Last update 17-03-2009
Paris second-hand and vintage shops
Second-hand and vintage are two terms that can sometimes be confusing. So what is THE big difference between the two?
In second hand shops, you will find a bit of everything and mostly recent things (80s-90s) and for very cheap prices.
Vintage shops offer older clothes (1900 to 1980), most of the time that have been cleaned and are properly tidied up.
If you don't mind a bit of dust, the smell of old things coming right out from an attic and digging into clothes then you can find some real treasures in second-hand shopslike high-end clothes or vintage item that got lost in the mess. A vintage shop will require less patience. Items are hand-picked, more expensive of course but also less common and with nicer fabrics. Where are the best places for this kind of shopping in the French capital? Here is a selection, depending on what you are looking for: