If you are looking for that perfect, unique piece of clothing to add to your wardrobe, vintage shopping is always the way to go. I really enjoy searching through the racks of clothes for the one vintage dress or shirt that fits perfectly and is exactly my style. Paris is chock full of vintage shops and as a city known for its fashion sense, you can be sure to find stylish pieces that fit any budget. Here are a few of our favorite vintage places across the city.
Free”P”Star8 rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 61 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 20 rue du Rivoli, 75004 http://www.freepstar.com/
If the idea of sorting through packed clothes racks and digging through bins to find that perfect vintage piece sounds like fun, then Free”P”Star is a must-visit. With 3 different locations around the Marais stuffed full of clothes and accessories all at low prices, it is hard to walk away empty handed. All three shops offer men and women’s clothes, though the shop on rue de la Verrerie has by far the widest selection of both. Though a lot of their stock is hung on racks around the stores, all priced under 30 euros, the highlight is definitely the bins of clothes priced at 1 euro a piece located towards the back of each store. Be prepared to fight your way through the crowds between the clothes racks to find that perfect piece.
Come On Eileen18 rue des Talandiers, 75011
Come On Eileen is a hodgepodge collection of clothes mostly from the 70s and 80s. They have items for the entire family, even offering kids clothes on the lower level. With a little patience and some luck, you could stumble upon some cool designer items, although they offer items that fit into all prices ranges. They are a huge store, by vintage shop standards, with three levels full of clothes and accessories, all decked out with 70s décor.
Odetta Vintage76 rue des Tournelles, 75003 http://odettavintage.com
Odetta Vintage specializes in women’s clothing and accessories from mostly French designers such as Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. Despite the “vintage” in their name, most of the pieces are fairly recent. They even offer their own retro-inspire shoe line. But there are plenty of retro clothes and accessories to satisfy your vintage shopping desires. The shop is calmly elegant and not packed full of clothes, unlike so many other vintage shops, making shopping here a pleasant experience.