One of my favourite things to do when travelling is discovering the little vintage emporiums and retro treasure troves. On a recent trip to Beirut, the place I was searching out was Depot Vente surrounded by the lively bars and pubs in the trendy and up-and-coming Mar Mikhael district.
This shop is not easy to find, but if you do manage to find the right side street, the right unmarked building, the right floor and the right apartment, you will find yourself in a floor to ceiling lined den of vintage delights.
The store has everything from designer vintage silk shirts, sequinned costume pieces, hats galore, shoes of all types and styles, racks and racks of printed dresses, gorgeous jackets and a whole wall full of funky retro sunglasses – heaven!
Depot Vente Vintage Shop is located in the building opposite Sergio’s Fashion on Badawi Street.