As the capital of fashion, Paris has all kinds of clothing stores ranging from high-end boutiques that sell big brands to second-hand vintage shops. If the boutique stores aren’t really your thing (or, should I say, aren’t your wallets thing), then be sure to check out the vintage stores for a bit of cheaper shopping. Here is our list of the best vintage shops to visit in the French capital:
1. Kilo Shop
The Kilo Shop has an innovative approach to shopping. The clothes are colour-coded which represent the price per kilo of each item. So what you do is you pick the clothes that you want, weigh them and then the price is linked to the colour-code the item belongs to, as well as the weight of the clothes. The colour-code system is this: red = €20/kilo, green = €30/kilo, blue = €40/kilo, orange = 60/kilo. So, if you pick lots of t-shirts and other items of light clothing that are in the red colour-code, you could come away from the shop with lots of clothes for very little. There are 4 shops in Paris to visit, so have a good look in any of them. You’re bound to find something that you like.
Addresses: 125 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris; 69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris; 65 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris; 10 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris
Opening times: different according to shop
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There are three Free’P’Star stores located in Le Marais in the 4th arrondissement, of which two are located right next to the Kilo Shop. They are all very cheap vintage shops with a lot of hidden gems on offer. They have one euro bins there, in which every item of clothing is only €1! These can throw up some absolute steals, but you have to be patient and be willing to dig around for a while to find something you like. If you manage to find pieces you like then you could come away with multiple items of clothing for less than it costs to get a coffee. The shops are quite small and can get pretty hectic so ideally try to avoid going on weekends or in the evenings when they are busiest.
Addresses: 52 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris; 61 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris; 20 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris
Opening times: 11 a.m – 8:30 p.m
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With shops in Tunisia and France , and with 13 shops in Paris alone, Guerrisol is a large group of second-hand clothing stores that prides itself on recycling used clothes in an ecologically responsible way. As there are so many of these shops you should be able to find anything you could want or need, but be ready to get you hands dirty (figuratively) and sift through the countless number of items they offer. You’re bound to find a steal. Guerrisol is one of the cheapest vintage stores in Paris with a massive selection of clothes in the big shops dotted around the city. The shops are a bit chaotic in appearance and lack decoration, but this doesn’t matter if you can find some nice pieces.
Addresses: search Paris under ‘Effectuer une recherche’ here
Opening times: different according to shop
4. Thanx God I’m a V.I.P
This shop looks more like a high-end boutique than a vintage store, but it is, in fact, a vintage shop. It is more for those who have a higher budget as prices for a single item can reach between €100 and €300. However, the colour-coordinated layout of the clothes is aesthetically pleasing and, in fact, makes the shopping experience easier and very much less chaotic than in other vintage shops – especially those on the list so far. You can find some of the biggest brands in fashion here such as Chanel and Dior. So if you are looking for a more luxury vintage shopping experience, this is the place for you.
Address: 12 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
Opening times: 2 p.m – 8 p.m except Sunday
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5. Kiliwatch Paris
Kiliwatch Paris has been developing it’s name in Paris over the last 20 years and offers a great variety of vintage clothing from all across the globe. Amongst the clothes are some big name brands, which contrast the clothes, accessories and jewellery that is found in the independent corner which boasts new designs from local designers. This variety of the known and unknown makes the shop more exciting to explore and as it covers 600m2, there is plenty to explore. So take your time and be prepared to spend a while looking for what you want.
Address: 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Opening times: Monday: 10:30 a.m – 7 p.m, Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m – 7:30 p.m, Sunday: closed
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So there you have it, our list of the best vintage shops in Paris. The selection varies from cheap to luxury so, no matter what your style is, there should be somewhere for everyone.
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