During the last few years, the vintage style has made a big come-back. Fashion style going from the beginning to the end of the 1900’s are taking over Paris’ streets. Nowadays, many clothes shops specialized in vintage clothing are opening, some offer copies of the last century’s most popular styles and others exhibit real fashion gems in second-hand shops. There is no better way to discover this new fashion trend than stepping inside some of the best vintage clothes shops in Paris.
17 rue Moret, 75011 Paris
Hidden in a small street of the 11th district, Casablanca is a shop pre-war style lovers won’t want to miss.
Originally specialized in 30s fashion, this institution now offers clothes going up to the hippie years.
Here, you won’t find any real vintage clothing, but mass reproductions of suits and clothes going from the 30s to the 70s instead.
It is perfect to adopt a retro style without giving up on buying new pieces clothes.
The shop also has its own vintage hairdresser to get your hair curled or have your beard styled in the same way as the last decades.
46 rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris
Held by a former designer, the Pretty Box offers a carefully picked selection of retro pieces going from the Roaring Twenties to the 70s.
The budget you will need to shop here is a little higher than in other second-hand shops, but this institution also offers – under the condition of a booking- a shopping session accompanied by a consulting service.
Perfect for amateur fashionistas and other shoppers looking for changes.
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 11AM – 7:30PM
Pretty Box’s website (website in French)
5 rue Henry Monnier, 75005 Paris
Located in the middle of the 9th district, between bars and modern shops, you will find the little piece of paradise which is Célia Darling.
Behind this perfectly organized facade worthy of a big fashion house, discover vintage pieces brought back from all around the world.
Try out French and international fashion from the 50s to the 80s at affordable prices.
You can also find, here and there, some haute couture pieces at (slightly) cheap prices.
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: 12:30PM – 8PM
64 rue Tiquetonne, 75001 Paris
Kiliwatch is one of the most famous vintage shops in Paris.
In more than 600m² you will find second-hand clothes, designer brands and even brand-new pieces.
Every month, a section of the shop will showcase a theme or a piece of clothing.
This urban concept store is organized in such a way that you won’t even be able to guess what it is really about.
Enjoy wandering along its many aisles and sections looking for the piece of clothing of your dreams.
Kiliwatch is the perfect place for everyone and every budget.
Monday: 10AM – 7PM
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10:30AM – 7:30PM
More information on the official website (website in French)
Mad Vintage Store
93 rue Saint-Denis, 75001 Paris
In the middle of the capital, on rue Saint-Denis, Mad Vintage Store is a shop specialized in urban vintage.
In this place, you won’t find many 50s dresses or post-war clothings, but jeans, bombers, sneakers and caps.
The place is famous for its 80/90s fashion, even if some pieces you will find on its shelves can be a lot older.
Most of the pieces come from the United States or the UK, but you will, sometimes, have the chance to come across some Eastern European clothes.
Opening hours: Everyday: 11AM – 8PM
Thanx God I’m a VIP
12 rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
After having recently been expanded, Thanx God I’m a VIP is one of the biggest names in Parisian vintage shops.
Held by two of the most famous 90s event organizers, this shop is overflowing with pieces of clothing each more beautiful than the other.
You will find retro clothes coming from all around the world for both men and women.
This institution also has a big showroom of more than 400m², welcoming exhibits and fashion shows, as well as a tea salon in the middle of the shop where you can come and enjoy a coffee between two fittings.
Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday: 2PM – 8PM
69 rue Marguerite de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
Mamie Blues is a vintage clothes shop located in the 9th district and spread across three different floors.
The staff is constantly looking for the best jewelry, clothes, shoes and accessories dating from the 20s to the 80s.
The shop offers the possibility to rent some clothes or suits for dress-up parties as well as the chance to ask for custom-made clothes to be perfectly in style.
Monday: 2:30PM – 7:30PM
From Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30AM – 1:30PM / 2:30PM – 7:30PM
More information on Mamie Vintage (website in French)
69-71 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
10 rue Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris
125 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
Originating in the UK, Kilo Shop, and its three shops in Paris, is a second-hand clothes chain with an original concept.
In this XXL warehouse, clothes are tagged using three different colors. Make your pick and weigh your bag.
One color equals one price per kilo.
You will find anything going from very recent pieces of clothing to older ones at all prices.
A must-see for any vintage (or discounts) lover.
From Sunday to Monday: 2PM – 7:45PM
From Tuesday to Friday: 11AM – 7:45PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
22 rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris
With a name like that of a British rock band, Noir Kennedy will take you back to 60s, 70s and 80s.
Here, most of the pieces you find are second-hand and have a very rock’n’roll feeling.
Leather jackets, studded boots, punk clothes from the 80s are all on display.
Tie your bandana, climb on your motorbike and drive to this shop located in the Marais.
Monday: 1PM – 8PM
From Tuesday to Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 2PM – 8PM
Noir Kennedy’s website (website in French)
57 rue Condorcet, 75005 Paris
Located only a few streets away from Célia Darling, you will find this temple of high-end vintage fashion.
Here, you can find various pieces such as signed Chanel, Gucci, Yves Saint-Laurent and more.
In addition to pieces coming from the 50s and 80s, this institution also offers “recycled” clothes; meaning new clothes made out with fabrics and leather taken from old vintage pieces.
The owner of the shop is passionate and also regularly organizes the very popular Marché Rétro d’Oberkampf (Retro Market of Oberkampf).
Opening hours: From Tuesday to Saturday: 11AM – 7PM
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