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Jitrois, a French brand that sells things like $4,000 catsuits and what appears to be some kind of lady cummerbund made of leather, has finally come to New York City. The brand's U.S. flagship is now open inside a small space at 959 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side.
Naturally, Kim Kardashian (along with a host of other celebrities) is a fan, and though founder Jean-Claude Jitrois acknowledges the brand's inaccessibility, he tells WWD that buying a piece is "an emotional charge...it stays in your wardrobe and stays in your life."
What makes Jitrois leather so great? First, it's sliced thin and dipped in water, then bonded to Neoprene. "There's no imperfection in the skins," he explained. "The lambs need to be bred in a nice environment."