A quick little trip through a few of my vintage and not-so-vintage bargains and spends from Paris. Exciting, I'm sure. Sorry!
First up was Coiffeur, a vintage shop on Rue de Rosiers, as seen on and recommended Jen's blog and via Sarenza's very helpful tweets!
First up was this worn leather handbag. I love messenger bags for nights out as i'm a hands-in-the-air sorta dancer and messenger bags = optimum dancing capabilities. I love the worn effect on this obviously used bag and it has 2 deceivingly spacious zipped compartments. For only €5 this is my favourite bargain of the lot, even if it's not the prettiest.
Next is this white and coral splash tunic - it's cotton and comfy and cool. A bargain at €10.
My final purchase in Coiffeur was this nautical inspired blouse - I loved the print and the double breast style, the shoulder pads i'm still on the fence about. This was also just €10.
My next purchase was a friendship bracelet from a street vendor. This is very similar to one given to me by my sis-in-law years ago - they're both just cheap old things, but I love little bracelets like this and I rarely take them off. I love the sterling silver tag attached also.
|My stinky old bracelet.|
Next up was this vintage playsuit from Free P'Star - it's quite big, but with a little adjustment it could be good, if not i'll just throw it on eBay with the bag of items I have waiting to be sold. This was a steal at €10 and I love the detailing on the pocket.
My STAR purchase of the lot is this Isabel Marant friendship bracelet. I love it so much, and mixed together with my cheaper bracelets it looks great. I actually wanted the other style that was silver, rather than string, however the concession store I stumbled into didn't have the whole selection. I'm pretty happy with this one though!
This vintage inspired scarf was, again, from a street vendor for something like €3 or €4. It's obviously synthetic and slightly tacky, but it reminds me of something that my grandmother owns that isn't synthetic or tacky. I like the detailing on it in any case, even if I use it to tie in my hair then i'm getting my money's worth!
And finally, no trip to Paris would be complete without these!