Tucked away in the Marais neighborhood of Paris, Marche Noir is a totally inspiring oasis of french-meets-african vintage fashion.
A sharp contrast to the take-a-deep-breath-and-dig vintage you'll find at other thrift vintage shops in Paris, Marche Noir feels sincerely hand-picked without being uptight or overpriced.
There's a great blend of loud prints, worn in leather, and french military pieces across womenswear, menswear, gender neutral workwear and home goods. The vintage is in excellent condition and affordable (i.e. a silk blouse from the 80's runs around €30).
If the awesome selection isn't enough, the space itself is so instagrammable you'll be embarrassed at how many photos you want to take. Why, you ask? Bold blocked patterns on tan walls are punctuated by lush palm plants and beautiful glass caselines of jewelry and special items. Case in point: the back corner of the store includes a built out clay and wood wall that feels like a movie set in Tangier, positioned directly next to a pink-on-pink candy colored fitting room, complete with froufrou curtains. It doesn't make sense, but then again it does. I'm totally obsessed.
Check out: www.marchenoir.co
For daily inspo, follow their instagram @marchenoir_paris.
Where: 18 Rue Perrée, 75003 Paris, France
Hours: 8am - 10pm daily.