Le Mont Saint Michel (Clothing)

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Le Mont Saint Michel
Industry Retail
Founded 1913 Louvigné du Désert
Area served
Products Clothing
Owner Alexandre Milan
Website lemontsaintmichel.fr

The work-wear brand Le Mont St Michel was launched in 1913, just a few miles away from the famous abbey after which it was named.

Company history[edit]

In 1919, Caroline Lesaffre[1] founded a textile company, "Les Tricotages de l'Aa", which combined a factory with a school for young women whose fathers, brothers and husbands had not returned from World War I.

In 1964, Patrice Milan, Lessafre's grandson, took the reins of the company and modernised it by installing high-performance knitting machines.[2] A lover of French country estates, he bought the Chateau de Monthorin. The Tricotages de l'Aa continued to prosper by manufacturing for well-known designers such as agnès b., Gerard Darel and Joseph.[3]

In 1998, Alexandre Milan, succeeded his father as head of the company, acquired the tradename Le Mont Saint-Michel, combined the two companies[4] and created a new brand under the Le Mont Saint-Michel name.


  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081008101706/http://www.patrimoine-de-france.org/oeuvres/richesses-21-7525-58170-M103083-144239.html. Archived from the original on October 8, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Le Mont Saint-Michel – Les habits de Normandie | BLOG FOCUS MAGAZINE". Blog.focus-magazine.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Le Mont St Michel clothing » Fifi's Fashion Fix". Fifiwilson.com. 2009-08-16. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  4. ^ "La maille emballe la mode - L'EXPRESS". Lexpress.fr. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 

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