Sunday, October 24, 2010

Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets

Flea markets are a weekend ritual for many people.  One of the biggest regrets that Stefan and I have about our trip to Paris is that we did not make it to the legendary les puces.  When we do finally make the trip, we will have a wonderful guide in Antiquaires: Paris Flea Markets by Laure Verchere.  You would expect to find antiques like Louis XVI chairs but the Paris flea markets also offer mid-century pieces and modern art.  You just have to find the right antiquaire as illustrated in the beautiful photos from Laziz Hamani.  The book also highlights the famous faces who frequented the stalls for inspiration including Madeleine Castaing, Coco Chanel, and Rudolf Nureyev.  I think I'm going to have to head downtown and I can see what I can find at the garage flea market. Happy hunting to those of you doing the same!

Photos by Laziz Hamani


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