Vintage Bar is pretty luxurious, in an area where clothes can usually be found at bargain prices. Once inside, though, it’s hard to imagine that the clothes have three-figure labels; it couldn’t feel further from a high-end hangout for moneyed fashionistas – more like Ali Baba’s cave. Trinkets clutter up the floor, and fur coats hanging from the ceiling casually brush your face as you walk by. A drinking den in its previous life, the shop has kept its beer handles – the rest of the bar now serves as a jewellery display, covered in rings which are probably the most affordable pieces in the place.
No H&M here, but Louboutin, Dior, Kenzo and the rest. Something for every taste, but not for every wallet – skirts start at around €200, €500 for a pair of the famous red-soled shoes. The great attraction here is that the boutique acts as a dépôt-vente – if you happen to have designer threads lying about you want to get rid of, they take them and sell them on, with a percentage of the price returning to you.
|Venue name:||Vintage Bar|
16 rue de la Verrerie
|Opening hours:||Daily 12noon-8pm|
|Transport:||Métro : Hôtel de Ville ou Saint-Paul|