We're highlighting where to find luxury designer items of the vintage persuasion (think Chanel). Instead of being concentrated in one of the 14 markets, like the mid-century modern furniture is, these items are actually spread out over several markets, making it all the more imperative that you go armed with the names of some of the best stand.
For your Louis Vuitton, Des Voyages (Marché Serpette, Allée 3 – Stand 10) has an excellent selection of trunks, suitcases, bags, and small travel accessories (by LV as well as other luxury brands). There’s also a showroom in the Marais if you’d rather bypass the journey to St-Ouen.
English-run Au Grenier de Lucie (Marché Vernaison, Allée 1 – Stand 25) specializes in vintage costume jewelry from the likes of Chanel, Schiaparelli, and Yves Saint Laurent, from the 1920s on. You may even come home with a crown!
Both Mandana Vintage Paris (Marché Malassis – Show Room 71) and Artémise et Cunégonde (Marché Serpette, Allée 1 – Stand 20) are the places to find your Hermès, Alaïa, and Dior vêtements.
The markets are open Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm, and Monday 10am-5pm. Métro: Porte de Clignancourt (ligne 4).