Here are the 8 best vintage men’s addresses at the Paris Saint-Ouen flea market

What if you found the rare vintage gem for men? From Saturday to Monday, there is always the same excitement in the aisles of the Saint-Ouen flea market, north of Paris. It’s difficult to navigate this maze of vinyl records, designer furniture and vintage clothing. Here is a guide to the best vintage men’s fashion addresses at Puces so that you can find that rare gem during your next trip.

A Vintage Touch

A stand with walls painted orange and decorated with military nets and flags dating from the liberation of France. For five years, Sacha has opened a shop that has become a must at Marché Vernaison — one of the flea markets in Saint-Ouen considered to be the oldest. Sacha specializes in vintage clothing, ranging from the Second World War to the 2000s. As the name of his store, A Vintage Touch, indicates, Sacha wants his customers to take his vintage clothes and mix them with their own style. Understand by this: no total vintage look, but a clever mix of designer clothes, new pieces and a touch of vintage.

Marcel and Jeannette

A shop spread over two stands side by side, located at Marché Vernaison and run by Merry and Virginie for more than seven years. The two women are passionate about period French clothing and their selection goes from the 18the century until the 1960s. You can find moleskin overalls from the 1930s, completely faded by the sun and patched all over. Arranged on a table, we see rolls of vintage fabrics dyed with indigo. On a model, a 1920s linen shirt stands out for its modernity. Whether you are a movie costume designer or simply elegant, you will meet many different personalities there.


Men’s ballet flats will soon be everywhere according to the latest Dior Men fashion show

At Dior Men, Kim Jones proved how much of a fashion jack of all trades he is. During his fall-winter 2024-2025 fashion show which was held early in the afternoon in the courtyard of the École Militaire, the British designer at the head of Dior Men unveiled a wardrobe with multiple faces, inspired in particular by ballet and dance in general. Kim Jones, a man with a voracious and eclectic culture, paid tribute to his uncle Colin Jones, a ballet dancer in the 1950s.

To music from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet, Romeo and Juliet (1935), the Dior Men fashion show thus unveiled a contained collection, high couture – the models were literally raised above the public during the final tableau – and worked from the signature uniform of the dancer of ballet. From the leotard to the dancing shoe, Kim Jones diverts the wardrobe of the little opera rats, while focusing on the pieces which have, until now, been the heydays of Dior’s men’s wardrobe.

The ballerina, a new fashion essential?

The bags, for example, are visible throughout the collection: the small functional sizes in blue crocodile-effect leather, or even the textured white backpacks set with hand-drawn patterns. But, and this is more surprising from Kim Jones for Dior Men, the real UFOs of the show are the ballerinas present almost everywhere throughout the collection, worn most often with shorts and large pulled-up socks.

Available in almost all sizes, the Dior men’s ballerina by Kim Jones is available in leather, suede, and in beige or black. The more than obvious inspiration? The dance shoe. After the ballerinas signed The Row, Celine or Alaïa, the emblematic shoe of Y2K fashion, which was for a long time one of the neglected ones of fashion, is undoubtedly back in 2024. Regardless of the gender this time, style-savvy men will now walk flat like their female counterparts. Not sure, however, that the street is ready to adopt the masculine ballerina.