Day 99 / 365
I had planned on doing a Vlog post on my favourite vintage shops in Paris, but failed to do so due to timing. My partner and I have received rather late notice that we're to be kicked out of our Parisian apartment in 10 days time and have thus been scrambling to secure a new one ever since (if you have any leads on Parisian flats, I'd happily take them in the comments below!).
Vintage is a top eco and ethical #Haulternative for a number of reasons. Wearing what is already in existence allows us to displace the need to make new manufactured fibres (produced with pollutive oil-based petroleum products which once in created, can’t decompose), or producing new naturally produced fibres which hog fresh water supply and pollute our planet.
Vintage really is a case of ‘get it before it’s gone’ as the clothing produced using our current practices barely lasts a year, never mind a lifetime. I prefer buying mine offline, as nothing gets my blood pumping more than uncovering a piece of vintage magically hidden amongst the goodies in a charity shop, but if you're not a hunter in your gatheringss, visiting carefully curated shops is one way to reduce your workload.
Paris is full of quality made garments whether you're buying new, second hand, or vintage - but as a vintage obsesser who has travelled many-a-places hunting for sweet vintage fins, I gotta say this town is pretty damn delightful for fabulous finds. Here are three of my fav affordable and courageously curated shops in Paris.
TOP 3 VINTAGE SHOPS IN PARIS
Run by two stunning, playful souls, this shop is a playful and perfectly curated collection of items specifically from the south of France. It is constantly moving locations and popping up around Paris, so just subscribe to their facebook page to find out where they are.
These shops are sprinkled in just about area all over town and offer a hoarders solution to the classic haul. You pay for items based on weight in this well stocked vintage shop, leaving it up to you to find treasures in their trove.
Omaya is a haven for cool cheap clothes, so much so, it takes an intense sense of willpower to leave empty handed. Their curated collection has such a terrific turnover you rarely see something a second time. They also rework their clothing offering some beautiful upcycled finds. They even have a children's and baby section which has stylish vintage gear for little ones too.