Synopses & Reviews
Antiques aficionados and rummagers of every stripe: call to mind dimly lit attics, trunks smelling of old leather, dusty cartons, and that indescribable tingle of suspense aroused by the idea of a hidden prize which has been lying there, biding its time, waiting for you to find it. If you follow the instructions we have mapped out for you, you might discover almost anything. . . Armed with this list of Paris addresses, carefully selected to fulfill all your desires, youll be equipped with what you need to search for the unknown, unexpected surprise, be it large or small. Paris still contains many mysterious secrets and magical places, which youll discover, to your wonderment, as you explore its secondhand stores that are brimming with all sorts of decorative curiosities. At the rear of a courtyard or sheltered by a nineteenth-century arcade, in a Gothic stone basement or in an ordinary-looking shop, you will find a cornucopia of delights at a variety of prices, always with charm.
Fifty-eight antique, vintage, and curiosity shops-as well as the Saint-Ouen flea market-are profiled and photographed in this lavish guide to all things collectible in Paris.
About the Author
is the author of a book for children, Gigi, la grenouille qui voulait voire la mer
, and is the French correspondent to Interni
, an Italian design magazine.
Sandrine Alouf is a French photographer whose photographs appear in Paris Chic & Trendy and Boutique & Chic Hotels in Paris (both published by The Little Bookroom). Her installation of photographs of clouds along the platform of the RER Luxembourg station in Paris was called A ciel ouvert (Open to the Sky).