Monday, 2 February 2009

Vintage clothing Paris

As I'm working on my exhibition pieces I am prone to play around with other ideas... I wanted to post about the most beautiful little vintage clothing store I discovered at the perfect moment in Paris last time. It's tucked in a little street that runs off the beautiful Place des Vosges in the Marais (4e) and is run by the sweetest man, an Italian born longtime French resident Claudio Mancini. His tiny shop is a veritable treasure trove for anyone seeking the real deal vintage pieces for both women and men, from many periods, either to buy or to hire... he has no website, an old-world soul, so he simply has to be visited in person (how nice to find people like him!).

À l'ELÉGANCE d'AUTREFOIS can be found at 5, rue du Pas de la Mule, 75004 Paris.
01 48 87 78 84
open Tuesday to Sunday 3-8pm

This self-portrait was taken with a gorgeous piece of old lace I bought from him...


  1. thank you so much for all the tips, i will go visit this shop, whatever the rest of the gang will held against it!

  2. Great A, and please say hello to him from the French Australian living in Berlin who bought the lingerie...