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).


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


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…