Becoming a model in Paris – In the city of fashion there is of course an abundance of designer shops, fashion boutiques and luxury shopping centers. But Paris is much more than just its high fashion luxury brands, it doesn’t always have to be the most expensive brands. There are plenty of small boutiques on the streets of Paris offering quality clothing and new trends from smaller designers. If you want to know the best places to shop in Paris away from the mainstream fashion brands, read on here.
Top 10 Boutiques in Paris
Sustainable fashion, slow fashion, vintage clothes or unknown designer clothes – in Paris you can find a lot of second hand shops and innovative concept stores. It’s worth taking a look at the smaller shops, so we’ve picked out our top 10 boutiques and concept stores in Paris for you as a model agency.
Concept store Joée Paris: bags, shoes & jewellery
A cute boutique near the Les Halles shopping center in Paris. Here you can find accessories, jewelry, shoes, bags and designer clothes for women. The owner is super friendly and welcomes every customer with a smile.
5.0 / 5.0 (12 reviews on Google)
- Address: 69 Rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 42 21 44 36
- Opening hours: Mon from 12:00-18:00, Tue-Fri from 10:30-18:00, Sat from 11:00-18:00.
This is where you’ll find the store:
La capsule Paris: lifestyle products & women’s fashion
A concept store around the corner from Les Halles shopping centre selling French designer goods such as shoes, jewellery and lifestyle products for women. You can also find small gifts in this boutique.
5.0 / 5.0 (5 ratings on Google)
- Address: 46 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 9 87 78 60 14
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-17:45
This is where La capsule is located:
La Mode Vintage: Chanel, Hermès & Céline
Shop owner Carole Bigielman created her own brand as a fashion designer and designed her own collections in the late 90s. Today, she finds high-quality vintage clothing and accessories and collects pieces of different styles and designers in her shop. Here you can also find clothes from Chanel, Hermès or Céline, among others.
4.9 / 5.0 (52 reviews on Google)
- Address: 12 Rue Rochebrune, 75011 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 6 63 79 72 04
- Opening hours: Fri-Sat from 11:00-19:00
You can find La Mode Vintage here:
Kilo Shop: Vintage & Second Hand Fashion
The Kilo Shop is a series of second-hand shops in Paris. Here you never know what you might stumble across on your next visit: a cool vintage jacket, faux-fur coats or a hip sweatshirt. As the name suggests, everything here is priced by the kilo, which means the price is based on the weight of your purchase.
3.7 / 5.0 (1,052 ratings on Google)
- Address: 69-71 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 9 67 13 79 54
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-17:30, Sun from 14:00-17:30
This is where the Kilo Shop is located:
Noir Kennedy: Alternative Vintage Clothing
A fancy vintage and second hand designer shop where you can find colorful and alternative clothing. It’s worth a visit, because there are always true treasures hiding in the many vintage shops.
4.2 / 5.0 (29 reviews on Google)
- Address: 22 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 44 61 30 90
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 13:00-19:00
Noir Kennedy is located here:
FREE’P’STAR: Stylish & affordable vintage fashion
If you’re looking for a real bargain, head to Free’p’star! If you’re looking for affordable and stylish vintage fashion in Paris, you’ve come to the right place. Admittedly, you’ll have to browse a bit, but it’s worth the search.
3.8 / 5.0 (980 ratings on Google)
- Address: 61 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 42 78 00 76
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-20:00, Sun from 12:00-20:00
Free’p’star can be found here:
Thanx God I’m a V.I.P.: High End Vintage
Another high-end vintage store in Paris is Thanx God I’m a V.I.P. Here you’ll find beautiful and unique retro pieces, not to mention that everything in the store is neat and tidy! The assortment ranges from warm winter coats to luxury dresses.
4.4 / 5.0 (138 reviews on Google)
- Address: 12 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 42 03 02 09
- Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 14:00-18:00
This is where the shop is:
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The Broken Arm: Sneakers & Accessories
The Broken Arm is the latest Parisian concept store to offer fashion, accessories and lifestyle pieces alongside a charming café. Opened in 2013 by three former fashion and lifestyle bloggers, the sparsely decorated space is the embodiment of the friends’ well-coordinated and very current aesthetic. Here you’ll find clothes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carven and Ostwald Helgason and sneakers by Raf Simons or Nike.
4.1 / 5.0 (269 ratings on Google)
- Address: 12 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 44 61 53 60
- Opening hours: Tue-Sat from 12:00-17:30
Here you will find The Broken Arm:
Centre Commercial: Slow Fashion & Fair Trade
Fashion from France, the UK and Denmark, vintage furniture, art and even super cute second-hand bikes fill the concept store near the Canal Saint-Martin. Recently opened by the designers of French sneaker label Veja, the store is a response to fast fashion and trend-driven mass-market companies. So you can expect slow fashion from up-and-coming brands like Valentine Gauthier, as well as items from sustainable fair trade designers like Christine Phung.
4.2 / 5.0 (220 reviews on Google)
- Address: 2 Rue de Marseille, 75010 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 42 02 26 08
- Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10:00-18:00
Centre Commercial is located here:
Tom Greyhound: Accessories by Korean designers
This branch of South Korean retailer Tom Greyhound hasn’t been open long, but it still enjoys a large clientele in Paris. Despite its popularity, the architect-designed store is anything but hectic. The two-story space has a modern, minimalist feel. Fancy accessories by up-and-coming Korean designers are displayed in glass cases.
4.3 / 5.0 (78 reviews on Google)
- Address: 19 Rue de Saintonge, 75003 Paris, France
- Phone: +33 1 44 61 36 59
- Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00
You can find Tom Greyhound here:
Shopping day in Paris
If you’re looking for clothes that aren’t worn by every other girl on the street, the vintage shops and concept stores Paris has to offer are the place to be. It’s worth taking a day or afternoon to check out the vintage stores, many of which are located in one spot.