In the past several months, I have come across a large number of vintage stores in Paris. Although I have always had a great time perusing their isles and trying on the occasional fur coat, most of the second hand items are not in the best condition, so I have shy'd away from purchasing anything from these places. Just recently though, I came across a few luxury consignment stores located on Rue de la Tour, not far from our apartment. These stores carry purses, shoes and clothing in a variety of high end brands, for a fraction of the price! I have since warmed up to the idea of buying a couple pairs of these "as good as new but half the price" shoes instead of a new pair of ridiculously priced designer ones.