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The world's biggest flea market welcomes 200,000 visitors each weekend. You name it and this place will have it: furniture, pictures, new and second-hand clothes, all at rock-bottom prices (especially if you're a dab hand at haggling). There's a jovial fairground atmosphere with the aroma of food wafting around and people crowding round the stalls, hoping to pick up a 1970s leather jacket or a rare Louis XV chest of drawers. Make sure you have cash on you, as stallholders seldom accept credit cards and the nearest available cash machine is always lined out.
With curving alleyways lined with small shops selling a hodgepodge of the weirdest things around, Marche Vernaison in St. Ouens is home to the largest flea markets in the city. Amongst these quaint little stores is Allain Baroux's Antique Curiosity Cabinet, perhaps, the weirdest of the lot. The shop displays Baroux's creations - a collection of unusual creatures made using regular taxidermy. If the mystery of the chupacabra and the legend of Ogopopo keeps you up at night, this place is highly recommended.
Le Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint Ouen is one of the most sought after markets in Paris. Renowned in the world as one of the largest antiques and flea markets, their collection is exclusive. The classic items featured are old furniture, mirrors, lamps, bronzes and paintings for decorating your homes in traditional style. You will also find a wide variety for children, and vintage accessories for the ethnic you. Whilst in the 18th Arrondissement, this place is a sure must-visit! Check out the website for detailed information on all their products and services.
There is nothing more wonderful than walking down Parisian streets and discovering new places. The Marche aux Puces which literally means, "Market of the fleas" is not just one market but twelve that have been incorporated into one long stretch of shopping haven. Browse through a selection of 3000 stalls that sell antiques to funky junk. If you don't speak French, make sure you take someone who does; for the best possible bargain.
Boulangerie Mauclerc is Véronique Mauclerc's labor of love and is one of the most acclaimed bakeries in the city. The secret of its success lies in traditional methods used and their wood-burning oven. Using only organic ingredients, all of the products are made fresh daily. Though artisan breads are the reigning stars, the pastries and other baked items are equally delicious. Considered to be one of the few remaining authentic bakehouses, Boulangerie Mauclerc is definitely worth a visit for delish baked goods.
At the start, the idea was to create a shop that would be a place to live, as well. A mixture between a welcoming boudoir, a high-class showroom and a relaxing space, that is how Cécilia describes her shop Dealer, located in Paris, 18th arrondissement. It s a real treasure trove for women who crave original and fashionable clothing (and always in good taste) – a cool and relaxed atmosphere, where they can choose between a shiny disco dress, a handbag in crocodile skin, vintage boots or flashy belts. A second shop has also opened on Rue Bichat in the 10th arrondissement. Do not miss the aperitif shopping!
In the Abbesses district in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, Jean-Daniel Vivès and Christian Lima have opened a very different cheese shop. These two people have two passions, music and cheese, made with raw milk if possible. They play some pop music in the shop and propose a musical magazine to read near the cash register. The cheese shop Fromage et Ramage also offers in its delicatessen display a large choice of spreads, eggplant caviar, wines, antipasti, etc. they can make cheeses plates, they deliver, and can make vacuum-packed parcels if you have to travel.
Austie Co is a brightly decorated children's shop. You can shop for all sorts of accessories for a child's room here, such as lamps, trunks, measuring apparatuses and mirrors. Lots of bright colors and imaginative ways of production is what Astie is all about. They also repair everything that is made of glass, so that you don't lose your precious collectibles!
La Biscuiterie de Montmartre is a timeless location on Montmartre's Rue Norvis, a winding cobblestone street with artisan shop after artisan shop bringing the timeless nature of the neighborhood to life. Founded by twenty-five year ice cream maker Pascal Vezinet, La Biscuiterie is no improvisational playground. Vezinet brings meticulous artisan experience to his craft, measuring carefully, baking perfectly and removing just in time to restock the macaroons and biscuits that have already been devoured by hungry customers. Everything at this confectioners wonderland is hand made and exceptionally cozy with shelves lined in beautifully decorated boxes and small cellophane bags of sweets tied off with small ribbons. For a taste of enduring elegance of Parisian culture, La Biscuiterie de Montmartre is a shining gem of tradition.
Following the success of the website meilleursvinsbio.com, Meilleurs Vins Bio opens a shop in the 17th arrondissement of Paris. All the famous brands and names are present. The concept is modern and environment friendly; you get the sommelier’s advice in choosing the best organic wine for you, among both the French and foreign labels available (Chili, Spain, Italy). Every Thursday from 7p to 9p free tasting is organized, with comments and explanations from the sommelier, which enable you to discover the best French grape varietals. Meilleurs Vins Bio proves that it is possible to enjoy a product while respecting the environment, the producers and, of course, the consumers.
Roberta Oprandi and her husband Bruno Hadjaj are the creative forces behind Spree. This concept is a culmination of aesthetic and fashion sensibilities that have made an unique mark on the Parisian shopping scene. This boutique and art gallery is reminiscent of an art loft, replete with whitewashed facades and sketches on the walls. It showcases drawings and paintings by emerging and established contemporary artists. The minimal setting allows a focus on vintage and modern furniture and lamps. Trendsetting clothing for women include designs by the likes of Tsumori Chisato, Giorgio Brato, Bonamano & Ferrari, Giorgio Brato, Roberto Del Carlo.
The Manani is a small store in the Montmartre neighborhood with incredibly beautiful clothes made out of colorful African cloths. Manani is situated on the road leading toward Montmartre hill, on a fairly touristic street, but the prices are still affordable. The store is a treasure for people who like colors! It offers a very large choice of handbags in different sizes, shapes and colors, amazing colorful summer dresses and skirts, as well as silver jewelry, shell earrings, necklaces and wooden bracelets. It offers an unbelievably large choice for such a small store!