Paris, the fashion capital of the world, is not just about haute couture and expensive designer boutiques. It’s also a treasure trove for thrift shop enthusiasts! Whether you’re a vintage lover, a bargain hunter, or just someone who wants to explore the city’s unique fashion scene, Paris has got you covered. Let’s dive into the crème de la crème of Parisian thrift shops, where you’ll find amazing deals and unique pieces to give your wardrobe that je ne sais quoi.
Maybe you’ll get lucky and find that Hermès silk scarf or a pair of Céline sunglasses! Either way, you’re sure to find treasures you’ll cherish for the rest of your life and that will always remind you of your trip to Paris.
GUERRISOL By Guerrida
This is a haven for charity shops lovers in the mood for a treasure hunt! Ever since the 1980s, it’s been known by all Parisians as the cheapest, non-curated thrift store in the city. From retro jackets to chic dresses, there’s something for everyone and every style.
There are many GUERRISOL By Guerrida locations throughout Paris, but my favourite is bar none the boulevard de Sébastopol location.
Tilt Vintage claims to be France’s first online vintage store. They specialize in streetwear from the 1960s to the 1990s in their two stores in Paris. What I personally like about this store is that the curation doesn’t come at exorbitant prices; they’ve kept their promise to remain affordable. Their goal is simply to fight overconsumption and encourage everyone to find their style through second-hand pieces. In other words, it’s the perfect place for anyone looking to add some vintage flair to their wardrobe.
Puces d’Aligre is not just a flea market, it’s an experience! Located in eastern Paris in the lively Aligre market, this brocante is a bargain hunter’s paradise. Unlike many flea markets in the city, this one is open every day from 8am to 2pm (except Mondays). Here you’ll find an eclectic selection of everything from used clothes to antique dishes, antique books to linens, in every price range.
It’s a great excuse to get out of the center of Paris and explore the trendy, underrated, and most importantly, untouristy 12th arrondissement. There are so many great places to eat and drink in the area!
Marché aux puces Porte de Montreuil
For a more traditional flea market experience, head to the Marché aux puces Porte de Montreuil on the outskirts of Paris. According to city records, it’s the longest-running flea market in Paris, having operated in one form or another in this location since 1860. Today, this sprawling market offers everything from vintage clothing to furniture, making this bric-a-brac the perfect place to hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures.
Keep in mind that it’s only open Saturday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jac Des Marques
Jac Des Marques is the place where luxury and thriftiness meet. Offering high-end fashion at a fraction of the price, this store specializes in pre-owned designer clothing and accessories. It’s a must-visit for those who are in love with designer labels, but not their hefty price tags.
Emmaüs La Friperie Solidaire
Emmaüs La Friperie Solidaire is more than a thrift store; it’s a movement. For over 70 years, they have been giving back to the community by fighting social exclusion and hiring underprivileged people through an extensive social reintegration program. So when you shop here, you’re not only getting great fashion finds, you’re also supporting a great cause.
The clothing selection is not carefully curated, but there are some hidden gems among the overflowing racks just waiting to be found. Not to mention the incredibly low prices!
Palettist Vintage is a treasure trove of vintage styles. From 70s boho to 90s grunge, this shop has a wide range of styles covered. Brands range from high-end to high-street, and even unbranded if the piece is good. Because that’s what it’s all about here: quality pieces that will last.
BIS Boutique Solidaire
BIS Boutique Solidaire offers a fun thrift shopping experience while supporting social causes. This colorful shop offers a range of clothing and accessories, with profits going to help those in need. Unlike many other charity shops, at BIS Boutique Solidaire each store manager ensures that the items are in good condition, i.e. no stains, holes or strange, offensive smells. Prices range from €5 for shirts to €50 for coats and larger items.
Plus, its location in the 3e arrondissement makes it a great stop on any Le Marais itinerary, with plenty to see, drink and eat in the area. Note, however, that there are three other locations throughout Paris.
La Frange à l’envers
Anne-Sophie et Coralie wanted to create a place for those who love their fashion with a little edge. And indeed, this luminous and characteful shop is known for its quirky and eclectic collection, perfect for anyone looking for that it-girl item or that quietly luxurious French brand like Sézane, APC and Agnès B. They’ve also made a conscious effort to be size inclusive, with clothes ranging from size 32 to 46. A rarity in a grossophobic city like Paris, where heroin chic never went out of style!
This is one of the few consignment stores in Paris, so expect tons of Parisian-approved fashion in this 1410-square-foot, two-story store.
RETRO is exactly what its name says – a haven for all things retro. From vintage Levi’s to classic Ray-Bans, this store is a goldmine. It definitely caters to a younger crowd, but whether you were born before or after the year 2000 doesn’t really matter when it comes to great style and good clothes. While the colourful, dense décor may seem a little overwhelming at first, you’ll soon realize that every piece is hand-picked and belongs here. Plus, it’s conveniently located in the Les Halles district, making it easy to get to no matter where you’re staying in Paris.
And their promise is simple: “to keep our prices as cool as our team members”.