The vintage clothing shops in Paris were amazing, both the regular and designer! Montemarte and the Marais were the best areas for cheap vintage clothing. It seemed Paris has a never ending supply of vintage! The best shops I went to were Vintage Desir, Free P Star and Hippy Market.
For designer vintage I thought the most impressive shops were at the Saint Ouen flea markets. When we got off the metro the markets we first saw sold cheap, fake designer goods, and I was worried the flea markets wouldn't be what we had thought. However we eventually did find the area of the flea markets we had read about. It was huge, apparently one of the largest in Europe. These markets were very different to those at home. It was vintage designer and antique heaven!
On Saturday I returned to Perth after two lovely weeks in Paris! I spent my time there shopping, sightseeing and eating lots of delicious pastries. I went to some amazing vintage and fabric shops. I also went to the Louis Vuitton Marc Jacobs at Les Arts Décoratifs but I'll write more about that in my next posts.
Here are just some of the many photos I took while I was there.
Shakespeare and Company: This would have to be the best book shop I have ever been to! The walls were filled with books, both second hand and new. They even had someone playing a piano upstairs. I couldn't leave without buying anything, so I bought myself a book on Twiggy.
Champs-Élysées: Where we spent a lot of time shopping!
Inside Mussee D'Orsay
Opera House: We had decided to take a look inside the Opera house, however it was closed due to filming. It turned out they were filming a scene for the next Smurfs movie!
Bastilles Day: one of the few sunny days we had in Paris!
**The green blaser I am wearing in a few of these photos is from H&M. I cannot believe the amount of clothes I bought there! One day my sister and I were asking for directions to the nearest H&M store - we were then corrected - "Oh you mean hushem" This was both confusing and hilarious. We really had to try not to laugh!