The 100 best shops in Paris – Vintage

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Ginette en goguette (© Geraldine Bouton)
© Geraldine Bouton
Omaya vintage (© EP / Time Out Paris)
© EP / Time Out Paris
Goldymama (DR)
Omaya vintage (© EP)
© EP
Omaya vintage (© EP)
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Five pre-loved boutiques

Omaya vintage

icon-location-pin Folie-Méricourt

The sort of shop you wished you could keep a jealously guarded secret – but Omaya vintage is well known. Opened by two brothers in 2010, it attracts its share of obsessive fahionistas: from Parisians collecting armfuls of leather boots to punks come to pick up a pair of DMs at €40...

Shopping, Fripes et vintage

Bric-à-brac Emmaüs

icon-location-pin 19e arrondissement

The Emmaüs bric-a-brac store is hidden in the heart of the 104 cultural centre, a great little address where you can mix with hip-hop dancers and cultural performers to bargain hun in a boutique done out like someone’s apartment. The atmosphere is welcoming, and the stuff on offer more or less well organised. At the back of the main room...

Shopping, Fripes et vintage


icon-location-pin Réaumur

The Etienne Marcel neighbourhood isn’t exactly known for its good value boutiques – rather, it's full of hip designers and specialist addresses, to the great displeasure of penniless fashionistas, who still come here for window-shopping and better inspiration than you can get from the department stores. The opening of the so-called friperie Kiliwatch a few years ago rubbed it in rather...

Shopping, Boutiques


icon-location-pin 20e arrondissement

Finding well-presented vintage clothes that have been washed, ironed and don’t smell like dirty underpants is possible – GoldyMama is the proof. This small boutique in the heights of the 20th has retro treasures aplenty and makes an original spot for gift hunting. 1950s skirts, 40s suits, empire dresses, wacky 70s tops...

Shopping, Boutiques

Ginette en voguette

icon-location-pin Mairie du 18e

A little boutique full of pep and imagination, this family-run enterprise was started in the 18th arrondissement in 2011, just next to the town hall. Père creates unique lamps from foraged bric-a-brac – old alembic stills, colanders and other finds – priced between €200 and €1800...

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