March 10, 2022
A Paris Guide to: Vintage & Thrift Shopping
As the world’s capital of fashion, Paris is known to be a hot destination for shopping. If you are like us, and interested in consuming clothing consciously, then you are probably looking to go thrifting on your next trip to Paris. We can attest that this city is swimming in shops, and navigating them all can be very time-consuming. That’s why we have gone to the effort of curating SANNNA’s Guide to Vintage & Secondhand shopping in Paris – to help you maximize your time while treasure hunting. Check out our list of shops below, and stay tuned for our upcoming youtube video where we take you with us around Paris for a day of thrifting!
12-16 rue Tiquetone, 75002 Paris
Episode offers a very large selection of shoes. There is something for everyone! From Converse to Timberland, they have all the well-known sneaker brands. They are all in good condition and look great. The selection does not stop at shoes since you will also find ski equipment, lingerie (men & women), and household linen in addition to a large selection of vintage clothing. The offering of clothing extends from children to mature audiences. The store is very large and is situated on the ground floor and basement levels.
- Wide range of clothing for men and women
- Has sportswear and many famous brands
- Appeals to a wide age range (from children to a more mature audience of men and women)
- Colorful atmosphere, complete selection… great store! “It never stops!”
- Lots of leather products
- Lingerie for men and women
89 rue Réamur, 75002 Paris
Bobby is a depot-vente secondhand store, where you can attempt to sell clothes from your closet. Clothes deposited will be given 2 months to sell, and if they do not, you have 7 days to recover your products, otherwise, they will be given to an association. At Bobby, you will find clothing for women and men, with an accompanying selection of shoes and fashion accessories. You will find the more “luxury” pieces here, from brands like Burberry, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint-Laurent etc.
- Well managed and well equipped, with a nice dressing room
- Real fur, and real quality
- Beautiful shoes for men and women
- High-end pieces
- Very specific public
- High price (100€ for a top, 400€ for a coat)
- Mainly for women, a very small section for men downstairs
- The deposit lasts 2 months, if the items are not sold, you have to come and get them back within 7 days
25 Rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris
Relique is the most uniquely designed boutique on this list. This thrift store, opened by influencer Clara Victorya, takes us back to the 70s. The clothes are all arranged by color, at very affordable prices. Men’s and women’s products are all mixed together between the ground floor and basement. The ambiance and atmosphere are very Instagrammable, as this concept is made for a younger audience. Thanks to the success of her store, Clara Victorya opened Relique Kids a few meters away, however, you will still find some children’s items in the store.
- Incredible, colorful, and fun atmosphere and ambiance.
- Some handmade items
- Aimed at a younger clientele
- The first floor is nice but small
- The basement is narrow and low-ceilinged, so when there are a lot of people, it can be difficult to move around the store
3 rue Paul Dubois, 75003 Paris
Plaisir Palace is a vintage boutique for all seasoned fashionistas. Here you will find vintage nuggets from great designers, like Saint Laurent, Courrèges, and Alaïa. This temple of vintage is a must-visit for stylists who want to make colorful, vintage looks, like Lily Collins in Emily in Paris.
- Pleasant and well-decorated store
- Sharp and colorful clothes
- Pieces selected one by one
- Small store
- Few new items
- Expensive products
69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris / 125 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris / 8 Boulevard de Magenta, 75010 Paris, France / 23 Rue du Faubourg du Temple, 75010 Paris
Kilo Shop is an institution. As its name indicates, the concept is that you pay weight. Find your happiness, weigh it, and go to the cash register; that’s the Kilo Shop’s motto. The store is very large with many salesmen and women available to advise you. Be careful, there are no changing rooms and you can’t try anything on the spot, so think carefully before buying!
If you are in the area, take the opportunity to discover two other addresses on the same street.
- KiloShop Kawaii. Like its namesake, it’s a thrift store by the kilo but with a Japanese inspiration
- Free’p’Star where you will find many coats and furs surrounded by strange statues.
- Lots of purchase options and prices (a bin is present at the entrance where everything is 4€)
- Huge space! Clean and open, with lots of staff to help you
- Lots of choices in jeans, coats, and furs
- Some pieces have a fixed price
- Big store so the fixed prices are high
- No fitting room
8 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris / 10 rue Saint Placide, 75006 Paris
This small store offers a wide selection of vintage products in a small space. The selection is nice and well organized. Accessories such as beanies, sunglasses, and socks are sold new, but the secondhand clothing selection is curated mainly at different vintage shows across Europe. Tilt Vintage has 2 stores, one in the Marais and the other in the 6th arrondissement, the latter offers more “luxury” labels. There is also a Tilt Vintage corned in the concept store, Citadium.
- No overcrowding or crowds
- Lots of quality vintage products
- Impossible to bring or sell items
- Small store
41 rue du Temple, 75004 Paris / 71 rue Rambuteau, 75004 Paris / 46 rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris / 15 Parvis De La Défense, 92800 Puteaux
Instead of traveling to the United States, save yourself a long trip and go directly to Hippy Market. The store is nice with knick-knacks and memorabilia from the hippy era in the USA. You will find a large selection of clothing, such as denim, US army jackets, leather jackets, fur items, shoes, etc, which are all well organized between the ground floor and basement. The small drawback: the prices are a bit high, which can be explained by the good management of the store and the decoration which plays on an American twist, very funky and lively.
- Plays on an American twist, very fun and lively
- Popular with English speaking visitors
- Beautiful pieces
- Great selection of men and women
- Expensive products
- Products are not sorted by gender (so you have to take your time to look through the whole store)
12 Rue de Lancry, 75010 ParisThanx God I Am A V.I.P. is the most vintage and chic thrift store on this list. You will find luxurious and beautiful products organized by color. Upon arrival, you walk down a long corridor arranged with all the black clothing available. As you turn the corner towards the back of the store you will find the white section, followed by another long hallway filled with clothing of the entire rainbow. The very attentive staff offers to keep your larger personal belongings stored behind the counter so that it is easier to walk around. In the very back of the store, you will find a small café selling simple beverages. The store is exclusively for women but its male counterpart is right next door.
- Disco balls, large mirrors, and a coffee bar!
- Lots of leather goods in all colors
- Good selection, to find a special piece for an occasion
- Expensive products
45 Rue d’Hauteville, 75010 Paris
At Love & Dress, the products are all individually sourced, giving the store a very home-y feel. Julia & Arysone are very kind and offer a nice selection of secondhand clothes, accessories, jewelry, and even small homeware. There is a whole section of jeans, arranged by color, that are worth trying. The store is small but arranged coherently so that you are able to see every piece available. Love & Dress offers only women’s clothing, but once a quarter, the founders organize a week-long sale for men’s clothing.
- Lots of jeans, sorted by color
- Fancy and novelty jewelry, gold and brass
- Beautiful fitting rooms
- Stocked room by room
- Not much in the way of innerwear
- Roughly organized by color
- No men’s clothing on a daily basis
81 rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris
La Frange À L’envers has the feel of a new clothing store. Here, you will find in-season, high-quality clothing and accessories in excellent condition— and for all budgets! La Frange À L’envers is also a depot-vente, and they will try to sell your clothes for you for a period of 2 months. At the end of this period, you have 7 days to recover your products, otherwise, they will be given to the association Palais de la Femme. This store does not sell vintage pieces, and rather opts for a modern and current atmosphere.
- Very cool atmosphere, same atmosphere as “& other stories” or Sézane
- Good price range
- Organized on two floors by size and color (the first floor is dedicated to 34 and 36, the first floor offers a large choice of sizes from 38 to 46)
- Nice selection of shoes
- Very nice fitting rooms
- The store does not face the street, you have to know how to get there
- Refuses many pieces
- Clothing for men
- Vintage piece
- Some brands (shein, hugo boss, guess, etam, diesel…)
- Some products (low-waisted jeans, fur pieces, pumps…)
17 rue de Chaligny, 75012 Paris
The Friperie Solidaire is a thrift store run by the Emmaus association – think Goodwill. The atmosphere is pleasant and the products are well arranged. There are things to be found for everyone—women, men, children, and even objects for the home. The prices are very affordable, as the inventory is donation-based. Each sale goes to the association Emmaus, which helps people in need.
- Pleasant, well-organized atmosphere
- Women, men, children, and home
- Very attractive prices
- Constant addition of new products
- Store with all kinds of products you have to search to find your happiness
18 Rue Damrémont, 75018 Paris
Le Vestiare de 18ème offers vintage and luxury secondhand items from brands such as Bash, Kenzo, Ralph Lauren, Balenciaga, Hermès, etc. The selection is exclusively feminine and small sizes. You will find a nice selection of shoes, accessories and leather goods. Le Vestiare du 18ème is a depot-vente and will accept to sell your vintage, luxury pieces for a period of 2 months before they are returned to you. This shop is curated for a more mature clientele.
- Nice selection of leather goods
- Vintage luxury items
- The sizes offered are small
100 rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris
At the corner of rue des Martyrs and rue la Vieuville you will find Chine Machine. Here, your clothes are directly bought or bartered for, meaning you leave with money in your pocket. But be careful – there are no takebacks, so make sure you know what you are parting ways with before you go inside. The articles sold here are eccentric, fun, and very cheap. You will find women’s, men’s, and a small selection of children’s clothing.
- Men and women and accessories
- Lingerie and baby clothes too
- Sell your clothes directly, receive the money immediately
- Only one fitting room
- Unconvincing shoe selection
If you are in the area, three other vintage stores might be of interest to you.
- Flash Vintage
- By Flowers
- Rose Market Vintage
64 rue Tiquetone, 75002 Paris
Kiliwatch Paris is the first concept store to have introduced the principle of independent corners and proposes an offering of new items alongside the secondhand curation. Here, you will find clothing, accessories, and jewelry for male and female audiences. The store is large and makes you want to get lost in the back rooms. On the other hand, the products are more expensive.
- Does not look like a traditional thrift store
- Lots of great brands
- Interesting items: roller skates, top hats, vintage suits, and uniforms.
- A QR code allows you to see the different thrift stores in Paris
- Nice selection of denim and coats
- Great selection of men’s clothing
- Higher prices
- Not many shoes