Vide dressing Paris – What’s on this week

There are lots of secondhand shopping events this weekend in Paris (June 17-18). Below are my top picks: It’s the final few days of Les Emplettes this week, with the last day being Sunday From 10-18 June at 10 rue Béranger, 75003, Paris Les Armoires de Paris is hosting a vide dressing at Les Petites Gouettes this Saturday. What better way to spend a Saturday than shopping your favourite brands on a sunny terrace? On 17 June at 12 Espl. Nathalie Sarraute, 75018, Paris French association Violette Sauvage is back with another vide dressing this weekend From 17-18 June at La cour du Marais, 81 rue des … Continue reading Vide dressing Paris – What’s on this week

Les Armoires de Paris vide dressing

Les Armoires de Paris is a new concept on the Parisian secondhand scene. The first event is taking place this Saturday, 25 March. You can expect to find a carefully curated selection of preloved, on-trend pieces, from Maje to The Kooples via Isabel Marant. A free tote bag is offered with every purchase. Think I’ll be first in the queue for this one! Les Armoires de Paris – Saturday 25 March 2017 14 Rue Beauregard 75002 Paris 11am-8pm Metro: Etienne Marcel or Sentier Continue reading Les Armoires de Paris vide dressing

Black and white

Going to hip bars in Paris requires a suitably cool outfit, and since Parisians mostly seem to wear black or white, or sometimes grey, I decided to go for a monochrome look. This outfit is a collection of secondhand finds sourced in the French capital. Because who does style better than the French? Boots, H&M bought at a vide grenier. Opening Ceremony cut off sweat tee and The Kooples zebra sequins skirt, both from Emmaüs. Continue reading Black and white

Le Dressing Chic – Love&Dress x Emmaüs Alternatives

Last night was Le Dressing Chic at the boulevard Beaumarchais boutique of Emmaüs Alternatives in association with Love&Dress. Love&Dress, which sources vintage and recent designer clothing in Paris, handpicked a fantastic selection pieces among the mountains of donations that French solidarity movement Emmaüs receives from the generously wealthy and fabulously stylish. Think Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Manolo Blahnik, Jil Sander, JC de Castelbajac… A special mention goes to the See by Chloé checked jacket with fur collar and skirt combo (pictured) that was very Cher Horowitz in Clueless, and the brand new with tags midnight blue Marc Jacobs dress.  There was a great turnout … Continue reading Le Dressing Chic – Love&Dress x Emmaüs Alternatives

Les Emplettes vente flash

Parisian pop-up Les Emplettes is back this weekend with a flash sale. This mini edition spanning just two days is sure to throw up some great secondhand bargains, so I’ll definitely be stopping by. During the December edition, labels for sale included Eric Bompard, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Sandro, Maje and Balmain, so I’m excited to see what will be on the rails this time around. Les Emplettes, 11 rue Debelleyme 75003 Paris. From 14-15 January 10am-8pm Continue reading Les Emplettes vente flash

A visit to Guerrisol in Kremlin-Bîcetre

Located in the Parisian suburb of Kremlin-Bîcetre, this Guerrisol outpost is just a few doors down from Come On Eileen. I’ve always found this particular Guerrisol to be more miss than hit, but for the first time yesterday I visited on a weekday, and saw that for one group of people who had got there before me, this secondhand shop was most definitely a hit. “I’ve got an Isabel Marant jacket and a Sandro skirt,” said the Mum, pointing to her overflowing basket. “And I’ve got a Gerard Darel jumper and a Tara Jarmon blouse,” said the daughter. Meanwhile, I … Continue reading A visit to Guerrisol in Kremlin-Bîcetre