Yes, vintage is undeniably in fashion. But for once you won’t go to your favorite mall to redo your wardrobe: let's go to the second-hand stores!
In addition to offering you unique items that you won't find anywhere else, you can save the planet by buying items that are already worn, and...you will also save money.
Certainly, some people consider second-hand clothes "dirty" or not very trendy, but we tell you this: nothing more fashionable at the moment than vintage garments. In addition to that, if you are in Paris, you will have a lot of choices given the number of clothing stores you can find there. To save you some time, we have selected a dozen of the best clothes shops in Paris, according to several criteria (style & quality of clothes, welcome of the staff, and prices) in various districts.
WISHUPON team was pleased to walk through Paris, and also wants Paris foreign lovers and visitors to discover those amazing places.
The article is divided into 4 parts, which allow all fashionistas to find what they are looking for, from the most adventurous to those who prefer not to go too far. And you can also bring your companion because the clothing stores are not only for you, ladies!
The map of all the essential second-hand clothing stores in Paris
Summary 1- The very central second-hand stores (the core of Paris) - 1st & 2nd arrondissements 2- Typical “Le Marais” second-hand stores (traditional neighborhood) -3rd & 4th arrondissements 3- The second-hand stores in Paris East - 9th & 10th arrondissements 4- The second-hand stores in outlying districts & in the North of Paris
1. The very central second-hand stores (the core of Paris)
1st & 2nd arrondissements
EPISODE ⭆ Visited by the editor
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💙 Affordable prices 💙 Many "classics" for shoppers afraid of eccentricity 💙 Friendly and bilingual English-speaking salespeople 💙 Easy to find a specific article
The editorial opinion: “I particularly liked the choice among the different categories of items. You are sure to find everything you are looking for, from velvet body to overalls. Prices are unique on item selections by categories (for example, same price for shirts, shoes…), so for some types of clothing it is really worth it financially, but for others, it makes the price a little excessive sometimes. Everything is generally in order and the clothes are clean and sorted. We appreciate the basement entirely for men's clothing.”
Our heart stroke: Incredible selection of pouches (10€ for each of them!)
Address: 12-16 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris (Châtelet Station)
⭆ Visited by the editor
💙 A must-see concept store in Paris 💙 Quality clothes very stylish 💙 You can find vintage brand clothing, and globally, all the possible and imaginable brands 💔 High prices
The editorial opinion: "Impossible to live in Paris without having heard of Kiliwatch. This huge concept store gathers so many vintage pieces that they hold most of their finds in minimum 2-3 copies, even for rare items! I was particularly impressed by the "vintage cyclist" section or their huge collection of kepi. The decoration is very original and neat. You feel compelled to take pictures in a place like this. But as soon as you catch a label, you instantly lose it: the prices are extremely high, far too high for second-hand clothes. Moreover, the monumental size of this shop, as well as the army of salesmen at the disposal of customers, make Kiliwatch a factory much more than a clothing store. “
Our heart stroke: The selection of men's dressing gowns
Address: Kiliwatch Paris – 64 Rue Tiquetonne – 75002 Paris
© MAD VINTAGE
💙 Very wide choice 💙 Perfectly sorted and arranged items 💙 Original & vintage items, from theatre costumes to geisha kimonos 💙 Their beautiful Instagram: @madvintageparis 💔 The MAD Vintage chain and their website take away the charm of a small independent thrift store
Address: MAD VINTAGE - 66 Rue Saint-Denis et 41 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris MAD VINTAGE - 99 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
2- Typical “Le Marais” second-hand stores (traditional neighborhood)
3rd & 4th arrondissements
BIS BOUTIQUE SOLIDAIRE ⭆ Visited by the editor
💙 Innovative concept 💙 BIS Boutique Solidaire encourages social and solidarity work: it employs people in precarious situations 💙 Clothing carefully selected and all washed 💙 Nice staff 💙 (Very) affordable prices
The editorial opinion: “We like the dual objective of the shop, both environmental and economic. The first boutique was born in 2012, in Le Marais - it is the boutique we visited - and since then, two other stores have bloomed, to show how successful the concept is! Clothes look like new, they are washed and sorted by color, and you can find large mirrors, pretty old-fashioned parquet flooring... Decidedly, this shop has everything to please. A luxurious impression... at a ridiculously low price: Ralph Lauren jackets are available for 20 euros! A haven for fashion designers, but not only: the entire basement is dedicated to men and children.”
Our heart stroke: The collection for babies and their selection of brand ties
Address : BIS Boutique Solidaire – 7 boulevard du Temple 75003 Paris BIS Boutique Solidaire – 19 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris BIS Boutique Solidaire - 96 Rue Saint-Charles, 75015 Paris
TILT VINTAGE ⭆ Visited by the editor
💙 You can buy clothes online, or store in Citadium 💙 Vintage... but trendy 💙 Many articles from the 80s 💔 Prices a little expensive
The editorial opinion: “Tilt Vintage is like Mad Vintage's little brother. We visited the Tilt Vintage store in the Marais, near Saint-Paul. Located in one of the most touristic districts of Paris, which carries a large number of tourists in the shop, this Vintage Tilt store remains nevertheless the historical heart of the chain. One of the managers (Astro) recommended us the Tilt Vintage store from the rue Saint Placide, which is bigger and where we can find an incredible number of vintage dresses. The Tilt located in Rue de Rivoli is not very spacious but well arranged, and all the clothes are hand-picked, in addition to being incredibly well organized. We only regret the slightly high prices. Even if the collections of sunglasses, bucket hats or Kanken bags are in the trend, unfortunately, these are not very original, and many are made up of new items. You can feel that the shop in the Marais is more for tourists than for real rags lovers."
Our heart stroke: Astro's bag out, the K-ways of the 80s and the shelves with very pretty sunglasses (even if they are new, yes, shhh).
Tilt Vintage - Le Marais – 8 rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris / Saint-Paul Station Tilt Vintage - Saint Placide – 10 rue Saint-Placide, 75006 Paris / Sèvres-Babylone Station
And outside Paris: LILLE: 33 rue de la Clef - 59 800 Lille LYON: 62 rue Victor Hugo - 69 002 Lyon
AUX COMPTOIRS DU CHINEUR ⭆ The editor tried to enter but it was closed :(
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💙Like Ali Baba's cave: between the second-hand clothing store, the record store, and the vintage shop 💙 A passionate manager who opened Aux Comptoirs more than 15 years ago 💙 Unique pieces 💔 You are sure to find everything but what you are looking for
Address: 49 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris
MAD VINTAGE (see above at Part 1.)
Address: 99 Rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
3- The second-hand stores in Paris East
9th & 10th arrondissements
In those vibrant neighborhoods, where you can find theatres and cafés, you can also find very nice second-hand stores.
CELIA DARLING VINTAGE
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💙 Perfect when looking for inspiration 💙 Unique collector's and designers/stylists' items 💙 Hand-picked articles 💙 Easy to find a specific article 💔 Unfortunately, expensive prices
Address: CELIA DARLING VINTAGE - 5 Rue Henry Monnier, 75009 Paris
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💙 Outstanding clothes to find 💙 Dandys' Den 💙 The salespeople always ready to advise you 💙 Very retro atmosphere
Address: Mamie Blue - 69 Rue de Rochechouart, 75009 Paris
BIS BOUTIQUE SOLIDAIRE (see above at Part. 2):
Address: BIS Boutique Solidaire – 19 rue Lamartine 75009 Paris
4- The second-hand stores
in outlying districts & in the North of Paris
© Petits Commerces (https://www.petitscommerces.fr/page/priscaparis/)
💙 A kind of mini-museum 💙 Glamour everywhere 💙 Branded clothing 💙 Very friendly and advised manager
Address: PRISCA PARIS - 69 Rue du Mont-Cenis, 75018 Paris
💙Very original shop 💙 High-quality of Clothing 💙 Nice welcome 💙 Affordable prices 💔 Dangerous for your wallet!
Address: GOLDY MAMA - 99 Rue Orfila, 75020 Paris (Pelleport Station)
© Fanny Miami
💙 Small and Instagramable house 💙 Clothing quality 💙 Shop run by a fashion lover 💙 Go there on Sundays to visit the Saint Ouen fleas just next door
Address: FANNY MIAMI - 41 Rue Jules Vallès, 93400 Saint-Ouen
The map of all the essential second-hand clothing stores in Paris