La grande braderie de Mona – My Little Paris

Mona, the pop-up co-working space created by My Little Paris, opens its doors one last time to the public today to sell off all the furniture and accessories that have graced the space over the last three months. Despite arriving at 10am on the dot, the big queue snaking up the street suggested that most bargains would be snapped up before I even set foot inside. And indeed, the retro typewriter, velvet chairs and most of the inspirational quotes sported sold stickers or had been reserved by the time I got to them. As expected, the big ticket items were … Continue reading La grande braderie de Mona – My Little Paris

Les Emplettes edition noël

Les Emplettes is back with its last pop-up vide dressing in Paris before the end of the year. At the preview event tonight there were some great pieces on sale: a green leather jacket from the Chloè main line for €380, a Louis Vuitton chunky knit for €80 and a Guess black faux fur jacket, also for €80. Also of note were the Claudie Pierlot classic parkas that are always sought after, the Balanciaga skirt for €65 and the Guess cold shoulder sparkly jumper for €40. There’s also some new clothing pieces and new accessories-the leather coin purses for €5 … Continue reading Les Emplettes edition noël

Chine Machine in Montmartre

Chine Machine is one of those seriously cool vintage shops that also stocks a good range of secondhand contemporary pieces from brands including Sandro, Surface to Air and Sessun. Of notable mention is the shop’s selection of shoes on sale- from Lanvin to Gucci via Walter Steiger. Some of the preloved pieces I saw during my visit to Chine Machine’s Montmartre outpost (it has another shop in the 10th) included an Alpaca-mix grey American Vintage cardigan for €25, a pale pink Acne sweatshirt for €25 and a pair of trousers by The Kooples for €15. I didn’t buy anything for … Continue reading Chine Machine in Montmartre

Marcel – A dépôt-vente in Butte aux Cailles

Despite having lived in the area for a number of years, I didn’t stumble across this wonderful shop until recently. Marcel sells preloved clothing, shoes and accessories, as well boasting homeware items and section for those aged 0-14. It’s not the cheapest overall, but there is a wide selection of brands – from Monoprix to Maje – so there is something for every budget. I particularly liked the Maje suede jacket for €154 that I recently posted on Instagram, and a black and white Michael Kors dress that was around €60. At 10/10 bis rue de l’espérance, 75013 Paris Continue reading Marcel – A dépôt-vente in Butte aux Cailles