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Hi all

Got a couple of days in Paris coming up on either side of a business trip to Toulouse.

Was wondering if there were good bargains to be had thrift shopping for suits and shirts and coats and so on in Paris.

Any recommendations (and offers to join me on the expedition.) appreciated.

Matt
 

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You may want to ask Ernest. Unless thrift shops are for farmers...
 

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I can't guarantee what the quality will be like, and if they all still are in business (the first two are, but a phone call might be a good idea), but here are a few adresses of "friperies" :

Fondation des orphelins d'Auteuil
40, rue La fontaine 75016 (Metro: Jasmin)
l : 01-44-14-75-75
(Monday through Friday, and the first Saturday of every month, from 2:30pm to 6pm) This one apparently often has marvellous offerings (designers recycling their stock, couturiers, but also jewelry and pieces of furniture)



Secours Populaire

50, rue du Faubourg du Temple (fond de cour) 75011
(Metro: RÃ
publique)
l : 01-43-38-13-16
(Tuesdays and Fridays from 1pm to 4pm) (new and used)



Mamie
73 r Rochechouart 75009 PARIS

Casablanca
17 r Moret 75011 PARIS

Iglaïne
12 r Grande Truanderie 75001 PARIS

Mamz'Elle Swing
35Bis r Roi de Sicile 75004 PARIS

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Upon checking, it's not available on Amazon at this time. Try fnac.com or go to a fnac store when you are in Paris. It's only 15 euros.
 

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Look for magasins de stock (outlets), magasins de troc, braderies and depots-ventes, the last of which are used clothing stores. There are some near the Paris II - Assas building near Metro Vavin, but a book called Paris Pas Cher would have the full skinny. That said, I haven't noticed used clothing prices being very reasonable at such stores. If you're after vintage couture-level stuff then Didier Ludot in the Palais Royal is the place, but it's mainly or all women's and extremely expensive.
 

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The first two on my list are "charity type".
 

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It's probably not that obvious if you're not too familiar with France. For more info on the store at the Fondation d'Auteuil, go to: http://www.oaa.asso.fr/ And then click on: "Pour en savoir plus voir le magasin des dons". The recipients of the Foundation's services are orphans. Le Secours Populaire Francais (text from their website) : Started in 1945, the Secours populaire français (SPF) is a non profit association which has been declared Main National Cause and is entitled to receive gifts and bequests. We gather people from all conditions and origins, who are deemed to make solidarity something real. the Secours populaire is mostly dedicated to exclusion problems related to children and poor families. Short term actions consist on providing food and clothing. Long term, we look to enable professional integration, access to culture, sports, hobbies, health, holidays, defense of human rights, while preserving everybody's dignity in mutual collaboration. the SPF works with local partners on development and education projects. There also, the Secours populaire reacts to urgency during armed conflicts and natural catastrophes.
 

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CHERCHEMINIPPES @ 124 rue du Cherche-Midi (near Blvd. du Montparnasse, 6th) is a series of storefronts selling second-hand fashion for men, women & children/housewares. If you're interested in vintage couture, try DIDIER LUDOT @ 20 galerie Montpensier (in the Palais Royale, 2nd).

Bon voyage.
 

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Look for magasins de stock (outlets), magasins de troc, braderies and depots-ventes, the last of which are used clothing stores.  There are some near the Paris II - Assas building near Metro Vavin, but a book called Paris Pas Cher would have the full skinny.  That said, I haven't noticed used clothing prices being very reasonable at such stores.  If you're after vintage couture-level stuff then Didier Ludot in the Palais Royal is the place, but it's mainly or all women's and extremely expensive.
You have very few second hand clothes shop for men and prices are too high (i saw once a Lewin shirt more expensive than a new one at full price.)
 

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ernest is quite right about prices being too high in most of the secondhand shops I have seen in Paris.
 
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is anyone familiar with this Killiwatch place: http://www.guavamag.com/article....ris.htm Store in Paris selling vintage by the kilogram (.) - swapped some PMs with Fabienne who had heard of it but never visited...anyone set foot in the place? My gf I both going to Paris, so bargains for either gender highly sought after.
 

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I found these addresses (do you read French?): La Belle Epoque Le vestiaire de Philippe Travers est une mine de petits prix qui sait aussi mÃ
nager ses effets griffÃ
s. Dans une foule de robes annÃ
es 1950 anonymes (de 80 à 150 euros), on distinguera un manteau Christian Dior en shantung de 1953 à 520 ?. 10, rue de Poitou, Paris (IIIe), 06-80-77-71-32. Chez Mamie Brigitte (que l'on appelle «Mamie») est l'adresse prÃ
e des costumiers et des collectionneurs. Ici, rien n'est griffÃ
mais tout est ancien. Pour 50, on s'offre un sac et, pour 70 euros, une paire de chaussures et une robe. 73, rue de Rochechouart, Paris (IXe), 01-42-82-09-98. Gabrielle Geppert Sous les arcades des jardins du Palais-Royal une boutique très branchÃ
, 31 galerie Montpensier, Jardins du Palais Royal , Paris 75001 , T: +33 6 22 92 53 25 Didier Ludot Sous les arcades des jardins du Palais-Royal, l'antiquaire de la mode met la barre très haut mais propose, à partir de 500 ?, des tailleurs Carven ou Cardin. Pour un tailleur Chanel, compter 1 200 euros. Moins ruineuses, une robe Lacroix à 650 ? ou une robe d'Ã
Alaïa à 450 ? font tomber la fièvre. 20, galerie de Montpensier, Paris (Ier), 01-42-96-06-56. http://www.didierludot.com InstallÃ
sous les arcades du Palais-Royal, ce pionnier prÃ
cise d'emblÃ
e sa dÃ
finition du phÃ
nomène : «Le vintage doit avant tout être portable, sinon, c'est du costume. Pour être vintage, un vêtement doit être rare, de grande qualitÃ
, dans son Ã
tat originel et inscrit dans l'une des tendances du jour. Il doit aussi reprÃ
senter le talent de son crÃ
ateur et former un tÃ
moignage de mode. En ce qui me concerne, poursuit-il, je n'Ã
tablis plus aucune distinction entre un vêtement vintage et un vêtement de collection. Mes clientes, Demi Moore et Jane Seymour en tête, portent ce qu'elles m'achètent, et je recherche autant du Poiret des annÃ
es 1920 que du Dior 2004 par Galliano ou du Jean-Paul Gaultier. La crÃ
ation contemporaine, quand elle est exceptionnelle, fixe un moment de mode et laisse envisager son hÃ
ritage.» Et Didier Ludot d'Ã
noncer les valeurs à la hausse: Yves Saint Laurent (depuis son dÃ
part), Christian Lacroix (actualitÃ
oblige), Madame Grès, Marcel Rochas (très difficile à trouver), Hussein Chalayan (dÃ
jà .), Montana, Mugler et Alaïa. A la baisse: Carven, Balmain, FÃ
raud, Scherrer. Jusqu'à ce qu'une nouvelle tendance les remette au goût du jour... Iglaïne Dominique Cesselin brasse du chiffon vintage, anonyme ou de marque: 105 pour une jupe Alaïa, 130 ? pour une jupe Mugler des annÃ
es 1980 et 15 euros pour une cravate. 12, rue de la Grande-Truanderie, Paris (Ier), 01-42-36-19-91. Quidam de Revel Respectivement historienne de l'art et antiquaire, Emmanuelle Chesnel et Philippe Harros explorent la planète vintage, griffÃ
e ou non, avec, entre autres trouvailles, des sandales strassÃ
es Andrew Geller à 140, une veste en velours YSL à 330 euros ou une aumônière en jersey tressÃ
e anonyme à 150 ?. 24 et 26, rue de Poitou, Paris (IIIe), 01-42-71-37-07. Troc en ville SituÃ
dans le quartier des antiquaires, ce dÃ
pôt-vente est plein à craquer de rÃ
rences vintage avec des tailleurs Saint Laurent des annÃ
es 1980 en soie à partir de 250 euros et des tailleurs Chanel à 680 ?. 1, rue Edmond-Rostand, Marseille (VIe), 04-91-53-09-63. Wochdom Avec deux boutiques, l'une consacrÃ
e aux vêtements et l'autre aux accessoires, Rudy Cohen règne ici sur un mini-empire des annÃ
es 1920 à 1990. Courrèges, Lanvin, FÃ
raud, Ungaro, LÃ
onard et Pucci aux rayons femme (robes de 70 Ã 150Â euros), costumes Lapidus seventies (100Â ?), chemises Saks et tenues d'escrime 1890 aux rayons homme. 69 et 72, rue Condorcet, Paris (IXe), 01-53-21-09-02.
 

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PS: if you have a minute to yourselves in Toulouse, check out this dÃ
pot-vente: OPPORTUNITES. http://www.opportunites31.fr/ There are also two vintage boutiques in Toulouse, but I don't have the names. My guess is, it will be cheaper there.
 

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