Marupe pop-up store in Boulogne

App-based consignment store Marupe is hosting a pop-up in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt from 22 May until 10 June. So if you’ve browsed the app, liked what you saw but are yet to take the plunge, the pop-up store is the perfect opportunity to try before you buy. You’ll be able to get gems such as a pair of Jonak loafers for €80, an American Retro jacket for €95 and a Claudie Pierlot t-shirt for €35. On at 49 rue Gambetta, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt Advertisements Continue reading Marupe pop-up store in Boulogne

Bis boutique special designer and vintage sale

Parisian secondhand store Bis Boutique is hosting a special sale of vintage and designer items at its rue Lamartine shop on Saturday 19 May. There will be 500 pieces to rifle through, including Manolo Blahnik shoes for €45, a Kenzo catwalk dress for €20 and an Etro dress for €16. As you can see, everything’s as cheap as chips, so expect a big crowd in the early morning. At 19 rue Lamartine, 75009, from 10am. Continue reading Bis boutique special designer and vintage sale

Le Cozy Corner to host second homeware sale

French start-up Le Cozy Corner is hosting its second flash sale on May 26. Like the first event back in January, items on sale will come from Maison Options, a specialist in furniture and decorations hire for events. You can snap up a chandelier for the bargain price of €10, a wooden music stand for €15, and, weirdly (or not), a saddle for €40. Le Cozy Corner is also partnering with UpCycly, which makes furniture from recycled wooden palettes. On at Ground Control, 81 rue du Charolais, 75012, 11am to 8pm. Continue reading Le Cozy Corner to host second homeware sale

Violette Sauvage vide dressing at La Cour du Marais

This weekend is the Violette Sauvage vide dressing at La Cour du Marais on Paris’ rue des Archives. You’re always guaranteed to find some great stuff at these events, and today was no exception: I spotted a red Sandro dress for €60, a Gucci-esque embroidered Zara skirt for €10, and a gorgeous Sezane grey and black polka dot mini skirt for €35. Emphasis on the mini, sadly, as even for a Brit it was just too short. So what did I buy? If I had size 5 feet I would have bought the Sezane leopard print trainers and the Claudie … Continue reading Violette Sauvage vide dressing at La Cour du Marais

Vestiaire Collective at Vogue Experience Paris

French online luxury resale store Vestiaire Collective hosted three masterclasses at the inaugural Vogue Experience day in Paris last Saturday. Each masterclass tackled a different subject: wardrobe detoxes, 90s and vintage fashion and how to authenticate a Birkin. Wardrobe detox Taking tips from Vestiaire Collective co-founder Fanny Moison, the site’s editor-in-chief Elvira Masson talked attendees through the best way to approach a wardrobe detox. Women wear about 40% of their wardrobe, Masson said, which means that more than half of our clothes are not being worn. So instead of leaving them to languish, why not put them back into circulation … Continue reading Vestiaire Collective at Vogue Experience Paris

Ding Fring fashion show

Parisian secondhand shop Ding Fring played host to a stylish secondhand fashion show last Thursday. Models sporting bright colors and bold prints were sent down the ‘catwalk’, and the ‘see now, buy it now’ philosophy meant you could purchase the up-cycled outfits straight after the show. The event was organized by Le Relais Val de Seine (which sorts, recycles and resells donated clothing, runs the Ding Fring shops and is part of solidarity movement Emmaus France) in partnership with designer Anaïs DW. The fashion show was followed by champagne and snacks, and of course some shopping. I bought an H&M … Continue reading Ding Fring fashion show

Sustainable Style reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris

Change is coming, but it is coming slowly, was how FashionNetwork.com’s global editor-in-chief Godfrey Deeny summed up the panel talk at last night’s Sustainable Style Reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris. Moderated by Deeny, the panel featured four speakers: Claire Bergkamp, head of sustainability and ethical trade at Stella McCartney; Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion; Marie-Claire Daveau, chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs at luxury group Kering (of which Stella McCartney is part); and Tamsin Lejeune, founder of global industry body Ethical Fashion Forum. The discussion covered such topics as sustainability … Continue reading Sustainable Style reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Paris

Les Agaçantes braderie chic in Paris this weekend

This weekend is the hotly anticipated Les Agaçantes Braderie Chic secondhand clothing sale in Paris. It’s the first one of the year, and promises to be a great one. With three floors of fashionistas clearing space in their wardrobes for new season purchases, you’re bound to find some brilliant cast offs. It’s the first time the event has combined €5 and €10 stands with €20 ones, so there will likely be a good mix of labels. Previously at this secondhand sale I’ve snapped up preloved (but barely worn) Uniqlo cashmere, a Bel Air blazer and a brand new with tags … Continue reading Les Agaçantes braderie chic in Paris this weekend

Vintage &cætera pops up in Paris

French online vintage clothing boutique Vintage &cætera is hosting its first physical sale this weekend in Paris. It’s on at Au Tables de Père Lachaise (44 boulevard Ménilmontant, 75020) on Saturday March 3 from 12pm to 8pm. Why should we be buying vintage and secondhand? As Vintage &cætera points out, from production to transport, fashion is the most polluting industry worldwide after the oil industry. Vintage&cætera is something of a new kid on the block – it was founded three months ago, but is quickly gaining popularity among the stylish, slow fashion set. Founder Amandine Grimbert has a humanitarian background, … Continue reading Vintage &cætera pops up in Paris

Violette Sauvage Vide dressing returns for 2018

This weekend in Paris is the first Violette Sauvage vide dressing of 2018. Taking place on February 10 and 11, the secondhand clothing sale promises, as always, fabulous preloved (and many new with tags) items at great prices. If I had gone to this with say, €1,000 in my purse (and had size 5 feet) I would have bought the blue velvet Chloé Susanna boots for €450, the Maje striped jumper for €60 (this was brand new with €245 tag), The Sandro grey and blue coat for €150, the brand new Chanel court shoes, also for €150, the brand new … Continue reading Violette Sauvage Vide dressing returns for 2018