeless, changing the idea and experience of time through reviving eccentric looks tied to specific eras. It comes to life through the belief that fashion can be expressed in a lot of manners and is not dependent on time or trends.

This approach makes ARCHIVE one of its kind, not only in Lebanon, but also regionally. Inspired by the concept of fashion archiving, the concept store gathers pieces of value from older collections of A-list designers, selling them at discounted prices.

Established in 2018 by Nabil Houssami, owner of PIAFF Boutique in Beirut, ARCHIVE is a collaborative space and concept store curating apparel, furniture and other lifestyle items from different eras, putting them together into cohesive archived collections.

For its first season, which was launched in the fall of 2018, ARCHIVE showcased a trip into Piaff Boutique’s history, curating a selection of eclectic and classic pieces from the different designers and brands that have been hosted and presented by the boutique over time.


Photography/Pipe Yanguas


Furthermore, the concept store hosted the Maison Pyramide Pop Up Shop for its inaugural edition in Beirut in December 2018. The collaboration brought together two eclectic collections and concepts, creating a curation of diverse pieces from some of the most coveted designers worldwide.

For Spring 2019, Archive launched its evening-wear edition, Archive Evening, curating a collection of the most iconic pieces of eveningwear from PIAFF and other sources.