After visiting one too many second-hand shops in Paris claiming to have luxury clothing, I expected this boutique would be
another one of those.
When I entered J’y troque it took me by surprise. FINALLY, an entire store of second-hand wear now clothing ranging from luxury and contemporary designers to less known French and European labels. The merchandise is thoughtfully arranged by color and outfits are coordinated on the racks for inspiration. The boutique is filled with quality clothes to build an entire wardrobe including shoes, handbags and accessories. The styles are classic Parisienne and range in size FR36-FR42. When I shop at J’y troque I really do feel like I’m shopping in a Parisienne's closet.
What to buy?
Knab a fabulous coat if you can get it on the plane without having to pay a luggage surcharge. Linen and silks pieces in the summer. If you’re lucky you can score a great pair of luxury label shoes too. I had my eye on a pair of Mulberry boots (full price for months). I didn’t pull the trigger because, let’s face it… they’re expensive. I found them at J’y troque. I almost died!
Good to know:
Merchandise in the shop is marked down near end of June in line with the national sales (les soldes). The selection becomes limited as August approaches. The boutique stocks fall pieces as early as July. Closed for a few weeks in August. Best to call - before you go.
Visit and you will be in the heart of Little Tokyo just off Rue Saint-Anne. If your outing includes the Louvre or Palais Royal then this is an easy stop to make while spending time in the first arrondissements. Take lunch at Kunitoraya bistro or the restaurant on rue Villèdo. If you need a coffee break (and somewhere to pee;) head to Telescope a few doors down. The coffee is the real deal. Let’s face it… the coffee in Paris can taste like rocket fuel at those adorable French looking cafes with the bistro tables lining the sidewalks.