Vintage Shopping in Paris
Kate Moss by Tim Walker Vogue US 2012

Vintage Shopping in Paris

Words by Clare Ferra

As vintage pros we are often asked how and where to source vintage and we thought we would start a city guide to give you our tips for the best places to shop, starting with one of our favourite cities Paris.  Not only is Paris the fashion capital of the world, it is one of the best cities in the world to shop designer vintage fashion.  There is something for every taste in Paris, whether you want a highly curated selection of products or you’re somebody on a budget or who enjoys the thrill of the chase this is willing to sift through bulk to find something special and unique.  We thought we would put together a comprehensive list of the best places to shop vintage across Paris.  We’ve divided the stores into a range of categories: curated, vintage, thrift and luxe.  Curated stores mostly stock designer brands and have a specific vision, whether it is dark and avant garde fashion or maximalist Y2k era pieces.  Our vintage selection is mostly stores that selll a mix of designer and non labelled vintage.  Thrift stores consist mostly of "friperies" which sell extremely low priced second hand clothing, often with offerings under 5 euros.  Luxe stores are luxury consignment stores that cater for the high end market and sell both contemporary and vintage pieces from the big designer brands such as Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton.  A lot of the vintage stores are concentrated within the same areas - we recommend Rue de Turenne in Le Marais as a shopping hostpot. This list is by no means all encompassing as there are bound to be stores that we have missed but we have made sure to include our favourites.




Predilection - 112 Rue De Turenne 

 Predliection is a tiny intimate store that sells a mix of designer vintage by brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Rick Owens and non branded items plus pieces by local designers.  There is a mix of price points with this store at the higher end but they still stock pieces under 100 euros.  This store is one of our favourites because it has a really idiosyncratic feel and some of the pieces are quite unusual, it's really a great store to find a standout vintage piece.  


L’Obscur Paris - 189 Rue du Temple

 For those who love Dark fashion and avant garden pieces there is L'Obscur.  The location is tucked away in Rue Du Temple in the 3rd arrondissement.  This shop is quite small and carefully curated stocking all of your dark fashion favourites such as Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Undercover, If 6 was 9.  They also have a small selection of books and magazines. 


Yourgarmentz - By appointment only via DM

 Dubbed Paris' most secretive fashion showroom, Yourgarmentz stocks holy grail pieces by Dior by John Galliano, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi and more.  This store is by appointment only and is the place to go if your budget knows no bounds and you are looking for a rare Dior saddle or Fendi baguette.  


Nuovo - 130 Rue De Turenne

Just up the road from Predilection is Nuovo Store, a favourite among influencers and TikTok IT girls.  This store has a fast rotating selection of on trend vintage pieces at a range of price points.  It’s all very wearable and contemporary if you want to pick something up quickly to wear for the weekend.  They also stock their own line of clothing made from deadstock fabrics.  


At Dawn Vintage - Printemps

 At Dawn Vintage currently has a concession at department store Printemps. At Dawn is a curated vintage store with an urban contemporary feel.  Clothing is mostly in a muted colour palette of khaki, black and tan and the store stocks brands such as Prada, Diesel and Loewe.  They also have recent second hand pieces by brands such as 1017 Alyx 9SM and Marine Serre that work well with the vintage they stock.  


Pretty Box - 46 Rue de Saintonge (by appointment only)

 Located in Le Marais, Pretty Box is a regular haunt for fashion A listers and celebs such as Lily Rose Depp, Bella Hadid and Lenny Kravitz.  The store is a veritable Aladdins Cave of vintage from all eras and stocks a wide selection of vintage band tshirts.  The store was founded in 2002 and is a lifetime collection of rarities.


Chez Snow Bunny12 Rue Dupetit-Thouars

If you love Y2k fashion Chez Snow Bunny is the place to go.  The iconic Chez Snow Bunny has been frequented by the likes of Bella Hadid, Sza and Julia Fox.  The style is very early 2000s - the store features a small mix of designer handbags such as Fendi baguettes and Dior rasta pieces plus cheaper items by brands such as Benetton as well as non branded jewellery and accessories.  Be warned, the store is extremely small and has a limited capacity so you may have to queue prior to entry.


Printemps64 Boulevard Haussmann

 On the 7th floor of Printemps Haussman is a concept space dedicated entirely to vintage and circular fashion.  It’s a mix of designer vintage as well as contemporary second hand and it has hosted concessions from stores such as Nuovo, Chez Snow Bunny and At Dawn.  We love that they host a service called Second Printemps where you can swap your vintage luxury and designer pieces into a voucher - we're all for circular fashion initiatives! Here you can find Hermes Kelly bag next to vintage Jean Paul Gaultier


Paris Paris - 32 Rue des Vinagriers by appointment only 

 Paris Paris is an up and coming boutique that has been operating since 2022.  The store is by appointment only and stocks vintage Miu Miu, Dolce and Gabbana, Balenciaga and Cavalli.  


Masul Masul - 61 Rue du Faubourg Saint Denis

A boutique self described as "4 those with futuristic medieval vibes" Masul Masul has a really distinct aesthetic focusing on brands such as Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier and Pleats Please by Issey Miyake, plus pieces from the Prada Sport line and Walter Van Bierendonck.


Les Archives Vintage21 Rue Dupin

 This store is in the 6th with an instaworthy interior decked out in pink.  The focus at Les Archives is contemporary vintage which means pieces from the 70s to 2000s.  They regularly have finds by Gucci by Tom Ford as well as Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Mombasa bags.  Shop here for your fix of Moschino, Alaia and more.


Erem132 Rue de Turenne

 Erem is yet another cool girl find on Rue de Turrenne in Le Marais.  They have a very large selection of furs and vintage coats, it’s a mix of vintage and second hand contemporary luxe pieces with some designer vintage from brands such as Celine and also some non designer. 


The Room71 Rue de Turenne + 14 Rue des Écouffes

 The Room is a newcomer to the vintage designer scene in Paris.  The angle here is more classic and wearable than niche. The store stocks vintage and contemporary luxury second hand pieces by Dolce and Gabbana, Burberry, Prada and more.  This particular store has 2 locations, one in Le Marais on Rue De Turrenne and another in the 4th arrondisement on Rue Des Escouffes.



Bobby89 Rue Réaumur

 Bobby is an institution and one of the most well known second hand vintage stores in Paris.  This store regularly features in TikTok guides and is one of the first suggestions people will make for designer shopping in Paris. Bobby is housed in a very large 2 story space packed to the brim with a large range of vintage from recent second hand pieces priced at under 100 euros all the way up to high end vintage.


Thanx God I'm A V.I.P - 12 Rue De Lancry 

 Thanx God I'm a V.I.P is another super popular haunt for vintage in Paris.  The rails are all colourcoded and as well as vintage womenswear, menswear and accessories they stock a variety of homewares, children’s clothing.  Items are priced from under 100 euros all the way up to high end pieces by the likes of Alaia, Hermes and Yves Saint Laurent.  The store has a bazaar style feel - but everything is easy to sift through as all the inventory is colourcoded and neatly pressed and washed.  


Chez Sarah18 Rue Jules Vallès

 Based in Paris’ Saint Ouen market for 4 generations, Chez Sarah is a veritable treasure trove of rare designer vintage pieces.  Pieces range from the end of the 19th century to the 2000s.  They stock classic vintage pieces for example vintage Dior from the 1950s, vintage Courreges,  all the way to more contemporary designer pieces by brands such as Helmut Lang and Moschino.


Paris Fashion Vintage - 68 Boulevard De Port Royal

 The aptly named "Paris Fashion Vintage" prides itself on an accessible collection of luxe vintage by brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Vuitton, Balmain, Céline, Balenciaga, Prada, Gucci, Valentino amongst others.  This store has a sizeable collection of vintage Chanel.  This store is located within the Latin quarter.


Mademoiselle Josephine16 Rue des Saints-Pères

 This tiny boutique is situated in the heart of Saint Germain.  The store stocks both menswear and womenswear with pieces by Chanel, Hermès, Jimmy Choo, Versace, YSL.


Rose Market Vintage19 Rue Milton

Located in the 9th arrondissement, Rose Market vintage stocks a selection of vintage and designer pieces sourced from flea markets all around the world. The store offers brands such as Lanvin, Courrges, Pucci and Celine.  If you like boho or true vintage pieces from the 70s and 80s this store is the go.


 Chinemachine100 Rue Des Martyrs

 Chinemachine is a vintage store in Montmartre in proximity to Sacre Coeur.  The space is quite small and crammed to the walls with vintage pieces from all corners of the globe.  The space is full of colour and it is full of womenswear, menswear plus trinkets and old vinyl.  Pieces range in price with items at the lower end with a lot of pieces under 20 and 10 euros - there is an assortment of designer here as well. 



Didier Ludot24 Gal de Montpensier

 A veritable temple for vintage, this eponymous store is owned by a fashion historian and haute couture collector.  Didier is a professional evaluator of haute couture so you know you are getting the real deal herel.  This is a store for those who want a once in a lifetime find.  Here you will find evening gowns by Madam Gres and Balenciaga, as well as incredible finds by Azzedina Alaia, Nina Ricci and Guy Laroche.  This store is really the apex of designer vintage


Depot Vente Luxe14 Rue de la Tour

 If you love vintage Chanel and luxury items Depot Vente Luxe is the go.  This consignment store stocks vintage Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton as well as Chanel costume jewellery.  The store is more of a second hand luxury consignment store than an actual vintage store with many recent pieces.  They have a very large selection with a variety of price points.


Valois Vintage - 8 Rue des Saussaies

 Founded in 1998 Valois vintage is the go to destination for Chanel lovers and has a large selection of Chanel jewelry as well as classic flap bags.  This store has been frequented by a Listers such as Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna.  The store is located in the elegant 8th arrondisement


Opulence Vintage107 Rue Reaumur, 3 Rue Jean du Bellay, 20 Rue Danielle Casanova

 This store has 3 locations within Paris and stocks a wide selection of designer handbags.  Here you can find Birkins and Goyard totes, the last time we were here they had a large range of Louis Vuitton x Takashi Murakami pieces.  This store has a selection of both designer and fine jewelry.   



Guerrisol - 96 Boulevard de Barbes

 For true bargain hunters Guerrisol is a hard discount thrift store chain in Paris.  They stock womenswear, menswear and children’s wear,  It is possible to find branded products from labels such as Burberry - a lot of the stock is under 5 euros.  They constantly have promotions running for example 10-30 euros for a leather jacket.  It’s really a place for people who have patience and the ability to sift through everything as it is quite laborious going through everything


Kiloshop69-71 Rue de la Verrerie

 At Kiloshop you pay for vintage by weight; different coloured dots on the tags indicate the price by the kilo.  There is no minimum purchase amount.  It’s a 500m2 space spread across 2 floors stocking all the typical thrift store wares such as denim, leather, Americana style vintage, vintage dresses and furs


Freepstar - 61 Rue de la Verrerie

 A chain founded in 1994, there are 5 Freepstar stores in Paris.  The stores are full of items from the 70s to the 90s with a very large selection of accessories, hats and handbags.  This is a store for the more experienced thrifter and is packed full to the brim of wares.


Acid Violette38 Rue de la Folie Méricourt

 This is a "friperie" (French for thrift store) which focuses on Y2k and 2000s fashion.  Situated in Le Marais.  This store is a bit more expensive than the thrift stores on the lower end as it is a bit more curated.  You can find 2000s era lingerie here as well as items such as mid 2000s disc belts.


ZXSBN6DD3VSBGSY - 5 Rue Notre Dame De Bonne Nouvelle, 64 Rue Alexandre Dumas

 This creatively named thriftstore is super affordable with all clothing priced at approximately 2,85 euros each, the 5th item is free when 4 items are purchased.  Children’s clothing and linens are completely free and on Thursdays items are 95 c. The store is bathroom themed complete with a bathtub and toilet! 


Ohr Vintage73 Rue Reaumur

 Located on Rue Victor Masse in Pigalle, this is a classic thrift style vintage store selling vintage denim, converse, 80s sportswear and vintage sports t-shirts.  The store stocks both menswear and womenswear with women’s clothing in the basement.  The prices here are super low.


Momo Les Moins Cher33 Boulevard de Magenta

 The name of this store translates to Momo the Cheapest and it is an institution on Boulevard Magenta.  Here you can find sheepskin gloves and also pea coats, fur lined military parkas and vintage Adidas jumpers at super low prices.  Assorted accessories such as suspenders are around 5 euros each, gloves range between 5 and 10 euros.  This store is super accessible.  


Ritchie Vintage31 Rue Paul Bert

 Ritchie Vintage is on Rue Paul Bert in close proximity to the Saint Ouen Clignancourt flea market.  This is a classic vintage store full of furs, denim and leather jackets. They have a great selection of trench-coats, cowboy boots and a smattering of designer vintage items by Yves Saint Laurent and Burberry. 

April 23, 2024