Stroll at Habitat Vintage in Saint Ouen. Sometimes I have the impression that he just needs to call an object vintage so that this old mustached man who empties his attic can sell quickly and be on time for the aperitif.
Shopkeeper friends, it’s your moment of glory, vintage is completely hyped.
Do we all dream of vintage?
If the grandfather of the Montreuil flea market understood this well when he tried to give you his Formica table, so do supermarkets. Today more than ever we curse our parents who, a few years ago, capitulated and dumped the furniture passed on by their own parents.
Ikea has brought its MK star chair from the 50’s up to date. This is to say how much, I’m not the only one to have fun with old stuff!
Vintage habitat: bargain hunting in your own brand
As a result of Habitat, the strategy is a little different. We don’t relaunch old designs. But on the contrary, the team sources its own pieces to put them back on the market. The story of furniture and more!
Thus, they opened Habitat 1964, a vintage space in Saint Ouen to admire the old collections of the house.
And that gives something completely sore! There are old second-hand Habitat furniture (no reissue). So if you’re a bit nostalgic, I’ve found your temple.
At 77-81 rue des Rosiers in Saint Ouen, in a courtyard reveals this new trendy place.
Behind a large tagged portal, Habitat vintage shares a large courtyard with the Steinitz and Mademoiselle Steinitz restoration workshop, which offers period furniture and objects on the ground floor.
But let’s go back to Habitat Vintage. In a large warehouse, authentic furniture from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
The other good thing about this Habitat Vintage is that you can sell your furniture to them. You fill out the form, your furniture is appraised and Habitat buys it back from you.
You will therefore find a lot of wicker armchairs, chairs and tables
It is this point that amused me the most during my visit. And yes! I found the side table and the 80s bar that was hanging out at my parents’ house and that I sold to them a few weeks ago. I thought they were going to fix them up a bit, especially the side table whose top shelf suffered a lot. But no, it’s there, as it is, just sold for 4 times more than the price I gave them ?
Finally, you can find the famous light coffee table Daft Punk to afford for a few small € 5,500.
But if Saint Ouen is too far!
And now, it’s your turn:
If you dream of discovering the fleas of Saint Ouen, the recommend the guided tour of the Petit Studiolo.