Buying second-hand from flea-markets is a satisfying past-time that gives one the opportunity to give objects with a story to tell a second life. There’s nothing satisfying about having cookie cutter, cliché objects from Maison du Monde or IKEA in your home because there’s no hunt involved. Walking 5km through IKEA’s maze does not count as a hunt. It is more like a rat race with a hot dog and frozen french fries at the end, instead of Swiss cheese.
You can also be sure that at least hundreds of thousands of other people have the same poorly made TV stand that left you €600 short. Rediscovering and utilizing objects from flea markets that have some character is not only cheaper than buying things new, but it’s actually the most environmentally friendly business practice.
Ironically, many brands attempt to market themselves as progressive and environmentally friendly while encouraging you to spend more on new things that don’t last. Planned obsolescence is very profitable, as well as convincing you that you’re a good person if you buy their product.
Now, there is the valid argument that going to flea markets isn’t a very pleasant experience. Generally speaking, most flea markets have low turnover, limited products, or low-quality objects. Another commonality is that they scare people away by usually being dark, poorly organized places where you don’t always feel welcome. There’s no Feng Shui and shopping at such flea markets is often an unpleasant experience.
The Brocante O’Plus in Anglet stands apart from the rest. It has been around since 1992, and has over 1800m2 worth of objects of all types from every era.
At the Brocante O’Plus, you’ll find:
- Luxury Accessories – handbags, perfume, pens, lighters, jewellery, watches
- Furniture – XVIII and XIX century, contemporary, Scandinavian, and more
- Decoration – paintings, sculptures, mirrors, vintage objects..
- Musical Instruments – Pleyel pianos, harpsichords, clarinets, trumpets, etc.
- Books and comic books
- Surprisingly, good wine
Not only does the Brocante O’Plus have a huge selection of unique objects for every budget, but shopping or strolling around the flea market is actually a pleasant experience. There is plenty of natural light, and the people that work there are friendly and happy to answer your questions.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
If you’re looking to sell your goods at a fair price, the Brocante O’Plus offers great visibility due to the fact that there are hundreds of visitors each day, and there is an organized software system that allows you to login and check on the status of your goods to see if they’ve been sold. They may also be open to purchasing your object upfront.
Not only is the Brocante O’Plus a one-of-a-kind flea market that welcomes everyone, but there is also the real estate agency, O’Plus Immobilier, of course! Our office is located right inside the flea market.
As a real estate agency, we’ve taken the same approach that has given the Brocante O’Plus such a great reputation for the last 30 years. We’re not here to rip you off, and we work with buyers and sellers at every price point. Be sure to stop into the office and say hi next time you visit the Brocante O’Plus!