Designer Clothes for Less at La Pièce de Moli


To reach La Pièce de Moli, a new vintage resale boutique in the 12th, pass through one courtyard, follow a hallway to a second, and enter the pale blue doorway on the left. The shop is hidden—and you have to wonder how people find it.

But word travels fast, especially when new items arrive twice a week, the staff are smiling and helpful, and prices start at 9€.

The 9€ rack changes daily, so you’ll be smart to check back often. And while you’re there, browse designer goods (Balenciaga, Vanessa Bruno, Agnès B, Calvin Klein and more) on nearby racks: dresses and suits, casual skirts, pants, tops and vests, coats, all organized by color. And bien sûr, boots, shoes, bags, and jewelry to complete the outfit.

Open Wed – Sat, 11-7:30. Enter at 94, rue du Fbg Saint-Antoine; 85, ave Ledru-Rollin; or 20, rue Saint-Nicolas. M: Bastille or Ledru-Rollin.

Mate Mon Sac for Designer Bags and Bangles

Dreaming of a designer handbag at a reasonable price? A high end piece of jewelry for a special event?

Check out Mate Mon Sac (Look at My Bag) – an innovative business model, and a treasure trove of new and vintage accessories for sale and for rent.

Owner Maud Fourier-Ruelle, a 35 year old Parisienne, spent the last 12 years working as a buyer for top fashion houses, including YSL and Sonia Rykiel. Her new web-based boutique is brimming with gorgeous wares, and she makes it easy to find what you want.

Search by type of product, shape, event, budget or designer – and if you’re not sure what would go best with your wedding dress or evening gown, email or call Maud and she’ll advise (she speaks fluent English).

Items can be shipped (call to get a price to delivery outre mer). Or pick up your bijoux at Maud’s office in the 7th.

On my wish list? A sparkly pink Sonia Rykiel vintage ring, 100 euros; a silver embossed YSL bag, 495 euros to buy or from 45 euros to rent for the week.