The story of Opium begins more than a decade ago, when two childhood friends, Thomas and Julien, shared a common passion for sneakers. Inspired by the emerging urban culture in Paris, they decided to create a store that would reflect their love for sneakers and offer an exclusive selection of high-end brands. With limited resources but unwavering determination, they opened the doors of Opium in a small location in the trendy Marais district.
The evolution towards exclusivity
Thanks to their passion for sneakers, Thomas and Julien have been able to attract a loyal clientele, made up of sneaker collectors, celebrities and influencers. They quickly gained reputation by offering rare and exclusive models, resulting from collaborations with renowned artists and brands. This unique approach has allowed Opium to stand out in an increasingly competitive market and to become a reference in the world of sneaker culture.
Collaborations with Opium
A place in the history of sneaker culture
Over the years, Opium has become much more than just a sneaker shop. It has become a gathering place for streetwear enthusiasts, a space where creativity and personal expression are encouraged. Numerous events, such as product launches and art exhibitions, are organized regularly to celebrate sneaker culture and its impact on contemporary society.