Beyond Paris fashion week there’s a more thrifty couture look to be found; in the Parisian back streets. Commonly known as a ‘depot-vente’ (selling outlet), a favourite of mine is my local Le Boutique depot-vente.
After sifting through the stacks and rails, a find was a Chevingnon Paris dress-down camo blazer, matched with a black Fred Perry button-down shirt.
Like a lot of independent retailers in the Faidherbe-Chilagny neighbourhood, opening starts from midday; however, if you’re heading over earlier, you can grab a croissant at the boulangerie of French chef Cyril Lignac, one of only two in Paris.
Nearby Le Boutique depot-vente which also has sample womenswear, is another fave outlet more elegantly called Les Beaux Mecs or The Handsome Man Depot Sale. Their proximity makes garment hunting between these two tiny almost cubicle-sized outlets a thrilling Parisian adventure.