Curated second hand shops in Paris: where to find second hand classical menswear
There are several shops where the sellers know about classical menswear and where you are sure to find distinctive, timeless and qualitative garments. However their prices are much higher than thrift shops which is normal as they work hard to bring you a curated selection of the finest menswear. Even though the prices are higher they still are bargains in most cases!
In addition to thrifting in these shops, go to Vulpilist, the Sartorial Marketplace! This is an easy way to find curated garments, footwear and accessories from your computer or smartphone.
Anyway, here are Vulpilist’s favorite second hand shops in Paris!
1. Come on Eileen
Come on Eileen are three thrift shops scattered in Paris and around. There, you can find high-end ready-to-wear from Corneliani to Chester Barrie and Brioni or Kiton. There are also bespoke garments – we’ve stumbled upon tailors such as Cifonelli and Smalto!
Prices range from 60 to +300€ for jackets, 100 to 600€ for suits and coats, 80 to 300€ for footwear, 15-40€ for ties.
- 40 Rue de Rivoli, Paris 4.
- 16/18 Rue des Taillandiers, Paris 11.
- 92 Avenue de Fontainebleau, 94270 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre.
2. Marchand d’habits
This second hand shop is rather specialized in vintage classical menswear. You can find heavyweight coats from the 40s/50s, dressing gowns, hats…
Prices are quite reasonable. Although they are quite random they usually do not exceed 200€ for a suit/coat.
- 21-11 Rue Houdon, Paris 18.
3. Falbalas, puces de St Ouen (St Ouen flee market)
Falbalas is specialized in vintage classical menswear. There, you will find tailcoats, vintage army uniforms, still collars and top hats. That’s perfect if it’s your style or if you are looking for a morning wear for a wedding, a dinner suit for a party…
Prices are reasonable regarding the age and quality of the garments. As an example, 80€ for a bespoke 30s morning coat, 100€ for a 50s MTM suit.
- Marché Dauphine, stand 284-285.
Stéphane is a Parisian second-hand institution. You will find superb garments and footwear, ready-to-wear of bespoke. The prices are high however. Also the owner tends to keep his best stock for his regular customers.
- Place du Dr Félix Lobligeois, Paris 17.
5. Chez Ammar
The shop is narrow but the selection is wide and changes almost daily. The owner Ammar knows a lot about classical menswear and you will find fine ready-to-wear, bespoke, militaria, ties, bags, footwear…
Be wary as prices are not labeled however and they tend to change according to the customer!
- 65 rue Nollet, Paris 17.
Simon’s shop is not entirely dedicated to classical menswear. You can still find fine garments and footwear though!
Prices are low for garments (50€ for a jacket) and average for footwear.
- 12 boulevard Arago, Paris 13.
Baba is a joyful guy and a man of taste. His shop is not big but you will find great makers, either ready-to-wear and bespoke, as well as distinctive footwear. For example we once found a splendid silk velvet bespoke dressing gown and a bunch of fine Arnys ready-to-wear.
- 107 Rue des Couronnes, Paris 20.