A firm favourite among Parisian vintage lovers, who are drawn to the jolly red frontage and little iron chairs set out on the pavement. Once inside, it’s hard to know where to start – hunting along the rails, rummaging in the hampers, flipping through the pieces hung on the walls and even suspended from the ceiling between disco balls and celebrity masks of Barack Obama and Elizabeth II. Elsewhere there are piles of vintage telephones, démodé mocassins, ’60s sunglasses and Hawaiian shirts. Depending on what’s in stock, you could pick up a fox fur scarf, an old super-8 camera or Tricolore-striped motorcycle helmet – the place deserves its great reputation, you just have to roll up your sleeves and rummage. Prices are pretty reasonable, with leather boots at around €40 and jackets from €20.
La Petite Fripe
|Venue name:||La Petite Fripe||Contact:|
118 rue Oberkampf
|Opening hours:||Tue-Thu 1pm-9pm; Fri-Sat 1pm-10pm; Sun 3pm-9pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Menilmontant ou Parmentier ; Bus : 96|