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Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

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Covering seven hectares, 3,000 traders and up to 180,000 visitors each weekend, the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen is generally thought to be the biggest flea market in the world. If this conjures up images of a sprawling field filled with broken bed

  1. Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt, 18e
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Omaya vintage

  • Price band: 1/4

The sort of shop you wished you could keep a jealously guarded secret – but Omaya vintage is well known. Opened by two brothers in 2010, it attracts its share of obsessive fahionistas: from Parisians collecting armfuls of leather boots to punks

  1. 29 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11e
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La Cave de l'Insolite

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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The Cave de l’Insolite (Cellar of the Unusual) is on Rue de la Folie Méricourt ('Mad Mericourt Street'), but the Baraquin brothers (Arnaud and Axel, who used to work for Thierry Faucher at Cave de l’Os à Moelle and Thierry Blanqui at ‘Beurre

  1. 30 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 11e
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Les Puces de Montreuil

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Less famous (and charming) than its older brother up north in St-Ouen, Montreuil’s flea market is where real folk rifle for antiques nowadays; mostly because it’s off the beaten tourist track so you can still get a bargain and find the

  1. Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre, 20e
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GoldyMama

  • Price band: 2/4

Finding well-presented vintage clothes that have been washed, ironed and don’t smell like dirty underpants is possible – GoldyMama is the proof. This small boutique in the heights of the 20th has retro treasures aplenty and makes an original

  1. 14 rue du Surmelin, 20e
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Marché Mouffetard

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This 'wonderful, narrow crowded market street', as Hemingway described it in 'A Moveable Feast', still sports bright and bustling stalls of fruit and veg in its cobbled lower stretches (its upper extremities largely harbour student bars and touristy

  1. Rue Mouffetard, 5e
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Ikio

  • Price band: 2/4

This Greek grocery shop and caterer in the 9th arrondissement succeeds in blending hellenic exoticism with Parisian concept store eclecticism. With a bright shopfront and a refined, warm décor, this is the ideal place to go to satisfy an appetite.

  1. 2 rue Milton, 9e
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Fleux'

  • Price band: 2/4
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Suffering from IKEA fatigue? Don’t panic, there is furniture made outside Sweden. Spread over nearly 350 square metres, Fleux offers a plethora of decorative and colourful design pieces. Opened in 2005, Luc Moulin’s and Gaétan Aucher’s

  1. 39 et 52 rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, 4e
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Marché Bastille

  • Price band: 2/4
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One of the biggest markets in Paris, the Marché Bastille's food stalls sprawl up the Boulevard Richard Lenoir twice a week, with more produce than most hypermarkets – it's a particularly great source of local cheeses, free range chicken and

  1. Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 11e
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Marché des Enfants Rouges

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This historical market takes its name from the 16th-century orphanage that used to occupy the site; the red of the children’s clothes indicated that they had been donated by Christian charities. Although the orphanage closed before the revolution,

  1. 39 rue de Bretagne, 3e
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