La Boutique Sans Argent

La boutique sans argent reopened its doors on February 16, 2022 and welcomes you every Wednesday and Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. ?

Location: 2 rue Édouard Robert in the 12th arrondissement (Métro Daumesnil or Michel Bizot).

In a cashless store, you can come :

- Recover objects free of charge to give them a second life,

- Donate things you no longer need but which could still be of use to others. All items are welcome: crockery, small appliances and electronics, games and toys, accessories, decorations, books... Just make sure they're clean, in good condition and hand-carryable (we can't accept furniture or large appliances). For reasons of limited space, we ask you to bring only one bag of items per person. To find out more about the items you can donate, click here...

There's no barter: you can give something without necessarily taking something else, you can take what you need without having brought anything.

- Take part in creative , eco-responsible upcycling, reuse and sewing workshops.

- Drink a coffee or tea, and it's free (only in the 12th arrondissement).


A short video presentation of the association, produced by Marine Samzun for Kaizen Magazine:

Emmaüs Campüs, the solidarity store to help students in the 13th arrondissement

In the student quarter of Paris-Diderot University, a new solidarity store dedicated to students opened its doors on February 4. In a 130m2 space, Emmaüs Campüs offers second-hand clothing, accessories, decoration and books, at prices affordable to students.

Those wishing to do so can make donations or become volunteers, to help reduce student poverty. Student poverty is on the increase every year, and has worsened since the start of the health crisis. Emmaüs wanted to get "closer to young people" by opening stores close to universities. Here, students can find second-hand and new items tailored to their everyday needs. Special sales will be organized for students, "with adapted pricing policies". 

Florentin Letissier, deputy mayor of Paris in charge of the social economy, believes that "this is a project that makes a lot of sense". He adds that today, more than one student in five lives below the poverty line. The aim of this new community center is to "enable students with low purchasing power to buy clothes and equipment".

Practical info

Emmaüs Campüs Boutique, 46 Allée Paris-Ivry, 75013 Paris
Boutique open Thursday and Friday, 2:30 pm to 7 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm

Follow project news on Emmaüs Défi's social networks: Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. If you would like to support Emmaüs Défi in the creation of this new project. Don't hesitate to contact them at emmauscampus@emmaus-defi.org.

Flea markets and garage sales: bargains in Paris!

Year-round bargain hunting! Lots of flea markets and garage sales in the coming weeks.

February

March

  • Saturday 5th: Brocante avenue René Coty, allée Samuel Beckett (14th district) - Caroline Jauer
  • Sunday 20: Flea market on the boulevard des Batignolles median strip (8th and 17th)

April

May

Paris's most famous markets

Antiquarian and used book market

Founded in 1987, the Marché du livre ancien et d'occasion brings together some fifty booksellers every Saturday and Sunday in a historic site: a pavilion built in the 19th century in the Baltard style. The only one of its kind in Europe, this market, which runs alongside the Parc G. Brassens in the 15th arrondissement, has since established itself as a not-to-be-missed event for professionals, bibliophiles and collectors from France and abroad, as well as for readers of all kinds who love books and the written word.

Flea markets

Porte de Vanves

Every Saturday and Sunday of the year, holidays included, come rain or shine, the 380 merchants, all professionals of the Puces de Vanves, will welcome you and offer you their finds of the week: furniture and objects from the 18th, 19th, 1900s, Art Deco, 50s and 70s; garden furniture, ironwork and tools; lighting; tableware; glassware and silverware; antique clothes and textiles; antique and costume jewelry; cameras, phonographs and radios; books and old papers; coins and medals; paintings, drawings and engravings; photographs and postcards; curiosities, toys and folk art; religious objects; Oriental art; African art, etc.

Porte de Montreuil

This traditional market has been in existence since 1860. Here, with a little luck, you can still find new or old objects, clothes and accessories for just a few euros. To do so, you have to know how to search and browse through aisles full of second-hand goods, hardware, spare parts and flashy knick-knacks... A huge bric-a-brac, the Porte de Montreuil flea market is a small paradise for bargain hunters. Clothes, knick-knacks, small furniture, spices, books, sporting goods, tools... you'll find it all, at all prices, whether new or old. On the Porte de Montreuil traffic circle, the market begins with specialized vintage stalls. Leather jackets, sixties shirts, military fatigues, clothes from the 50s to the 80s, old lace, hats, pre-war accessories...

Porte de Clignancourt

The world's leading fashion, antiques and second-hand market, the Marché aux puces de Clignancourt is world-famous. Spread over 3 hectares, 2,500 stalls offer antique furniture, unusual and vintage items... to the delight of bargain hunters, collectors and strollers. Open all year round, Saturdays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sundays from 10 am to 6:30 pm and Mondays from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Free clothing

FIND FREE OR LOW-PRICED CLOTHES

Discover the list of places where you can find free and solidarity-priced clothes in the 18th arrondissement, as well as drop-off points for donations.

DONATE CLOTHES

Would you like to make room in your closets and help people in need?
Here are a few addresses near you where you can donate your clothes
Each structure has its own specificities: some welcome men, others
women and children.