The clothing at Anouschka spans 70 years of fashion history—from the twenties to the eighties—but the shop is hardly a museum. Crammed into every spare inch of a typical 3,200-square-foot Parisian apartment, Anouschka’s collection is a paradise for the connoisseur of vintage fashion. Dozens of Yves Saint Laurent belts hang alongside a black Chanel coat, circa 1962; a 1973 Madame Grès dress with immense balloon sleeves towers over a jumble of Hermès bags. Each item, chosen for its cannily au courant style, is in flawless condition ($250-$125,000).
The store is open only by appointment. The staff recommends you arrive with a good idea of what you’re looking for; the inventory can be overwhelming. Designers call ahead to buy even rarer vintage haute couture, housed in a smaller apartment several floors above. At 6 Ave. du Coq; 33-1/48-74-37-00.