Renae & Nicki

Designer Renae James founded the brand in 2003 in Sydney’s Paddington Markets, gaining a following for her French-inspired take on sleepwear and loungewear. She soon expanded Papinelle’s presence, opening her now flagship store in Paddington, one of Sydney’s most acclaimed fashion and lifestyle hubs. Gaining recognition in renowned publications such as Vogue, Renae and her business partner, Nicole Kelly, have grown the label to become the best un-kept secret in leisurewear and sleepwear.


Our Fabrics

Our Australian-born label creates sleepwear in breathable and ethically-derived fabrications. We source beautiful, sustainable fabrics in neutral palettes and seasonal colors that are the premium quality our customers expect. Every decision we make, we consider the impact on the environment.

Dream tomorrow

Social Responsibility

As our beautiful brand grows, we enter a new phase of our journey to ensure we provide transparency around our approach to the huge social, environmental, and economic challenges we are all facing. We are dedicated to ensuring that every touch point from our brand, considers its impact on people and the planet, and provides a clear, transparent roadmap on how we aim to achieve this, so you can truly Sleep Well in Papinelle.