The ultimate in hippy chic, Kiliwatch stocks a vast and interesting collection of men's and women's retro gear. ... More
The ultimate in hippy chic, Kiliwatch stocks a vast and interesting collection of men's and women's retro gear. Unlike many used clothing shops, Kiliwatch selects its pieces carefully for quality and stylish cuts. There is a large selection of suede, fur-trimmed jackets, animal print coats, leather mini skirts, colorful 1970s-style shirts, glittering tops, patterned dresses, as well as a line of non-vintage jeans and denim jackets. The front of the shop has an impressive collection of fashion and design magazines as well as all of the latest Paris club flyers.
Like New York vintage markets from the Dictionary of Imaginery Places, the place to recreate your world. And it has Hekmag! Architecture glossies. Flyers. Let alone the clothes and boots. Best parts of my garderobe come from there. Next door to it is the coolest caf�. I looove Kiliwatch. And so does Courtney Love.
I am from New York, and I have to say I carefully planed my week long holiday in Paris around seeing truly unique shops for both my own pleasure and for research for my job. Kiliwatch was really a treat - For the most part even at specialty stores like Colette (Which I also highly reccomend) I felt like I had already seen so much of the merch in NY or other places - But Kiliwatch is fantastic because it is like an endless store!
It starts with a great book shop up front - art, music, design books - good ones at that - then some shoes and new clothing - stuff youd really want to wear for men and women- plus a "denim botique" (exciting brands like ernst sewn) then vintage clothing that seems endless - its organised in areas - like racks of vintage colorful ski jackets, or military jackets - or t-shirts, sweaters...thers mens and womens sections - then designer vintage for m+W and mountains of vintage boots organised by color/style (really its dreamy) theres great new and old accessories throughout - kid gloves and YSL scarves...then theres a section of motorcycle style vintage and new clothes/shoes and then western, then more military, vintage sport then you hit a room with new designer cutting edge clothing...then a room thats like a brand new shoe store - trainers, dress shoes...its amazing! I coulda killed so much time but I hit the shop at closing!
One of the best parts is the vintage trainers/ sneakers - theres shoes from the 50's to now - you can buy those kicks you had back in .jr high ('78?) and you just blow your friends away- for real? where'd you get those?
anyway- believe my rant - its well worth the visit if you are tired of the run of the mill shopping and all those "exclusives" that are in all the specilaty stores - p.s. im gettin tired of seeing all these Nikes - its not exclusive when every store on the L.E.S. has the same shoe.
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