I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good flea market. Introduce a vintage home style collaboration and magic! Oh, wait, AND Paris too… yowza… let’s let Richard take us there for some divine interior design inspiration…
L’Eclaireur, one of the top fashion retail boutiques in Paris, and Habitat, the furniture and home shop chain, have recently opened new spaces at the St. Ouen flea market.
In an abandoned, graffiti covered courtyard on the rue de Rosiers, the main street of the flea market, a new, more modern and conceptual area has arrived.
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In the last few years, L’Eclaireur has subtly added furniture and home accessories to its cutting edge fashion boutiques and has now opened L’Eclaireur Neuf-trois, a shop mostly dedicated to home design, but also installing clothing as a backdrop. Owners Armand and Martine Hadida have hand selected all the pieces, going back to their archives from the late 80s up to 2000 featuring designers Oscar de la Renta, Balenciaga, Celine, Marni, Dries Van Noten, Anne Demeulmeester and Martin Margiela. Italian furniture designer Vincenzo de Cotiis, was selected to show a capsule collection from his Projetto Domestic series.
A massive 4,500 square foot hangar, a former chandelier factory, houses the Habitat 1964 concept store.
Harking back to the original shop Terence Conran opened that year, the store sells vintage pieces from their former collections. An online campaign was started last year, asking employees and other people if they wanted to sell their old pieces furniture and collectibles.
The complex also has a cute, little tart stand Kluger and another high-end mid century modern furniture shop, Le Galerie Glam.
Visit in Paris:
77-81 rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Metro: Clingancourt or Garibaldi
Open 10AM to 6PM Saturday and Sunday