The shopping Paris is beyond good, beyond your wildest dreams actually [if I give into the overwhelming desire to be sensationalist!]...and as you know I am more than a little partial to flea-market and brocante shopping/rumaging. Well, this trip I did not have too much luck with the ol' Marché aux puces...in fact, I found my favourite one [St-Ouen] well and truly ferme.
What with it being August [many Parisians close up shop and take the month off...how nice!!]...and with the rain of week one, not so many of the small stalls by la Seine were open either. No worries though, there is more than enough to make up for that....and by chance I stumbled across this *amazing* shop which eased all woes.
I cannot think of a single blogger I know who would not die and go to heaven in this shop. Let me break it down.....old jotters, french antique school equiptment, fabulous papers and piles of vintage glassine bags with French advertising, stacks of linens, kitchen goodies, rubber stamps, stencil maps of France.....old school Slates and slate pencils!!!! Yes, my friends, heaven. We spent 50 minutes inside this tiny little shop and came no-where close to seeing all we wanted to.
So, visit > 'Au Petit Bonheur la Chance' next time you find yourself in the city of light, prepare to swoon and reach into your pockets, happily....address as above.