MFCH Guide: Best Online Brocantes

by ally redmond
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If you’re missing the thrill of perusing bustling brocantes (“secondhand markets”) in France and finding one-of-a-kind antiques, you’re not alone! But not to worry — you can indulge from afar with the click of a button with a wealth of Franced-based online brocantes, websites and digital pop-up sales, perfect for antique collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.

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Below find our round-up of the best online brocantes for nabbing French vintage from the comfort of your own home.

The French Oasis Pop-up Sales

Join Susan — aka The French Oasis — from her postcard-pretty cottage in France for online brocante fairs filled with treasures that can be shipped worldwide to bring a little of France into your own abode. Whether it’s charming antique ceramics and earthenware or pretty vintage table decorations you’re looking for, keep an eye on Susan’s Instagram and website for regular updates for her next upcoming online sale.

www.ourfrenchlifestyle.com

Désuet

This online store will bring joy to any brocante lover, with an abundance of French antiques, vintage homewares and unique handmade objects. Désuet offers a thoughtful collection that consists of anything your heart desires, from grand leather armchairs to exquisite one-off Art Deco chandeliers and unusual objets d’art (Editor’s note: small decorative objects). It’s a thrilling cabinet of curiosities.

www.desuet.fr

Les Happy Vintage

If you are looking for a quirky selection of online French antique gems, then Les Happy Vintage will be right up your alley. Delve into an eclectic collection of retro and vintage furnishings and decorations, including a charming array of toys and children’s furniture that will effortlessly add a je ne sais quoi to any room they feature in.

www.leshappyvintage.fr

Petite Belette

Petite Belette’s online haven of rustic French furnishings is ideal for those looking to give a truly authentic French country cottage look for their home. From magnificent dining tables full of character and history to whitewashed cabinets and pristine-condition wardrobes, you may find it hard to simply purchase just one item alone.

www.petitebelette.com

Armand et Colette

For those searching for retro French finds, Armand et Collette’s fabulous goodies (which originate from the 1950s up to the 1980s) make up the perfect online brocante store. From super-chic side and coffee tables to vintage decorations filled with personality, its carefully sourced collection will brighten up any interior in an effortless French way.

www.armandetcolette.fr

Ruth Ribeaucourt’s Pop-up Sales

A beloved contributor to My French Country Home Magazine, Ruth Ribeaucourt’s carefully curated digital pop-up sales featuring vintage, antique and second-hand items are not to be missed. Monthly, these special pop-up sales take place on Instagram, where Ruth posts the unique treasures she sources. Everything is sold on a first-come, first-served basis by commenting “Sold” under the selected item’s post.

www.thefrenchmuse.com

L’Atelier du Petit Parc

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L’Atelier du Petit Parc’s online brocante store is an Aladdin’s cave of artisanal vintage delights with a distinctly homely and country cottage aesthetic. Browse for charming wicker chairs and undeniably unique and beautiful braided suitcases among other curiosities, all lovingly restored by the team in Nantes.

www.atelierdupetitparc.fr

La Bruyère

Original and surprising brocante treasures big and small (at relatively low prices, too!), make La Bruyère a go-to online store for a spot of bargain hunting. Find stunning ornate headboards, vintage typewriters and even old helms. Peruse with an open-mind: anything can be found on here — that’s part of the pleasure of browsing!

www.brocantedelabruyere.com

Rêve de Brocante

Rêve de Brocante is an online home to a vast selection of rarities, all sourced by France-based Anne, who is passionate about all things brocante. This is reflected in her gorgeous assortment of French items in a curious array of fabrics and forms, as well beautiful cutlery and colorful glassware. 

www.revedebrocante.com

Vide Déco

No need to traipse around sprawling antique or second-hand markets, peruse Vide Déco to find splendid items to decorate your home that have a fabulous French flair. Find here perfect vintage porcelain tableware, divinely detailed glass goblets, glittering crystal bowls and more, you’ll be certainly inspired to hold the most magnificent soirée.

www.videdeco.com

MFCH Boutique

Peruse My French Country Home’s own meticulously sourced selection of vintage treasures on our online MFCH Boutique all year round. Dazzle guests with an elegant array of French hotel silverware, adorn your walls with a charming antique painting or display one of our unique decorative or practical objects for a tasteful French decor update to your home. 

www.mystylishfrenchbox.com

Nord Factory

Nord Factory is the ultimate cabinet of curiosities and a host to a fantastic array of offerings for those looking to source unique, authentically French cottage style furniture and showstopping mirrors from abroad. Every item is in excellent condition and will add an oh so sophisticated French ambience to your home.

www.nordfactory.fr 

French Art Shop

French Art Shop is an online gallery of unique and original antique paintings sourced from auctions, private collections, public markets, dealers and brocantes across France. The shop breathes new life into antique art and features works from both master as well as unknown artists, offering special pieces with character and rare themes dating from the 1700s up through the 1950s.

www.frenchartshop.com

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