I discovered this cute little boutique whilst visiting Paris at the end of the summer. It is tucked away in one of those wonderful arcades known in France as Passages (of course must be pronounced with thick French accent) One often comes on them completely by accident when wandering the Sentier area, where traditionally all the rag traders are based. This one is grandly called the 'Passage des Panoramas' and contains a selection of inviting french bistros old jewellery shops, and and odd selection of dealers in themes varying from art to military mementos.
This little gem of a store specialises in job lots of flea market ephemera, the kind of thing we would call dead-stock, and evidently the owners manage to source plenty of these small treasures as they have 3 shops in Paris, one of which can be found in that mecca of all flea markets the 'Marché de Puces de Clignancourt'
I found the displays especially pleasing like 3d collages creating repetitive patterns that would easily translate into superb textile designs. The name of this shop literally translates as 'Off the back of a lorry' I'm not sure if the meaning translates in the same way, but this is surely in one way or another 'Hot' merchandise !
Why not make a trip to visit them when you're next in Paris .
Tombées du Camion