________________________________________________________________Free 'P' Star
Posted by nookandspoon
Nestled in the Marais, Free 'P' Star is a treasure trove of all things vintage. From 70s dresses to denim waistcoats, 80s t-shirts, chunky knits and a tangled mountain of leather belts and bags, you're guaranteed to stumble across a second-hand fashion jewel on any visit.
Compared to Paris's other vintage boutiques, Free 'P' Star miraculously manages to keep its prices low, whilst not scrimping on quality. What the shop lacks in floor space it makes up in quantity, and you can enjoy a good rummage whilst sandwiched between Paris's hippest boys and girls.
Access to the equally well-stocked basement floor is via a spiral staircase, and entertainment provided by a suitably retro playlist. The best part comes afterwards when you can enjoy re-examining your purchases over a cafe creme in any of the eateries on its doorstep in the Marais.8 Rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie
Metro: Hotel de Ville
Le Verger du Prince
Posted by Ambers81
Literally meaning 'The Prince's Orchard', this boutique certainly lives up to its name (Princesses do not be down hearted, this store will be fruitful for you too!)
Located in the hippest part of Paris, the Marais provides the perfect backdrop for this funky store. Le Verger du Prince is always busy, but if you have the patience to delve through the overflowing shelves and gently elbow some people out of the way, you will find some fantastic pieces. Leather jackets, sparkly fabrics, 60's & 70's dresses, accessories, jackets, the list of treasures is endless.
Once you are exhausted by this store, you are advised to nip down the road to Falafel Alley (aka Rue des Rosier) for a delicious, rejuvenating bite to eat.33 Rue de Sicile, 75004, Paris.
Tel - 01 42 78 33 72. 7/7, Mon - Sun.
11am-9pm. Metro Saint-Paul
Posted by BertieBrandes
This tiny vintage shop in the Marais is always packed with girls who know that it sells the cheapest, most on trend clothes in central Paris. The man who owns it sells his clothes for absurdly low prices (50 euros for a fur coat) and therefore gets new stock once or twice a week. The problem of stale items clogging up the racks for months is certainly not an issue here and you rarely see the same thing twice. This is probably the most famous vintage shop that i know of in Paris and the title is well deserved. You know when you see French girls gliding around in those perfect low heeled black leather boots nonchalently playing with the sleeve of their timeless Breton striped shirt; they shop at Coiffeur. If all that shopping has made you hungry grab a falafel from next door, they are the best in Paris.
32 Rue de Rosiers, 75004
Aux Comptoirs du Chineur
Posted by melanie85
Aux Comptoirs du Chineur is a small shop where you can find absolutely everything, from toys to jewels, shoes to old records, comic books to items of decoration - what the French call "un joyeux bazar" (a real mess). So if you once threw away your favourite childhood doll and regret it, if you decide to start a fancy shoe collection, or simply feel nostalgic of the good old days, that's the place to go, with everything dating back from the 50s-80s.49 rue St Paul,75004 Paris: right in the centre of Paris, in the lovely area of the Marais (4th arrondissement)
Nearest metro station: St Paul or Bastille
Posted by JohnG3502
For lovers of vintage film posters and stills going back to the early days of cinema, Cinedoc is the place to head to. Drawers of amazing french vintage film posters vie for your attention competing with scene stills and photographs of the stars of all nationalities. The shop is crammed from floor to ceiling - a treasure trove.
Cinedoc is in the Passage Jouffroy, a wonderful almost secret network of covered glazed shopping arcades dating from the nineteenth century. Each of the 30 passages has its own architectural style - some like the Galerie Vero-Dodat are very grand with black marble columns and painted shopfronts. Others such as the Passage des Panoramas are a little run down but contain delightful bric-a-brac shops and stamp dealers. The Passages of Paris are hidden gems well worth discovering away from the traffic clogged boulevards.Cinedoc
45-53 Passage Jouffroy
T: 01 48 24 71 36
________________________________________________________________Comité des Fêtes fleamarket
Posted by silya
If your timing is lucky, twice a year approximately mid to end of May (start looking from mid-May; this year it is 29 - 31 May), and near the beginning of December, the Comité des Fêtes organizes a huge fleamarket which spills onto the surrounding streets of Eugene Spuller, de Bretagne, Perrée, Debelleyme and Dupetit-Thouars, Place Turenne, Carreau du Temple and the Cour de la Mairie in the 3rd. Arr.
It is like a smaller Clignancourt and other flea markets before they became too well known. It runs Friday morning until Sunday night and is where you can find everything and amazing vintage; trinkets, clothing, furniture, toys and treasures starting from one euro.
A tip is to be the first to buy something in the morning, the vendor will usually accept any reasonable offer as it is a good omen for the rest of the day. The other brilliant thing is to be there near the close as after 7pm as you can get things that are left for free - it helps to speak French! The atmosphere is good and generally the people are very nice, as it seems this is a one off for them and they are doing it for fun. The Christmas Brocante is perfect for getting one of a kind gifts.
Also as an additional tip to NookandSpoon's for Free 'P' Star: look in the low bin along the wall to the right under the hanging clothes, you can find amazing things, all priced at three euros. I got a spectacular 70's dress the last time.Brocante at 2 rue Eugène Spuller by Square du Temple, (Temple Métro)
Le mouton a cinq pattes
Posted by louisa123
Three clothes shops which stock an incredible array of vintage clothes with plenty of designer labels. All piled high and ready to rifle through. And in a popular tourist area, so very easy to find.www.mouton-a-cinq-pattes.info/adresses.html
For more vintage shopping inspiration, check out this article by Paris blog IVYparis