Today I come back with an article that will interest you a lot. Remember, at the beginning of the week I presented you my new Chanel bag that I offered myself for my birthday. Since I have been asked many questions about “my Parisian addresses” to buy a beautiful vintage Chanel bag (or Hermes), I thought this new post would be very interesting.
And just before getting to the heart of the matter with my favorite addresses from where to find a Vintage Chanel Bag, I wanted to give you my 3 basic tips, really useful for a first purchase.
- Choose a dark-colored bag. Bags with light color like beige, nude … are delicate. Color transfer spots are common and indelible. (Ex: Black jeans on nude bag = transfer of black color on your bag beige!)
- Buy a leather bag, rather than one in fabric or glitter bag or even suede that will stain and spoil more quickly.
- Choose the color of your bag by thinking about the overall color range of your wardrobe. This will prevent you from having a crush for a color of bag that you will never be able to associate with
Let’s talk about my addresses now. Here are my four favorites shops:
A small boudoir shop delicately decorated in the heart of the Marais. The vintage bag selection is fairly small but still fair. The bags are in good condition and the saleswoman is charming.
Adresse: 97 Rue Vieille du Temple, 75003 Paris
Horaires: from Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am – 19:00pm.
This shop is a real cave of Ali Baba! Here, there are Chanel and Hermes bags everywhere you put your eyes. The shop is small but contains treasures. In addition, the gentleman who runs the shop is charming.
Adresse: 1 Rue Guisarde, 75006 Paris
Horaires: from Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 19:00pm.
A small shop lost in a street between the Champs-Elysée, Avenue Montaigne and Avenue Georges V. Only few pieces but that does not prevent that we can fall on the bag of our dreams.
Adresse: 29 Rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009 Paris
Horaires: from Monday to Saturday, 10:30am – 18:30pm.
A large shop in the heart of St Germain des Pres with a wide choice of classic models. Everything is padlocked but do not hesitate to ask to try. The sellers and the owner of the shop are very nice and accomodating for the payment. This is where I bought my Chanel bag :)))
Adresse: 40 rue Dauphine, Paris VIe
Horaires: from Monday to Saturday, 11:00am – 19:30pm.