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Does anybody know of any great vintage stores in Paris that aren't so hostile towards people that speak crappy French? Last time I went was quite a terrible experience
I'm leaving on Wednesday! Can't wait.
Yeah, vintage stores owners are a rather specific type, rather proud. But just remember to say Bonjour Madame/Monsieur clearly, immediately when you enter the store, like you're visiting a house. Then approach them with Excusez-moi, Madame/Monsieur, parlez-vous anglais? and you should be okay. The Bonjour is a biggie...suddenly approaching someone with excusez-moi is not enough
I LOVE the vintage stands at Porte de Clignancourt...just go early on a weekend and stroll around all day. Otherwise, most stores in the Marais are pretty cool, they leave you alone. Free P Star is a store around Hotel de Ville if you like cheap seventies and eighties stuff. Sorry I don't remember any specific addresses/names but I think there may have been some earlier in this thread.Check it out. HTH.
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