I love going to Paris! I have been for both mini breaks and also in the past for work and meetings. The last work trip I took happened to coincide with Paris fashion week. Paris always feels incredibly chic but during fashion week there is even more of a fashion buzz.
Paris is renowned for having the best vintage in the world and one of the most famous stores is Didier Ludot and I couldn't help but make a trip there on the day I didn't have any meetings.
Didier Ludot is both the name of the owner of the store as well as the shop name. He is very well known in the industry for getting the best vintage pieces and for his amazing knowledge of vintage clothes and rightly so as Ludot has been collecting (and selling) vintage pieces since 1975.
Located near the Louvre, the shop serves as both a museum of vintage pieces using windows to display the archives as well as many pieces from French designers for sale. With rails filled with Balenciaga, Balmain, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy and Hermes amongst others.
When I visited the store, Didier Ludot himself was there with his two cute little dogs. I spotted a little black Hermes Kelly bag from the 1960's in the window for a great price so purchased my first Hermes vintage bag. It's in wonderful condition with just a little wear next to the handle. It's had some repair on some of the stitching which wasn't done at Hermes so perhaps this was the reason for the great price. A lot of the pieces were substantially more expensive so was very happy with this find!! Didier Ludot himself served me which was a wonderful plus!
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MY vintage hermes bought at didier ludot:
DIDIER LUDOT WINDOW DISPLAY
(above) Didier has even written a book on the little black dress!