Depot-vente (consignment stores) in Paris

Friday, 30 September 2011
I've promised a few readers that I'd compile a list of consignment stores, otherwise known as depot-vente in Paris. I've got to disclose a caveat though. I haven't been to a number of them for at least than 7 years. That said, I also took the opportunity to check out a few more 2 years ago.


Here's my take on the depot-vente of Paris. On the whole, I do find the prices rather high. I started out rather optimistic and tried to hit all the consignment stores on my list. I've seen torn rags which were once Hermes scarves with a hefty price tag of 150€. Most Chanel bags and clothes that I'd seen were expensive. In general, I find the condition of secondhand goods to be nowhere near as pristine as what's considered acceptable in Hong Kong. A word of caution, if you're interested in purchasing a secondhand bag or scarf, I'd advise you to give it a thorough inspection. On a more positive note, there are many depot-vente spread out throughout Paris that it'll be a rather daunting task to visit them all but you'll have a better chance of finding a good bargain if you look hard enough. Don't be afraid to negotiate the price with a lot of grace and a smile. You'll be surprised to find that you may get a better price after all. Readers, please feel free to chime in if you want to share your favorite depot-vente in Paris.




Réciproque
88-101 rue de la Pompe
Paris 75016. 
Tel: 01-47-04-30-28. 
Metro Stop: Rue de la Pompe. 


This is the big kahuna of all Paris consignment shops. It's located in the posh 16th arrondissement. They have different stores for menswear, accessories and womenswear. The shop is literally jam-packed with designer goodies so do take your time. There's also another resale shop on the opposite side of the street from Réciproque that only sells secondhand bags. The prices are reasonable but unfortunately, I can't, for the life of me, remember the name of the shop.




Anna Lowe
104 rue du Faubourg St Honore
Tel: +33 1 40 06 0242


Anna Lowe boutique isn't exactly a consignment store but sells discounted designer clothes and accessories from all the major designer houses. It's located a mere skip and hop from the flagship Hermes store.




Voyages
82 rue Saint-Louis en l'Ile
75004 Paris

Tel/Fax : +331 53 10 01 09
Mobile : +336 07 49 68 10



Voyages has two different locations, one of them is based at the Marché Serpette, Paris' biggest flea market. The address above is their second shop. They specialize in Hermes and Louis Vuitton. It was here when I first fell in love with vintage Kellys. Prices are negotiable.






Didier Ludot
20-24 Galerie Montpensier, Jardins du Palais Royal
75001
Tel: 01 42 96 06 56,



Didier Ludot is located near Place Vendome and is no stranger to many celebrities, editors and models alike. They have an amazing inventory packed into a small space but prices are high. There's another depot-vente a few doors down but I've had such an awful experience with the obnoxious shop-owner.




Catherine B
3 Rue Guisarde
75006
Tel: +33 1 43 25 64 92


Although I've yet have the pleasure of visiting her store, I've read a number of favorable reviews about Catherine B. She also sells online via her website. She tends to specialize in Hermes and Chanel.
   
 



12 comments:

  1. Thanks! When I'm in Paris next I know where to go!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  2. I will add to my list for my next visit to Paris. I love perusing in consignment stores. My favs in Welly are Soup & Hunters & Collectors. Nina at http://www.thestylehive.net/post/10852811750/swing-time has 2 other suggestions in Paris and if you are in NYC this is amazing http://asecondchanceresale.com/

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  3. skippysays, hopefully the list might come in handy for you.

    Michelle, I've heard tons of rave reviews for asecondchanceresale.com. Hopefully, I'll make it to NYC one day. It's definitely on my places to visit list but I just can't bear being on the plane longer than 4 hours. I hate airports with a passion!

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  4. Awesome advice Chocolate cookies and candies! Have a great weekend and thank you for all of your comments on my blog! So appreciated! ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/
    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

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  5. ihope i can visit them in Paris next time! thanks! im following u x

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  6. Thank you so much for compiling this list! I'll make sure I drop by at least 1-2 of these stores even if it's just for the experience...just can't wait!

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  7. Kim, my pleasure! Marlene

    Stef, who knows you might lucky and nab a few desired pieces at bargain price?

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  8. Thanks for the tips. I'm sure they will come in handy when we get to Paris
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  9. Mandi, hope you get a few bargains on your trip to Paris next year.

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