Chic, classic and captivating – there is nothing like channelling my inner Vintage Goddess in the hunt of vintage Chanel in Paris. Yes. Aside from my obsession with all things cats and Michael Bublé, Chanel and I have an unconditional love – a love that is glamorous and sophisticated; a love that is unwavering no matter how perilous to my (husband’s) bank account. Do you have the same soft spot when it comes to Chanel? If you do, I’ve unzipped a few of my secrets on finding vintage Chanel in Paris that’ll make you scream oui, oui, oui! Think of this post as your own little GPS (Guilty Pleasure System), guiding you through the best shopping spots for all things vintage, all things Chanel.
♥ Gabrielle Geppert
At 31 & 34 Galerie Montpensier – Jardins du, Palais Royal, you will find two small boutiques called Gabrielle Geppert. What’s the owner’s name? Gabrielle! Or as people like to call her, Gigi. Fashioning a chic, tomboyish look to go with her deliciously long, blonde hair, you’ll most likely find her in the shop reorganising some of her luxurious and high-end collections. But aside from her personal designs, her vintage store sells anything from Hermes scarves and YSL sunglasses, to Céline bags and Chanel jewellery. Simply put, you are taken to a place where extravagance is the only thing that exists.
Gabrielle’s vintage shop = Chanel Heaven!
♥ Le Trois Marches de Catherine B
Le Trois Marches de Catherine B in 1 Rue Guisarde may seem inconspicuous at first glance due to its unassuming exterior, but once you step inside the small boutique, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear. A boutique that is stocked with Chanel from the floor to the ceiling, you’ll find a great piece to add to your vintage collection. One of my favourite pieces while touring the shop was this stunning Chanel Trench Coat, the perfect coat to wear during a windy day in the city of love. To pair this statement piece, you can also expect to find vintage Chanel jewelry, necklaces, divine silk dresses, tweed jackets, and you guessed it! Handbags. Let’s just say I had more luggage on the way back home! Quite literally.
Catherine B store. I swear they are saying BUY ME!
♥ Rose Market
Something I can never steer away from is the classics. And if you’re looking for vintage Chanel with a bit more sophistication and colour, then Rose Market in 5 Rue Hippolyte Lebas is the way to go. Take this Chanel vintage red leather bag for example. Made from 100% leather and polished brass, this vintage bag can look modern with any high fashion outfits.
Keeping with this sophisticated style comes the Gilet Chanel tricot crafted from 100% cotton, meaning 100% comfort and luxury. An outfit that would look glamorous on any high tea or food and wine event, you can pair this with a simple necklace and a red vintage leather bag and you’ll looking classy as!
♥ Odetta Vintage Boutique
Shopaholics looking to find modern and vintage fashion are in luck. Located in 76 Rue Des, Tournelles, you’ll find the Odetta Vintage Boutique. My mind (and eyes) were simply blown away. One of my personal favourites would have to be this exquisitely maintaine circa 1995 Vintage Chanel gold leather braided belt. Pair this with a lace white dress and chunky gold jewelry to make the bling sing!
Clothing and accessories at Odetta range between the era’s of the 1960s to 1990s stocking labels such as Chanel, YSL, Hermes and more. Just be prepared for some competition with other vintage collectors at Odetta as their handbags sell exceptionally fast!
So tell me Dear Travelettos, are your eyes shining as bright as these classic vintage Chanel pieces? Where are some vintage stores in Europe that you have shopped your way through? What’s the best vintage find you’ve ever scored?
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Until next time. Stay classy forever.
P.S. CHECK OUT MY BUYING VINTAGE CHANEL IN PARIS GUIDE PART 2!