Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>D ressing in vintage fashion allows me to drape myself in the past – taking my passion for antiques a step beyond interior decor! There’s something special about the style, the cuts, and the attention to detail that went into vintage attire and accessories that makes my heart pitter patter a bit more. Anytime I’m at a flea market, I always keep my eyes peeled for a piece of vintage fashion that may be calling out to me, and I know I am not alone in this! One of our most popular antique buying tours in France is our tours/france-antiques-tours/paris-antiques-tours”>Vintage Fashion Tour in Paris. Seriously, what better place to find fashion than Paris? Ooh La La!
Chez Sarah in Paris Flea Market
While our vintage fashion tour includes many sources, shops, and stops along the way we certainly have our favorite places that specialize in high-quality vintage fashion. One of those places is Chez Sarah located off the beaten path in the Lecuyer Passage at the Paris Flea Market. I love to go in and sift through the historic clothing and textiles.
Chez Sarah is not just flea market finery – it has evolved into a real shop that is beyond imagination! It’s the ideal place for anyone with even the slightest interest in vintage fashion—whether you are a serious collector, a fashion designer, or someone looking to purchase a piece wear every day. From clothing to laces & ribbons, hats, lingerie & corsets, bags & shoes, fabric samples, vintage jewelry, and even men’s vintage fashion, Chez Sarah has something for everyone! Its positively huge!
Being born into the business—Sarah is the granddaughter of a chiffonier— she took over the business from her mother and inherited the eye for quality and detail learning her trade at her mother’s knee. What I enjoy is hearing the story behind each piece and imagining myself giving it a new life or rather continuing its story. When shopping for vintage fashion I can’t help but to ask myself… “Who wore that hat before? What events has that gown been to? Whose closet did that outfit hang in?” I suppose vintage fashion is similar to vintage and antique furniture in the fact that each piece has a story to tell. But that’s the charm of the past… other lives, other times, other place and other stories.
When you’re shopping the Paris Flea Market – Chez Sarah is a must-visit! And if you’d like more information on our Paris Vintage Fashion Tour or any of our Antiques Diva Buying Tours, email us at email@example.com. We’d love to share more of our secret addresses and share with you our Europe!
Be Chic, Be Stylish. Always Dress Like a Diva.
The Antiques Diva®
Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>Our Vintage Fashion Tours in Paris are among the most popular of our tour offerings – clients love vintage fashion shopping in Paris! But have you ever wondered where fashion designers get their inspiration? Paris Diva Guide Jennifer who leads our vintage tours gushed about how much she loved the Dries Van Noten Inspiration exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs – Mode et textile – at # 107, rue de Rivoli. The first exhibit devoted to the Belgian designer the exhibit has been a raging success – it runs until November 2014. Bringing together the elements that inspired Dries Van Noten, it’s an intimate journey though the artist’s universe, giving a rare inside glimpse into how one of the world’s leading fashion designers gains his inspiration. Including everything from Renaissance curiosity cabinets to 19th C works by emblematic couturiers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior, this exhibition highlights the passions that make this designer one of the best in the world. Thanks to exceptional loans the exhibit is chocked full of multi-media masterpieces guaranteed to inspire vintage fashion fans!
The Antiques Diva®