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The coolest vintage sale of the 3rd

No need to go all the way to Saint-Ouen to pick up handsome vintage objets. Like each year, antique dealers and junk peddlers, amateurs and pros, invade the Rue de Bretagne, right near the best restaurants in the Marais.

 

Shopping designer furniture

Here we spotted the “tulip” chair of Eero last Spring… Good news: the tag sale of the Rue de Bretagne is back this Fall.

By curiosity, to get an eyeful and pick up a few decorating ideas or for the most trendy collectors, the spotlight pieces by leading editors, such as Herman Miller, will be taking over the streets of the 3rd.

In total, 500 passionate exhibitors will be spread throughout the area with old books, second-hand bikes, 70’s blousons, super stylish furniture and decorative objects, from all the eras.

 

Timeless pieces starting at €10

Ultimate heart throb for the stand of Eric and Hervé Soubranne, in front of the 3rd arrondissement city hall. In a two-part scenography, these two design furniture buffs present their furniture pieces picked up all over  France and abroad, at every price. Start negotiating!

On the one side, the 50s and 60s triumph with a handsome Italian three-piece ensemble in velvet, compass feet in brass, comprising a two-person sofa and to great looking armchairs. Starting price: 1,900. Without forgetting furniture signed Alain Richard and the incredible tapestry of J.C. Bissery, at 380.

On the other, the 70s: two superb “Mushroom” ottomans signed Pierre Paulin, two coffee tables by François Monnet… !

Tag sale on the Rue de Bretagne starting Friday the 22nd of November to Sunday the 24th of November, from 8:30 am to 6pm, free entrance. more info on 01 53 01 75 06.

 

And also

While you are in the area, make a pit stop to taste the best couscous in Paris served by Traiteur Marocain, at the heart of the Marché des Enfants Rouges, next to all Parisian hot shots. Count €11 for their incredible royal couscous, to be enjoyed on the heated terrace, mmmhh!

But if you are more into the bobo Sunday brunch, race over to L’Estaminet for a 100 % fresh product formula at €25, natural apple juices, scrambled eggs, toast with avocado cream and a delicious brownie.

Marché des Enfants Rouges, Tuesday to Saturday, from 8:30am to 7:30pm and on Sunday from 8:30am to 2pm. 39 Rue de Bretagne, Paris 3rd. 01 40 11 20 40

Also discover l’expo the Paris Match exhibtion and sale at the Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house.

Sarah Temime

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