Vintage stores give clothes a second life

When we talk about Marais, what’s the first scenario that will appear on your mind?

Boutiques? Cafés? Art galeries? Gay bars? Indeed, Marais is full of artistic atmosphere and many boutiques here to make you feel the current fashion and trend. As the trend changes faster and faster, one day if you are tired of fancy new clothes in the beautiful show windows, then go to explore vintage shop in Marais, you will find a totally different world.

Here 5 different styles of vintage store Marais.



Address: 52 rue de la Verrerie. Paris 4è.
61 rue de la Verrerie. Paris 4è.
20 rue de Rivoli. Paris 4è.

Free’p’star has 3 induvial stores which only take few minutes’ walk from metro Hotel De Ville. When you walk in these stores, you will surrounded by accessories, jackets, jeans…etc. All these clothes are from 80’s, 90’s and even 70’s with attractive price. Just like what they write on their website “FREE’P’STAR is not a consignment, does not buy clothes for individuals, nor sells by mail order.” don’t misunderstand vintage store, it’s not a place for discard your clothes, every piece here have its own story.


Kilo Shop

Address: 65 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris

Unlike other vintage store, Kilo Shop is chain store and already has 9 stores in Europe. Just like the name, Kilo Shop is a concept of sale by the kilo of vintage clothing and accessories. The price of each item is defined by its weight and the color of its beep. All items are unique and original.



Address: 40 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris

“Come on Eileen” is one of the most successful song by Dexy’s Midnight Rinners, in Paris it’s also a name of a vintage store. Small but complete, you can find vintage Chanel, Céline, Burberry…etc. All of them have a lovely price of course.



Address: 8 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris

This is another tiny store not far from “Come on Eileen”, if you are looking for a store with a lot of clothes you will feel upset. Indeed, compared to other vintage stores that are stuffed with clothes, Tilt is “too simple”. But when you come close to the store, from the decor, the arrangement of the clothes, you can feel the owner’s intentions everywhere.



Address: 17 Rue Barbette, 75003 Paris

Vintage system site across from Supreme, even though it’s a vintage store, you will never feel that the items in this store are out of fashion. The goods in the store are full of rock, street and trend.


Spend an afternoon in vintages stores, picking your love pieces from thousand of clothes which have stories, then give it a second life, this may be the enjoyment of vintage. This is also another way of “eco-fashion” to stay sustainable and to take care for our environment.

-Yuhan WU

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