Parisian Living

Vintage Shopping by HiP Canal St. Martin

by Genevieve Sandifer

Thank God I'm a VIP

Although we all want to channel a little Coco Chanel/Edith Piaf/Laetitia Casta while wandering through St. Germain, the price points attached to the fashion dream can be more than a little dissuasive. Here to rescue the dream felled by “recessionitis”: Thank God I’m a VIP, a gem of a vintage store located just east of Pl. de la République in the up-and-coming 10th arrondissement.

Thank God I'm VIP
Unlike overpriced vintage stores the world over, TGI’mVIP houses an incredibly well selected and affordably priced collection of vintage designer pieces. Racks of color-coordinated items range from knee-length, satin, Yves St. Laurent “jupons” (under 150€) to Alaia high-waisted trousers, with Lacoste jumpers splashed in between here and there; you will actually feel inclined (and able!) to entirely redesign your approach to everyday classics.

Thank God I'm VIP

And if the ground floor isn’t in your price range, the basement houses a less-expensive-but-no-less-thought-out alternative thrift collection. Between slightly questionable 60s peasant blouses and gorgeous, Indian, brocade full-length coats (25€), you’re sure to find something to go with your Café Crème at the Flore.

Thank God I'm VIP

Happy Shopping!

Thank God I'm VIP
Thank God I'm VIP

Thank God I’m a VIP

12 rue de Lancry

Paris, 75010

tel: 01 42 03 02 09

www.thanxgod.com

metro: Republique ou Jacques Bonsergent

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Genevieve Sandifer

Genevieve was born in New York City and raised between London and Paris. Genevieve is part of the Haven in Paris team and is the editor of the Hip Paris blog. Unable to stay away from Paris for too long, she now splits her time between New York, Honolulu and Paris, where she keeps tabs on the Haven in Paris properties and service providers and scours the city for great bistros, cocktail bars and vintage stores. View Genevieve Sandifer's Website

3 comments on “Vintage Shopping by HiP Canal St. Martin

what a pity that they don’t have online shop. We can’t go to Paris every week. 🙂

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