Overall a great vintage experience, complete with dog. And what vintage store wouldn't be complete with a dog (??). If vintage isn't your thing then it's worth a visit just to see 'Micador'; the resident parisien pooch who sits shyly by the register watching the kafuffle and looking terribly cute. Although it has been a while now, so who knows if 'Micador 2' is now keeping watch over les vetements.
What to buy: Jackets and Accessories. I purchased 5 jackets one day and 3 the next once. Without spending more than 120euro (then proceeded to department store for larger suitcase - note 120euro). As for accessories, this place is a total goldmine for bags, belts, shoes and boots.
What I bought: A bright orange tailored knit jacket with vintage gold round buttons, a back chuncky knit cardet (a wonderful mix breed of cardigan-jacket), a 60's black leather side-sling handbag and a gorgeous grey and blue trim coco looking jacket - a snip at 15euro.
Who goes there? Anyone who's awesome.
Metro: Saint Paul.
The fashion fiasco inside:
Other Notable Mentions:
Generique, at 68 Rue Du Cardinal Lemoine 75005. Why? because it's where I bought my love aka my chloe mini dress (see money CAN buy you love even if it is a discounted cost. 15euro thank you very much), a black parker for 5euro because it was raining that particular day and which I ended up wearing almost everyday after that.
Generique is a bit of an eyesore on the inside, with shopping trolleys used as discount 'tables', and you'd have better luck getting changed in a milk crate but a decent little find it was nevertheless. Chloe-worthy of a mention anyway.
Metro: Cardinal Lemoine
Free 'P' Star, at 8 Rue Sainte-Croixe de la Bretonnaire, 75004. Although it's tiny, oven-hot and not very brightly lit, this place is a wall-to-wall treasure trove of vintage anything. I haven't been back for a while but it was the most disorganised fun thrift shop in the city. Any city. Be prepared to loose your arms as you dig deep in 3euro and 5euro discount bargain bins, sandwiched between paris's hippest boys and girls. If you suffer from vertigo you might want to avoid the tight corkscrew staircase down to a basement (entertainment provided by a suitable retro playlist) of incredibly inexpensive leather jackets.
Metro: Hotel de Ville.
This is the jungle you face inside. Goodluck.