Paris Resale: Vintage French Chic at L’Ibis Rouge

Chanel jacket at L’Ibis Rouge

On The Road: Richard Nahem comes across a marvelous Paris shop full of gorgeous French designer goodies.

They say the teacher learns from their students. In my case, it’s the Paris tour guide who learns from their clients. Over the years, my clients have shared many things I haven’t had prior knowledge of including: restaurants, historic facts, shopping, hotels, and other insider tidbits. Many have been great finds and very useful.

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A lovely client from Louisiana and I hit it off like a house on fire last year when we did a Marais tour together. Since then, we have kept closely in touch by email.  One of her emails highly recommended that that I visit her friend’s resale clothing and jewelry shop near Le Bon Marché department store on the Left Bank… a VERY chichi part of Paris.

L’Ibis Rouge
L’Ibis Rouge brooch

I looked at the address and realized I had probably walked by the shop many times, never paying attention to it.  I briefly stopped at L’Ibis Rouge and quickly perused it when I was in the neighborhood. I could tell right away the merchandise was very special- a bounty of vintage Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and exotic skin bags.

L’Ibis Rouge
L’Ibis Rouge

Judging by what I had seen in the shop, I thought L’Ibis Rouge was the perfect place to take my clients. My hunch was right and my New York ladies loved the shop and spent almost two hours picking out  French Chic jewelry and accessories with help from the very accommodating owner, Vivianne.  I hope you stop by L’Ibis Rouge when in Paris. Please enjoy my photo gallery at the end.–Richard Nahem

Can’t make it to Paris We’ve pulled vintage French goodies from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Jean Paul Gaultier that you can order right from home:

Richard’s Paris resale photo gallery from L’Ibis Rouge: 

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