For anyone who loves stylish vintage clothes that are reasonably priced, this concept store is great news. Artistic director, Rudy Cohen scours Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Brussels and Paris in search of quality, one-off vintage items. All the finds are lovingly cleaned and repaired; you won't find any tired-out attire here. The store also sells fashion magazines from the '50s to the '80s, vintage '80s records and puts on exhibitions...
The brainchild of designer duo, Pierre and Assia, this funky interior store is a laboratory where everyday objects are reinvented and given a quirky, original twist. Just the place to find an unbreakable vase or mittens à deux, perfect for loved-up couples who can't get enough of togetherness. Kids are in their element with smudge-proof school rulers (they bend as soon as you let them go), and ethical comfort blankets emblazoned with the rights of children.
Roberta Oprandi is a designer and works with Isabel Marant. Her partner, Bruno Hadjadj is a sculptor and decorator in the film industry. Doubling up as boutique and gallery, Spree sells clothes (labels include Martin Margiela, Isabel Marant, Comme des garçons, Marc by Marc Jacobs), '50s, '60s and '70s furniture ( Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Friso Kramer, Eames, Vico Magistretti), alongside works of art and fashion accessories.
A Parisian specialist in designs by 20th century architects, Christine is sought out by serious collectors, and especially those who love the 1930s and 1950s. Her gallery offers furniture and objects by Jean Prouvé, Charles and Ray Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, and the luminous designs of Gino Sarfatti. Expect lots of original, museum-class pieces, all fabulously laid out in the gallery's two elegant spaces.
A top model in the 1980s, Anouschka has taken a 300 m2 apartment and turned it into an Aladin's cave. Her showroom stocks unique designer garments collected over a period of 30 years, displayed "just like at home" on racks that go from floor to ceiling. Every dress, every top has a history all of its own. Devotees of exclusive vintage fashion can find pieces from the 1920s to the 1980s, from Courrèges to John Galliano, from Versace to Givenchy.