Bobby on Paris’ Rue Réaumur is one of the French capital’s secondhand clothing stores that should be high on your agenda.
Service aside, this two-storey shop has a lot going for it. It’s in a cool area (I recommend you go to Matamata Coffee Bar afterwards to refuel with a cappuccino and avocado toast), is bright and airy and has a great selection of preloved pieces on sale.
There are a lot of clothes on the rails, and while this increases the chances that you’ll find something to take home with you, it can be rather overwhelming.
Secondhand items spotted during my visit included a Sezane stripy top for €28, brand new with tags Geox black heeled boots for €80 and a brand new Chanel foundation for €22.
For me the standout piece was the Mary Katrantzou x Disney x Colette sequin jumper for €200 – pieces in this collection (launched in November 2017 at Parisian concept store Colette, which has now closed) seem to have started at around €560 when new.
At 89 rue Réaumur, 75002