If you are like me and think that shopping in all the big cities like London, Paris and New York is all the same, you should go vintage shopping and head to the flea markets instead. Forget the big glitzy stores and find something truly unique to make you stand out from the crowd in the vintage shops. I have found some really good stuff around the world. The same goes for souvenirs by the way. I always try to buy antiques. I have found the most beautiful old picture frames in India and a Chanel bag in Tokyo for 300 USD. My favorite vintage shops in Paris are:
If you are looking for haute couture, evening gowns, Chanel jackets and Louis Vuitton luggage this is it! I have never actually bought anything in the shop, but I love stopping by at the Palais Royal shop. It’s not cheap though.
Didier Ludot, 24 Galerie Montpensier, 75001 Paris
is located in the Marais and luckily has an e-shop! The picture above is snatched in Vintage Paris. The shop has a good selection of Chanel, Hermes and Dior. The selection of vintage Chanel jewellery is really good.
Vintage Paris, 97 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 75003
This is also located in the Marais in Rue de Rosier and is very small and very popular, but if you have the time and the patience, you can find some really good stuff!
Vintage Desir, 32 Rue de Rosiers, Paris 75003
Exclusively sells vintage Hermes and Chanel in one of her two shops in Saint German de Pres.
Cathrine B collection, 1 et 3 Rue Guisarde, St Germain des Près, Paris 75006
Metro: Odéon or Saint-German-Des-Pres
Near Didier Ludot at Palais Royal in Gabrielle Geppert, you can find Hermes scarfs under 100 euros, YSL sunglasses, Céline bags and Chanel jewellery.
Gabrielle Geppert, (125 Galerie de Valois), 31 et 34 Jardins Du Palais Royal, Galerie Montpensier, 75001 Paris
Kiliwatch always has the latest trends. If colorblocking is in, then they have it.
Kiliwatch, 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Metro: Étienne Marcel
Be sure to save this post and revisit it, as I will add more shops to the list!!
For the best flea markets in Paris look here.