For sure there are at least over hundred different thrift stores in Paris. It’s not difficult to find them – but to find the right pick for you. Today we’ll show you the best thrift stores in Paris (or at least those which impressed us most).

If you google “vintage store in Paris”, you’ll certainly find Kilo Shop or Come on Eileen: thrift stores which are packed with a broad range of vintage clothing. As I prefer more well-chosen second hand shops (just like our shop in Graz or also our vintage online shop) to those mass product experiences (which is really just my personal opinion!), you will find more of a selection of smaller shops in this article. Additionally I also added two flea markets to this Paris thrift guide as you just can’t miss out that experience when you’re being in Paris.

List of the best Thrift Stores in Paris


  • Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – flea market at Porte de Clignancourt
  • Mercado de las pulgas – flea market at Porte de Montreuil

Vintage clothing stores

  • 18th district (Montmartre)
    • Chinemachine
  • 10 district
    • Thanx God I’m a VIP
  • 3rd district
    • Dynasty Vintage
    • Chez Snow Bunny
    • Vintage System
  • 11th district
    • Lapin Boutique
    • Chez PouPoule
  • location available on request
    • Jina Studio

Vintage book shops

  • Ofr. Librairie, Galerie
  • Shakespeare & Company

Shop vintage clothing online

The Best Thrift Stores in Paris – Flea markets

Basically there should be flea markets at every Porte in all directions. In the West though I did not find a single one when I searched on google and well, in the South – Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves – I ended up in front of closed doors, or rather empty streets (don’t forget to check on which days of the week the flea markets are happening!).

I visited the flea markets in the North (at Porte de Clignancourt) and in the East (at Porte de Montreuil) both more than once. They are quite dissimilar, yet I highly recommend both.

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen – Flea market at Porte de Clignancourt

Price: €€€
Decades: mainly 19th century to early 20th century
Address: 99 All. des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
Bus stop: Michelet – Rosiers (Bus 85)
My rating: ♥♥♥

Let’s start off with my highlight of Paris: the flea market of Saint-Ouen. Even though most of the booths don’t offer affordable goods: The tiny houses with their vintage furniture, dresses and blouses from past decades or centuries are definitely eye candy. Just beautiful to look at. Yes, it is possibly the most touristic flea market of Paris, but who’s never been at the flea market Saint-Ouen has never been truely to Paris (at least not from Saturday til Monday). It’s pure joy to stroll through the small alleys, to marvel at antique treasures and to stop at some small cafe and watch a live performance of some musicians and singers.

A little hint by the way: Don’t let the atmosphere when departing the bus unsettle you. At first you’ll only find street traders with lousy fake products, the good stuff is more in the back of the market. Your mobile street map will show you the way.

Mercado de las pulgas – Flea market at Porte de Montreuil

Centuries: everything, but mainly from the 80s til today
Things you absolutely need to try: just stroll through and marvel
Address: 18 Av. du Professeur André Lemierre, 75020 Paris, France
Metro station: Porte de Montreuil (Metro 9)
My rating: ♥♥♥

A very alternative program is the flea market in the East of Paris: Mercado de las puglas. A short walk from the metro station is an enormous outdoor flea market where incredible amounts of second hand clothing and other things are being dealt.

I was overwhelmed by the masses which were on the booths (on a Monday!). To some extend the pieces cost only 50 cent or an Euro, but obviously the people there knew what they had in stock. You have to be very lucky to find something extraordinary as the trader’s favourite products have their price. Nevertheless: this flea market is worth a visit and with some patience you’ll find a lot of things.

My advice: Please look out for your objects of value. I read dozens of reports about theft and in the crush of people things can easily be stolen. Plus: Learn a few words of French (especially numbers and counting!) and never settle for the immediate price.

The Best Thrift Stores in Paris – Vintage Clothing Stores

Chinemachine in the district of Montmartre

Decades: 60s to 90s
Things you absolutely need to try:
Address: 100 Rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris, France. They have multiple locations tho.
Metro station: Abbesses (Metro 12)
Website / Link: Chinemachine auf Instagram
My rating: ♥♥

Chinemachine is a chain of vintage stores, but nonetheless positively charming. Their selection is beautiful, yet rather “basic”. When I was at their store they just had a super sale, which made their pieces of clothing super cheap. Their prices are low anyway tho.

Thanx God I’m a VIP at République

Price: €€€
Centuries: mixed
Things you absolutely need to try:
Address: 12 Rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris, France
Metro station: République (Metro 3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Website / Link: Thanx God I’m a VIP Website
My rating: ♥♥

The vintage store Thanx God I’m a VIP is very pretty to look at. The clothes are sorted by colour, well-chosen and premium-quality, which also explains their price. If you are looking for special second hand treasures from brands like Chanel, Burberry or Moschino then you are definitely at the right place. There’s one store for women and one for men, right next to each other.

Dynasty Vintage at Arts et Métiers

Price: €€
Decade: 70s
Things you definitely need to try: bell-bottomed trousers
Address: 23 Rue des Vertus, 75003 Paris, France
Metro station: Arts et Métiers (Metro 3, 11)
Website / Link: Dynasty Vintage auf Instagram
My rating: ♥♥♥

I was very lucky to stumble upon Dynasty Vintage. It was truly a coincidence, because although it’s one of the coolest thrift stores in Paris you can’t find it on Google Maps due to a typing error. This hidden gem is a specific shop focused on the 70s – and in spite of it (or maybe very much because of it) absolutely state of the art. I would have loved to buy one of their bell bottomed trousers or wide leg pants, but sadly none of them fitted me – hopefully you’ll be more luckier than me!

Chez Snow Bunny near République

Price: €€
Decade: 2000s
Things you absolutely need to try:
Address: 12 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France
Haltestelle: République (Metro 3, 5, 8, 9, 11)
Website / Link: Chez Snow Bunny auf Instagram
My rating: ♥♥

You will find a small and maybe more random selection at Chez Snow Bunny. In the style of the 2000s there is a collection of low rise skirts, Y2k-tops and caps. I loved their sunglasses. Unfortunately they were not vintage, but newly produced ones. This place is worth visiting more than once, as a small business their pieces change more often and you’ll find new cool stuff every time. There are quite a few cheap pieces, but obviously pieces of brands have their appropriate price too.

Vintage System at Rambuteau

Price: €€
Decades: 80s until today; mix of second hand clothing and fast fashion
Things you absolutely need to try:
Address: 17 Rue Barbette, 75003 Paris, France
Bus stop / metro station: Rue Vieille du Temple (Bus 29) or Rambuteau (Metro 11)
Website / Link: Vintage System Instagram
My rating: ♥♥

Vintage System made it onto this list first and foremost due to the nice shop assistent. Their range of clothing isn’t too bad either. However, the selection is not 100% true vintage. “I have no idea what material it is and where it was produced” was the answer to my question. So it’s most likely unfairly produced fast fashion mixed with some vintage treasures in this store.

Lapin Boutique at Oberkampf

Price: €€
Decades: mixed
Things you absolutely need to try: speaking with the shop owner
Address: 9 Rue Oberkampf, 75011 Paris, France
Metro station: Oberkampf (Metro 5, 9) and Filles du Calvaire (Metro 8)
Website / Link: Lapin Website
My rating: ♥♥♥

When I discovered this shop, it had just opened up a week previously. It isn’t huge, but beautifully arranged and inspired by the painter Piet Mondrian. Plus the shop owner is incredibly nice! It was lovely to chat with her and to try on her vintage treasures. You got to stop by!

Chez PouPoule near Voltaire

Price: €€€
Decades: 20s until 50s
Things you absolutely need to try: vintage slip dresses and bustiers
Address: 86 Rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
Metro station / bus stop: Voltaire (Metro 9) or Faidherbe (Bus 76)
Website / Link: Chez PouPoule Website
My rating: ♥♥

This little shop has two floors and from the outside looks – at least to a non-local like me – “typically Parisian”. It’s the perfect shop for people who love the style from the 20s to the 60s. Pretty blouses, fancy bags and cloths are right next to loads of dresses. My favourites: the beautiful slip dresses and vintage corsages.

Be aware though: The vintage store Chez PouPoule is not the most comfortable place. There’s no music and the shop assistent wasn’t the friendliest during my visit. But maybe I was just spoiled from my other experiences with so many lovely people I met all over Paris.

Jina Studio – Insider Tip

Price: €€€
Decades: Upcycling
Things you absolutely need to try: EVERYTHING – especially their cropped blazers
Address: upon request
bus stop: upon request
Website / Link: Jina Studio Instagram
My rating: ♥♥♥

Jina Studio was definitely my favourite when it comes to their selection of pieces. I’ve been following their label a while now on instagram and wanted to visit their studio so badly. The lovely shop owner spontaneously invited me to her flat (because there isn’t a public studio yet), where I was allowed to try on her unbelievable gorgeous pieces. If you are in Paris, you really should text and visit her!

The Best Vintage Shops in Paris – Vintage Book Stores

Ofr. Librairie, Galerie at Temple

Price: ?
Things you absolutely need to try: just look around
Address: 20 Rue Dupetit-Thouars, 75003 Paris, France
Metro station: Temple (Metro 3)
Website / Link: Ofr bei Instagram
My rating: ♥♥♥

This mixture of old, new and gallery just had to be on my list even though there are only a very few pieces of vintage clothing to buy there. The shop consists of shelves and stacks of books which gives the whole room a certain aesthetic. In the back of the shop is a gallery with changing exhibitions. There’s music playing from a record player and all over the place you can find little gems like postcards from Spirited Away or amazing pottery. This shop is a small vault, and optically simply beautiful.

Shakespeare & Company

Price: ?
Things you absolutely need to try: visit the cat
Address: 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
Bus stop / metro station: Notre Dame (Bus 47, 87) oder Saint-Michel Notre-Dame (Metro 4, Zug B, C)
Website / Link: Shakespeare & Company Website
My rating: ♥♥♥

Sehr touristisch, aber ebenfalls cute – und vor allem für die Nicht-Französisch-Sprecher:innen unter uns sehr praktisch – ist Shakespeare & Company. Ich liebe den Shop bei Dunkelheit, da der Laden hier seinen eigenen Charme hat und unglaublich schön ist. Außerdem ist die Katze im oberen Geschoß meine Freundin ♥

Very touristy, but very cute as well – and especially convenient for the non-French-speaking of us – is Shakespeare & Company. I love the shop when it’s dark outside. It has it’s own charm and is just incredibly beautiful. Plus the cat in the upper floor is my friend

You find all the locations on the list here: Google Maps

Want to read more of our thrift guides? Look at our Vintage Guide für Ljubljana or the Vintage Guide für Graz!

Do you prefer buying vintage clothing online? We got some inspirations!

Idea & text: Diana Ranegger; Translation: Liz Auer; Photos: Diana Ranegger (Flea market Saint Ouen Photos 2 & 6 Maria Dorner; Jina Studio Photo 1 & 3 © Jina Studio)