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  • Paris Vintage Guide

    This is Elise. 

    As most of you know, I was in Paris last month. One thing I was particuarly looking forward to was vintage shopping. I was surprised by how affordable vintage is over there! It was so easy to find amazing spots with great prices and I came away with like a half suitcase of finds (I intentionally packed very light so I could bring lots home!). Below is my guide to vintage shopping in three lovely neighborhoods of Paris. 

    La Marais

    1. Free"P" Star 

    Price range for a dress: 1-30 euros. 

    This shop is cheap and dirty in the best way. Not organized at all, but great prices and if you're willing to dig around there are some real treasures! You also can't beat that one euro bin. I found these tops and dress all for 3 euro!

    2. Tilt

    Price range for a dress: 25-80 euros.

    Pricier, organized, decent selection and lots of newer, but really stylish accessories. 

    3. Vintage Desir

    Price range for a dress: 5 - 20 euros. 

    Great prices, pretty small and unorganized, but some great pieces!

    4. Amon (in Roquette)

     Price range for a dress: 30 - 50 euros.

    Love love love this spot. Pricing is totally worth the unique and AMAZING pieces that were there. That's where I got these flawless 70's high-waisted plaid pants for 25 euro!

    Near Hotel de Ville

    1. Free"P" Star (1&2) 

    Price range for a dress: 1 - 30 euros.

    Don't miss the TWO locations right across the street from each other! Both amazing. Really interesting pieces. I found a plaid skirt, weird corduroy dress, and AMAZING high - waisted corduroy pants there. 

    2. Kilo Store (1&2) 

    Price range for a dress: I DON'T REALLY KNOW?? *see below* Maybe 15 - 40 euros?

    There are also two locations of this store right near each other AND on the same street as FreeP Star. This is a must hit vintage alley. They charge by the kilo here, and honestly, it's really confusing. Between ponding the conversion of kilos to pounds and euros to dollars and everything being different prices based on a color-coded system it almost felt like more trouble than it was worth lol. But there are LOADS of cute dresses everywhere so of course it is worth it!

    3. Vintage by Ramin

    Price range for a dress: 5 - 40 euros.

    This is a funky little shop near the last two spots. Everything is so cheap and really funky! Don't forget to check the one euro bin in the back! I bought a cute floral dress for 5 euros here. 

    4. Bleach Vintage

    Price range for a dress: 20 - 45 euros.

    Mostly guys stuff, but there was a small selection of women's clothes further in! Not a great selection, but definitely worth at least taking a peek!

    5. Mad Vintage 

    Price range for a dress: 40 - 70 euros.

    Very curated! A little more on the pricey side, but they had some really cool pieces!

    Montmartre

    1. By Flowers

    Price range for a dress: 10 - 90 euros.

    Super cute cluttered (in the best way) little spot. Ok prices. Not temptingly cheap, but not inaccessibly expensive. Worth a stop!

    2. Headless

    Price range for a dress: 40-100 euros.

    Veeeery beautiful and curated. Wow. Really incredibly unique pieces, but on the pricier side. 

    3. Merchand d'Habits

    This was closed so I don't know the prices or anything else about it! But someone go and report back to me and we'll update it here :)

    4. Chinemachine

    Price range for a dress: 15 - 40 euros. 

    This shop was more like a Crossroads or Buffalo Exchange where it's a mix of old and new! 

  • First Time in Tucson

    This is Katie. 

    And this is Tuscon. 

    I have visited Arizona so many times that I couldn't count them if I tried, but I have never made it to Tuscon. Whatever I was expecting from my first visit, Tuscon waaaaay over-delivered. The town was quirky and cozy and BLOOMING. Everywhere we looked the Desert Museum Palo Verde trees were absolutely exploding with yellow flowers. And I didn't mind it one bit. 

    While modern new buildings have started to pop up, the charm and heart of this town were clear at every turn. Architecture, landscaping, street lights, and every sign had a style all their own that kept streets interesting and inviting.  

    Let's talk about the thrift game of Tuscon for a minute. It's completely unrivaled. NEVER IN MY YEARS have I seen such curated selections and prices that surely were missing several zeros. Honestly. If you go for nothing else, go for the thrifting. 

    Check out the organization of this vintage rack. *tiny thrifters orgasm* 

    Shout out to Anello Pizzeria where we got zero pictures but had amazing food and wine. 

    Katie's look: Nisolo Sophia Slipons in BrandyMal Pais Dress in Redwood by OZMANet Bag

    Elise's look: Freepeople JumperDeelux Thrifted Duster JacketEtsy Vintage Basket

  • Cultivate Tuscon | Spring 2018

    This is Katie and Elise. 

    If you've been following us AT ALL on Instagram (@thehappyhunters) in the past couple weeks you couldn't avoid the fact that we road tripped down to Tucson, AZ and attended the Cultivate Tucson Pop-Up Market! We were invited down by one of the event's co-founders, Claire. One of our biggest failures of the weekend was not getting a photo with her!!! We had the pleasure of spending some time getting to know her, and believe us when we say she is an ANGEL. Honestly. Truly. 

    Cultivate graciously put us up in a brand new hotel downtown (AC Hotel) that was just lovely, and spoiled us with all kinds of delicious food and great local coffee offerings. The event itself was also a complete delight! We are hardcore browsers (case in point we spent nearly 3 hours in a single antique shop later that same day), so it was just heaven looking at all the pretty things at every single booth. 

    We both came away with some GREAT finds too! Scroll away for more photos and what we found!

    Elise here! Pretty sure I was already loaded up on goodies at this point. You can see I'm already wearing one of my finds (those dope earrings, which you can find here!).

    Katie here. Market-wear for me means a flowing 70's dream. You know...the kind of thing you would wear if you were painting in the woods. Turns out it also doubles as a great number for browsing Tuscon's wears. 

    My scores included a wicker wine carrier (that shall soon house a vase and hanging plant), a vintage polka-dot dress (more on that soon), creamy yellow nail polish, hand-formed clay earrings, and a vase with a face (need I say more?). Those wicker glasses are now Elise's offical mochaware.

    On Katie:

    Vintage 70's Dress: Dee-lux

    Espadrille flats: Goodwill

    On Elise:

    Cami: Goodwill

    Skirt: Free"P"Star - Paris

    Sandals: Madewell