Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen: Falbalas "Modes Vintage Dentelles"

OK maybe I say this all the time, but I mean it! This is one of my favorite places to shop in Paris!! Located at the Marché Dauphine in the clignancourt market, Falbalas is well.... simply fabulous! The Marché Dauphine houses mainly furniture but just pop your self up a flight of stairs and this little gem takes up booths 85-87.
Maybe I love this place partly because I am so very smitten with the wonderfully divine femme who owns the booth, as well as her strikingly debonair beau (who sadly wasn't there this visit).
Check out her gorgeous wood and bronze insect broaches!
These two have exquisite taste and always a wide range of beautifully hand picked vintage. They specialize in victorian with a mix of 20's-50's garb and accessories. Many of the pieces at Falbalas are museum and collection worthy and they run a hefty business for costume rental as well as having a line of vintage inspired shoes that you can order in any size.
There are fun things to see in every corner you look.
and you can ask for assistance to browse the rare goodies kept under wraps for serious buyers and rental.
Falbalas is a perfect resource for any lover of vintage as well as costume designers or stylist looking for something unique. Drop by and "Tell Them Taryn Sent You"!
Gros Bisous and Happy Shopping!
~taryn xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Paris Shops: Les Puces de Saint-Ouen David Roy

More yummy treats courtesy of Les Puces. One of my favorite vendors a couple of years ago was the fantastic David Roy, which was always stocked with a wonderful selection of designer RTW frocks and foot wear. Although when we went searching for it this trip, we were sad to find a sort of watered down, weeded out version of what I remembered. After thumbing through the clothing for a while and chatting with the guy who was watching the shop he asked if we had been to the new location. What's that you say?? He closed up shop and escorted us over to Allie 1, Stand 3 in the Marché Vernaison. When we arrived we were pleasantly satisfied!
David Roy now carries primarily high end vintage couture. With some really special and unique designer picks from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Oscar de la Renta and the like. All very well cared for and in pristine condition. The space is beautifully laid out with a plush carpet, a purple velvet chaise in the corner and beautiful prints filling the walls. You can almost lose yourself and forget you're in the middle of the flea market.
Loads of lovely trinkets and accessories as well.
I was really excited for this chic little addition to Les Puces. You need to go and lap up the luxury. Tell Them Taryn Sent You and get 10-15% off!
Happy Shopping and Gros Bisous!
~taryn xx