ePawnshop to host vente-privée in Paris this weekend

French company ePawnshop is hosting a vente-privée at Parisian co-working space Be-coworking this weekend. The two-day event is taking place from 1-2 July, and will see a mix of young brands and Parisian fashionistas clearing out their closets. Expect to find new and preloved pieces at great prices – everything is priced at €5, €10 and €20 (clothes, shoes, accessories and jewelry across men’s, women’s and children’s). The event promises brands including The Kooples, Sandro and Adidas. Des Filles et des Jus will be on-site with their colored, vitamin-infused detox juices, and homemade muffins will also be on offer. ePawnshop … Continue reading ePawnshop to host vente-privée in Paris this weekend

Salon Emmaüs in Paris today

Today, 25 June, is the 18th edition of the Salon Emmaüs at Paris’ Parc des Expos at Porte de Versailles. Spanning some 22,000m2, this giant bric-a-brac sale (the biggest in France) is expected to attract close to 25,000 visitors. Emmaüs solidarity organisations in France and Europe have hand picked items for the sale from among the many donations they receive–from furniture to fashion via household goods. This year, books are a particular focus. Entry costs €3 and a bargain is guaranteed. All profits will go towards financing Emmaüs social projects worldwide. Salon Emmaüs Parc des Expos Porte de Versailles 75015, Paris Continue reading Salon Emmaüs in Paris today

Dressing Avenue: The Airbnb of luxury

If you’ve got a special event coming up but your budget is more Primark than Prada, or you’re still feeling guilty about that fabulous dress you splurged on and wore just once, then French start-up Dressing Avenue might just have the answer. Launched in July 2016, Dressing Avenue positions itself as the Airbnb of luxury. Thanks to the site, you can rent out what you don’t wear, and hire what you want to. From Chanel to Chloé, the clothes, shoes and accessories made available for hire are rigorously checked by a stylist, and the authenticity of items are guaranteed by … Continue reading Dressing Avenue: The Airbnb of luxury

eBay teams up with InstantLuxe for eBay Luxe

eBay has teamed up with InstantLuxe.com to launch eBay Luxe, an e-shop dedicated to the sale of secondhand luxury goods. eBay Luxe will see secondhand luxury items sold on eBay via InstantLuxe (an online platform dedicated to buying and selling pre-owned pieces and owned by French department-store chain Galeries Lafayette), meaning that when you make a purchase, your item is guaranteed to be authentic. From bags to bracelets, brands on offer include Cartier, Céline and Chanel. Continue reading eBay teams up with InstantLuxe for eBay Luxe

Vide dressing Paris – What’s on this week

There are lots of secondhand shopping events this weekend in Paris (June 17-18). Below are my top picks: It’s the final few days of Les Emplettes this week, with the last day being Sunday From 10-18 June at 10 rue Béranger, 75003, Paris Les Armoires de Paris is hosting a vide dressing at Les Petites Gouettes this Saturday. What better way to spend a Saturday than shopping your favourite brands on a sunny terrace? On 17 June at 12 Espl. Nathalie Sarraute, 75018, Paris French association Violette Sauvage is back with another vide dressing this weekend From 17-18 June at La cour du Marais, 81 rue des … Continue reading Vide dressing Paris – What’s on this week

Hermèsmatic pops up in Paris

  Is your vintage Hermès silk scarf in need of an upgrade? Welcome to Hermèsmatic, a pop-up laundromat on Paris’ rue de Sèvres where you can dye your Hermès classic carré a fetching shade of hot pink, bright red or denim blue. The location in Paris is the latest incarnation of a string of Hermèsmatic installations—they’ve previously popped up in Strasbourg, Munich, Kyoto, Amsterdam and Geneva. And if you don’t already own an Hermès carré, you can always purchase one at the boutique. These specially created, dip-dyed scarves features patterns from the Hermès archive and come in nine different shades. … Continue reading Hermèsmatic pops up in Paris

Secondhand shopping events in Paris this week (June 5-11)

There’s a host of secondhand shopping opportunities in the French capital this week–here are my top picks. Dress in the City From 7-17 June at the So Ouest shopping centre in Levallois-Perret Les Emplettes From 10-18 June at 10 rue Béranger, 75003, Paris Shopping for Happiness From 9-10 June at Crémerie de Paris, 15 rue des Halles, 75001, Paris Vide dressing by PDG 10 June (3pm-8pm) at 5 Rue du Dragon, 75006, Paris Violette Sauvage men’s edition 10 June at La Cour du Marais, 81 rue des Archives 75003, Paris Blogger vide dressing by ReWardrobe Paris 11 June at Le chaï d’Adrien (39 Boulevard … Continue reading Secondhand shopping events in Paris this week (June 5-11)

Les Créateurs ont du Cœur charity sale

This week 31 May – June 3 is the Les Céateurs ont du Cœur braderie solidaire event in Paris, organized by the association Arcat. A host of brands across fashion, beauty and homeware have donated items that will be sold at up to 90% off the retail price, with all proceeds going to help those affected by Aids and related illnesses. The event promises thousands of items for sale, and donors include Sandro, Rochas, Christian Dior and Christian Louboutin. Entry is €2. Les Créateurs ont du Cœur From May 31 – June 3 Open 11am – 8pm, 11-5pm on Saturday … Continue reading Les Créateurs ont du Cœur charity sale

Shopping for Happiness – Crémerie de Paris

June 9-10 is the Shopping for Happiness event at Crémerie de Paris, a pop-store in the center of the French capital. Crémerie de Paris was once a milk store connected to the Les Halles food market, and in recent years has hosted pop-up events from the likes of Nike, French dating site Adopte un Mec and Ugg Australia. In 2014, Pokemon organized a pop-up event there, attracting legions of fans and resulting in lines around the block. Shopping for Happiness brings together young designers, bloggers and fashionistas across 250m2. Expect to see cool creations including jewelry, accessories and decorative objects, … Continue reading Shopping for Happiness – Crémerie de Paris