Vestiaire Collective opens shop-in-shop in Selfridges

Pre-owned luxury fashion marketplace Vestiaire Collective has opened a concession in UK department store Selfridges to mark its 10th birthday. Continue reading Vestiaire Collective opens shop-in-shop in Selfridges

La Fête de la Récup’ 2018

This weekend (16-17 June) is La Fête de la Récup’, a two-day event dedicated to sustainable and secondhand consumption. The theme of this year’s event is La Maison du Réemploi – basically, everything you can do around the home to reuse, recycle, cut down on waste, be more green etc. You can shop secondhand, learn how to save those jeans with a hole in them, get some ideas on how to revamp your furniture and take in a concert or two. And because it sounds like thirsty work, you can grab an artisanal beer on your way out. On at Halles … Continue reading La Fête de la Récup’ 2018

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

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

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

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