Caprice Vintage Shop in Nice
Two years ago, I visited the Caprice Vintage Shop in Nice for the very first time and since then I am an huge fan of this wonderful shop in the Rue Droite in the vieille ville of Nice. Come with me to get inspired by the beautiful and unique pieces in this lovely shop.
Rue Droite is a narrow street, not far from the Cours Saleya, the flower market in Nice. As you walk through this street, your eyes are naturally drawn to the window display of Caprice Vintage Shop. This one is very inviting to snooze around the beautiful treasures.
When you enter the shop, a wonderful world full of beautiful vintage treasures with their own story will open for you. At Caprice, you can find a beautiful dress for a party or dinner, a wonderful accessory, to find a new style or to look for a unique piece of vintage.
A cellar full of surprises!
I was hardly able to take it all in. In every corner I was surprised by a beautiful bag, hat, shoes or jewelry. I thought of the elegant ladies who had carried these beautiful pieces to parties in villas by the sea at the Riviera or to dinners at restaurants in the city. Or during a night out at the casino or a musical. This is what I mean about my love for vintage. The story behind the piece. But more on that later.
The story of the shop
I loved the inspiring story behind the shop very much. The owner, Dame Caprice, is a very enthusiastic vintage lover, who started the shop in 2009. Since her teenage years, she is a great vintage lover and the shops was filled with pieces from her private collection. She thinks back to the first piece she sold, a Courrèges bag and she cried when the couple paid the bag and left the shop, but she knew that this was the time that a new adventure has started in her life.
Racks of vintage pieces to snooze around and Louis Vuitton bags
I asked her what her favorite piece is? It’s too difficult to choice one piece, she said. It depends on her mood. In her shop, you will find a lot of Courrèges because she collected these pieces since a long time. Another favorite brand of her are Yves Saint Laurent and all French Vintage, like Dior, Chanel, Hermès. All I can say about this: I agree with her totally!
Another favorite of her are the unbranded dresses which are created by the seamstresses with golden hands. She buys these dresses because she imagines the women who could wear it.
She also buys the pieces from the people who live at the French Riviera. All the pieces are selected carefully before she exposes them in her shop. She wants that every piece in her shop, corresponds to her world.
In this shop you can spend hours! You will be surprised every time. In every corner and in every closet you’ll find the most beautiful pieces.
Welcome in Mme Caprice’s world in 12 Rue Droite, Nice! It’s wonderful to make your dreams come true with this beautiful shop!
A closet full of vintage treasures and Chanel shoes ♥️♥️
My love for vintage
Earlier I wrote about my love for vintage. When I booked a ticket to Nice, I said immediately: I will visit Caprice Vintage Shop again because it’s such an inspiring place for the book that I am writing. It was lovely to have the wonderful pieces for my camera lens and enjoy the photos after my visit.
This dress was one of my favorites. The details, the colors, I could imagine this dress to a party. It reminds me of the 1920s years.
This (night) dress is an original 1930s, a beautiful creation and details.
I intend to visit you next year and pick out a beautiful piece which will remember me to this shop and Nice.
Dame Caprice, thank you so much for your kindness!
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