Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Cours saleya


wearing h&m ruffle dress

Last days in Nice, nooo... it has been amazing here, Cours saleya is the local market where they sell everything from flowers to jewellery... depending on the day, but monday morning was for vintage clothes and accessories, how perfect. It was really heartwarming to see the old french lady's hosting their own tables, selling their beloved designer possessions.. it felt like they really cared where their treasures ended up, so it was more like adopting than buying. Every piece came with a story told in french that I tried my best to understand, I am surprised that I am still able to communicate in their language, with my rusty basic skills from school (also speaking english with a french accent made me feel like I was fully in on the convo...)

sadly there was too much I could not take home with me.. but some of the stuff I bought is in the last pic.. the feather bangle from the 1960's might have been the best find so far, have been using it on my upper arm non stop..

update (and to calm down my dad): I did not get the Hermes bag, it was 2200€..

xxx

86 comments:

Olivia said...

Beautiful treasures! I must head there when I'm on my big overseas trip (I'm from NZ so it's a big deal to be heading to the northern hemisphere! Staying 2 years to explore!).

I think I'll be exploring France the most. I'm trying to teach myself French online. :)

chase.dakota said...

i want to go to those markets... they look amazing!!

www.chasedakota.blogspot.com

xx

Asteria said...

the feather bangle is gorgeous, and dont you just love finding one-of-a-kind stuff in a market?xx

FASHION SNAG said...

love the feather bangle!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow that is some great stuff!! :D
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vivalablonda said...

How charming pics and the post I most said!

Is a nice way to let ur things go away... Nice bracelet

love the blog hope u ff

xoxo

Leather and Lace said...

omg amazing fotos and great finds!
xoxo

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SAM said...

wow i love little places with one off peaces amazing :)

Fashion Tidbits said...

danng, how much was that Hermes???

Luísa Lión said...

It's gorgeous! Sooo vintage <3 Did you end up buying the Hermés Bag?

Hey I'm going to Paris this week do you by any chance know a fleamarket there?

xoxo,
Luísa

Sarah Dee said...

great stuff! I wish we had sales like this around here =(

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Cara said...

Gorgeous pictures <3 I love all the crosses.

isabeltheconquistador said...

God, that place seems amazing. Our markets are nothing like that.

s. said...

that hermes bag is delightful. man alive.

Andee Layne said...

beautiful photos and great finds! lots of inspiration!

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Alexandra G. said...

Love the treasures you found! That dress is gorgeous, like a layered tulip.

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Liv said...

That market looks amazing! I love the jewelry in the last photo and your dress is adorable!

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Alexis Holden said...

Love the dress! Looks like such a great time with really neat pieces!

samia said...

amaaaaazing! i want to go to markets like this. its so much fun to look through everything, and you found good finds!

Copious Couture said...

This dress is amazing.... It looks stunning on you!




Carissa
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tasha said...

your dress is beyond cute-looks so expensive on you!- would never have guessed h&m!

ok so this market..ridic, so much stuff...you must have had the bestttt time there!

Loving your purchases (spesh the bangle and the rings!!)

love x x x x

Michelle Elaine said...

ahhh i could spend entire days and nights there! i love your finds :)

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

inked said...

BY FAR MY FAVORITE POST LOVE! So amazing .... I love all the items ... so intricate and personal. You really found treasure ... I love it.

-INKED

PUNKIE said...

this dress is simply stunning!

lulluword said...

It is so nice.

Alice said...

great pics and pretty dress ^^

Marloes. said...

great shots!


loves,
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tiana said...

oohh i love these! these pictures make me want to be there! lucky

magdina said...

i´m in love with the dress...

franca maisha said...

I actually saw this dress at h&m a while ago. it kind of reminds me of stella mccartneys s/s collection! great shots! xx

Anonymous said...

Your dad appreciates that decision!
Himself

6roove said...

wow, great stuff :))
love the photos of this beautiful dress.

kisses!
Watching the waves

pkjb said...

this pretty much looks like my perfect day! ck :) x

Jersey and the Monkey said...

Could your dress get any more amazing???

where is it from?

xxx

Eda ♥ said...

Oh what a divine post, lovely dress and oh how I have fallen in love with the Hermes. Everything look so beautiful and vintage ♥

*following you flower*

Eda ♥

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dory said...

:O

Sky Pies said...

Oh my gosh these photos are to die for! What wonderful finds of yours!!! Have a lovely last day! <3

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Visual by Eveline L. said...

this market looks so cute! And since I'm going to Nice in a few weeks time myself I'd love to see some more posts about cool things you can do there.
And besides, you look amazing in this dress! Do they still sell it?

LoliTa said...

looks amazing, im going to the south of france soon- will have to check it out!

butterfly307 said...

the leaf bangle is simply amazing!!! <3

SCRTLYVT ▼△ AT L,D&M said...

My gosh i'm jealous!

ella said...

what an amazing market! great buys, and i love your dress :)

MELISSA Z. said...

OMG! Your dress is adorable! Amazing pics! It seems an interesting flea market!

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Josie said...

I love the dress <3

Pauline said...

Love your dress. That Hermes bag is TDF!


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SO RANDOM said...

oh The dress are so beautiful! we love it!

We follow you! ^^

SO RANDOM said...

oh The dress are so beautiful! we love it!

We follow you! ^^

SWAY said...

beautiful ruffle dress♥ i really love the leaf bangle!
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moded'amour said...

Love these photos! and your dress is amazing!


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FASHION ICE said...

that dress is so pretty!

Valentine said...

Beautiful dress and pictures


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Jessica said...

Oh the Hermes bag... be still my heart.

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Marie Z. said...

Wow! I want to hop on a plane and go to that market! The cross necklaces are beautiful!

Kari said...

Beautiful photos again :) I love the dress!

Sara y Paloma said...

I love your dress!! and the pictures are amazing!!

Emily and Abigail said...

such great finds!! lusting all the glasses, rings, the Hermes bag, and the amazing golden cuff!

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Ellen said...

i think i am going to dream about those books tonight...

Lainey said...

I love little markets like these. Every opportunity I have to go a flea market I do. I want that Birkin so badly.

Annie said...

dying over that hermès

bee said...

Love the second picture! Perfect :)

BEE

www.atlantic-pacific.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

An Hermes bag at a vintage market, wow! And I love that feather cuff you bought

xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

toya said...

wow!
That Hermes bag was beautiful. Too bad about the price though... pretty steep.
I enjoy reading your blog so good luck with the Cosmo awards!

xo
toya

Karobaro said...

Great finds!!

Allergic to Vanilla said...

I heard about your blog, but never did check it out until today...its good!

great shots, good style...love

xo Carlina
AllergicToVanilla.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful jewelry! I as well really like the feather bangle as well, can't wait to see it in upcoming photos. I too was wondering if you got the Hermes bag haha. <3

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Brooke said...

ah you WOULD find a cuff like that at a flea market! I remember when we went to the giant flea market in paris and everyone got lost in the rain... :) still loving the blog Sandra, keep it up!

Tae Hee said...

i would die to own a brikin or kelley!...ahh

read me at:

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xxx

Fatima A. said...

those pictures are beautiful and you bought beautiful stuff!!

fashion clocked said...

Hey lady- hope your holiday is/has been as incredible as it looks- the hm ruffle dress is like a lampshade in the best possible way! So delicate! It looks divine on you!
The market reminds me of one i visited in Barcelona- everything there had a story, was completely unique very old and unfortunately very expensive- I found some cool old vogue prints and compact mirrors!
Beautiful purchases.xxx
fashion clocked
I would love you to visit.xx Katie.x

joana said...

gorgeous photos. loving the vintage items

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

you're adorable! and i tried that h&m dress on yesterday. it looks perfect on you.


xoxo merissa
merbri.blogspot.com

Eden said...

Love your dress:))

the style crusader said...

love the photo with all the old glasses. looks like an incredible market!

sydandpia said...

LOVE!!!too bad I did not know about this market when I was there two years ago.
http://sydandpia.wordpress.com

Fashion Monstre said...

woooow awesome stuff! and i'm loving that dress i need to get one!

kendall k. said...

I was just going to ask...did you get the Hermes bag?! Fantastic market and great shots!
Cheers.

http://kendallkstyle.blogspot.com

Elettra said...

Congrats for your blog, it's really amazing! And that feater bangle.. WOOW! Totally felt in love with it!

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noirohio vintage said...

great shots!! that dress is stunning on you!

fashion first & foremost said...

Those are some beautiful pieces! I wish I could be at that market! That was my favorite part about italy, all the little street markets!

www.fashionfirstandforemost.blogspot.com

xo Ryley

Nicky said...

Unfortunatly, I dont think I would have been able to resist that gorgeous Hermes bag - even if I had to pay for it with blodd, sweat and tears! Love the H&M dress =)

Love, Nicky
at: fashion-frutcake.blogspot.com

delilah said...

that feather bangle is so gorgeous! the fact that it's vintage just makes it even more to die for!

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Romi said...

I don't know if I'm being extremely maudlin but all your finds and the pics were great except for the crosses!! After seeing stigmata - the movie I will never purchase or condone the purchase of crosses at markets- It's too risky!

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Lucia ♥ said...

So cute!!! I love everything you got... and your dress is so cute, perfect summer outfit!
xo

gretecullen said...

Love these glasses

FashionQueen294 said...

Wow awesome finds! I can't wait to go back to Paris and find this treasure place! :D

Love
C
fashionqueen294.blogspot.com

JustCleo said...

I love such places! there is so much interesting things to see...<3