When I think of the fashion capitol of the world, I of course think of New York. However, the style capitol, in my opinion, is Paris. The Parisians can throw on a black tee shirt and some eyeliner and instantly look chic and polished. Even their vintage shops are effortlessly styled. The Hippy Market and Espace Kilwatch (both under the same owner), in the 1st arrondissement are total cornucopias of fantastic fashions, mostly from the 70’s. This seems to be the decade of choice in most of the shops; I’m guessing it’s because of the American vibe the clothes give off. I found oceans of denim jackets, cowboy boots, and western hats.
The vintage shops in Paris are beautiful to the eye, but not so attractive to the pocket-book. Be prepared to pay top dollar for these French-approved duds. I found that these shops are more about finding a statement piece than rounding up a big haul. Whatever you find, the experience of shopping in Paris is a surreal experience. So, if you ever find yourself in the city of lights, do yourself a favor, and shop ‘til you drop!