Irene On The Scene guest blogger Victoria Cyr gets carried away with a favorite Parisian shopping experience.
Getting Carried a "Weigh" in Paris: Vintage Clothing
By Victoria Cyr
One of the many delights of traveling is discovering new things. Especially new and awesome things which is what happened on a gorgeous spring day in Paris when I took bus 96 to the Odéon stop (Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissment) and serendipitously stumbled upon the Kilo-Shop. As soon as you walk through the door you’re catapulted into a paradise for vintage clothes lovers.
Against a soundtrack of a cool mix of retro and contemporary music that makes you wanna dance and sing along, I found a black dress stitched with silver sequins on the hem and a halter neckline that was perfect for spring or summer. The nice young man next to me who was organizing a selection of stunning scarves explained how the system works.
Everything is color-coded and a different price per kilo depending on the color. You simply walk over to the scale, put your item on it, and weigh it (according to the color). I’d never seen anything like this in my life (except in the produce aisle) and it was so much fun! It felt a bit like being on a game show and a treasure hunt at the same time. The dress cost only ten euros and I was entertained.
In addition to what you can explore in this spacious three and a half floor dreamy store, everything is in perfect shape and neatly organized so you won’t be traumatized rummaging through dusty boxes and shoving aside overly cramped coat hangers.
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