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

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

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

Vestiaire Collective’s Paris pop-up shop

The pop-up shop of luxury resale site Vestiaire Collective in Paris offers such a carefully curated selection of preloved (although you wouldn’t know it) clothes, shoes and accessories that you’ll want to buy the entire shop. Dior, Chanel, YSL, Balenciaga….all the usual suspects are here. From the Louis Vuitton belted coat to the Prada camel suede dress, everything is so fabulous, on-trend and eminently wearable that it’s difficult to pick just one stand-out piece. Because that Gucci bag would go so well with that Valentino dress, and that Chanel purse is a timeless classic… and before you know it, you’ll … Continue reading Vestiaire Collective’s Paris pop-up shop

Vestiaire Collective to open first boutique, launches fashion campaign

France-based luxury retail site Vestiaire Collective is to open its first boutique on October 19, for four months. Located in the heart of Paris, the pop-up will offer Parisians and tourists the opportunity to shop a curated selection of luxury, pre-owned items. They can also have a coffee at the Vestiaire Café, and leave with a bouquet of flowers from renowned florist Racine Paris. Vestiaire Collective is also debuting its first-ever fashion campaign, at the beginning of Paris Fashion Week. The campaign features international model of the moment Lexi Boling, Parisian ‘It’ boy Paul Hameline, and Japanese cover star Manami … Continue reading Vestiaire Collective to open first boutique, launches fashion campaign

Hermèsmatic pops up in Paris

  Is your vintage Hermès silk scarf in need of an upgrade? Welcome to Hermèsmatic, a pop-up laundromat on Paris’ rue de Sèvres where you can dye your Hermès classic carré a fetching shade of hot pink, bright red or denim blue. The location in Paris is the latest incarnation of a string of Hermèsmatic installations—they’ve previously popped up in Strasbourg, Munich, Kyoto, Amsterdam and Geneva. And if you don’t already own an Hermès carré, you can always purchase one at the boutique. These specially created, dip-dyed scarves features patterns from the Hermès archive and come in nine different shades. … Continue reading Hermèsmatic pops up in Paris

A visit to En Voiture Simone

Recently opened Parisian concept store En Voiture Simone sells a range of secondhand vintage and contemporary designers. Preloved pieces include items from the likes of Kenzo, Charlotte Olympia, Carven and Saint Laurent. The careful curation of items makes for an enjoyable browsing experience, and ensures you don’t miss something fabulous. Having said to my friend not five minutes before how I needed a new pair of trainers, I immediately honed in on the pair of blue seude Pumas with houndstooth detail (pictured). They were unworn and I paid €55. Given that I haven’t taken them off since, I’ll definitely be getting my money’s … Continue reading A visit to En Voiture Simone