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Paris Thrift Stores – 6 Places To Shop On A Tight Budget 2024

Must-Shop Clothing Stores In Paris, France

Many beautiful things can be said about Paris – and they’ve indeed been said! – one rather unfortunate aspect is that it’s a pricey place to shop. But the hidden truth is, Paris is a treasure chest of inexpensive yet stylish clothing, with thrift stores found in various small streets and hidden corners. Here is a list of the best Paris thrift stores. These 6 shops are where you will find the most fashionable items, that are available at the lowest prices.


Paris Thrift Stores – 6 Boutiques With Affordable (But Stylish) Clothes

Paris Thrift Store #1 – FREE ‘P’ STAR:

With three stores in the Hotel de Ville and Marais area, this is the best Paris thrift store to go if you’re on a tight budget. The big attraction at Free ‘P’ Star is their bargain bin, where everything found in the bin can be purchased for merely 1 euro. This bin is located in a tight, stuffy room that’s often overcrowded (be prepared to dig deep), but you can find anything here, from blazers to jeans to sweaters to skirts, for just one euro. Now that’s what I call a score! Free “P” Star is definitely one of the best clothing stores in Paris and that is why it is #1 on my list. Dress comfortably and head to the blue room upstairs for some cheap and chic finds!

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61 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Hotel de Ville store)


Paris Thrift Store #2 – THE KILO SHOP

Found also in Hotel de Ville and Saint Germain, this thrift store sells its merchandise by weight- 20 euros a kilo for clothing with green tags, and 30 euros a kilo for clothing with red labels.

You can find women’s clothing, men’s clothing, shoes, hats, bags, accessories, fur coats, and even wigs in their ample and organized space! 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.

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 affordable clothes shopping paris69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Le Marais store)


Paris Thrift Store #3 – LITTLE BOX

As the name suggests, this store in the Marais is a tiny jewelry box of vintage designer finds.
Although the prices aren’t as low 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 excellent condition.

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.

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Guide to best shopping in paris77 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris


Paris Thrift Store #4 – The Stock Shops:

Another superb yet criminally unknown option for shopping in Paris when on a budget is the stock shops. Now, what even is a stock shop? You can think of a stock shop as a clearance shop that sells last season’s clothes at massive discounts. There is nothing wrong with these branded clothes; they are just one season too late. Considering the fantastic quality and up to 60% discounts makes stock shops a default option for anyone looking to buy unique French brands.

There are many of these around the city, but the ones at APC Surplus: 20 Rue André del Sarte, 75018 Paris, and Sandro Stock: 26 Rue de Sévigné, 75004 Paris are two of the most notable ones.

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Paris Thrift Store #5 – Espace Kiliwatch:

One of the most famous vintage Paris Thrift stores.

Prices are higher compared to other thrift shops but clothes a very well selected and presented, and in good condition.

It sells also brand new items and has its own brand.

64 rue Tiquetonne, Paris 75002


Paris Thrift Store #6 – Vintage Desir: 

A chaotic but cute second-hand clothes shop a must of the Marais’s popular vintage shopping area.

Do not let the sign outside may mislead you as it reads reads ‘coiffeur’, ‘hairdresser’.

This tiny boutique in the Marais is actually one of the area’s most known vintage clothing store.

You’ll find dresses, skirts, , denim jackets, coats, leather jackets, and more.

32 rue des Rosiers, Paris 75004


Budget Friendly Shopping In Paris: The Best Way To Boost Your Parisian Style

Shopping in Paris doesn’t have to be expensive or overwhelming. Parisian style is literally at your fingertips as long as you travel to the right places, and are willing to sift through to find that perfect find!

I have helped tons of women fall back in love with their wardrobes and feel confident in their personal style again with easy French style tips. If you are looking for an authentic Parisian shopping experience check out The Fashionista Shopping Experience.


I’m Linda, your go to Stylist, Personal Shopper and Curator.

Whether we can walk together down the streets of Paris, or you would prefer the contactless virtual experience, I will enhance your wardrobe through inspiration, styling tips and tricks, and a curated shopping experience.

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