The right vintage spot: Collected. Marion Cotillard and Paul Smith are regulars. This small shop in the trendy Marché des Enfants Rouges happens to be the photo treasure trove of the Marais.
What does one find there? Photos from the film shootings of the Nouvelle Vague, black and white prints of Paris and its inhabitants during the 40s-60s, cabaret dancers… In short, thousands of carefully selected photos purchased from antique dealers and other specialists of anonymous photography (aka “vernacular”). To find them, Fabien Breuvart has traveled all around France since 13 years, always on the lookout for good deals, and functions by heart throb !
The prices: since photo prints are rarely signed, you can get a very good deal. Unframed ones vary from €15 to €180, against €130 to €450 for framed ones. Collected also offers a jumble of photographs in their street booth at €5 each. Signed works are of course more expensive.
The good brunch: choosing your favourite table at the Marché des Enfants Rouges and strolling in the alleys to pick your favorite stand. Ultimate references from regulars: Traiteur Marocain (couscous €12, veggie kefta €13.50 and fabulous pastries €2), the jap’ stall of Taeko and his incredible bentos ( €12.50 €). Ultimate junk food, juicy burgers from the burger counter on the market (€12), top notch meat and house buns.
Collected: open Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 7pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. 35-37 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris.
Marché des Enfants Rouges : open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30am to 7.30pm, Sunday from 8h30 to 2pm. 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris. 01 40 11 20 40.