By Alejandra Hernandez
From a vintage Gucci belt to one of the first Dior saddle bags, you never know what you’ll find in Paris’ best vintage shops. As you may know, an interest for sustainable fashion has exploded all over the world these past years and thrift shopping is now a must (yes, finally!). We decided to curate a perfect list of our favourite spots for vintage shopping and take you on a tour of Paris. Ready? (We promise they are going to blow your mind).
As we walked through Marais, a dusty smell and a vintage coiffeur sign got our attention. It was Vintage Desir. If you ever ask a Parisian where to buy second-hand clothes, we assure you 2 out of 3 will tell you to go there. Plus, most of their clothes and accessories are cheap.
Where? 32 Rue des Rosiers, 75004
A real parisien told us we needed to look for this shop, where the price you pay depends on the weight of your clothes. Yes, on the weight! Cowboy boots were everywhere, vintage leather purses and scarves were basically flying around us. It was the one and only Kilo Shop. One of the best places to buy second-hand clothing and one of the best concepts we’ve ever seen. Just check tag colors to know how much you are paying by the kilo.
Where? 125 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006
Thrift shopping sometimes gets to be an unexpected experience. If you want to feel like going back in time, Mamie Blue is perfect for you. With a bunch of classic brands, 40s leathers and perfect dresses, we assure you, every single piece you buy here has history, and that’s why this boutique is so special.
Where? 69, Rue de Rochechouart, 75009.
We loved this shop for the amount of accessories and amazing goodies you can buy for cheap. The vibe it gives you from the outside invites you to come on in and look at every single piece they offer. From vintage hockey and NFL uniforms to printed skirts and Levi’s jeans, Kiliwatch got our hearts and is now a must for us.
Where? 63 Rue Tiquetonne, Paris, France.
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