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 dress from The Kooples (which did have a button missing but you could replace them all if you’re handy with a needle and thread) and a pair of Isabel Marant for H&M jeans.

And behind the counter there were two Christian Dior silk scarves for €40 each (I posted these on my Instagram).

Although I came away empty handed, this shop is so big you will almost certainly find a gem when you visit.

At 111 avenue de la république, Aubervilliers. Metro: Quatre Chemins (line 7).

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La fripe c’est chic: Neith Nyer Paris fashion week show at Guerrisol

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Up-and-coming brand Neith Nyer showcased its fall-winter 2017-2018 collection at Parisian thrift store Guerrisol during Paris Fashion Week.

Brazilian designer Francisco Terra, who previously worked at Givenchy and Carven, presented a collection that was very thrift-store chic with a retro vibe.

Models sported some funky headgear, sheer black fabrics, pastels and floral prints. My favourite look was the leopard print coat teamed with relaxed denim.

Dressing down

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When the temperature drops, there is nothing better than pulling on a cashmere jumper to keep you warm. And sometimes, you find it so hard to get out of bed in the morning that jeans, jumper and converse is your favourite, lazy-girl outfit.

A comfortable and cosy combination that I keep coming back to again and again, this outfit is a mix of secondhand finds from France and England, and cost less than £20. The most expensive item, ironically, is the cheapest brand: H&M jeans that cost me 5.
Pink Converse: bought from a UK charity shop
H&M jeans: bought at a vide grenier in Paris
Collections at George cashmere jumper: bought from a UK charity shop
The Kooples check shirt: Bought in a Parisian friperie

 

This week’s secondhand buys


This weekend I scored some rather cheap secondhand bargains in Paris; namely a white Mango top for €2 from Emmaus and an Audrey Talbott for AMR silk scarf, also €2, from Guerrisol.

I wore the latter today, teaming it with my grey angora Pablo by Gerard Darel jumper that I bought last year from a vide grenier for €10.

And finally, probably my maddest purchase to date, I bought a pair of flamingo earrings for €20 from Parisian secondhand concept store Violette et Leonie (this shop is dangerous, every time my friend and I visit we want to buy half the shop, the stuff is so good). Not sure what sort of reaction these earrings will get when I wear them, but I’m sure they’ll be a talking point, at any rate…