/ Feht Mé-zon /
adj. self-made ; made by ones self
The owners Saugan and Michelle first met in January 2020 on New Year’s Eve through a mutual friend. Sag was living in San Diego, California at the time and didn’t move back to Jersey until April that same year.
Sometime that July, Michelle was getting tattoo by Sag and they both realized they had this dream of opening their own shops. With it being such a mutual thing and their timelines matching, they gave into the idea of opening one together. In a short span of getting to know each other, they instantly felt like they’ve known each other for years and there wasn’t a doubt in trusting each other to become business partners.
They were thinking of something French for the shop's name. The name had to feel luxurious and classy. They thought of things like “duex”, meaning “two”, to represent 2 artists but it was already taken. So, a mutual friend came up with an idea of “Fait Maison”, meaning “Self Made”.
Both being raised in Jersey City, it was very fitting that they would name the business “Fait Maison”. Every kid starts out as a dreamer, the biggest dreamers are often “Self Made”. Originally, they wanted to open a shop in the city they call home, but eventually ended up in Bayonne. It was their first spot and they instantly fell in love with the space.
Once the lease was signed, they started building it with their bare hands with the help of some amazing friends. No official contractors were hired. How about that for self made? Working super diligently and tirelessly day after day, they officially opened in a month. Fait Maison was then born on September 1st.