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Thursday, 17 May 2007

Paris Secrets: A Visit to Ragtime, the best vintage shop in Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Francoise Auget in her shop Rag Time. Francois loves cats so much here she actually looks like one.

Two years ago the Expert Francoise Auget put together La Creation en Liberte - the Universe of Paul and Denise Paul Poiret dating from 1905 - 1928. The preview for the sale held at the auction house, Drouot-Richelieu was at one of Francoise' dearest friends, Chez Azzadine Alaia, I am happy to say that I was there. The Metropolitan Museum of NY purchased some of the most important pieces for their exhibition on Poiret. The postman had just delivered a copy of the catalogue from the Met's show in which there is a lovely dedication to Francoise.

My day in the life was being documented for an article that will appear in Travel & Leisure magazine.One of my stops was a visit to Rag Time. I might add that Ragtime is a great source for inspiration to designers both in Paris and abroad. Below is an image of Francoise showing me the catalogue from her Poiret exhibit and the catalogue from the Poiret show currently in NYC at the Metropolitan museum.




It is not possible to go to Rag TIme and not to get totally into the shopping experience. I too have tried on the most unexpected treasures. Here is the Travel & Leisure journalist, Alexandra Marshall falling in love with a leopard hat. How she walked out of the shop without it, I don't know. It clearly has her name on it.



Rag Time 23 rue de l'Echaude 75006 Paris +33(0)145 77 80 28



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thanks a lot for sharing those shops with us.
Vintage fashion is on high nowadays.
every one is searching for vintage dresses, and get unique vintage is big task..
your suggested shops are really gonna help..thank you..

Posted by: cocktail dresses | Jul 13, 2011 7:31:45 AM

What a great looking shop. Worth a visit just to see the shop.

Posted by: limited edition shoes | Jun 28, 2010 9:31:04 AM

I love this piece, I love rummaging around the streets of Paris, there's a wonderful antique shop on the Rue De Grenelle selling beautifully carved old walking sticks, I've often been tempted but never succumbed!

Posted by: Nigel | Apr 1, 2010 7:58:00 PM

Thanks for that wonderful post. I will put it on my list when I go there later this year! Nice Hat!

Posted by: Sunglass Camera Girl | Feb 3, 2010 5:51:33 PM

I have just heard about your blog few days ago, and love it!
If you are looking about some good addresses in Paris, I also visit a website, which givingtips and addresses in Paris and all around the world, I have read a very good article aboutPalais Royal, whereI have found very good shopping addresses, such as Didier Ludot , which I didn't even know before reading this article.
Bye !

Posted by: LILLIBELL | Nov 14, 2009 12:58:18 PM

This is wonderful. I just found your blog today, and I am so glad I did. I can't wait to read more.

Posted by: Jillian | Oct 22, 2007 5:19:55 AM

I love Rag Time too! There's not a huge abundance of vintage shops in Paris but I suppose that makes it all the better for shops like these to stand out!

Posted by: susie_bubble | May 18, 2007 11:20:44 AM

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