The information below was originally posted last year as we prepped for the show, but it is worth repeating for market newbies and those of you just wondering what the heck we're doing.
What exactly is the Paris Street Market?
The street market is an outdoor gathering of vendors with goods to sell. But there's more to it than that...
What will I find?
This is the best part! The market offers unique goods that you won't find at just any retailer, big box store or in a catalog. The creators of the market had a vision from the beginning...They wanted to sell vintage and antique items. Items that had been "found" and will make your home different than the rest. Over the years, there are now more handmade items and a few wholesale vendors that offer cute clothes, jewelry and art.
Here are a few of the pieces we're planning to bring...
When and where is the market?
The market takes place the first Saturday of each month, May through October. It runs from 8:00 am to 3:00, rain or shine. (We're really hoping for a nice day when we participate in two weeks). The market in Littleton is at Aspen Grove Shopping Center just off Santa Fe. Trust us, you can't miss it...its set up right in the middle of the parking lot.
What should I know before I go?
The market is often crowded. So many people bring dogs, so watch out for leashes! There will be people milling in and out of booths, so bring your patience and courtesy. Most vendors will take checks, but cash is always appreciated. With new technology, some vendors can take cards as well. We are planning to offer this service in our booth. There are some food vendors available in case you need a snack or drink.
Finally, a tip from these two veteran street market shoppers. Come with an open mind. If you're on the hunt for a lime green 24 x 48 desk, you might not find it. But if you come knowing that you'd like to find an interesting piece that can be used as a desk (or whatever), then you may just leave with something better than you'd ever imagined.
Opps...one more tip. If you see something you love, buy it. So many times we've walked away from something great thinking "I'll make the rounds and come back if there's nothing better." And guess what...when we make our way back, someone else has taken our piece! (that coffee table still haunts Karli's memory)
If you have any questions about what you'll find, what to bring, or how to get there just let us know.
We hope to see you there and if you're a blog reader, be sure to mention how you found us. We'll have something special for you!