Chercheminippes – A Paris institution

Chercheminippes is something of a Paris institution when it comes to consignment stores.

It has a total of seven shops on the chic rue de cherche-midi in the French capital’s 6th arrondissement: one for babies and children; one for teenagers; a menswear shop; a homeware treasure trove; a women’s footwear and accessories store; mid-to-high-end women’s designer fashion, and high-end women’s designer fashion.

So whether you’re in the market for a Hermès bag, some new cushions or a pair of J brand jeans, chances are you’ll find it at Chercheminippes. There’s also a good selection of (unopened) skincare and cosmetics – great if your budget is more like Asda but your tastes are Armani. I have in the past bought Chanel nail polish from here for about half the retail price.

Preloved pieces spotted during my visit include an Equipment silk shirt (at €95 it’s more than double the price of that seen at dépôt vente La Cloakroom but still around 70% off the RRP), A canary yellow American Retro coat reduced to €177 and a Christian Dior trench coat for €695.

At 106-124 rue de Cherche-midi 75006

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