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 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

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

Love & Dress – modern vintage

Recently opened secondhand shop Love & Dress in Paris’ 10th arrondissement is a great mix of modern secondhand pieces and unapologetic vintage. It’s quite small, but packed with some real gems. My favourites were the Jil Sander top at €45 and the brand new Acne skinny jeans for €60. Apparently I was the second person that day to try and unsuccessfully shoehorn myself into a 25-inch waist…. Also of note is the shoe selection – from red patent Repetto flats to a leopard print creeper-style pair, everything is in excellent condition, on-trend and reasonably priced. You’ll get a great welcome … Continue reading Love & Dress – modern vintage

Guerrisol opens new shop in Aubervilliers

Last week, secondhand clothing chain Guerrisol inaugurated a new store in Aubervilliers, just outside of Paris. Guerrisol can’t be beaten on its prices – if you want a whole new wardrobe, you can get one here for very little outlay. You do have to rummage though, and make sure you check the condition of items. During my visit I spotted a pair of Minelli black leather shoe boots for €5, a blue Cos strapless dress also for €5, and a Falke top for, yep, you guessed it, €5. On the more expensive rail (we’re talking €10), there was a silk … Continue reading Guerrisol opens new shop in Aubervilliers

Parisian secondhand clothing store Bobby

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 … Continue reading Parisian secondhand clothing store Bobby

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 – … Continue reading Chercheminippes – A Paris institution

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