Our personal shoppers all have one thing in common – a passion for style and design, especially when it comes to all things French. Our select team of treasure hunters ranges from fashion designers to vintage obsessives; from guides who know just where to find those key pieces for this season’s wardrobe to those who know the quirky stalls of the Marché aux Puces like the back of their hand. Whether our clients have specific purchases in mind or simply want to explore the boutiques of the fashion capital, our personal shoppers are on hand to lead the way.
Meet up with your guide at the Garibaldi metro station right on the edge of the market. Your odyssey begins at the Marché Paul Bert and Serpette where design and vintage clothes are on the menu. Brace yourself for what your guide calls her ‘wow’ stores: where your only response to the value-price ratio will be ‘wow’.
This is also where your interaction with the vendors, whom your guide knows by name, begins. These pipe-smoking, beret-wearing merchants evoke a long forgotten, calmer France of the past. Don’t expect to be harassed or goaded into purchasing their merchandise—genuine flea market merchants always wait to be approached by the buyer!
Next on the list: the Marché Dauphine. As the brick walls and iron buttresses reveal, this is one of the more recent additions. Fashion and accessories of all types dominate the stock in this section. Feeling quirky? Ask your guide to take you to the stand specializing in clothing pieces dating between 1900 and 1940. Nothing like an original flapper dress or dandy hat to complete your wardrobe!
It’s time to head to some of the concept stores that embody the slow yet steady modernization of the markets. Here you could find those great pieces that tie an entire room together—dresser decked out with shells, anyone? Too expensive, you say? Pas de problème! In the unlikely event she can’t talk the vendor into giving you the deal of a lifetime, she’ll know exactly where to find the perfect alternative.
Your hunt will end at the oldest of the fifteen markets: the Marché Vernaison. Inaugurated in 1920, this is one of the most comprehensive sections of the puces. You’ll find everything from contemporary design furnishings to vintage hand-held mirrors. On that note you’ll have concluded your tour of the markets, with a smile on your face and many treasures, we hope.
*Please note: If you're in search of something in particular, simply let us know—your guide can prepare your visit in advance so you'll have the greatest chance of finding your dream purchase!
Agathe was absolutely delightful! Her knowledge and charming personality made her an excellent tour guide. I would highly suggest this tour!!
Jesica was a great tour guide and made the experience one of the highlights of our entire trip to Paris. It certainly met our expectations.
Marjorie was just great! I didn't really want to do the Louvre but she made the history come alive in stories and I just LOVED our experience!
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