As Vestiaire Collective and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche team up for an exclusive pop-up experience, we get an insider view of the event through Fashion Buyer Amélie Nantois Celdran. Based in Saint Germain-des-Prés, Paris, Amélie shares how she taps into her buyer background to source her latest pre-loved finds and why she always chooses quality over quantity.
...hero pieces from past seasons—Prada from the early 90s, including midi skirts, strappy dresses, ribbed knits; Phoebe Philo's Celine tailored pants and cashmere jumpers; Saint Laurent Saharienne & smoking jackets; The Row shirts and Chloe velvet pants. I love the hunt and the feeling you get when you find precisely what you've been looking for, it's so exciting!
...is an IRL experience of Vestiaire Collective, bespoke for Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The pop-up includes a specifically edited selection of pieces for sale and a drop-off desk with a concierge service. Our customers will be able to empty their closets and sell beautiful pieces they no longer wear while we take care of the logistics. Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche is the world's first department store and yet is still very much ahead of the trends. What's interesting is that Vestiaire Collective shares the same love and respect for fashion and craftsmanship, and together, we are able to offer a unique experience to our customers.
...has taught me to focus on quality over quantity. Now I only invest in a few key pieces each season, which I know will not lose value and I will keep for a very long time—like this perfect camel Khaite coat that I will never get tired of. I just love outerwear and jackets. Adding vintage gems, like an Yves Saint Laurent jacket, to simple looks instantly adds character.