paris: les archives de la presse

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specialty

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products

boxes full of fashion catalogs going back about 20 years... sorted by designer... also magazines on sports, cinema, railways and gastronomy.

clientele

once you get sucked into this place it's hard to escape.

service

friendly but slightly jaded with annoying customers like me who hang around for hours without buying anything.

interior

shelves up to the ceiling. dusty boxes stacked on boxes. keeping this place organized and catalogued would be a nighmare. not much room left for customers.

ambience

>> superpast <<

address

51 rue des archives paris 75003

phone

+33 1 4272 6393

website

www.lesarchivesdelapresse.com

shop hours

tue-sun: 11am-7pm

author

superfuture

date

30 january 2011

last checked

30 january 2011

a haven for fashionista's and design buffs on the lookout for vinatge publications, cult magazines and catalogues. specialising in well-preserved editions dating back to the 50's [think classic copies of vogue, l'officiel, elle, and marie claire], architecture hounds are also well-catered for as l'architecture d'aujourd'hui from the 1940s is archived in all its glory.