Although many wonderful things can be said about Paris- and they’ve certainly been said! -one rather unfortunate aspect is that it’s a pricey place to shop. Most of the wonderful couture creations come with an astronomical price tag: looking fashionable is reserved only for those who can afford it. Or is it? In fact, Paris is a treasure trove of inexpensive yet fashionable clothing, with thrift stores found in various small streets and hidden corners. Here are some of the best places to shop frugally in Paris, where the most fashionable vintage finds are available at the lowest prices.
FREE ‘P’ STAR: With three stores in the Hotel de Ville and Marais area, this is the place to go if you’re on a tight budget. While numerous jackets and bejeweled dressed are displayed for 15 to 20 euros each, the big attraction here is their bargain bin, where everything found in the bin can be purchased for merely 1 euro. Although this bin is located in a tight, stuffy room that’s often overcrowded- and be prepared to dig deep- you can find anything here, from blazers to jeans to sweaters to skirts, for just one euro. Dress comfortably and head to the blue room upstairs for some cheap and chic finds!
61 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Hotel de Ville store)
THE KILO SHOP: Found also in Hotel de Ville and Saint Germain, this thrift store sells their merchandise by weight- 20 euros a kilo for clothing with green tags, and 30 euros a kilo for clothing with red tags. In their big and organized space you can find women’s clothing, men’s clothing, shoes, hats, bags, accessories, fur coats, and even wigs! Scales are located throughout the store so you can weigh your load before paying. This store is perfect for those who’re looking for a less chaotic thrifting experience.
69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Le Marais store)
LITTLE BOX: Like the name suggests, this store in the Marais is a tiny jewelry box of vintage designer finds. Although the prices aren’t as cheap as they are at the Kilo Shop or Free ‘P’ Star, their stock is well curated and you’ll find many beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces in great condition. A pair of vintage YSL heels are 150 euros, a blue fox fur jacket is 160 euros, and designer sunglasses are available from 70 euros and up. Pay this boutique (and its helpful owners!) a visit if you’re looking for an intimate shopping experience and an opportunity to score some secondhand couture.
(Pictures are from the Little Box Vintage Facebook page)
77 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
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