My Gay Paris: Vintage Pop-up Store Hits the Marais this Weekend

If you’re in the Marais this weekend—and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you be?—then you might like to do some shopping at the Salon du Vintage, a huge pop-up store dedicated to vintage fashion and furniture.  The sales might well be over, but savvy buyers will still find a bargain.  Even if you don’t buy anything, browsing the stalls is great fun—and entry is free!

It’s the ninth time that the Salon du Vintage has taken over the Espace des Blancs Manteaux, a beautiful former convent with gorgeous vaulted ceilings in the very heart of the Marais. You can expect to pick up classic pieces from across France and the rest of Europe, with over eighty different designers showing off their wares.  And for those that are seeking to perfect the vintage look, you can also get your hair cut at the show itself, too.

As in previous years, the Salon will be paying hommage to a great name in French design. This time around, the spotlight will fall on Roger Tallon, who died last year after a hugely successful career that saw him designing everything from chairs to watches and even the interior of France’s high-speed TGV trains.

We can’t of course promise you’ll find something you’ll like—that’s half the fun of vintage shopping—but it’s well worth a look.

WHAT: Salon du Vintage Pop-up store
WHERE: Espace d’Animation des Blancs-Manteaux, 48, rue Vieille du Temple, métro Hôtel de Ville (or just walk from anywhere in the Marais)
WHEN: Friday 9 March 2 pm to 7 pm and then Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 March, 10 am to 9 pm

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