However, my great find today was in Au Grenier de Lucie, a vintage jewelry and clothing store. It is operated by a pair of delightful Brits, Jason and Heidi. Finding the store was fantastic because I was nervous about trying to haggle over prices in French and because I love listening to British accents. We struck up a conversation as I was drooling over a pair of vintage fleur-de-lys earrings. They moved to Paris from London two and a half years ago.
The selection is quite fantastic, there is costume jewelry from Chanel and Dior, as well as vintage Yves Saint-Laurent shirts and dresses. Oh and tiaras. Oui, you read that right my friends, YOU CAN BUY A TIARA OR A CROWN IN THIS STORE. The picture of the shop is up above, the tiaras are in the case next to the YSL shirt. I couldn’t get a great picture of them sadly because I kept getting glare. Perhaps when my family come and visit, we will return to the marche aux puces and they can buy me a vintage tiara. However, I did not leave empty handed. After a small price negotiation, I bought the earrings. They were made in the 1930s, and reset with the pearls around the perimeter. I think I will wear them tomorrow. C’est jolie, non?