An excellent weekend was had. And with the new ipad, I documented it each step of the way.
I found a terrific rendezvous-ready fall wardrobe at the Montreuil flea market for 10 euros. Just where the peripherique crosses the line between eastern Paris and elsewhere, on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, a gateway of tents will welcome you to Montreuil. Although it does not have the same caliber of antiques and museum pieces as Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, its prettier, more popular sister of a flea market, Les Puces de Montreuil is Paris’ least expensive destination for vintage clothes, bric-a-brac and a few hidden treasures. The selection is better earlier on in the weekend, but the prices are generally less expensive on Mondays. But be prepared to dig. Most of the stalls host plywood tables piled high with used clothing. Loosely sorted by gender, most everything can be purchased for anywhere between 50 centimes to 10 euros. A few booths have well-sorted vintage clothes, but they come at the same high prices of any vintage boutique in the Marais. Strolling through the rest of the flea market as it parallels the expressway, find odds-and-ends, pots and pans, fabric, and a fine selection of Bob Marley cellphone covers. I was quite pleased to find a Max Mara blouse and a perfect pair of Levi’s, all for the price of a coffee au comptoir. Invincible!
Lunching and brunching with friends. And a fleeting taste of summer with Reine Claude plums and concorde grapes.
And a weekend staple, good old-fashioned bacon and eggs.
What were you up to this weekend?
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Funny, isn’t it? Anything Chanel or Givenchy is hung up high above everything else. But I’m perfectly content with my frequent Max Mara finds.
I did just the opposite by showing my 80s American designer
labels to vendors in the Puce in the 18eme None seemed to be aware
of Bill Blass Liz Clabourne Evan Picone
Thank you for reading Pam! Bonne journee, as we say in France.
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I just love your illustrations and blog. Thank you!