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Machicadou

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Time Out says

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The name sounds like the kind of word a French Mary Poppins might dream up – an appropriate association for this endearingly ramshackle workshop-cum-secondhand clothes boutique by the Canal Saint-Martin. Owner Camille scours the flea markets of Paris in search of unwanted threads, which she then customises into something else entirely: short-sleeved jumpers studded with buttons and blue pompons (€59), necklaces stitched from leather fragments (€49), you name it. The concept is at once eco-friendly and wholly original; what's more, by stocking young up-and-coming designers (Lezelles, Cam Dup) alongside Camille's products, Machicadou avoids descending into all-out vintage whimsy.
Before you leave, make sure to head down the corridor at the back of the shop. It leads to a small adjoining room that the folk at Like a Rolling Store have stuffed with miscellaneous tatter: postcards, belts and the like. It's a perfect complement to the oddball 'grandma's attic' vibe next door.

By: EP/ADdW

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Address: 165 quai de Valmy
10e
Paris

Transport: Métro : Louis Blanc
Contact:
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 1-7pm
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