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The seek for France's second-hand treasures



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France is legendary for its luxurious boutiques and designer manufacturers, however it’s additionally one of many high locations for second-hand buying. We head to Lille for the annual flea market frenzy that takes over the northern French metropolis. Yearly, over two million guests come to buy at what has grow to be Europe’s largest storage sale.
One man’s trash is one other man’s treasure, and that’s very true for Paris’s so-called “biffins”. These are people who undergo bins and discarded belongings to seek out objects they’ll then promote from makeshift stalls on the sidewalks of the capital. Their enterprise is thought to be unlawful by authorities, in contrast to those that promote at flea markets and automobile boot gross sales.
And whereas nothing compares to old style storage sale, many individuals now flip to the web to promote their second-hand items. With practically one million guests every day, Le Bon Coin – actually “the nice nook” – has grow to be a family identify right here in France. We caught up with CEO Antoine Jouteau to seek out out the secrets and techniques to this second-hand success story.
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