This week, Cat Deeley shares her favorite vintage shopping spots from around the world. Here are some of her top picks:
1. "The Cat's Meow" (Toronto)
The Cat's Meow was established in 2006 by Louise Cooper, whose impeccable taste guides the store's emphasis on classic fashion designs. This vintage shop focuses on high quality vintage and luxury designer pieces from the 50's, 60's and 70's. The store also features a wide selection of designer handbags, silk scarves, hats, and costume jewelry.
Monday- Friday 10am-6pm
Appointments can also be made for consignment of items.
Address: 180 Avenue Rd. Toronto, ON, M5R 2J1
Telephone: (647) 435-5875
2. Decades (Salt Lake City)
Decades Vintage Clothing sells all kinds of clothing from-- you guessed it-- a wide array of decades. It's a great local shop where you can find a wide variety of vintage pieces at reasonable prices.
Monday- Saturday 11am-6pm
Address: 627 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
3. Portobello Market (London)
Portobello Market combines fruits and vegetables with a secondhand market; together, it remains a huge attraction for both locals and tourists. Located in Notting Hill, the market is open seven days a week, though is closed Thursday afternoons. Shopping tip: if you're looking for vintage clothes, go on a Friday-- when more vintage clothing resalers set up shop. Likewise, Saturdays are the market's biggest days-- with more vendors in all categories, and ample selection. To get there, take the tube to Notting Hill Gate Station, and follow the crowd. Check out http://www.portobellomarket.org/ for more information.
4. Shareen Vintage (Los Angeles/New York)
Shareen Vintage is a vintage warehouse with bi-coastal locations, where everything is carefully hand selected by Shareen and her staff. If Cat had to pick a favorite vintage shop-- this would be it.
Los Angeles store:
1721 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA90012
Tuesday- Saturday 10am-5pm
New York Store:
13W 17th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY10011
Wednesday- Friday 4pm- 9pm
Saturday- Sunday 2pm-6pm
5. Les Puces de Saint- Ouen (Paris)
Les Puces is the largest antiques market in the world with 120,000 to 180,000 visitors every weekend. The market offers a wide variety of furniture, paintings, jewelry, chandeliers, trinkets, porcelain, and clothes. Open Saturday through Monday, with more vendors available on weekends.
140 Rue des Rosiers 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
For more information and tips go to : http://www.parisperfect.com/paris-flea-markets.php
6. "Hotel Drouot" (Paris)
Hotel Drouot, a large Paris auction house, is situated on Rue Drouot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. The venue holds auctions for fine art, antiques, and antiquities -- as well as, on occasion, vintage clothing. Be warned, however, as all auctions take place in French.
9, rue Drouot
Tél. 01 48 00 20 20
For an auction calendar, and more information, check out its websitehttp://www.drouot.com/
But no matter where you are or where you're going, great vintage shopping awaits. If you are travelling, do your research, plan your trip in advance, and map out the places where you can hunt for your own vintage treasures.
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