Today, we have a reader question from someone many of you may know: Julie Khuu from Design Star 5.
We’ve corresponded in the past and I just wanted to touch base with
you and get your thoughts. If you’re not super busy, I would love to
get your expertise on vintage shopping in Paris. I’m scheduled for a
trip in Nov. and dedicating my entire 5 days to shopping for clients
(and myself 😀 of course).
I’m staying in the Marais and have already planned on spending a Sat.
at Les Puces. Do you have any other fave haunts for furniture,
accessories, and clothing? I completely trust your style and taste and
know that you ARE the gal to ask.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you sooooo much Ally. Keep
up the fantastic work!!
-Julie Khuu, Haute Khuuture
I wish I could personally take you shopping but since I can’t 🙁 I guess this list will have to do!
As you already know, Clignancourt (or Saint-Ouen) is the granddaddy of all the “Puces.” You could easily spend an entire weekend there:
Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt (avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt, 18th)
The other two well-known markets are smaller and a bit more low-key:
Marché aux Puces de Montreuil (avenue de la Porte de Montreuil, 20th)
Marché aux Puces de Vanves (avenue Marc-Sangnier et Georges Lafenestre, 14th)
A few other places worth checking out:
Louvre des Antiquaires (2 place du Palais Royal, 1st) – exquisite, high-end.
Village St. Paul (rue St. Paul, behind the church, 4th) – a series of courtyards filled with retro items.
Le Grenier de Jupiter (corner of 85 avenue de la Bourdonnais & 201 rue de Grenelle, 7th) – beautiful unique pieces.
Didier Ludot (20-24 Galerie de Montpensier, Palais Royal, 1st) – world famous and with good reason. It’s a must-stop.
Ragtime (23 rue de l’Echaud, 6th) – also high-end, everything in perfect condition.
Studio W (6 rue du Pont-aux-Choux, 3rd) – small with an amazing collection of accessories.
Free P Star (8 rue Ste-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 4th) and its sister store (61 rue de la Verrerie, 4th) – jampacked, very popular.
Casablanca (17 rue Moret) – big, hip, affordable.
Quidam de Revel (26 rue Poitou, 3rd) – this may be my favorite.
Adom (56, rue de la Roquette, 11th) – have to dig a little but good bargains.
I think this will be more than enough to keep you busy for five days. If possible, try to leave some time to just wander around too. You never know what you’ll discover. I hope you have a great trip!