Author(s): Natasha Edwards
From the bouquinistes along the banks of the Seine to the lively flea markets dotted around the city, secondhand and vintage is a part of Paris. Covering the breadth of the city, this new volume in our popular series provides an insider's guide to the best shops and markets for almost anything you would want to buy. The first part of the book is organised into sections by type of object. All the key information you need to know (address, contact details, website and opening hours) is provided along with a brief description of the shop or stall. The second part of the book is organised by area so if you are in a particular neighbourhood you can visit any of the shops. Each district has a useful map and a QR so that you can connect to interactive maps specially created for this book. There are interviews with some of the shop owners and a special chapter devoted to the hidden gems of Paris, with a detailed guide to the Puces de St-Ouen, the biggest flea market in the world. The author also tells you the best local cafes where you can sip an espresso or have a bite to eat while you watch the world go by.
Whether you live in Paris or are visiting this romantic city, 'Secondhand & Vintage Paris' provides everything you need to know. It is not about buying cheaply, but about affording more!
Natasha Edwards is a freelance writer and author living in Paris. She edited 'Time Out Paris' for many years and has written for various magazines and journals including 'Blueprint', 'Conde Nast Traveller', 'Daily Telegraph', 'Elle Decoration' and the 'Independent' to name a few. She has also written guidebooks on Paris and France for 'Time Out', 'Berlitz', 'Insight Guides', 'Dorling Kindersley' and others. She writes the Paris guide section for SimonSeeks.
Contents: Introduction; Clothes & Accessories; Books, Music & Memorabilia; Home & Garden; Only in Paris; Maps; Index of Shops.