Vintage Paris Couture: The French Woman's Guide to Shopping

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Paris is the world capital of women’s fashion, and shopping for vintage clothing or accessories has become a lifestyle as well as a "look." As the interest in vintage clothes evolves into an interest in vintage furniture and objects, the shops that cater to the vintage crowd have taken on a unique décor and atmosphere. This is the first book that explores the vintage lifestyle and offers a guide to Paris’s incredible trove of stores. Paris’s huge number of original and charming vintage clothing shops offers a ...

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Overview

Paris is the world capital of women’s fashion, and shopping for vintage clothing or accessories has become a lifestyle as well as a "look." As the interest in vintage clothes evolves into an interest in vintage furniture and objects, the shops that cater to the vintage crowd have taken on a unique décor and atmosphere. This is the first book that explores the vintage lifestyle and offers a guide to Paris’s incredible trove of stores. Paris’s huge number of original and charming vintage clothing shops offers a shopping experience beyond the ordinary. Until now, these hidden gems have been known only to the discerning few. Each shop is described in detail—its history, focus, and general price range—with photographs that capture its unique ambience. The book showcases over 100 shops, organized by neighborhood and cross-referenced with recommendations for nearby bistros, cafes, and bars.

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"Paris- the premier destination for glamorous vintage couture has just gotten even more fabulous (and accessible) with the new shopping guide by uber-stylist Jessica Clayton." ~LePetiteBlog.com

"Perfect for flea market fanatics and vintage aficionados alike..." ~FashionTribes.com

"A guide to France's best vintage stores? J'adore!" ~Nylon Magazine

for "...fashionistas whose pockets aren't as deep as thier desires..." ~France Magazine

"...a veritable bible for vintage aficionados..." ~FashionDig.com

"it’s the bible of flea markets, vintage clothing and boutiques — a must for every French fashionista!" ~Luxaholics.com

"...a guide book to help you navigate your way to all the hidden gems the city has to offer!" ~VintageShoppingGuide.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789318633
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/24/2009
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Clayton is a leading stylist for major fashion magazines and is herself a passionate devotee of vintage fashion.

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