THE MAISON

ERIC BOMPARD

A SUCCESS STORY100% made in France

In 1985, you had to take a 1930s-era train to travel to central Mongolia. As I rode on that cold train in January, I had a unique view of the region, the land of the goat herds that would become the very life of our company which celebrates its 30th anniversary today.
About 40 hours north of the Great Wall of China, I caught a glimpse of the first snowfall. I began to wonder if I was mistaken about the information I had: the region looked too cold, harsh, dismal and eerie. In short, the opposite of where you would want to live.
Yes, my project scared me, but I also believed in this adventure and nothing could stop me.
That is when I met a man in the steppes who trusted me enough to help me offer genuine cashmere to France.

30 years after founding the Maison Bompard, it has become an example of a different way of gathering and distributing the exceptional material throughout France and Europe. Later, competition came along but did not disturb our development.
Store after store, fibre after fibre, stitch after stitch, colour after colour, collection after collection, and in fact, year after year, I had stepped off of my train from the past to build the Maison Bompard as it is today.
I could write dozens of pages to tell the story that could be called : My trail to cashmere, the beautiful stranger.

CASHMEREexpert from father to daugther

ERIC BOMPARD
FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT
An entrepreneur at heart and with 100,000 francs in his pocket, the future cashmere expert decided to have cashmere knit on-site in the high plateaus of central Mongolia.

He chose to use his own name for his collections to establish credibility and show his clients that there was a physical person behind his label.

For 30 years, he has continued to build and strengthen his philosophy: quality material, charming styles.
LORRAINE DE GOURNAY
GENERAL MANAGER
With a Master’s degree in Economics from Dauphine, a DEA from Sciences Po and a Master’s degree from HEC, she started her career in London. In 2004, at the age of 27, Lorraine de Gournay joined the company.

Her first mission was to prepare a plan for the future of the family business, in particular with the launch of an online store. It didn’t take long for it to be a complete success.

As General Manager, she continues to develop the brand using a strategy focused on design and dynamism.

ERIC BOMPARDSpirit

A 100% FRENCH MAISON
The Maison Bompard was born is Paris and had maintain for more than 30 years a unique Parisian style. Collection after collection, the models imagined by the design office embody with elegance the Parisian chic.
A UNIQUE KNOW-HOW
Hereafter this material vertue, Eric Bompard’s design office is involved every year in innovating knitting stitches researches to offer an impressive variety of stitches and colours.
A CASHMERE OF EXCELLENCE
Since its creation, Eric Bompard is passionate by an exceptional fabric, the cashmere. Each piece, created from the best ply- the finest, the longest and the most white – from the Capra Arbas, a little goat coming from Gobi arid and desert plateau.
AN UNRIVALLED CHROMATIC PALETTE
Maison Bompard created each season around forty new colors.
In boutique, nobody can miss the breathtaking view of the giant library that enhance this chromatic richness.
Only natural pigments, human and eco-aware and certified by the independent label OEKO-TEX, are used in our production procedures.