Vintage Shopping in Paris

Posted on December 15, 2011 by VINGT Editorial

Text: Meg Gagnard

Photo by Tristan Colangelo on Unsplash

When it comes to vintage clothing shops, Paris has a lot to offer. Below is a list of vintage shops in Paris organized by district.

1. Kiliwatch

64 Rue Tiquetonne, 1st, Metro Etienne Marcel (4)

Kiliwatch is a colorful mix of urban lifestyles old and new. It is part vintage part new and features a variety of classic styles and new, up-and-coming brands. The prices are a pinch steeper than the average vintage shop; but is worth it for the high quality products and great selection. From accessories to shoes to scarves to bright and fun dresses, Kiliwatch has got you covered.

2. Planète 70

147 rue Saint-Martin, 3rd, Metro Rambuteau (11)

This friperie features a variety of different styles at a reasonable price.

3. Free’p’Star

8 Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie & 61 rue de la Verrerie, 4th, Metro Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)

Free’p’Star has a huge selection, not everything is spectacular but when you find that one thing you weren’t expecting it’s very satisfying.

4. The King of Frip

33 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 4th, Metro Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)

A funky vintage clothing boutique with varied fashions & accessories for women & men.

5. Mam’zelle Swing

35 bis rue du Roi de Sicile, 4th, Metro Hôtel de Ville (1, 11)

Many decades are represented here up to the 60’s. The whole shop is decorated with vintage knick-knacks. A good mix of low-end prices and high-end prices are offered here.

6. Chercheminippes

102 rue du Cherche Midi, 6th, Metro Duroc (10, 13)

Chercheminippes has a shop for everyone: men’s, women’s, home and children. They carry name brand products, priced correctly.

7. Frip Sap

32 rue de Lancry, 10th, Metro Jacques Bonsergent (5)

Frip Sap is certainly not overpriced, and they sure do have an amazing selection of leather boots. It’s the sort of place where you can find a random treasure of great quality for a small price.

8. Frivoli

26 Rue Beaurepaire, 10th, Metro Jacques Bonsergent (5)

Frivoli has higher end products and name brands. The consignment boutique is minimalist and the window displays alone will make you think you’re in a vintage wonderland.

9. Thanx God I’m A VIP

12 rue de Lancry, 10th, Metro Jacques Bonsergent (5)

This wonderland in the 10th has the most wonderful color organization. All of their vintage clothes are assorted by color, featuring classic vintage name brand items along handmade pieces. A bit on the pricier side, but for a reason! They’ve got classic name brand designers and vintage products from a variety of decades that still are a part of the timelessness of some fashion trends. [Pictured below].

10. Come on Eileen

16-18 rue des Taillandiers, 11th, Metro Bréguet-Sabin (5)/Bastille (1, 5, 8)

Come On Eileen is a big shop with a lot of variety. They’ve got their high-end products, the classic Levi’s shorts and jeans collections and also some more fun stuff for that random occasion you may need an outfit for. At Come On Eileen they’ve got loads of merchandise, so you really have to be ready to dig to find your own treasures.

11. Vintage Clothing Paris

10 rue de Crussol, 11th, Metro Oberkampf (5, 9) /Filles du Calvaire (8)

Vintage Clothing Paris features higher end women’s vintage clothing; mostly name brands which justifies their elevated prices.

12. By Flowers

86 Rue des Martyrs, 18th, Metro Pigalle (2, 12)

Classic hole in the wall type of place with hidden treasures including fur coats, leather bags and colorful sweaters.

13. Chine Machine  

100 rue des Martyrs, 18th, Metro Abbesses (12)

Chine Machine is in the heart of Montmartre behind metro Abbesses. It has a wide variety of funky women’s second-hand and vintage clothing. Reasonably priced.