Inside Paris Flea Markets
France is a must-go-to country for vintage and antique shopping, but no matter how much time you schedule in, you'll never make it though all the flea markets in Paris, Johnson says. "France was a huge powerhouse of manufacturing in the 19th century, so there are so many textiles and so much great furniture," Johnson says.
Competition between shoppers can be fierce, but Johnson says there is always something fabulous to buy at a Paris flea market. "There is also such a culture of design there, and there are so many people interested in it they keep beating the bushes and finding more and more stuff. Just when you think there can't be something else coming out of France, somebody finds something that is really, really cool and exciting," Johnson says.