Let's talk in this article about our vintage leather backpack. A vintage backpack for men or women, made in France, in the heart of Paris. But what is the "vintage" style.
Wearing a vintage look is not necessarily obvious. From fashion icons to social networks, this style is everywhere. It's no secret that the fabulous look of vintage clothing in the modern age can be a real challenge.
Here are the secrets to finding the best vintage clothing:
HOW TO FIND SECOND HAND VINTAGE STYLE CLOTHING?
There are many benefits to buying used vintage clothing. First, there's the price: an old piece will often cost you much less than buying a new one. Then there is the exclusivity of finding a piece that nobody else will have. Not to mention the fun of the search and the satisfaction of the discovery when you come across something truly extraordinary. After all, the best way to dress like the icons of the past we so admire is to cultivate a wardrobe of modern pieces and timeless classics from the eras that inspire you most. But finding a second-hand piece can be daunting if you're not used to it.
Finding a vintage second-hand piece at a thrift store:
It takes patience and a little perseverance. It's a bit of a treasure hunt. You have to go in with an open mind and scour the shelves until you come across something that speaks to you. You can't really go to a flea market or vintage store looking for something really specific.
Best thrift store addresses:
Vintage Désir : 32 rue des Rosiers, 75004 Paris (Open every day from 11:30am to 9pm)
100 rue des Martyrs, 75018 Paris (Open every day from 12pm to 8pm)
10 rue des petites écuries, 75010 Paris (Open every day from 12h to 20h)
Vintage Standards : 104 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 (Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 2pm to 7:45pm)
Episode : 12-16 rue Tiquetonne, 75002 (Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 8pm and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm)
Espace Kiliwatch : 64 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002 Paris
Fanny Miami : 41 Rue Jules Vallès, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Thrift store Lyon
Tilt Vintage Lyon : 62 Rue Victor Hugo, 69002 Lyon
Ding Fring Lyon : 320 Avenue Berthelot, 69008 Lyon
Bordeaux thrift store
Blue Madone : 59 Rue du Loup, 33000 Bordeaux
Kilochic Bordeaux : 40 Cours de la Somme, 33800 Bordeaux
Thrift store Lille
Bon Chic Bonne Fripe : 245 Rue Léon Gambetta, 59000 Lille
Tilt Vintage : 33 Rue de la Clef, 59000 Lille
You are looking for a specific vintage item : go for the internet
The web is your best bet. You will have much better luck on eBay, le bon coin or Vinted, when trying to find a particular piece. The internet is great for finding a specific piece and you can often compare several different styles before you buy.
Make your own vintage clothing:
I would say this is the most important thing to keep in mind when buying used clothing. You can always make them your own. If you like something and it's missing a button or the fit is slightly off, don't worry. You can have the garment repaired or adapted. For example, you can easily remove a few seams to alter a square cut on a shirt or coat. It's part of the process, but it's worth it. A little pinching and stitching and they are now even more unique.
NEW PIECES WITH VINTAGE STYLE
When vintage reinvents itself. The biggest brands as well as a new generation of designers are reclaiming the codes of vintage to modernize them. True to the lines, they revisit with noble materials or contemporary patterns.
In recent years, retro clothing of all styles and eras has come back into fashion in one way or another. Many brands that were the kings of their time fell out of the mainstream and are now back because people want retro and vintage clothing that is no longer available on the general market.
If you're a fan of vintage style, you'll find something to suit you at brands like:
Pretty Green, Liam Gallagher's (the lead singer of Oasis) brand 🇬🇧
High heels suicide: make stuff for the raucous rock'n'roller badass babez/dudes 🇪🇸
Olive and Frank: female owned independent label 🇬🇧
VINTAGE BACKPACK OF VALET DE PIQUE
Alphonse leather backpack
Alphonse is our newest piece: a vintage leather backpack, made in France. A backpack for men or women that can hold your laptop, files, a charger, a water bottle... The straps are adjustable to fit your back, they are wide for maximum comfort for your shoulder. It is customizable, you can add inside the flap, the text of your choice. It is available in Honey (camel), Chocolate (brown) or Black. In this article we talk about its vintage look and list tips on how to find the best vintage clothes and accessories that could complement its style.
This leather backpack is inspired by both the assembly backpack designs of the time and the PTT mailmen's satchels. So there is a mix between a workwear and retro style. Most of the trendy backpacks like the Hershels or Paul Marius are military or bushcraft inspired bags. We wanted to give a genuine leather paste with a vintage and workwear design. A thick leather that will patina over the years and uses.
It can accompany you in all your travels and in your daily life. Valet de pique is a brand of leather goods made in France. We design satchels, computer bags, card holders, belts, passport holders, handbags, travel bags, satchels, small evening bags, shoulder bags, shoulder bags, large tote bags, purses ... In short a set of leather bags and small leather goods.
This unisex bag contains a pocket in the front of the bag with an easy opening. There is also an elastic band (acting as a compartment) inside to hold a laptop or a folder against his back. It is unlined, the leather is raw.
The camel (Honey) leather backpack is perfect for a more workwear style and vintage look. While the black leather backpack will be better suited for a more dressed up look. The brown leather (Chocolate) is a perfect mix of the two. The soft leather of the bag is a cowhide. For a casual look. The easy closure allows you to quickly open the backpack to retrieve your belongings.
Spade Valet offers a full range of high quality pieces, from the satchel (with shoulder strap) with pockets and compartments for computers and small everyday items, to the full grain leather computer pouch. Our red, honey, black, or chocolate, dark or light leather are all waterproof.
Price : 395€ for the laptop case
Price for customization : 20€.
Free delivery in France
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