Monday, 31 October 2011

Omaya Vintage

If you feeling like channeling your inner Debbie Harry (Blondie) then head over to Omaya Vintage in Oberkampf. Here you can pick up 70's and 80's boots for around 40 euros, dresses from 10 euros and fur jackets for around 80 euros. We had a lot of fun trying on lots of different looks and in the end decided on a faux leopard fur jacket....purrrrr. Men won't miss out either. We saw military jackets, vintage leather satchels and lots of vintage shirts to keep him looking fine.

Omaya Vintage
29 rue Jean Piere Timbaud, Paris, 75011
Mon - Sat 10.00 - 19.30
Metro Oberkampf

Violette and Leonie

Nestled away in the gallery end of the Marais, this chic vintage concept shop stocks a wide selection of items in very good condition. Items are carefully chosen with many from around 80's to the present. This is a welcoming boutique that is worth a visit.

Violette and Leonie
1 rue de Saintonge, Paris, 75003
Mon 13.00 - 19.30, Tues - Sat 11.00 - 19.30
Metro St-Sebastien Froissert

Planete 70

This shop is jam packed with pieces from the 60's onwards. Prices are very reasonable and you will need to set aside some time to work you way through the densely packed racks. It's worth it; there are so many covetable items in this shop. You'll have a hard time deciding what not to buy!

Planete 70
147 rue Saint Martin, Paris, 75004
Metro Rambuteau

Allison & Shasha Vintage

Some days you just don't feel like rummaging to find an amazing piece. Vintage destinations like Allison & Shasha take the hard work out of vintage shopping. Everything here is well organized and the selection contains affordable high quality items. Don't forget to check out the basement for coats and accessories. Pop in here after you have been to another well curated shop, such as Kiliwatch around the corner.

Allison & Shasha Vintage
16 Rue Etienne Marcel, Paris, 75002
Closed Sun
Metro Etienne Marcel

Marché aux Puces D'Aligre

This little market has a real local feel to it. Located in Bastille and next to the food market; it makes for a pleasant lunchtime potter. Here you will find clothes, books and bric a brac at low prices. We found some cool 70's vintage scarves for 3 euros each. Take cash and don't forget to haggle.

Big piles of old clothes and trinkets can be found on tables here... so dive in and see what you can find!

Marché aux Puces D'Aligre
Place d'aligre, Paris, 75011
Tues - Sun 7.30 - 13.30
Metro Ledru Rollin


Spending an afternoon wandering the fashionable streets of the Marais is one of our favorite things to do in Paris. While in the area we always pop into this excellent vintage boutique. Their collection of colourful frocks from the 70's and 80's is excellent. Also, for a bit of fun on our last visit we picked up some vintage pin up girl swimwear. Allez à la plage (let's go to the beach) anyone?

2 rue de la Verrerie, Paris, 75004
Tues - Sat 13.00 - 21.00, Sun from 14.00, closed Mon
Metro St Paul

L'Object Qui Parle

Come with us for a petite trip through the looking glass to L'object Qui Parle. Loved by interior designers and curious shoppers alike; this store is a little gem. It is a densely packed little space filled with unique pieces.We go here for inspiration and to that remind us how much of a special city Paris can be.

L'Object Qui Parle
86 rue des Martyrs, Paris 75018
Mon - Sat 13.00 - 19.30
Metro Abbesses

Friday, 28 October 2011

Paul and Claire Vintage

Well positioned on the increasingly hip Rue des Martyrs is Paul and Claire Vintage. Their small boutique is jam packed with styles mainly from the 60's onwards. We spotted some good value 60's shift dresses in bright colours together with some sparkly 80's tops.

A good spot for those who enjoy rummaging; this friperie makes for a nice little stop on in your vintage journey around Montmatre.

Paul and Claire Vintage
86 rue des Martyrs, Paris, 75018
Daily 11.30 - 20.30
Metro Pigalle


With three locations in the fashionable Marais district, Free'p'Star stores are fun to visit. They are popular for good reasons; good collection, good prices and great locations.They are jam packed with vintage items from predominately the 70's and 80's. There are bargains to be found here, but you also have to compete with the crowds that pack these stores out every day.

This is a wonderfully disorganised space crammed with vintage treats and lots of other shoppers; but we think that's gotta be that's be a big part of the store's charm. We'll see you there early so we can grab the best bargains!

3 locations
61 rue de la Verrerie, Paris, 75004
8 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, 75004
20 rue de Rivoli, Paris, 75004
Tues - Sat 11.00 - 21.00, Sun 12.00 - 21.00
Metro St Paul

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

La Petite Fripe

Oh what a lovely little friperie!

We were having lunch across the road at one of the many cool cafes in the area when we spottedt his inviting little red shop and popped in. We were really excited by what we found.

They have a large selection of retro sunglasses and other accessories that were all in very good condition.

We went at sale time and bought a couple of very pretty vintage dresses for less than 10 euros. We also saw a good selection of leather, fur and denim at really reasonable prices.

La Petite Fripe has a warm and friendly vibe that makes this must visit address on your vintage trip around the Oberkampf and Belleville areas.

La Petite Fripe
118 Rue Oberkampf, Paris, 75011
Tues - Thurs 13.00 - 21.00, Fri - Sat 13.00 - 22.00, Sun 15.00 - 21.00
Metro Parmentier or Menilmontant

Monday, 24 October 2011

Hier Pour Demain

We dare you to step into the time capsule that is Heir Pour Demain and not be tempted. They stock a beautiful collection of furniture and collectibles ranging from art deco era pieces to 50's and 60's. Interior designers will love their selections of vintage fabrics. All we have to do now is work out how to get it all home!

Hier Pour Demain
4 Rue Des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris, 75004
Tues - Sat 13.00 - 19.00, Sun - Mon 14.00 - 19.00
Metro St Paul

Saturday, 22 October 2011


There is a lot of good vintage shopping to be found in Bastille. The area has a indie and rock feel to it and many of the vintage stores in the area stock accordingly. Think boots, denim and leather jackets.

Adöm has two stores, opposite each other, one for men (at 35) and one for women (at 56). Both are fun to rummage in and have a wide range of retro and second hand.

The prices here are very reasonable and the collection is always funky. We found a fabulous pair of 80's red boots for under 50 euros. Very happy!

35 & 56 Rue de la Roquette, Paris, 75011
Metro Bastille
Open Mon - Sat

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Vintage Bar

Don't you just love it when you find a place that has everything you want ? If you are accessory junkies like us then you are going to love Vintage Bar.

This place is serious vintage accessories addict heaven. We found a mixture of good value items and some a little over priced. However, the selection is so delectable it makes this boutique really fun to visit.

This place is addictive. You have been warned.

Vintage Bar
16 Rue De La Verrerie, Paris 75004
Daily 11.00 - 20.00
Metro Hôtel de Ville

Thanx God I'm a V.I.P

Oh my, how much are we in love with this store? It's beautifully crafted selection of women's and men's vintage leaves us breathless.

Men don't miss out either. They an excellent collection of quality menswear.

We were amazed at how reasonable the prices where too for such a lovely boutique. We will be coming back again and again. If we had to pick a favourite vintage store in Paris this could be it.

Where: Thanx God I'm a V.I.P 12 Rue de Lancry, Paris 75010

Monday, 17 October 2011


Wandering around Montmatre, Paris' bohemian neighborhood on the hill, feels a little like strolling through your own vintage movie. Full of local characters and quirky boutiques.

One of our favourite boutiques up here, is Chinemachine.  They have a good selection of vintage dresses, shoes and other pieces at really reasonable prices. We found a cool vintage kimono and colourful retro summer dresses at very low prices. We think you will be smitten.

Where: 100 Rue Des Martyrs, 75018 PARIS