Friday, May 29, 2009

Comité des Fêtes fleamarket

So this morning I went to one of the biggest event in Paris, that's on twice a year! That is....The antiques & vide greniers in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. The second biggest fleamarket after Porte de Clignancourt in the 18th. Called the Brocante de Printemps, the venue is a step away from Le Marais and Bastille. By the time all the vendeur spilled their stuff into the table, the whole area looks like a treasure box flipped inside out. Literally. I know my brother who loves vintage and antiques will go crazy if he was here, it's like a little kid who was lost in a giant toy store. He would spend hours and hours for sure.

You can find absolutely anything here, name it and I'm sure you will find it. There is a guy who sells vintage luggages, from Louis Vuitton to nameless brands in immaculate conditions. Not that I'd go for those stuff, but my brother would....I didn't particularly want to get anything in particular, because we have the exact market but in a quarter of the size in Melbourne with almost the same kinds of antiques (a quarter of the price tags too) but I thought if I did found anything I reaaaallllllyyyy like, then I'll get it. And that was just the story with me the whole time I was there. I was kinda subconsciously looking for a nice leather bag, and well I found a nice seaweed (more like very dark muted army green) leather Kenzo satchel that this french lady was selling. I've always been a fan of Kenzo, his collection are very understated yet each are very well thought of, elegantly chic, which is why the French lovveeeess his stuff. So all the time I kept circling the area, then after a few hours of rotating the whole the end I thought, oh well, it's such a bargain and this is Paris after all. So I bought it! Happy, no regrets!

1 comment:

lady jicky said...

OMG Emmelyn , I have been to Paris and I love the fleas but I have never heard of this one!
I think your brother and I would love it!!!!
Now, as I was reading your post I am thinking "by the Kenzo bag!! buy it - you will think abouot it forever!!! "
Oooooo - thank god you got it! LOL
Now I want to see a photo of it please and here is something even more funny and spooky (as Dame Edna Everage would say) I name all my dogs over the years after perfume. I am a perfume nut. Well, the beginning of the year I lost both my dogs to different diseases a week apart . So - my hubby and I thought and thought and yeah - we got a puppy. I named him KENZO - I wanted a name of a perfume of course and I wanted a oriental name for he is a shih tzu x . So , please - we must have a photo of your Kenzo doggy bag! LOL
Melinda - lady jicky - as in the perfume! LOL