The Most Exquisite Leathercraft

Stepping inside Duret Paris is like entering a temple, where beauty and age-old savoir-faire are venerated. We have been crafting the very finest leather belts and accessories in our workshops since the late 1990s.

Drawing on a heritage of leatherworking expertise stretching back three generations, Duret Paris marries traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design.

After working with all the great French luxury brands for years, Mickaël Benarroch set up Duret Paris in 1998. He wanted to offer a service where clients can order hand-sewn belts and leather accessories in the finest leathers and exotic skins, tailored to their precise requirements. As well as his skills in the noble craft of saddlery, this self-taught artisan is a maestro of color who creates wonderfully subtle finishes on leather.

Color is the unmistakable hallmark of Duret Paris. Our workshops are a hive of activity, always humming with the sounds of traditional leathercrafting practices and tools, and this is also where the animal skins acquire their rich nuances of ruby reds, denim blues, bright oranges and berry colors, deep burgundies and chestnuts, or sophisticated grays.
Every Duret Paris belt is unique, made to the client’s measurements, and designed to last a long time. That’s why it takes eight hours to make just one belt.

This authentic French know-how is appreciated throughout the world. You will see our custom-made belts worn from New York, London and Milan to Tokyo and Singapore, by people who appreciate elegant luxury, tailored precisely to them.

Luxury Without Compromise

“My love for beautiful craftsmanship dates back to my childhood, when I used to play in my dad’s workshop among the wooden tools and gorgeous shoes he repaired.

As a third-generation leather craftsman, I set up Duret Paris in the early 90s because I was determined to perpetuate this French luxury savoir-faire, without compromise. of excellence in luxury “made in France”, without compromise.

I inherited a passion for leather and traditional saddlery crafts, and wanted to make unique objects for my clients that would really stand out because of their superb finishes. 

I feel so fortunate to have learned leathercraft from the very best, and now I make sure I pass these skills on to others.”

Luxury Without Compromise

“My love for beautiful craftsmanship dates back to my childhood, when I used to play in my dad’s workshop among the wooden tools and gorgeous shoes he repaired.

As a third-generation leather craftsman, I set up Duret Paris in the early 90s because I was determined to perpetuate this French luxury savoir-faire, without compromise. of excellence in luxury “made in France”, without compromise.

I inherited a passion for leather and traditional saddlery crafts, and wanted to make unique objects for my clients that would really stand out because of their superb finishes. 

I feel so fortunate to have learned leathercraft from the very best, and now I make sure I pass these skills on to others.”

The Most Noble Materials

Fine Skins And Leathers

The precious materials used to craft Duret Paris belts and leather goods are chosen with a keen eye for quality. Such a rigorous selection process is critical to achieving the beauty of the final piece.

Natural Pigments

Our leathers are sourced from leading French tanneries that use ecofriendly vegetable tanning processes. We also use our own natural pigments to fix the colors on our leathers and animal skins.

Certified Exotic Skins

We want our products to be ethical as well as chic, so the provenance of our exotic skins is stringently certified and checked. Duret Paris sources its leather from France’s leading tanneries, whose reputations hinge on undergoing regular audits. Our crocodile, alligator, ostrich and python skins originate in the US, Australia, South Africa and Israel.