Vintage Shopping Guide: Paris Edition

While everyone is in Paris talking about the new trends and what we will be wearing next winter, ironically in the same city there is a huge atmosphere of vintage shopping from the 20’s through the 70’s. Furniture, an antique painting or a Chanel dress, you can find some of the best treasures in Paris so peruse our recommendations of “La Ville Lumière” below.

1. Portuondo. Horacio & Julia Paris

Horacio and Julia, husband and wife, have continued a family’s long, fine tradition: antiques. Both are spanish have been living in Paris for ten years now and have a lovely shop situated in Marche Serpette. “We focus on the 20th century giving more emphasis to the 70’s decade and the typical metals, coatings, tinted parchment or resins that are the perfect materials to mix with the warmth of the 50’s”, says Horacio. Where? 110 rue Rosiers. Marche Serpette. Allee 6, Stand 23.

2. Nouveaux Standards

 Aurelien Jeauneau’s fascinated by seats of post war and from a family of merchants shop is “specialized in French post-war creation, proposals that range from 1951 – where all the talented young designers were starting to produce their own behalf – to 1968, when the famous Pierre Guariche leaves the Belgian publisher Meurop to move definitively to order interior design”. Where? 96 rue des Rosiers. Marché Paul Bert. Allée 6, Stand 93.

 3. Merci boutique

Is a beautiful store in an old factory where, thanks to its 10,000 rare secondhand titles, book lovers will drive crazy. It was created in March 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais. Bernard and Marie-France Cohen, founders of Bonpoint the children’s fashion label, realized that Paris lacked a place which would bring together the best of the world of fashion, of design, of household goods with welcome refreshment areas.

By the way, “to celebrate Fashion week in Paris, Merci is launching the summer season with a selection of products from under the Indian sun. “For her 10 year anniversary, Bess Nielsen creates an elevated installation in the heart of Merci’s main atrium. With 10 interpretations of her iconic dress, Bess gives carte blanche to the photographer, visual artist and videographer Marie Taillefer”, says Marie-France. Where? 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais.

 4. Didier Ludot

Didier Ludot shop is part of the city’s history. Founded in 1975, Didier Ludot not only offers vintage luxury but also takes you through a long journey where fashion and designers of all times are present. “We are not just a shop with fashion designers pieces, we are also a space for exchange and dialogue on luxury, high fashion and vintage”, says Dider. The shop also has a wide range of clothing and accessories for men. Where? 24 Galerie Montpensier, Jardin du Palais Royal.



About the Author

Julia Urgel is a journalist and producer based in Madrid who contributes to a multitude of magazines –Marie Claire México, Vanidades México, Gentleman Spain and writing about fashion, celebrities and beauty. With an MBA in fashion -and a future PhD in fashion too- she is a university proffesor at Centro Universitario Villanueva and director of the specialization course Wedding Event Planner. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @julia_urgel