Sunday, October 23, 2011

If You're Ever in Paris (part 1)

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If you're ever in Paris, there's a million things you need to do. Like eat Ladurée macaroons along the Seine. Or drink champagne in front of the Eiffel Tower and consequently almost get arrested (oops). But the one thing you must do if you're as vintage obsessed as I am is go to Come on Eileen. Situated on the Rue Taillandiers, about a five minute walk from the Bastille, this shop is stocked full of vintage goodies and it's probably my favourite vintage store in the world. In addition to a great selection of vintage pieces from the 70's and 80's, the store is packed with amazing designer vintage finds, such as Christian Lacroix jackets, Valention skirts, YSL shoes, Hermes scarves, Burberry trench coats (sadly only for men), and many more items from Lanvin, Chanel, Mugler, and Dior, that are all reasonably priced given the condition and quality. The store has a smaller street level floor (where most of the women's designer pieces are located, along with shoes, purses, and scarves) and the larger downstairs level houses women's sweaters, jeans, shorts, and dresses, and the men's section. Give yourself plenty of time to browse through both floors - all three of the times I went I spent at least two hours in the store. And all three of the times I went I left with great pieces, which you can see here: 

Céline silk shirt
Céline silk blouse
Christian Dior blouse
Please appreciate these buttons
Leather and suede high-waisted shorts

Marni sundress

Brocade A-line skirt
Givenchy jacket

All of the pieces that I bought were between 30 and 85 euros (so between $45 and $115) which can add up to a lot when you shop like I do. However, high-quality vintage pieces, and especially designer vintage, are always worthy investment pieces. 

So if you're ever in Paris, between the baguettes and the wine, check out Come on Eileen.

Come On Eileen
16 Rue des Taillandiers
75011 Paris
Metro Bastille
Monday-Thursday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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