I recently got back from a two-week trip to five cities, where I somehow managed to squeeze in what felt like five separate vacations and take over 500 photographs. While in Paris, I went to the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen with a few friends that I made at the wedding (which was the impetus for the trip). Even though I still can’t pronounce the name of the flea market correctly, it did not disappoint. For more information about the Puces, which covers seven hectares, check out their official website here.
I went specifically to find a rug for my apartment, and a rug I did find! While I was trying on vintage couture clothing that I absolutely did not need (nor did I buy), I told the shopkeeper that I wanted a rug and she personally walked me over to a shop with the most beautiful rugs, and I immediately fell in love. There’s something about the lighting in Paris, where everything just looks better. It could be that I refuse to take off my rose colored glasses while there.
© Sarah Milstein 2018