This was one of the most exciting thing I did during my vacation. Discovering vintage stores! One of them was RECIPROQUE.
I spent a whole afternoon here trying on clothes and accessories from vintage Chanel to the chicest Chloé fur. Reciproque placed in the 16th arrondissement, Paris founded by Mme. Nicole Morel. Reciproque is well known as one of the biggest luxury vintage store in Paris for the last 30 years. They have everything from womanswear to menswear to accessories, fine jewelries to designer handbags to haute couture... separately in different stores next to each other on Rue de la Pompe (details and address: below). Everything is very selected and still in good condition. And they don't call it luxury for no reason, I found that everything was still pretty "pricey"! But I'm sure as any vintage store, you could try to bargain a little bit!
Reciproque is very organized. They have all the big brands from over the world like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Chanel (of course), Celine, Choloé, Prada, Vivien Westwood, Comme des Garcons, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin, Versace, Lanvin, Jimmy Choo, Rolex, Christian Lacroix...etc and etc! I also found the store assistants were very nice and helpful. They lemme tried on a 22.000euro-green-vintage-fur-Versace even though I told them "I'm not gonna buy this, I barely pay my school fee next year!"
You can also check the website: www.reciproque.fr which has 3 different languages: French, English and Russian. Da! (This reminds me of the Russian woman was there on that day. She looked mid thirty, nice face and very tall. I thought she had good taste based on what she was trying and they all looked good on her. We tried on the same Sonia Rykiel fur coats with cute multi-color crystal embroideries and it looked so much better on her cause she's taller. What made me laughed ( and un petit jealous) was that she has a rich husband, ha ha. After choosing a big pied of clothes which I thought could be over 30.000 Euro from vintage Versace gown to Chanel suits, she told the assistant: "OK, lemme call my husband!"and when the husband came, she said:"D'accord! Now you can count. I take all this!"...then something something in Russian. The husband just gave over the credit card. Meng, where is my husband?!)
I had so much fun and this will be my first stop when I got my paycheck! I need fur(s) to survive this winter in Paris (they said it'll get colder) And I'm aiming for this vintage turquoise fox fur or the Chloé one (photo), and the Carrie Bradshaw's Louis Vuitton! OR "Lemme call my husband!"
Rue de la Pompe, 75016, Paris:
No 89: Jewelry
No 92: Menswear
No 93 - 95: Womenswear
No 97: Vente - Depot (RDV)
No 101: Handbags, Accessories
HAPPY SHOPPING, LOVERS!
in Christian Dior
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