World's Top Vintage Stores

Off-the-beaten-path destinations for the rarest
second-hand luxury clothing and accessories on the planet.

Le Monde Du Voyage, Paris

Fringe
Factor:
Acclaimed vintage shop Didier Ludot may attract luxe label
seekers to the Right Bank, but this famed stand at the Serpette Market has
lured industry insiders for over 25 years for its antique luggage and
accessories, proving a worthy trek to Clignancourt.

What to
Grab:
Louis Vuitton Damier trunks circa 1888, 1940s Hermes Piano and
Plume bags, 1960s Kelly bags and a variety of special order items such as a
limited-edition pink Goyard trunk created for the 50th anniversary of the
Barbie Doll.

Insider
Tip:
“A Birkin can mean a waiting list of five years,” says co-owner
Helen Zizul, who runs the shop with her husband, Alain. “But we have ladies who
buy several Hermès bags a year, and they pass their nearly new ones on to us.”

Holy
Grail:
A green crocodile Birkin ($35,700). Stand 15, Allée 3-Marché Serpette; 33-1-40-12-64-03;
lemondeduvoyage.com.