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TRAVEL: If there’s a place on earth to shop for clothes, it’s Paris. And while the city is known for its designer boutiques and grands magasins, its secondhand scene is second to none. From depôts-vents, where the city’s chicest women offload designer pieces from recent seasons, to thrift-shopping troves with finds from Y2K and earlier, the city is a vintage treasure-hunter’s dream.

That said, the Paris vintage scene is constantly evolving—so we’ve done the legwork and rounded up the 10 best vintage stores in Paris, right now.

Skat Vintage

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now

Courtesy of Skat Vintage
25 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004 Paris

Skat, which translates to “treasure” or “darling” in Danish, is a recent addition in the southern part of the Marais. Founded by the couple Agnès Salto, who is Danish, and Mathias de Cevins, who is French, this boutique reflects their shared passion for curated high-end fashion from the pre-’90s era. The Scandinavian influence, the owners, and Skat (the house dog) make this the city’s most serene second-hand shopping destination.

Takk Paris

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now

Courtesy of Takk Paris
11 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris

“Takk is the perfect balance between doing good for the planet and doing good for yourself,” says Marion, the founder of this influencer-beloved store. The team emphasizes meticulous care in showcasing the clothes, choosing clean, perfectly conditioned pieces that are less than five years old. They introduce new items every week, so the racks will never feel picked over.

Palace Callas

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now
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After her grandmother introduced her to the universe of Maria Callas at the age of six, owner Florence became obsessed with divas, and delved deep into researching fashion from the ’50s through the ’90s. Over the years, she passed on this passion to her daughter, Alyx, and together, they created a small high-end vintage haven in the heart of the Marais. Today, Palace Callas has shifted its focus to the “new divas”—the “CEO moms” and “city girls,” Florence calls them, and you can sense a strong Sex and The City and Gossip Girl influence, with bold pieces that make a statement even in an iPhone image.

Palettist Vintage

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now
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15 Rue Debelleyme, 75003 Paris

The selection at this Marais shop ranges from the ’70s to the 2000s, designer to unmarked. While it has its fair share of bold pieces including jewelry, it’s also a great source of more classic wardrobe staples.

Open Dressing

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now
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Open Dressing is a haven for trend-hunters seeking newer pieces from brands such as Coperni, Khaite, and Jacquemus, as well as those with a soft spot for more retro vintage pieces. Alexia, the owner of the boutique and a devoted fan of Saint Laurent with a penchant for both the ’70s and ’90s, offers a range of classics, including ’80s lingerie dresses from Dior and jackets and shirts from Céline originating in the ’70s.

La Frange à l’envers

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now

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81 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

The project of two sisters, this is currently the largest second-hand store in Paris. It has a strong French touch with a wide range of designer brands in several price ranges. Everything is in perfect condition, fairly priced, and produced within the past three years. It’s an ideal spot to buy secondhand without the “vintage” vibe.


The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now

112 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

Predilection’s mission is to help you find that one-of-a-kind, standout piece in your wardrobe. The intimate Marais shop boasts gems like a transparent vinyl Comme des Garcons trench and a Jean-Paul Gaultier striped dress with oversized hood, and also creates its own collections and collaborations with local designers, all made from upcycled material.


The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now
Courtesy of Bobby

First location: 89 Rue Réaumur, 75002 Paris
Second location: 168 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris

Bobby is one of the most popular addresses for second-hand shopping in Paris, and rightfully so. The store recently opened a second location in the 3rd arrondissement of the city, with a large selection of pre-loved fashion items. They have a strict no-fast-fashion rule, and are your best bet if you’re looking for premium or luxury brands from the more recent collections. The feel is more crowd-pleasing than arty, so there’s truly something for everyone here.


The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now
Courtesy of Iregular

Location 1: 16 rue Victor masse 75009 Paris
Location 2: 60 rue de Dunkerque 75009 Paris

While second-hand shops are inherently unique, Iregular’s more streamlined, sober aesthetic stands out in the jumble. The owner’s former career as freelance stylist has allowed him to get his hands on some treasures. From Anne-Marie Beretta to Phoebe Philo’s Celine, the selection combines retro and modern, always with a touch of humor.

The Parisian Vintage

The 10 Best Vintage Stores in Paris Right Now

Photo: Jean-Philippe Lebee / Courtesy of the Parisian Vintage
20 rue Saint-Claude 75003


Everything at The Parisian Vintage is in perfect harmony: the clothes, accessories, and even the furniture. The selection skews toward the timeless and the high-end, with a particularly strong assortment of designer outerwear and leather pieces.