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04-04-2005
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its a bit too obvious.. flea markets and Colette for me

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I've heard of it,but no idea because I am not in Paris all the time. Was it about vintage, wasn't it??
No, not vintage - Shine was/is similar to Kokon To Zai - smaller, independent labels mixed with the bigger names.

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i've merged a bunch of shopping threads so we can have one great resource!!

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related thread here...

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ok so i was watching my super sweet sixteen on mtv (yeah i know!) and this girl went to Paris to get her birthday dresses but she said some of the shops are shut in august, is this true? it sounds dodgy...

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ok so i was watching my super sweet sixteen on mtv (yeah i know!) and this girl went to Paris to get her birthday dresses but she said some of the shops are shut in august, is this true? it sounds dodgy...
I wouldn't be surprised. Most of Europe goes on vacation in August and close their shops. It's not like us in the US where money is the air we breathe

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Ithillien - yes a lot of the shops in paris do shut in august - but the big stores are all still open....so I am sure than if you are of a mind to spend money thats still a possibility.

Personally I think its great that so many european countries can shut for a month in the summer - I would love to have a month off. I am sick to death of long hours culture where holidays are frowned upon & its a sign of weakness if you take time off.

surely the girl on mtv should have checked before she went to Paris anyway - its not like its a really obscure fact.....

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ok thank you Me and my friend are gonna go over sometime in summer, i think we'll go in July instead.

I know what you mean, i'd love to have a month off! I like how in Ibiza they shut for ages at the hottest part of the day (Well actually it annoys me a little sometimes when i want to shop then have to go back to the apartment till they open again, but i wish that happened here too, long breaks should be encouraged in my opinion!!)

Yeah the girl on mtv was a really spoilt rich girl...i dunno why she didn't know, i mean they spent $200,000 on her 16th birthday party!!! crazy

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Clignacourt Flea Market, Porte des Vanves Market and Flea Market on Blvd. de Grenelle

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yay, I am going to London and Paris in July and cannot wait to hit the open-air markets and such!

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There are plenty of stores and shops to go to. Personally, I wouldn't go to Céline, Chloé, Chanel and so on... I´ll lose myself looking for vintage and I'll search between the 4th,10th,11th or 13th arrondissement. I think it's a shame to go to this wonderful stores like Chanel in a foreign country, I mean Chanel is all over the world, buy it at home! and if you are coming to Paris... well try new thing. I can assure you that Paris is great for vintage.

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There are plenty of stores and shops to go to. Personally, I wouldn't go to Céline, Chloé, Chanel and so on... I´ll lose myself looking for vintage and I'll search between the 4th,10th,11th or 13th arrondissement. I think it's a shame to go to this wonderful stores like Chanel in a foreign country, I mean Chanel is all over the world, buy it at home! and if you are coming to Paris... well try new thing. I can assure you that Paris is great for vintage.
I shopping for vintage in Paris as well. But I think most people shop at stores like Chanel in Paris because the prices there after VAT are lower than in their countries.

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birthday girl: Mooooooooooooom.... Dior is like closed
Mom: this is ridiculous..

I loved that episode that i didnt like girl she was a spoiled brat but she wa svery funny. the part where she found out the land rover was used she was like "ew"

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surely the girl on mtv should have checked before she went to Paris anyway - its not like its a really obscure fact.....

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I shopping for vintage in Paris as well. But I think most people shop at stores like Chanel in Paris because the prices there after VAT are lower than in their countries.
Well I am french so that makes no difference, I can understand your point and I think it's true that people buy it because it may be cheaper. But if I was a brand new visitor in Paris I would ever ever go to this places, there's so much to find out!

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A wardrobe full of memories

Two things stand out for Linda Grant in the 1990s: a handbag ... and the Paris shopping guide that helped her find it

Friday June 17, 2005
The Guardian

Christmas Day, some time in the mid-1990s. We are unwrapping presents. "This one's just a joke gift," says my brother-in-law. I feel the shape of it, a book, perhaps the type you keep in the bathroom. The paper comes off. It's called A Shopper's Guide to Paris Fashion, by Alicia Drake. A street-by-street directory, with maps and where to stop for coffee, to each arrondissement. Silence descends, interrupted only by screams of: "Give it to me, you've had it for an hour, it's my turn."

The day after Boxing Day my sister, joined by her husband, and I leave for Paris, struggling in the Eurostar over the book. "It was my present, I'm keeping it when we get to Paris." We check into our hotel and dump our bags. I make my way to the rue du Cherche-Midi. It's a kind of EuroDisney for grown-up girls. Which ride do I want to go on first? I'm almost too sick with excitement.


There is a little shop called Gingko which specialises in quilted nylon handbags. They have them in every colour you can think of, and none of them bears any resemblance to anything you will find in London or any high-street chain store. After a pleasurable 45 minutes I select a small, square, apricot bag, with leather handles. I will return to this shop on many future occasions, and buy other bags, but this one is my first.

If you love clothes, and if you do not work in the fashion industry, where this kind of object is commonplace, you will recognise the experience of buying something so beyond the run-of-the-mill that it's almost separated out from everything else you own. The bag doesn't match anything, apricot is not a colour I ever wear, or any shade of orange, come to think of it. People say, "Where did you get that?" In Paris. "Where?" Oh, a little shop I know (thank you, Alicia.) "Was it expensive?" About £35. Ha!

No particular memories are attached to wearing this handbag. I do use it all the time - it seems incapable of dating, because it was never precisely in fashion in the first place: it's just a timeless little number. It has an air of permanence in my wardrobe. It looks at me self-confidently. It has been there around nine years now, and knows that it will not be discarded. It will never become too small or too big, I've had it dry cleaned and, were it not for the leather handles, I daresay you could put it in the washing machine. Part of its pleasure is the memory of where I bought it, and that I can always return and those little quilted bags will be there; there is always the prospect of another. I bought quite a few things on that trip to Paris, but this is the only one I still possess. On the Eurostar, on our way home, beneath the Channel, my brother-in-law looked at the book, still being pored over. "I'm writing that off as a lost weekend," he said, bleakly .

Seems like an invaluable book in this context .

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