A morning at the Brocante St. Tropez

A morning at the Brocante St. Tropez


One of my favourite pastimes when I am in France is to spend a Sunday morning at the local Brocante.  Our nearest is the Jas des Roberts. It even has its own Facebook page and is a treasure trove of vintage clothes (some of the stalls claim to have items from Chanel, Gucci and YSL etc.)  I am never quite convinced by their authenticity. There is also a large selection of china, linen and furniture. You never know what you will find; maybe gem among all the bric a brac.

Over the years I have managed to furnish our apartment here with a selection of typical provencal furniture.  Often the pieces are not in very good condition so it takes some elbow grease and a lick of paint to restore them to their original glory.

My eye was attracted to a circa 1970 Hermes cape (bottom left), very on trend. I also loved the pale pink “Fashion Truck” very hippie!


A morning at the Brocante St. Tropex


I fell for one of the ethnic necklaces from the stall top left. I will be photographing it soon. If I had had anywhere to hang it I might also have bought the “Bar des Femmes” print.







  1. Susan (une femme)
    28th October 2015 / 17:04

    It looks like a very good brocante, and such a fun “Fashion Truck!” I would have had a hard time walking away from that Hermès cape. Love your gilet!!

  2. Libby Wilkie
    28th October 2015 / 18:24

    The very best way to spend a day! Looking forward to Porte de Vanves in a few weeks!!!

  3. Viv Butler
    28th October 2015 / 19:52

    Love that print, I couldn’t have resisted it!

    The Hopefashion gilet looks fab on you. So glamorous but practical. I fell in love with it at the Launch.

  4. The Style Crone
    30th October 2015 / 13:18

    This market looks like heaven to me. I love every piece that you highlight. Look forward to seeing more of your discoveries!

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