Simonnot Godard handkerchief
The house was founded in 1787 by Monsieur beaurain, a batiste handkerchieves 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 emplyee : Auguste Godard.
In 1937, Joseph's son, Emmanuel Simonnot takes over as the head of the house. And in the 1950's, Emmanuel's son, François, also joins the family business, of which he will continue to lead until 1999, the year in which Benjamin Simonnot purchases the business from his uncle.