The Olsens’ Favorite Vintage Dealer Is Taking Over Paris


When Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen decided to offer an exquisite smattering of vintage clothing alongside their typically minimalist spring collection on The Row’s e-commerce site in January of this year, there was only one woman they trusted to co-curate it: Marie Blanchet.

French-born, raven-haired and loquacious, the Vestiaire Collective and William Vintage alum is a vintage hunter par excellence. Having launched her own company, Mon Vintage, in November 2020, she almost immediately set about sourcing past-decade exemplars from Chanel, Comme des Garçons and Issey Miyake in collaboration with Mary-Kate Olsen.
Now, she’s got Paris in her sights. On 22 September, Blanchet is launching what she calls the largest vintage edit within a department store in the world, when she takes over the entirety of the seventh floor of the fabled Printemps Haussmann. Over 1,300 restored and authenticated pieces – from Versace bondage suits to Chloé tiger-embroidered jeans courtesy of Phoebe Philo’s tenure – will populate the racks in the newly renovated 10,000 plus square-foot space, just in time for Paris Fashion Week.

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