Slowing Down Fast Fashion: 3 thrift stores to visit in Paris

Slowing Down Fast Fashion: 3 thrift stores to visit in Paris

With fast fashion transforming the second most polluting industry, now is the time to think of how we can slow down this damage and fast. Fashion has changed from buying every season a few classic timeless pieces in one’s wardrobe to people buying an outfit for every event. With this in mind, it’s important for us to consider how can we curb our shopping urges without killing our planet. Thrift shopping is a great alternative to buying from fast fashion companies that produce around  400% more carbon emission than items warn already. Thrift shopping can also include going into your local charity or second-hand store. An added bonus from saving the planet can we finding unique and often incredible bargains. With Paris, fashion week coming to an end here are a few suggested thrift shops to check out after an inspiring week.

vintage désir

This authentic boutique is located in Le Marais in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris. Despite the chaotic appearance of the store, the eclectic and fair priced selection of clothing makes it worthy for a visit, especially for budget travellers. The area is known for its renowned vintage clothing stores so you will be sure to leave with something as well as experiencing the raw Parisian shopping experience. 

Pricing ranging  from €5 – €50

 Location: 32 Rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris, France

Noir Kennedy –   @noirkennedyofficiel

Noir Kennedy is for the fashion lovers with a punk rock edge, the shop name is inspired by the Kennedy family and is all about mixing a love for rock and roll with a love for fashion. Expect to see some out of the ordinary items, this store is perfect for shoppers feeling inspired by the individualistic fashion in Paris and want to try something new and out of their comfort zone. 

Pricing can range from  €30 to €250. 

Location: 22 rue du Roi de Sicile 75004 Paris France

Son et image vintage –@sonetimagevintagestore

Son et image has a range of clothing styles with 90’s inspired clothing, 80’s rock star inspiration, grunge, basketball sportswear, and more! There is something for everyone. With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the store is popular with various fashion-forward individuals from all over the world from the likes of the PAQ boys a London based fashion youtube channel as well as Asap Rocky. 

Prices range from €40 – €200 Location:   85 Rue Saint-Denis 75001 Paris