The house was founded in 1787 by Monsieur Beaurain, a batiste handkerchief salesman, who set up a small shop in the Palais Royal neighborhood of Paris. In 1830, a retiring Monsieur Beaurain left the business to his employee, Auguste Godard.
But, it was when Auguste Godard’s daughter, Marie Godard, married victor Simonnot, (at the time, a client of Marie’s father), that the brand established the name, Simonot Godard, that is still holds proudly today.
Today, every Simonnot Godard handkerchief is exclusively woven. For each collection, the house’s wonderful archives are researched in-depth and serve as a source of inspiration out of which designs and motives that are part of our history are created – some of which are strictly historical, and others that we then reinterpret with contemporary twist.