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Hi all. I'm wondering if there's a brick and mortar store in Paris that sells used children's items (toys, cribs, strollers, books, etc.). We'll be moving there with 2 kids come August and buying a lot of things all over again and don't want to spend a fortune. I plan to look on Fusac's classifieds listings as well as those on this site, but was wondering if there was also an actual store that I could go to. There are several where I'm coming from. Thanks!

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Don't know of an actual store, but many towns (and, I suppose arrondissements in Paris) hold big rummage sales for children's clothing and other stuff - sometimes a couple of times a year. These may be called "brocantes" (which is basically just a rummage sale) or "bourses" enfant or something similar. You can find tons of them if you google the term "brocante pour bebe".

There are also the fall and spring brocantes and vide-grenier (another term for rummage sale) which always seem to have lots of kids' stuff. Keep an eye out for signs along the road or posted in the local mairies. These sorts of sales tend to be organized by the town governments in order to provide a sort of umbrella for VAT purposes - so that the individuals selling stuff don't have to worry about VAT or not.
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don't worry about that, when you arrive check for vide-grenier (garage sales) and/or marché aux puces (flee market) ads... you will find plenty of staff for real good price.

Also one thing proved helpful to me, neighbors and people I knew, lots of staff were given for kids because their kids are older or not needing that anymore (toys, books and even we got bicycles in very good shape !)
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Hi, Try searching troc, depot vente et friperieenfants Paris. Here are 2 possibilities:

D?p?t-vente pour b?b?s & enfants - Pu?riculture, V?tements, Jouets, Neuf & Occasion - PARIS 15 - BAMBIN TROC
Les boutiques Emmaüs à Paris - Evous
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You can check out Emmaüs, there's one big one in Paris, but I can't remember which one it is. They sell used stuff under a large store (kind of like Salvation Army).
I'm not sure how much kids stuff they have but they might.

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Those are some great tips! Thank you

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