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Elbé: Original vintage posters in Paris.

Elbé: Original vintage posters in Paris.

Elbé store in Paris specializes in original vintage posters from the 1890’s up until 1970’s. Elbé sells an incredible selection of vintage lithographs by artists such as Alfons Mucha, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Leonetto Cappiello, Bernard Villemot and Charles Jean Hallo to name a few.

Elbé
213 Bis Boulevard St Germain
75007 Paris
tel: 01.45.48.77.97
Metro: Rue du Bac

Tu-Sat: 10am-1pm / 2pm-6.30pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Salon du Vintage in Paris: an 80’s retrospective fashion fair.

Salon du Vintage in Paris: an 80’s retrospective fashion fair.

This year, the third edition of the Salon du Vintage in Paris will focus on 80’s fashion. Clothing and accessories of the new wave era will be what this fair is all about. Symbolic 80’s pieces by Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaïa and Claude Montana, to name a few, will be for sale at this Salon du Vintage. The big names of Parisian vintage clothing merchants (Scarlett, Christian Daubanay, En Ville Vintage…) will be selling their wonders at this fair, as well as many others from all over the world.

April 4-5, 2009 from 10am-7pm
Salon du Vintage
La Cour du Marais
81 Rue des Archives
75003 Paris
Metro: Temple
Entrance fee: 5€

Mode de Vue: hip and hard-to-find sunglasses in Paris.

Mode de Vue: hip and hard-to-find sunglasses in Paris.

Mode de Vue is a Parisian boutique dedicated to the increase in crossover between eyewear and fashion. Owner and trained optician Mamou Michael, spotted a gap in the market for a shop devoted to the most interesting designer fashion frames, both for traditional optical glasses and sunglasses - and Mode de Vue was born. Mode De Vue opened in 2004 and is located on the edge of Paris’ hip Marais district. It stocks a comprehensive collection of hard-to-find and lesser-known designer frames alongside those from the big guns of fashion.”

Mode de Vue sells designer frames by Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Charles Anastase, Christian Roth, Cutler & Gross, Dior Homme, Eley Kishimoto, Ksubi, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simon, Tom Ford… Mode de Vue’s glasses are very carefully selected and definitely stand out for their elegance and tastefulness. And to add to its exquisite collection, Mode de Vue also sells vintage glasses by Emmanuelle Khanh, Courrege, Yves Saint-Laurent, Cebe and more.

*** Mode de Vue’s awesome vintage collection of eyewear will be at the upcoming Salon du Vintage in Paris, April 4-5, 2009, from 10am-7pm.

Mode de Vue
53 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris
tel: 01.42.77.02.88
Metro: Chemin Vert

7/7
M,Sun: 2.30pm-7.30pm
Tu-Sat: 10.30am-7.30pm

Stéphane Ravel’s jewelry at Françoise Montague’s shop: Jewelry for the fashion world.

Stéphane Ravel’s jewelry at Françoise Montague’s shop: Jewelry for the fashion world.

Vintage, made-to-order and costume jewelry are the specialty of jewelry designer Stéphane Ravel. He has worked for fashion houses Nina Ricci and Franck & Fils. His anemone brooch is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry in her store. It’s one of his staple designs. I could see my 80-year-old grandmother wearing it as well as my 21-year-old cousin. They come in several sizes and many bright colors and the biggest one will run you around 65€. Unfortunately, the other store rue de Ponthieu had to be closed because of fire.

Françoise Montague
231 Rue Saint-Honoré
75001 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.80.16
Metro: Tuileries

M-F: 10.30am-7pm
Sat: 11am-7pm
Closed on Sunday

Le Verger Du Prince: vintage clothing in Paris.

Le Verger Du Prince: vintage clothing in Paris.

Lots of accessories in this vintage clothing store in the Marais. Le Verger du Prince is a busy shop with overflowing shelves that go up to the ceiling. Leather boots and glittery fabrics, 60’s and 70’s sweaters, dresses and jackets… a lot to go through for some really good finds.

Le Verger du Prince
33 Rue du Roi de Sicile
75004 Paris
tel: 01.42.78.33.72
Metro: Saint-Paul

7/7
M-Sun: 11am-9pm

Vintage Desire in Paris

Vintage Desire in Paris

Vintage Desire is a very popular shop filled with cheap vintage clothing in the heart of the Marais. Lots of bags and shoes too. You’ll have to squeeze your way through this pocket-size shop. A handful of people is enough to crowd this place so I would advise checking out Vintage Desire during the week or in the evening—it is open 7 days a week and until 9pm every day. And when you are done shopping head for the best falafel in Paris a few doors down the street, at l’As du Fallafel!

Vintage Desire
32 Rue des Rosiers
75004 Paris
tel: 01.40.27.04.98
Metro: Saint-Paul

7/7
M-Sun: 11am-9pm

20 sur 20: vintage jewelry and ceramic figurines.

20 sur 20: vintage jewelry and ceramic figurines.

Circa 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s objects in this pocket size store in Paris. Beautiful bakelite bracelets, lovely vintage ceramic figurines and other objects for sale at 20 sur 20 . I’m diggin’ the vivid color combinations among the displayed items. Smooth and intricately carved vintage bakelite bangles range between 50€ to 150€.

20 sur 20
3 Rue des Lavandières Sainte-Opportune
75001 Paris
tel: 01.45.08.44.94
Metro: Châtelet

M-Sat: 12pm-7pm
Closed on Sunday