Swing When You’re Winning

Swing When You’re Winning

Sticking with our ‘Vintage Shop in Le Marais, Paris’ week, FYP presents our third vintage treasure cove!

‘Mamz’elle Swing’

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‘Mamz’elle Swing’, is found in the very center of Le Marais,

and has been opening its rose pink doors to customers since 1995,

and transporting them back through the years of fashion in the most stylish way.

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‘Mamz’elle Swing’ is run by Bérénice (founder and owner), and specializes in Vintage items from the 1920s through to the 1960s. Each item within her boutique is hand-picked, from either France or Belgium.

It is immediately obvious, the moment you step through the entrance and are greeted by vintage music and a warm smile, that ‘Mamz’elle Swing’ is more than a rummaging style thrift shop.

Every piece is of the best quality, and carefully selected, with their own story and memories that they hold inside, ready to start their next chapter with their new owner.

Bérénice’s passion for Vintage fashion shines through immediately, from her impeccably chosen outfit, to the retro-hair styles, and depth of knowledge, tips, advice. Not only does she have passion for Vintage fashion, but it is more than that, it is a life-style, and it is that which she sells with each item that leaves that rose pink door.

‘Mamz’elle Swing’

35 Rue du Roi de Sicile

75004 Paris, France

http://www.mamzelle-swing.com

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Vintage Stores in Le Marais #2

Today is the stylish turn of ‘Yukiko’ Vintage shop in Le Marais, Paris

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Yukiko is like your most stylish girlfriend’s closet, filled with bags, shoes and accessories by classic designers like Dior and Chanel. Owner Yukiko also has her own line of new clothing. If you walk out dressed head-to-toe in Yukiko’s wares you’ll turn heads for your on-trend threads rather than for wearing anything obviously “from the past.”

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Beautiful basics are the thing here, with that added, secret thrill of owning a bit of fashion history. Currently the site shows a nice collection of vintage Chanel and Gucci accessories.

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Tél: 01 4277 7395

97, rue Vieille du Temple, Paris

Open: Tuesday-Saturday   11am-1pm; 2-7pm

Métro: Saint-Sébastien-Froissart

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Vintage Week here at FYP

Vintage Week here at FYP

So as most know, next week in Paris is ‘Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2014’.

Already the shows have kicked off in Milan, and this year’s offerings are as amazing as ever!

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However, here at FYP, we are taking a retrospective step back and before diving into the world of lace, luxury and couture next week,

we are going to be having a Vintage/ Thrift store week, focusing specifically

on one of our favourite quartiers in Paris- Le Marais.

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Each day, FYP will let you into one of our best kept secrets of where we bag the best vintage items.

Whether you are searching for a pair of Vintage Levi jeans, or perhaps a Classic ‘Timeless’ Chanel handbag,

FYP will give you the ultimate vintage/thrift shopping guide to

Le Marais to help you find exactly what you are looking for!

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Shhh! Don’t tell everyone- this secret is between us and you!

Let’s start with a bit of Lux!

                                                                                                                                                                      La Jolie Garde-Robe

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Small, exclusive-feeling and known mainly among designers and fashion-loving locals

rather than the tourist-flooded stores in the Haut Marais,

La Jolie Garde-Robe is one-of-a-kind. As with its garde-robe (antique wardrobe),

the clothes you’ll find here are delicate and refined designer pieces from a mix of French labels

including Chanel, YSL, Céline, Charles Jourdan and Hermès.

There’s a special emphasis on ‘60s bits, so if you’ve a hankering for a shift dress or cat’s eye sunglasses, here’s your chance.

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La Jolie Garde-Robe [no website]

Tél: 01 4272 1390

15, rue Commines, Paris 3rd

Métro: Filles du Calvaire

Open Tuesday-Saturday 1-7:30pm