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Thrift stores in Paris?

We're leaving for Paris tomorrow and my daughter just asked if we could do some thrift store shopping...are there thrift stores/charity shops in Paris? We're interested in clothes more than housewares. Any help would be appreciated!

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There are consignment shops for clothes, usually called "friperies". If you google "friperies in Paris" you will get some addresses.

Posted by
7702 posts

Also look up Depot-ventes. These can be very fancy, though!

And you should also check out "brocantes" and "vide-greniers" online. There's a website that tells the location of them all in Paris . . brocante is kind of fancier, curated antiques, and a vide-grenier is the equivalent of a garage sale -- just you or me selling our old junk. But it might be a treasure to you!

Go to Brocabrac.fr and then type in 75 or click on 75/Paris.

http://brocabrac.fr/

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There is a chain called "Kilo Shop" where the clothes are paid for by weight. I have been to the shop at 15 Rue St. Germain and the one in the Marais at 69 Rue de la Verrerie where I bought a fur coat last year. It is organized well. (There is also one next door to Kilo in the Marais that had some fun things but it was much more in disarray with people rifling through.) I also found several connected stores in St. Germain des Pres near Rue Cherchin Midi with designer second hand items (one store for clothes, one for shoes, one for kids.) but I haven't found it this time.

This article may help: http://www.paristopten.com/places-to-shop/secondhand-and-vintage-clothes-shops/

Have fun!
Carol

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There is a chain called "Kilo Shop" where the clothes are paid for by weight. I have been to the shop at 15 Rue St. Germain and the one in the Marais at 69 Rue de la Verrerie where I bought a fur coat last year. It is organized well. (There is also one next door to Kilo in the Marais that had some fun things but it was much more in disarray with people rifling through.) I also found several connected stores in St. Germain des Pres near Rue Cherchin Midi with designer second hand items (one store for clothes, one for shoes, one for kids.) but I haven't found it this time.

This article may help: http://www.paristopten.com/places-to-shop/secondhand-and-vintage-clothes-shops/

Have fun!
Carol

Posted by
2002 posts

I think your daughter would like *Come on Eileen on the rue du Rivoli. There is also a second hand store on the rue des Rosiers in the Marais, near the L' As du Falafel restaurant.

Posted by
10344 posts

Can you, really, readily find discount women's clothing in Paris?
I mean discount prices when compared to discount or thrift prices in the US?
I don't know...it just seems like the wrong place to be expecting to find that. But what do I know, I'm a mere man.

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2002 posts

Kent, I have seen several second-hand/vintage clothing stores in Paris. I wouldn't call them "thrift" stores though --wouldn't say this about virtually any store in Paris -- but they are fun to look into and their prices are usually not too bad. You aren't likely to see anything like a Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store though.

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8507 posts

rue d'Alesia in the 14th has the discounted, last season's designer shops. A couple more near the Porte d'Orlean.