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Looking for a bargain? Paris' luxury consignment shops and designer depots are a must for savvy shoppers. To help you plan your shopping trip, we've listed our favorite shops in Paris.
If you love fashion and discounts like we do, there are a few stores you’ll want to add to your plans while you’re in Paris. Here we’ll share with you some of the best insider shopping spots for discount designer finds and consignment shops. These are some of the top spots to find fabulous year-round treasure troves at Paris’ largest luxury consignment stores!
Reciproque is the largest luxury designer consignment store in Paris, and is an absolute must for fashion lovers. If you're searching for luxury fashion items in impeccable condition, then Reciproque is the place for you! Located in the upscale 16th arrondissement, Reciproque contains 7 boutiques and over 7,500 square feet of selling space. The location is walking distance or a short metro ride from many of our Paris vacation rentals.
The 16th is where shrewd Parisians go to find great fashion bargains. As one Parisian told me, she starts her morning in the 8th arrondissement next door—on Avenue Montaigne and Faubourg St. Honore—scoping out the latest eye-stopping fashions. Then she heads straight to the 16th and Reciproque or Catherine Max (see below) with her credit card. Sounds like the perfect day!
Expect to find discounts ranging between 20% to 80% depending on the item, brand and demand. Read more about Reciproque with descriptions of the different boutiques, photos and more shopping tips on the Paris Perfect Blog – The Biggest Luxury Discount Store in Paris!
Arlettie is another discount fashion opportunity that you won't want to miss while in Paris. They host amazing private sales of luxury French and foreign brands such as Carven, Diane von Furstenberg, Longchamp, Marc Jabobs and many others. The private sales are available by invitation only, but luckily you can get a free Discovery Pass by subscribing on their website or you can a become a member for 50 Euros for 1 year for VIP access to all of their sales.
The sales events is tailored to the specific luxury brand, and features a large selection of discounted clothes, shoes and accessories depending on the brand's individual collections. Discounts are unbeatable and the products are all very well organized by size and style. Make sure you know your European sizing before you arrive as there are no changing rooms!
There are now two locations for the Private sales, one in the 16th near to Trocadero and the second in the Marais.
Misentroc's store on Notre Dame de Champs stocks a range of classically elegant fashion for both men and women. The clothes are generally more expensive than those in the Vavin store, which stocks trendier and affordable pieces for Paris' younger crowd. Designer jeans can be purchased for less than $50, and we found a beautiful Vivienne Westwood dress for $150.
Located in the bohemian Le Marais district, Alternatives is a popular destination for Parisian models for reselling and buying the latest designer fashions. You'll find a great range of clothing, including coats, dresses, shoes, bags and men's clothing. Take the time to browse and then step outside to enjoy the many bistros, bars and cafés in this popular neighborhood.
Rue d’Alésia in the 14th arrondissement is teeming with off-price and discount shops. This street is less known to Paris visitors, but a find if you’re looking for overstocks of a number of known designers. At No. 64 and 110-112 Rue d’Alésia you’ll find Sonia Rykiel, Cacharel Stock is at No. 114, Jacadi at No. 116 and there are many trendy boutiques in between. There are two antiques and furniture consignment stores on Rue d’Alésia, too. The biggest is simply called Depot Vente Alesia and it’s located at No. 117 (Open every day from 10am to 7 pm). You’ll find a huge selection at this shop where both individual and antique dealers sell their items. If you’re in the market for an antique armoire, table, chandelier, don’t miss it!
Marché St. Pierre
The Saint Pierre Fabric Market is the place to go if you’re on the lookout for discount fabrics and specialty stores. The streets just below the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmartre have been famous for discount fabrics for ages. Get off at Anvers métro and head for Rue d’Orsel and the square where you’ll find a big Dreyfus store and the red-awning Reines store. The fabric stores are slowly disappearing and being replaced by souvenir shops, but you can still find some beautiful silks and cottons … and even have curtains made up to bring home the same day!
The Rue de Paradis is the place to go if you’re shopping for discount china, silver and crystal. You’ll find everything from Bacarat to Limoges porcelain here. Just be sure to bring an extra suitcase! Actually, most stores ship overseas and all take credit cards and speak a little English. This shopping street is located not far from the Gare du Nord. While the neighborhood is not the best, it’s perfectly safe during the day.