The best vintage shops in Paris

From high-end haute couture to second-hand thrifting and flea markets, a local fashion writer highlights where to go vintage shopping in Paris

Words by Divya Bala
Last updated: April 5, 2024
Two people strolling down a traditional Parisian street alongside vintage shop Thanx God I'm a VIP
Thanx God I'm a VIP

As the enduring fashion capital of the world, Paris has no shortage of excellent shopping. For those in search of one-of-a-kind pieces, the city’s eclectic vintage shops, second-hand friperies and flea markets reveal timeless treasures that reflect the city’s sartorial past, whether looking for pre-loved Chanel, a 1970s smoking jacket or second-hand Sandro.

Where to shop for vintage in Paris

You’ll find vintage shops, brocantes (antique markets) and marchés aux puces (flea markets) in every arrondissement of Paris, however some are better known for their concentration of second-hand shopping than others. Located in the north of Paris, the immersive Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen is the world’s largest antique market and draws more visitors annually than the Eiffel Tower. The seven-mile stretch the size of a small post-code, and is dense with stalls selling everything from cheap thrills to true antiques. Visit Friday to Monday, and we recommend using Mei Mei Vintage (see below) as your starting point.

The streets of the Marais and the 10th arrondissements are lined with vintage shops and consignment stores with more contemporary collections, while vintage boutiques around Palais-Royal are curated with high-end designer vintage. When you’re done, quench your thirst at one of the best bars in Paris, or check out the city’s recommended restaurants.

These are the best vintage shops in Paris, for luxury goods and great bargains alike.

The best vintage shops in Paris | a rail of clothing and accessories at Bobby
Bobby is an elegantly curated consignment store with two locations in Paris

Le 2ème (2nd arrondissement)


Best for: An elegant consignment boutique, brimming with designer finds
Address: 89 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris

Forget cramped racks and clothing piles – clothing at Bobby is carefully curated by category. Expect to find a steady stream of new pieces, such as Saint Laurent sunglasses, Balenciaga bags, Chanel cashmere and Prada pumps (there is a strict no high street policy). Bobby will sell items on your behalf, which are held in-store for up to two months before being returned. Sellers will receive 50 per cent of the sale cost, not including tax. There is an additional Bobby location at 168 Rue du Temple, 75003.

The best vintage shops in Paris | The exterior of Palace Callas womenswear vintage shop
The exterior of Palace Callas

Le 4ème (4th arrondissement)

Palace Callas

Best for: High-end vintage in the Marais
Address: 16 Rue du Pont Louis-Philippe, 75004 Paris

Palace Callas celebrates the ‘Sex And The City’ era of clothing from the late nineties to the early noughties, mixing vintage designer fashion with emerging labels, alongside modern, on-trend pieces. Expect to find Jean Paul Gaultier and Yohji Yamamoto garments, monogrammed Dior Saddle bags and Louis Vuitton heels, alongside impeccable unmarked vintage. Look out for the adorable staffordshire terrier, who greets all at the door.

The best vintage shops in Paris | The exterior of Parisian vintage shop Mademoiselle Joséphine
Mademoiselle Joséphine

Le 6ème (6th arrondissement)

Mademoiselle Josephine

Best for: High-end luxury vintage accessories
Address: 16 Rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris

Each week, you’ll find a new vintage Celine, Chanel or Hermès bag hanging in the window of Mademoiselle Josephine, beckoning you inside. Thanks to the well-heeled residents of the Saint Germain neighbourhood, there’s high turn-over of owner Josephine’s carefully selected designer dresses, suits, and separates, as well as accessories.

The best vintage shops in Paris | A woman wears black slingbacks and holds a handbag
A look inside Mon Vintage

Mon Vintage

Best for: Haute couture, rare vintage
Address: Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris

Marie Blanchet, vintage dealer and former head of vintage for Vestiaire Collective, is behind Mon Vintage – an appointment-only showroom in Saint Germain packed with rare John Galliano, Courrèges, Chloé, Alaïa and Hermès. Her esteemed client list includes Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, with whom she has also collaborated. Email ahead of time for an appointment, a lookbook and address details. Though there’s no pressure to purchase, the intimate, salon environment (in Blanchet’s own apartment) is skewed towards serious designer vintage shoppers.

The best vintage shops in Paris | A vintage Gucci bag pictured at vintage shop Chercheminippes
A vintage Gucci bag pictured at Chercheminippes


Best for: second-hand designer fashion in a lively retail spot
Address: 102 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris

Chercheminippes is both a contemporary clothing shop and a consignment store in the fashionable Saint Germain district, on the corner of Rue Saint Romain corner. Designer pieces, such as old school Isabel Marant and Chanel, can be found alongside contemporary French labels that neighbours donate and consign, as well as a good selection of vintage designer shoes. Head next door on the Rue du Cherche-Midi side for a selection of homewares such as crockery, glassware, linens and materials for the home, while the Smallable concept store is also a few doors down.

The best shops in Paris | The dark and dramatic facade of Rose Market Vintage
Rose Market Vintage

Le 9ème (9th arrondissement)

Rose Market

Best for: Fashion treasures from 1970 to 1990
Address: 19 Rue Milton, 75009 Paris

Rose Market is a vintage boutique on Rue Milton not far from the queue-lined Mamiche bakery. Owner Florence Haddad carefully selects pre-loved pieces, with a particular focus on the 1970s and 1990s. Look out for designer labels including Saint Laurent, Courrèges, and old-school Celine, amongst an equivalent selection of unmarked vintage. Pay attention to opening hours before you go, as the shop is only open in the afternoon, Tuesday to Saturday.

Two people strolling down a traditional Parisian street alongside vintage shop Thanx God I'm a VIP
Thanx God I'm a VIP

Le 10ème (10th arrondissement)

Thanx God I’m A VIP

Best for: Contemporary second-hand clothing and designer vintage
Address: 12 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris

Renowned for its avant-garde fashion curation,Thanx God I’m A VIP is a few steps from Place de la République (and not far from Gare du Nord, if you’re passing through). Owner Sylvie Chateigner was the doorwoman of a nightclub during the nineties, which is where the shop’s playful moniker derives from. Colour-coded racks mix vintage designer pieces with rare streetwear finds at affordable price points. On a previous visit, Emily Ratajkowski was trying on a sizable selection in the fitting rooms.

The best vintage shops in Paris | The colourful clothing rails of La Frange à l’Enverse
The colourful garments at La Frange à l’Enverse

Le 11ème (11th arrondissement)

La Frange à l’Envers

Best for: An excellent consignment store, brimming with treasures
Address: 81 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

Tucked down a passage in one of Paris’ hippest neighbourhoods, La Frange à l’Envers is a consignment store where locals bring their pre-loved items. Explore two floors of clothing, bags, shoes and accessories, all ordered by size for easy browsing. Find everything from contemporary fashion, (including a smattering of high street) to couture pieces locked in cabinets. A carefully curated, yet vast experience.

The best vintage shops in Paris | The black and golden laced exterior of Vintage Shop de Chloé
Vintage Shop de Chloé

Vintage Shop de Chloé

Best for: Designer vintage accessories from the 1950s to 1970s
Address: 86 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

Just down from Paris’ achingly cool Michelin-star restaurant Septime is Vintage Shop de Chloé. The eponymous founder has a longstanding obsession with vintage, and opened her own store in 2023. Unique pieces might include a vintage Céline dark chocolate brown, frosted leather satchel with a ship’s wheel clasp lock, or a Jean Paul Gaultier sailor top, alongside statement unmarked pieces at varying, fair price points. Pieces are in mint condition and Chloé knows the backstory to each of them.

The best vintage shops in Paris | A window display at Nour Paris shows a tailored blazer, beige hat and black boots
A window display at Nour Paris

Nour Paris

Best for: Contemporary designer second-hand and homeware
Address: 7 Rue Trousseau, 75011 Paris

Nour Paris is a vintage fashion consignment store that has evolved to include owner Yasmine’s own rug and homeware designs. Expect to find brands including Burberry, Stella McCartney-era Chloé, and Karl Lagerfled, as well as ceramics and decorative objects. The shop is located on a quiet street off a main drag next to Bottleshop, a neighbourhood dive frequented by the likes of Lou Doillon and Jeanne Damas.


Best for: Second-hand, thrifting, bargains
Address: 54 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

Similar to a Salvation Army or Red Cross shop, Emmaüs is a solidarity organisation in France filled with second-hand goods, including vintage furniture, clothing and accessories. Stocked with donations, they often reflect the neighbourhood’s style. The Rue de Charonne location in the 11th arrondissement has the edge, with a cavernous selection of denim and outerwear.

The best vintage sops in Paris | A person in a blue coat stands in the entrance of Mei Mei Vintage at Saint-Ouen flea market
Mei Mei Vintage at Saint-Ouen flea market

Mei Mei Vintage at Saint-Ouen flea market

Best for: A thrift store in the heart of the world’s biggest flea market
Address: 129 Rue des Rosiers, [Marché Vernaison, Allée 7, 122 bis 93070 Saint Ouen

Mei Mei Vintage is a vintage store founded by former model Mae Lapres, a favourite of the Alessandro Michele Gucci era. It is located in the sprawling, aforementioned Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen flea market, located in the north of Paris and reachable by the Porte de Clignancourt metro. The store is curated with affordable second-hand pieces that span decades, handpicked by Mae. There is also a studio space above the shop, where Lapres makes whacky, one-off pieces fit for fashion editorial. Mei’s store is the perfect entry point into the rabbit-warren of antique stores in the area.

The best vintage shops in Paris | a beige cap pictured on an orange seat at Guerrisol vintage shop
A baseball cap at Guerrisol

Across Paris


Best for: Thrifting, affordable second-hand clothing
Address: Various

With pieces arriving every day, the Guerrisol shops are never short of something new, packed with clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and children alike. There are locations across Paris including Saint Denis and Le Marais. It is a good place to start for fashion-forward, budget-conscious shoppers and those looking for something unique or eclectic. Expect to rummage, but be rewarded by coming away with something unique at a brilliant price.

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