The designers at 1/OFF give their definitive guide to where to shop for vintage in Paris
1/Off Paris is the luxury label creating genderless clothes upcycled from second-hand gems and old designer vintage, ensuring its Dutch co-founders, Xuan-Thu and Renée van Wijngaarden, couldn’t be better placed to offer their recommendations for vintage shopping. The brand sources pieces that can be blended into a cohesive collection and this season is all about reimagining tailoring: spliced denim and Chanel tweed jackets, crisp white shirts with double Ralph Lauren collars, trench coats cut with oversized lapels and lined with Burberry’s signature check. We let these experts in reinvention and secondhand gold dust, tell us where they love to buy their vintage in the French capital.
ADDRESS: 16-18 Rue des Taillandiers, 75011 Paris
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 11am-8:30pm, Sunday 2pm-8pm
VERDICT: A real treasure hunt store - you can find some really rare pieces at a good price. Designer vintage in Paris is generally very expensive and here you can find some real gems.
ADDRESS: 12 Rue de Lancry 75010 Paris
HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 2pm-8pm
VERDICT: The store is beautifully organised into colours. We love this way of presenting clothing and feel it makes it so easy for the customer to effortlessly browse. It a very cathartic vintage shopping experience.
ADDRESS: 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
HOURS: Monday - Tuesday, 10:30am - 7pm, Saturday, 10:30am - 7:30pm
VERDICT: This store had a really cool vibe and style. We love the people who work there.
ADDRESS: 76 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 12:30pm - 8:30pm
VERDICT: This store has a really great curation of both branded and non-branded items.
VERDICT: Just the idea of shopping at someone else’s wardrobe. At Vestiaire you really get to see more rare items of the brands, which you are not normally able to find in stores. We just love to scroll over the website and hunt for the rare but well priced pieces.