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

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

Chine Machine in Montmartre

Chine Machine is one of those seriously cool vintage shops that also stocks a good range of secondhand contemporary pieces from brands including Sandro, Surface to Air and Sessun. Of notable mention is the shop’s selection of shoes on sale- from Lanvin to Gucci via Walter Steiger. Some of the preloved pieces I saw during my visit to Chine Machine’s Montmartre outpost (it has another shop in the 10th) included an Alpaca-mix grey American Vintage cardigan for €25, a pale pink Acne sweatshirt for €25 and a pair of trousers by The Kooples for €15. I didn’t buy anything for … Continue reading Chine Machine in Montmartre

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

Les Armoires de Paris at Grand Marché Stalingrad

Location, Location, Location. Les Armoires de Paris continues to organise secondhand clothing sales in some of coolest places in the French capital. After setting up shop at urban farm La Recyclerie earlier this month, and at Fondation Good Planet in the Bois de Boulogne last weekend, Les Armoires de Paris will be at Grand Marché Stalingrand this Sunday. Grand Marché Stalingrand is described as the new bastion of food and design in the east of Paris, which means you can shop until you drop and then refuel with a pizza. What’s not to like? On Sunday 26 November, from 11am to … Continue reading Les Armoires de Paris at Grand Marché Stalingrad

Les Emplettes pop-up vide dressing

Les Emplettes is back again with another pop-up vide dressing this weekend, and with the temperatures dropping in Paris it’s the perfect time to hunt down your new winter coat or stock up on some cashmere. Expect as always lots of secondhand and preloved clothing pieces, from The Kooples to Claudie Pierlot. At 64 rue de Turenne, 75003, Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, from 12-7.30pm Continue reading Les Emplettes pop-up vide dressing

Les Agaçantes braderie chic

Les Agaçantes is hosting another luxury edition of its braderie chic secondhand clothing sale in Paris this Saturday. Spread over three floors, the sale promises hundreds of preloved clothes, shoes and accessories from the likes of Maje, Sandro and Claudie Pierlot. And with everything priced at €10 and €20, there are sure to be some serious bargains to be had. Entry is €2 with a free coffee. On at Galerie Joseph, 7 rue Froissart, 75003, on Saturday 4 November from 11am to 7pm. Continue reading Les Agaçantes braderie chic

Emmaus x BHV pop-up

This weekend was the Emmaus x BHV pop-up, where French charitable association Emmaus teamed up with Parisian department store BHV Marais for a secondhand sale with a difference. From cushions to chairs, shoppers could discover items created and customized especially for the sale at Emmaus’ wood and sewing workshops. I was quite taken with the wooden table pictured, which was up for sale at €150. If only I had an enormous Parisian apartment that needed decorating… Continue reading Emmaus x BHV pop-up