Flea markets move online – and go upmarket, too...

Jane Hanks talks to the young entrepreneur credited with giving the traditional French brocante a thoroughly modern new look

Fans of vide greniers, flea markets and brocantes are buying more and more of their second hand furniture and antiques on line.

Rather than getting up early at weekends to stroll around stalls and shops, they are looking at beautifully presented objects from the comfort of home, where they can imagine just where to put this or that object.

There are a range of sites, with their own specialities. For example, Luckyfind, for vintage and quality second-hand; Atelier du Petit Parc for Fifties and Sixties objects from France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark; Design Market for high-end ...

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