URBAN BOBBY: a Pop-up Shop in Paris Dedicated to Japanese Leather

In February 2019, the pop-up store Bows & Arrows in Paris featured the brand URBAN BOBBY that specialises in leather products.


Thanks to its superior leather-tanning techniques, Hyogo prefecture boasts the largest volume of natural leather produced in Japan. In collaboration with Pen Magazine International, Hyogo Leather, a federation of cooperatives from the leather industry made up of artisans from the prefecture, was showcased in Bows & Arrows, a French store and online shop that specialises in Japanese goods, from on 15 and 16 February 2019.

The pop-up store in Paris featured the ladies’ fashion brand URBAN BOBBY. The simple, clean style of the leather bags and accessories in its range—wildly popular with women in their twenties and thirties—exudes feminine elegance. The brand places particular emphasis on showcasing the Japanese-made leather used to make its products. The designers for URBAN BOBBY are Masako and Tomoko Ijichi, whose father is a leather tanner. The pieces appeal to the senses with their high quality, warmth and durability. At its studio in Japan, URBAN BOBBY makes a point of producing each item by hand.

Pen Magazine International x Hyogo Leather URBAN BOBBY Pop-up Shop

Period: Friday 15 February 2019 – Saturday 16 February 2019

Venue: Bows and Arrows

Address: 17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, 75003 Paris

Tel: +33 9 83 70 76 98