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Porte de Vanves

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Yes, it’s finally Saturday! Which means a visit at my favourite flea market in Paris: Porte de Vanves! This flea market is a huge one and a dream for people like me. You can find everything from exclusive Victorian chairs to skates and to old stamps. It’s at places like this I get my inspiration for my creations. Without knowing actually what I look for I screen every table carefully. I dive into boxes filled with dirty junk and there I might find the treasure of the day. Then it’s time for the trickiest part: the battle of the price. My strongest talent isn’t to bargain. Especially not in French. That’s where my husband plays the big role as the tuff, experienced antique dealer. As a thanks for his input, patience and being the carrier I always offer him food and wine on one of the slightly questionable brassieres in that area. Some of my findings: