Feels overwhelming in a fashionable city like Paris, right ? Endless shops, so many areas to search... where should you go to find the best vintage ?
I just got back from a trip to France and wanted to share some of my favorite vintage spots, plus some extra fun places to visit.
First up, on a Saturday morning, your best bet is take metro line 4 all the way north to Porte de Clignancourt. There you will find the Marché aux Puces (Saint-Ouen). There are so many streets you can wonder down, definitely make a point to pop into Marché Dauphine, a warehouse building with a glass ceiling with stalls of vintage clothing, records, rugs, furniture, you name it ! Marché Paul Bert Serpette is a trendy one to scope out-- walk down the road here and keep your eye out for the sellers' stalls full of 70s French workwear gems-- my personal fav :)
If you're walking around the city and see signs for "Brocante" or "Vide-Grenier" take note of the date/place and try to go ! They are essentially pop-up flea markets on the side of the street. Lots of vintage clothing at a cheaper price point.
Emmaüs: These shops are all over Paris and waaaay cheaper than the vintage stores you'll find. I found two pairs of Peter Max Wranglers at one of them on my last trip-- I was completely blown away !
OTHER MUST SEE/DO RECS
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (amazing cliffs and a lake, lotsa green space to chill in the 19th arrondissement)
Rosa Bonheur (cute lil café in the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont)
Sol Semilla (sweetest lil veg restaurant with super healthy food and juices in the 10th)
Canal Saint-Martin (tons of shops/restaurants along the canal in the 10th)
Palais de Tokyo (modern art museum, but I go for the black and white film photo booth in the lobby, in the 16th)
Pink Mamma (rly good Italian, try to sit in the glass patio area— def need reservations, in the 9th)
CrocoDisc (tiny record shop with a great selection, make sure you go to the jazz part right next door too, in the 5th)
Big Wax Records (cool record shop in the 11th)
Hando Handroll (new restaurant in the 6th)
Promenade Plantée (Coulée Vert) (a gorgeous elevated walkway three miles long, starts near the Bastille)
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont