If you've ever been to Paris, you know that shopping is one of the essential parts of the experience, but maybe you're getting tired of visiting the same designer stores and malls on every trip. Skip Galeries LaFayette this trip (or save it for later!) and opt for some vintage shopping. Who knows what treasures you'll find?
You may have read about it in Elle or Vogue, as Pretty Box is one of the most popular and exclusive vintage boutiques in Paris. You'll find that regulars here consist of stylists, models and all lovers of vintage, and they recommend you make an appointment for your visit. Pretty Box includes pieces of history from iconic fashion houses like Chanel, Dior and Gucci, and they even have fashion consultants that will help find what you need and style you.
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La Mode Vintage
Bringing together collections from top designers during the most successful periods of their work, La Mode Vintage showcases trendy vintage clothing mixing different ideas and eras. Designers include Balmain, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Missoni, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and more... the list goes on. From fur coats to fur boots and Gucci hats to Gucci bags, La Mode has a range of many exotic items, and you can even order from their website in case you don't find something during your visit. (Though we have a feeling you will.)
Thanx God I'm a V.I.P.
Located in the centre of Paris, Thanx God I'm a V.I.P., often abbreviated as TGV, is a unique shop dedicated to luxury vintage just steps away from the Place de la République at Rue de Lancry. Elegant window displays constantly feature colorful and expressive clothing, and you'll find that this boutique is not only a celebration of fashion, but also a celebration of life and inspiration. One of the bigger vintage boutiques, TGV has a large selection of designer fashion organized by color, and it offers all the top high-end designers you love.
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Rose Market Vintage
Another boutique housing endless designer labels, Rose Market Vintage specializes in haute couture vintage clothing from over 100 designers. You name it, they have it. You can shop here for timeless dresses, suits, skirts, bags, accessories and more, and it's all available on their website as well. The items at Rose Market Vintage are carefully hand-selected for their excellent wearability and unique style, and pieces are constantly changing.
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The rules at the Kilo Shop are simple: choose it, weigh it, buy it. Prices here are color-coded and arranged by weight so that you can get more for your money. Here you'll find an immense collection of furs, jeans, jackets, t-shirts and more, and they even have a selection of costumes. With four locations in Paris, you're bound to stop at the Kilo Shop at least once. With womenswear, menswear and a few items for the kids, there is something for everyone at the Kilo Shop.
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