Salon du Vintage poster (left) – Facebook: Vintage Fair (right)

It’s well known: “It was better before!” » Nostalgics and other “retromaniacs” will therefore be there for the 22nd vintage fair, at the Halle du Carreau du Temple, in the Marais, in Paris. No less than 100 merchants will share the 2m000 to exhibit clothing, cars, watches, jewelry, furniture and designer objects. The event is part of a responsible social and sustainable economy, with an ecological concern for limiting CO2 production.

Because overproduction is everywhere. An example ? Each French person buys on average 9 kilos of clothes per year and recycles 3. On the other hand, with “fast fashion” we buy 60% more clothes than 15 years ago. Improving recycling is therefore crucial because the clothing industry is very polluting. So, “vintage” is not only cool but also virtuous.

But actually, what is vintage? The word finds its origins in the world of spirits and indicates that a product is more than twenty years old. Today the term (which itself has been recycled!) has invaded the world of clothing and decorative objects. Thrift stores and decoration stores focus on hunting, hunting and selecting rare, even exceptional pieces. A real sport!

There are around twenty shops dedicated to the genre in the Marais. And Le Marais Mood recently dedicated a podcast on this phenomenon.

Vintage today represents an ecological bias. Because the consumption of second-hand clothing considerably reduces CO2 emissions, as well as the consumption of fertilizers and pesticides used in the production of plants used for the manufacture of new clothing. Not to mention the saving of billions of liters of water allowed.

The vintage trend can also be explained by the public's disposition, which is ready for this change: 50% of women aged 18 to 25 say they want to buy more second-hand items in order to protect the environment according to thredUP (the site American vintage resale). Moreover, in 2019, vintage brought in more than $28 billion in the United States. By 2023, this phenomenon could reach 53 billion dollars.

Worried about seeing this wave overwhelm them, the luxury sectors like the vintage fast fashion sector are taking this trend more and more seriously. Some teachers do not hesitate to open corners dedicated to old pieces. Much late for the Vintage Show which, therefore, reaches its twenty-second edition!

The official program:


From exceptional signed pieces from Courrèges, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, to Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Lip watches, without forgetting luxury leather goods and jewelry from Hermès or Louis Vuitton. Enough to make buyers' eyes shine.


The Design department brings together around thirty French, Spanish, Belgian and even Dutch professionals who offer a wide selection of furniture from the second half of the XNUMXth century by designers who have left their mark on history: Pierre Paulin, Charles & Ray Eames, Gaetano Sciolari, Willy Rizzo, etc. Thousands of collector's items at affordable prices, between lighting fixtures and sideboards, small decorative objects or design icons.


Porsche, Mustang, Mercedes, Jaguar: these enthusiast cars await their future owners! Vintage motorcycles and period bicycles will also delight two-wheel enthusiasts.

Vintage Fair at Carreau du Temple
4 rue Eugène-Spuller, 75003 Paris

Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Entrance: 7 €
Free for less than 8 years



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