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.

Maria Luisa at Printemps

maria_luisa_printempsWhen Maria Luisa Poumaillou broke onto the Paris fashion scene in 1988, it was with her Rue Cambon boutique. Her impeccable fashion sense and strong intuition stood in for a lack of buying experience: the store showcased her favorite, then unknown, designers.

Her edgy fashion statements broke the mold in a conservative neighborhood, and took luxury fashionistas beyond classic haute couture. Now she’s shaking up the department store fashion world.

“Maria Luisa” is the first in-store boutique at the newly renovated Printemps department store. The boutique sits at the center of the revamped designer floor, featuring up-and-coming designers, such as Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab, Ohne Titel, Proenza Schouler, Charles Anastase and Nina Ricci.

There is even a collection designed by Maria Louisa – and the boutique features the first Manolo Blahnik shoes to be shown in a European department store.

Have you been to the newest Maria Luisa boutique? What do you think?