Many beautiful things can be said about Paris- and they’ve indeed been said! -one rather unfortunate aspect is that it’s a pricey place to shop. But the hidden truth is, Paris is a treasure chest of inexpensive yet stylish clothing, with thrift stores found in various small streets and hidden corners. Here are some of the best places to shop frugally in Paris, where the most fashionable vintage finds are available at the lowest prices.
With three stores in the Hotel de Ville and Marais area, this is the place to go if you’re on a tight budget. The big attraction at Free ‘P’ Star is their bargain bin, where everything found in the bin can be purchased for merely 1 euro.This bin is located in a tight, stuffy room that’s often overcrowded (be prepared to dig deep), but you can find anything here, from blazers to jeans to sweaters to skirts, for just one euro. Now that’s what I call a score! So dress comfortably and head to the blue room upstairs for some cheap and chic finds! 61 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Hotel de Ville store)
Found also in Hotel de Ville and Saint Germain, this thrift store sells its merchandise by weight- 20 euros a kilo for clothing with green tags, and 30 euros a kilo for clothing with red labels. You can find women’s clothing, men’s clothing, shoes, hats, bags, accessories, fur coats, and even wigs in their ample and organized space! Scales are located throughout the store so you can weigh your load before paying. This store is perfect for those who’re looking for a less chaotic thrifting experience. 69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris (Le Marais store)
As the name suggests, this store in the Marais is a tiny jewelry box of vintage designer finds. Although the prices aren’t as low as they are at the Kilo Shop or Free ‘P’ Star, their stock is well-curated, and you’ll find many beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces in excellent condition. Pay this boutique (and its helpful owners!) a visit if you’re looking for an intimate shopping experience and an opportunity to score some secondhand couture. 77 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
Go have fun, bargain-hunting ladies! Let me know your thoughts and comments down
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