A Parisian Sunday classic: a trip across the northern Périphérique to visit the Saint Ouen Flea market aka Les Puces! This vintage Walhalla is Paris’ most famous flea market and hosts 15 different markets, each with their own story and characteristic atmosphere.

After hopping off the metro at the Porte de Clignancourt stop, we started our Sunday stroll at the Vernaison market, the “mother” of the Saint-Ouen markets. This 9000 m2 maze of alleyways is the oldest of the Saint Ouen markets and “where it all began”. Although it has somewhat of an organized chaos thing going on, the authentic picturesque decor and wide variety of antique (or antique looking ;) ) goods definitely makes a walk amongst its 300 booths worthwhile! It kind of makes you feel like an explorer, discovering new treasures behind every corner :)

From this “historic cradle” of the Saint Ouen Puces we stumbled (no planning whatsoever here) upon the Dauphine market. Housed in an impressive industrial looking glass and metal construction, this is one of the largest markets of Saint Ouen. It’s organized in different sections: second-hand books, records, vintage fashion, … everything your vintage-loving heart desires: you’ll find it in one corner of this beautiful marché. I especially loved this market’s artsy relaxed atmosphere. And the top-notch vintage fashion selection off courrrse :) Since all that rummaging does stimulate the appetite, a bistro stop at Les Gastropodes is definitely called for. We tried the fish&chips and Caesar salad, both were verrrry yummy.

About the outfit: was very happy with this comfy yet Paris-proof combo. Perfect for a day of wandering these lovely markets. I scored the cropped top at Zara during the final days of summer sales. I’m not belly-brave enough to really own the cropped look, but combining it with high-waisted pants or skirts is an easy fix for that condition! Hope you like it too :)

à bientôt mes chéries, C.

Les Puces

Les Puces

Les Puces

Les Puces

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Les Puces

Les Puces

Zara top –  Isabel Marant for H&M pants – Converse sneakers

Pics by Lore Maene and me

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