Paris is the fashion capital, and fashion is changing. More and more ethical fashion designers are appearing, designers who communicate transparently about the materials they use, and how clothes are made. This transparency is motivated by a desire to reduce the carbon impact linked to the fashion industry, as well as having a better distribution of revenues throughout the production chain.
Today we are not going to talk about designers, but shops that sell these ethical fashion clothes.
Here are three of my favorite Parisian boutiques that opened recently. It’s time to rethink the way we consume fashion, and these stores have fully understood this: brands are carefully selected to offer customers clothing that reflects ethical values without compromising the style that matters so much to us.
Centre commercial, an ethical concept store in the heart of Paris
This ethical concept store opened end of 2017 in Saint Germain des près. Sébastien Kopp and François Ghislain Morillon, the creators of Veja, wanted to identify and gather only French or international ethical brands.
Events related to ethical fashion, circular economy, ecology, are also organized. You can find them via their facebook page.
I’d say casual chic. There are shoes (Veja, necessarily 😉 but not only), lingerie, a wide selection of men’s and women’s clothing, handbags, leather watches and silver jewelry, perfumes, or books.
The quality/price ratio is reasonable, on average between 50 and 150 euros. There are also very nice clothes a little more expensive to suit all tastes, ages, and budgets.
Sober presentation, refined design, and vintage furniture (there is a beautiful velvet bench to try on your pair of shoes!). Moreover, the salesmen are very nice.
Manifeste011, the first vegan boutique in Paris, in the 11th arrondissement of Paris
Maud and Judith are twins who recently opened the first vegan boutique in Paris. The clothes are carefully selected, with transparency as a value and no material of animal origin. In the shop you will find a small integrated shelf giving all the information concerning a product, such as the origin, the material, the brand commitment.
Casual, vintage, and punk. We are in high-end: straight dresses, faux fur coats, Dock Martens vegan style boots, Article22 jewelry worn by Emma Watson…
The prices are high. That being said, since we’re in the high-end segment, the price-quality ratio is OK! I go there either to spend 150 euros in a jacket when I have the means and the desire to please myself, or to find a tights for 20 euros, whose small details make all the difference. Speaking of affordable prices, one can find basic organic cotton produced in Portugal for 29 euros or sweatshirts for 59 euros 😉
Sober and refined presentation, the made-to-measure furniture is fully composed of recycled materials (I love it!). In addition, the twin sisters are very knowledgeable about ethical fashion and can tell you all about it. Also, the music they display is very cool.
Aujourd’hui Demain, the first concept store entirely vegan
Notice to fashion and lifestyle vegan lovers! Aujourd’hui Demain is a vegan concept store: there is a shop, a grocery, a canteen, a coffee shop and even events. Raphael and Cheyma proved that it was possible to have fun while remaining faithful to one’s convictions.
I went there one weekend when a second-hand event was organized on Saturday, and a brunch on Sunday. The thrift store takes place there once a month, you can consult the dates on their facebook page. They also organize various events such as workshops (embroidery), movies…
Casual. Accessible to all, not only to vegans! The managers of the concept store are very kind and helpful. If you are not vegan they will not judge you 😉
Suitable to every budget. This is your chance to do good business!
cosy, warm, relaxed.
I hope you will have fun shopping!
If you already know these shops, tell me what you think of it in commentary! If not, feel free to leave one when you’ve been there. If you are looking for interior decoration, I advise you to visit this ethical and chic shop that I like very much.
See you soon,