The first time I was in Paris last year with Tom and we went to Les Puces (the fleas) Market we spent a few hours wandering around and he said to me ‘You really need to come here with your girlfriends.’ Nearly a year later I was lucky enough to do that.
The girls and I had a beautiful day wandering through the curiosities of the world’s biggest flea market.
I’m always amazed at how many beautiful things there are in the world that have a history and are sustainable. There is more magic in vintage and second hand goods than could ever be found in mass produced modern goods. Every time I find another amazing item from the past that is not contributing to the mass produced, consumerist crap we are surrounded by I wonder why I continue to buy from these huge chain stores. I certainly can’t be all high and mighty and claim that I never buy something because it’s incredibly cheap and I ‘need’ it. I want to move towards a more conscious way of living, of being aware of what I’m purchasing and try to do my part to step back and take myself out of the wasteful cycle that is so easy to get sucked into. I think it’s something I need to gently remind myself of often. Perhaps you will help to remind me of these thoughts next time H&M are having a sale?