A few years ago, I accidentally came across a flea market and was immediately hooked. Once you have the addiction there’s no stopping it!
So it went that sometimes too much came home, and I had to make space. When my parents garage was full, the idea came about to start a shop.
I have always worked in retail since I was seventeen and the dream of having my own shop has always been there, but it took shape slowly. And now it is here… my own shop full of my flea market finds and my second great love, vintage clothing.
Vintage is clothing (and stuff) from the 1920s to the 1980s. I mainly sell clothing from the 60s and 70s.
My flea market finds ‘brocante’ is between 50 and 100 years old, and mostly comes from France, England, Belgium, Scandinavia but also just the Netherlands.
It is nice to dress your house with ‘brocante’ items, because it immediately gives atmosphere.
Literally translated from French, ‘brocante’ means flea market finds, bric a brac, second hand. It may have a worn appearance, it’s visible that it’s had a life before.
So I actually sell nostalgia! And whether you buy vintage or ‘brocante’ you at least contribute towards a better environment through reuse, so definitely come and have a snuffle.