Whether you are a serious vintage addict or a neophyte who would like to get started, it is impossible to ignore the shops that are springing up in the Marais . If there are now dozens of them, the Do It Team has taken the lead and sorted them out for you. A tour of our five favorite stores where you are likely to come across us.
Lapin Boutique: the most 70's
The mood: impossible not to fall for the highly colorful 70's nuggets found everywhere by Florencia, obsessed with Courrèges raincoats and printed dresses. It must be said that in her Lapin Boutique , the wavy clothes racks are filled with only favorites handpicked and well classified by type of garment and by color. Suddenly, searching becomes a real pleasure.
Items to shop: little Courrèges vinyl jackets (€490), a pink cardigan with Moschino pearl buttons (€59), a dress (€79) or a striped sweater (€69) from Missoni , a printed top (€79 ) €) or a sublime Emilio Pucci shirt (€89), Escada pastel pumps (€99), an incredible Ermanno Scervino embroidered leather skirt (€49), a Courrèges crossbody bag (€110), a pretty cream leather belt (€49), some jewelry... but also incredible dresses and jumpsuits made by seamstresses in the seventies.
Lapin Boutique , open Tuesday to Saturday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 9 rue Oberkampf, Paris 11th
Vintage Paris: the most luxury
The mood: frequented by Parisian actresses, stylists, singers and fashionistas, this address is the most popular in all of Paris. In short: THE shop not to be missed when you are an unconditional fan of luxury vintage . Bags, jewelry, watches or sunglasses, we completely fall for this ultra-branded spirit with treasures signed Hermès , Chanel or Gucci .
Items to shop: the large Chanel shopping bag ideal for going on vacation and slipping in a towel, swimsuit and magazine (€2,000), vintage Dior sunglasses (€260), a bag for her man signed Hermès (1 €000), a Gucci silk scarf (€200), an ultra-chic Chanel vanity case (€980) and the legendary Birkin from Hermès (€9,800), a Van Cleef & Arpels watch (€950) to dress up your wrist, and many arrivals to come…
Vintage Paris , open Tuesday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 97 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris 3rd
Twice Paris: the most accessible
The mood: she embodies the young generation of gen 'Z entrepreneurs who surf on the obsession with vintage and good deals. Leaving her business school, Elena Le Fur launched Twice Paris , an ephemeral consignment store in the Marais where she deals in never-worn (or almost unworn) clothes offered by brands to influencers. Shoes, glasses, dresses… On the racks, all the accessible love brands ( Rouje , Sézane , Polène …) that Parisiennes love, trying not to go over €100. Another singularity of the boutique: the gold jewelery made from vintage Chanel buttons that Elena makes herself (starting at €130).
Items to shop : pretty Miista sandals (€65), a Carel shopping bag (€60), a Ganni dress (€85), a pink Patou jacket (€300), a Sézane sweater (€64), a Polène bag (200 €)
a Girls in Paris swimsuit (€45), Sonia Rykiel sandals (€100), a Claudie Pierlot dress (€110), Ba&Sh black jeans with jeweled buttons (€70)...
Twice Paris , open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 57 rue Charlot, Paris 3rd
Pleasure Palace: the most advanced
The mood: welcome to vintage, which provides Courrèges jackets and the most extraordinary pieces by Emily In Paris and to fashionistas, with Sophie Fontanel in mind. Didier Barroso , a figure in contemporary art (Palais de Tokyo, Yvon Lambert, Art Concept Gallery...), has imagined a marvelous place where he brings together insane fashion pieces in a “ neo-pop Eden ”. This collector reveals on his racks iconic clothes and crazy accessories by André Courrèges , Alaïa , Yves Saint Laurent , from the 70s to the 2000s.
Items to shop: impossible to miss the Courrèges selection with bags (€430), knit top (€130) or original jackets (€650), working girl outfits by Celine , an Ungaro vest (€350) €) or a white Dior jumpsuit (€750) worthy of a wedding dress!
Plaisir Palace , open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., 3 Rue Paul Dubois, 75003 Paris
By Car Simone: the coolest
The mood: the models who flock to each fashion week to get dressed in the surrounding showrooms have made it their shopping HQ during the cigarette break. En Voiture Simone offers the right mix between vintage and wearable, mixing collector's Mickey t-shirts with fringed jackets and denim pieces, as if Isabel Marant meets the ranch spirit of Ralph Lauren .
Items to shop: a denim coat (€210), a turquoise sweatshirt (€80), a red cotton workwear jumpsuit (€140), a sublime jacket with fringes in chocolate suede (€380), an Yves Saint tuxedo Laurent (€950), patinated Levi's 501s (€85), striped Celine shirts (€170) but also cowboy boots, belts, glasses, scarves and handbags.
By Car Simone , open Wednesday to Friday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. at 6 rue du Perche, Paris 3rd