Paris is known for being one of the world’s most fashionable cities but while you’ll find plenty of fancy boutiques and luxury designer shops it can seem impossibly hard to look good on a budget here. That’s where Guerrisol, an amazing chain of second-hand thrift shops, comes in.
These shops are neither clean nor organised so they’re not suitable for faint-hearted bargain hunters but despite some questionably smelly t-shirts and dodgy hawai-print shorts these warehouse style clothing emporiums are fantastic places to pick up some vintage bargains.
Prices start as low as € 2, I’ve frequently spent as little as € 20 and still managed to walk out with a bag stuffed with about 8 different items, including shoes! The clientele is a diverse mix of locals, students, parents on a budget, stylists, and fashionistas. You need to come prepared to dig through piles upon piles of clothes and vast bins of handbags and scarves but trust me, it’s worth it. I never leave empty handed!
Most of the shops are located in the north of the city but you can find a full list of addresses on their website. My personal favourites are the ones in the 17th and 18th arrondissement near metro Place de Clichy and Anvers. Happy bargain hunting!