Welcome to the ultimate guide to Vintage, Paris Edition.Vintage Shopping in Paris: Chinemachine Vintage Boutique. Hello Hello! Raise your hand if you love a good bargain and/or vintage! I certainly do! I'm currently in Paris and i have a crazy amount of posts i want to write :D. I've been cruising around the neighbourhoods of The City of Lights for almost a week already and i have found a few crazy good vintage gems around town, i will write about each of them separately to give them the attention they deserve. Let's start with Chinemachine, a beautiful vintage (dah) Boutique in the neighbourhood of Montmartre, situated in the 18th Arrondissement.
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I have visited this Boutique a few times and i have to say that their choice of garments is constantly changing and they add new pieces very frequently. The choice is incredibly wide and contains major designer labels such as Hermès, Miu Miu, Lagerfeld, just to name a few i have seen, to low end clothing such as H&M. The prices are very cheap considering you could take home with you a Miu Miu dress of the A/W Collection 2014 for just 30 euros, crazy right?! I can safely say there is something for every budget here, although everything is pretty cheap considering the quality of the clothes sold.
Its clients are both Women and Men and i was pleasantly surprised to see that the men section was really great as well because too often in vintage shops this section is neglected in favour of women. Don't forget to check downstairs for it and for another room of women's clothes. Besides clothes, it sells shoes and really good bags ( ex.: Nina Ricci) and jewellery and other accessories, books and nick-nacks.
The atmosphere is relaxed thanks to the great music played in the background, and you can shop freely or even just look around in complete peace because the salesgirls are very nice and give you the space you want and are also more than happy to help me look for something in particular when you actually want to be helped.
WHERE: 100 Rue des Martyrs, although the entrance is in 14 Rue la Vieuville, right around the corner
WHEN: Monday - Saturday: 12 PM to 8PM, Sunday: 1PM to 8PM