Where to buy second-hand furniture in Lyon?
Buying second-hand furniture is both stylish and eco-friendly. What a pleasure to find the rare pearl on a flea market or a garage sale rather than going to buy the same furniture as everyone else in a large Swedish store (randomly the new Ikéa from Lyon ^^).Even if the advent of websites such as LeBonCoin has sounded the death knell for a large number of sales depots, there are still a few addresses in Lyon to buy second-hand furniture. Here is the list of my favorite spots to create a vintage decoration without leaving 2 months of salary.
The Bric à Brac of the Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris
The Foyer Notre Dame des Sans Abris, which comes to the aid and offers a roof over the heads of the underprivileged, sells second-hand objects and furniture in its 5 Bric à Brac stores in Greater Lyon (Croix-Rousse, Gerland, Vaise, Oullins, Décines). If you have a car, the best way is to go to the one in the rue de Toulon in the 7th arrondissement (just next to the waste collection centre, it’s clever) which offers the widest choice. There you will find lots of old things more or less rebuilt. The prices are always very interesting.
The Canal Flea Market
Les Puces du Canal, located in Villeurbanne, on the other side of the perimeter, is the second largest flea market in France after the Puces de Saint Ouen in Paris. More than just furniture, it’s above all an atmosphere that you come here to find. The numerous exhibitors, the entertainment and the few guinguettes to eat make it a great destination for weekend mornings.If the covered area is mainly aimed at wealthy buyers, the outside area is a nice hunting ground to find retro furniture at a good price. I bought my coffee table, 2 chests of drawers, and some kitsch frames.more info
Emmaus has 3 sales outlets in Greater Lyon. You can find some small items or accessories at Emmaus Créqui (Lyon 3). If you are looking for large pieces of furniture, go to Emmaus Gratte-Ciel or, even better, Emmaus Parilly (Vénissieux), the central shop with the most choice. Here too, the prices are really attractive provided you are not looking to be up to date with the latest decoration trends. More info.
If you have a bit more budget and you are looking for vintage furniture more in the spirit of the times, go to this shop (next to the famous In-Sted), near the banks of the Rhone (Lyon 3) which offers beautiful retro pieces well rebuilt. Rather than go buy an imitation of Scandinavian-inspired retro furniture on AM/PM or Made.com, go shopping here to get an armchair that will have had a real story before you…