4 French Women Just Showed Me Their Dream Vintage Wish Lists

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From Vestiaire Collective's Parisian roots and Imparfaite Paris's Gallic cool, it's fair to say that the French know a thing or two about vintage fashion. As a dedicated second-hand shopper myself, I've also noticed that it's the French who have long championed a more multifaceted approach to their wardrobes: pairing high-end designers and affordable high street with their one-of-a-kind vintage finds. From fashion influencers to website founders, these preloved hunters really speak my language—well, sartorially anyway.

So I did what any good fashion editor would do, and I emailed some of France's finest vintage fanatics to get exclusive insight into the second-hand pieces that are on their shopping lists this season. And of course, they delivered. Their edits range from casual Levi's jeans and unnamed vintage raffia totes to archival Balenciaga dresses and Chanel sandals—a perfect encapsulation of the eclecticism and multifaceted appeal of shopping vintage.

My personal favourite has to be Ariane de Béchade's (co-founder of Imparfaite Paris) edit of cool-girl separates, which includes one very cool fringed jacket. However, if you're more of an archival fashion fan, I would recommend heading down to Estelle Chemouny's selection, which is packed full of iconic pieces from fashion runways past. If nothing else, it's essentially high-octane window shopping. Scroll down to see and shop the vintage wish lists of France's coolest fashion insiders. You're welcome.

Ariane de Béchade, Co-Founder of Imparfaite Paris


Vintage Cotton Blouse (£59)

Vintage Short Levi's 501 W31 (£35)

Vintage Celine Handbag (£349)

Vintage Fringed Suede Jacket (£153)

Vintage Combishort Vichy (£55)

Vintage Jean Levi's 501 W30l34 (£75)

Vintage Maillot De Bain Fuchsia (£44)

Franny Monzemba, Influencer and Vintage Seller at Yomokoï


Dior VIntage Wool Blazer (£170)

Dior Oversized Sunglasses (£58)

Vintage Silk Midi Dress (£99)

Louis Vuitton Leather Handbag (£500)

Loewe Vintage Wool Midi Dress (£143)

Gucci Vintage Jackie Bag (£255)

Estelle Chemouny, Co-Founder Paradise Garage


Chanel Vintage Valentines Tote Bag (£1259)

Balenciaga F/W 2006 Collector Anchor Dress (£1800)

Chanel Pre-Owned 1993 Chain Strap Sandals (£2057)

Tom Ford S/S 1999 Floral Trousers (£380)

Hermès Rare 2001 Toile & Barenia Kelly (£1400)

Balenciaga S/S 2008 Iridescent Corset Top (£3980)

Léna Farl, Influencer and Founder of Maison Solen


The Pansy Garden The Cecilia Blouse (£40)

Vintage Flower Basket (£69)

Vintage Cotton Dress (£55)

Gucci Vintage Floral Print Scarf (£236)

Vintage Wicker Basket (£79)

Vintage Filigrane Gold Plated Earrings (£36)

The Pansy Garden The Suzie Top (£32)

Burberry Vintage London Bag (£118)

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