French Vintage

by jennine on September 8, 2008

In my regular searching for vintages, I’ve grown to love partially for the feeling of ’shopping in France’, and partially since the void Agathe had left (yes I know she’s ‘back’), I’ve turned to a few of the French personal style blogs like The Cherry Blossom Girl, Play like a girl, and Cachemire & Soie the thing they have in common is they so seamlessly integrate vintage in their everyday wardrobes. I really love the elegance and the playfulness along with the excellent photography these blogs have, certainly encourages me to take it up a notch (or two or three). Hopefully some of the pretty style will seep in to my quirky-edgy tendencies.

Looking for French vintage is a little harder than I thought it would be, but really delivers, not as extensive as the vintage they still have all these beautiful pieces at very reasonable prices… I mean if you consider the dollar-euro exchange rate, it’s brutal right now, but still somehow, these manage to stay competitive.

If you want to look around, I’ve found the categories for you Vintage clothing, vintage bags, vintage shoes. I have a Google Translate widget in my toolbar, and it works quite well with ebay… but many listings have notes in English. Here are a few outfits I put together using the vintages I found there:

La Femme

  1. Vintage Emanuel Ungaro Dress Size 36 19,99EUR, ends Sept 12
  2. Purple suede oxford pumps Size 36/37 13,99EUR, ends Sept 14
  3. 1950’s Bow clutch, 10,50EUR, ends Sept 9
  4. Falke Vertical Stripe Panyhose, 16,25EUR


  1. Vintage Graphic Shift Dress 9,99EUR ends September 12
  2. Grey Buckle Booties, 14,99EUR Size 36/37 ends Sept 15
  3. Cotton Stockings, $13

La Planète Sauvage

  1. Jean Paul Gautier Double Breasted Vest, Size 40 24,99 EUR ends Sept 9
  2. Vintage Button Boots 16,00EUR ends Sept 10
  3. Kova&T Lace Stirrups, $110

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

SwanDiamondRose September 8, 2008 at 1:15 am

you’re great :)


Imelda Matt September 8, 2008 at 2:01 am

you’re making it too easy.


Poochie September 8, 2008 at 5:13 am

I love the purple suede booties. How great are they?



jennine September 8, 2008 at 5:26 am

haha… thanks

the purple suede booties are awesome, if i hadn’t already a pair of oxford pumps, and a pair of purple suede booties, id surely get them.


michi September 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm

but you do know, that agathe is back, don´t you? she doesn´t post as often but here are new pics:


jennine September 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm

yes, i know she’s ‘back’


Sandra September 8, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I am loving that bow bag!!

The Euro/Dollar exchange rate is disheartening. When I was in Italy, it was very anti-climactic to realize a vintage Gucci would be cheaper back in the states.


meli September 9, 2008 at 2:17 am

arghhhhh! u’re making it hard to resist. (ok ok I speak for myself…) I’ve been eyeing these purple lovelies for awhile, but I wanted to go 8-10mos. w/o buying new pairs, which Im half-way thru. not the only oair though, I know if I give in, I’ll buy 3 more…
Oh and those planete lace tights are divine!


meli September 9, 2008 at 2:19 am

not to mention I love cherry blossom’s bike pics, adorable!!


jennine September 9, 2008 at 8:10 am

awww those are lovely!


Becca September 9, 2008 at 4:23 pm

great post! I love love those purple oxford. If only they were in my size!


ambika September 10, 2008 at 10:59 am

You have such an eye. What amazing outfits that, separately, I might not have looked at twice (except the shoes, I think.)


Market Publique September 10, 2008 at 10:44 pm

this post is a dream come true! and truly tempting!


SOS! September 12, 2008 at 1:36 am

love the oxfords and lace stirups! i wish there were more vintage shops here in Cork :(


Connie Griffin March 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

are you familiar with ‘ANDRE FALLER” ready to wear?
i think i found a shirt by this designer but can’t seem to find any information about him.


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