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Thank God I'm a VIP

Text and photography by: Genevieve Sandifer

Although we all want to channel a little Coco Chanel/Edith Piaf/Laetitia Casta while wandering through St. Germain, the price points attached to the fashion dream can be more than a little dissuasive. Here to rescue the dream felled by “recessionitis”: Thank God I’m a VIP, a gem of a vintage store located just east of Pl. de la République in the up-and-coming 10th arrondissement.

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sacre-coeur-panorama

This website, chock-full of interesting cultural tid-bits and recommendations, is like a crash course in life in France. Whether you’re looking to understand how French cell phone contracts work, trying to find American organizations in France, or simply want to figure out why it is the French are obsessed with McDonald’s, this site is brimming with resources for Anglophones in France.

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Montmartre

For incredibly useful, under-the-radar finds, be sure to check out Gridskipper. This well-curated blog features interactive maps spotlighting often obscure but always titillating gems, ranging from Paris’ best bespoke perfume shops to the best alternative birds-eye views of Paris, and even the best brunch spots for those feeling homesick for Sunday morning mimosas… A resource for Parisians and tourists alike!

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