Shop Paris — The Joy of French Thrifting at Chine Machine

Shop Paris — The Joy of French Thrifting at Chine Machine

Chine Machine — come on in!

Tucked away on one of Montmartre’s quaint one-way streets, Chine Machine is a vintage and thrift shop that is sure to catch your eye from the street. The name often raises the question, what does that mean? Chine comes from the French verb chiner, which means ‘to hunt’, and once you know that, this boutique will become a must in your pursuit for Parisian style. Find out why we think this store is perfect for scouring secondhand

Buy Local — Shop The Renegade Craft Fair and The Vintage Bazaar All in One, This Weekend in Chicago

Buy Local — Shop The Renegade Craft Fair and The Vintage Bazaar All in One, This Weekend in Chicago

Photo: Renegadecraft.com

Get ready to buy local at the Renegade Craft Fair and Vintage Bazaar market extravaganza. Market organizer Libby Alexander of the Vintage Bazaar has teamed up with the touring handmade market, Renegade to bring two days of neighborly shopping to Chicago. Alongside the plethora of handmade goods at Wicker Park is a curated group of the best secondhand finds coming out of the Windy City. Read on to see what sellers have us excited to head out this weekend

Shop Paris — Party with Bambi, Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe at KillyGrind

Shop Paris — Party with Bambi, Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe at KillyGrind

Nestled among the handmade shops of rue d’Orsel is KillyGrind, a fun custom couture store. Once you step through the eye-catching green front door, the sound of 1950s Rock’n’Roll music fills the air as you’re met with a huge smile and a ‘Bonjour!’ from Killy, the lovely 30 year-old brunette with tattoos decorating both of her arms. She’s a mix of rock, femininity, and glam and as you wander through her store, you’ll feel like you’re at a party with Bambi, Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe. This young Parisian is passionate about retro fashion, second-hand garments, burlesque, all kinds of eccentricities and kitschy goods

Parisian Palate — Maison Pos, Where to Go for Fresh, Organic and the Unexpected

Parisian Palate — Maison Pos, Where to Go for Fresh, Organic and the Unexpected

If you’re around the gorgeous Place de La Bastille, and craving fresh goods like sweet blueberries or juicy tomatoes, we’ve got just the spot. Maison Pos is also the essential outpost for picnicking by the Seine with red wine and charcuterie. And if you’re just in the mood to peruse, don’t be surprised when owner Pierre-Olivier insists on offering it to you on a piece of fresh baked baguette. Read on to find out why this local shop is a must for Parisians and tourists alike

Photos – Marché de Belleville in Paris and Its Piled High Edibles

Photos   Marché de Belleville in Paris and Its Piled High Edibles

Want produce? This is where to go. With 90 percent of stalls selling mounds of fresh, local and ripe fruit and veggies, the competition guarantees a great bang for your Euro. For less than 10 euros, I picked up one kilo of spinach, a couple mangos, peaches, cantaloupes, avocados and more tomatoes than I could hold. By the less-than excited reactions from vendors, I could tell they were used to selling by the kilo. But hey, a girl’s gotta save room for the wine and cheese

I Want This — Gorgeous Long Kilim Rug in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I Want This — Gorgeous Long Kilim Rug in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Don't you just love the graphic pattern of this Kilim rug?

What better way to warm up the home for the upcoming fall season than with a gorgeous Kilim rug? The intricate pattern and bright colors add visual interest to any room. I can see this lengthy home accessory adding a sense of coziness to the foyer in my own home.

To keep your feet warm with this beauty, visit Red’s corner for the Long Kilim Rug ($450) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Now Available on Krrb – Delivery Options!

Now Available on Krrb – Delivery Options!

As a sellers on Krrb, you can now offer local delivery, postal delivery and international delivery in addition to in-person pickup.

As y’all prolly know, Krrb.com was created for local and in-person delivery. However, given the global nature of the website, many people can’t help but peek into other neighborhoods, cities or even countries to see what people are selling locally over yonder. And if they find something they love … what to do? What to do

Brag Alert — Featured Sellers of the Week

Brag Alert — Featured Sellers of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Eames Herman Miller shell chairs from LShapiro, suitcase desk from Strangelovely, stationary from Andrew Lipsky and vintage hanging lamps from So Thrifty.

Krrb’s homepage now proudly features some of the coolest corners around. In case you missed the rotating gallery of your Krrb neighbors, we’ve compiled a roll call of these snazzy sellers you’ll want to browse again and again. Can we help it if we’re proud of our awesome sellers?

Lots of great sellers were featured on the Krrb homepage this week! Melissa of Apartment 46 from San Mateo, California has a great pair of mid-century indoor/outdoor chairs.

Also on the West Coast, Brian of LA Vintage Furnishings is selling a Schepp’s Lithograph Decorated Tin Cake Box among other vintage goodness.

Get your pucker ready for fall with Lip Balm Flights from Sprout Skincare in Greenpoint, Brooklyn while

Anastasia of Gentrified Junk is selling a 1970s Fisher Price chime ball toy in downtown Manhattan.

Be sure to hit up the homepage daily to see who’s wheeling and dealing.

Weekend Wanderer — Los Angeles, Miami, and Lillie, France

Weekend Wanderer — Los Angeles, Miami, and Lillie, France

It's Labor Day weekend! Enjoy the last hours of summer. Photo: Riverratzonline.com

It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander

The World’s First Flea Market – Photos From Les Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt

The Worlds First Flea Market   Photos From Les Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt

Don’t even call this place a market. Les Puces de Clignancourt, as this beast is commonly called, is more of a self-contained city filled to the brim with vintage goods; jaw-dropping antiques; bric-a-brac; used, gently used, very used everything; knock-offs of premium brands and just plain garbage. Touted as the first flea market in the world, and probably the largest, it’s closer to a shopping district than a singular market.

I Want This — Vintage Thonet Club Chairs in Brooklyn, New York

I Want This — Vintage Thonet Club Chairs in Brooklyn, New York

As a true Krrbie since birth, my greatest secondhand find was an upholstered orange vinyl club chair for $5. This chair traveled with me to college and my first apartment, always adding a pop of color to any room. Though my chair has long gone to the giant living room in the sky, my love for 70’s style orange vinyl furniture remains strong. It’s why I’m considering redoing my living room to include these amber beauties with chrome accents.

If you’re looking for a sassy addition to your home, look no further than these Vintage Thonet Club Chairs ($325) from Get it Gone’s corner in Brooklyn, New York.

[Update] Oh How I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

[Update] Oh How I Love Thee, Let Me Count the Ways

The new Krrb homepage is the start of a magical love affair.

Krrb is an ever-changing, constantly evolving, continually growing, wildly expanding, big ol’ beautiful almost two-year-old baby. With your help we’ve been raising this bouncing bundle of joy to be the kind of neighbor we can all count on and be proud of for many years to come.

As we approach our two-year anniversary (in November), we’ve been hard at work improving Krrb based off user feedback. We’re happy to share with you the highlights from the last couple of weeks and will continue to share as we launch new features right through the holiday season

Back to School Secondhand Shopping in Brooklyn, Austin and San Francisco

Back to School Secondhand Shopping in Brooklyn, Austin and San Francisco

Let's be real, this outfit wouldn't last through recess on your kid. Photo: Alphavillejournal.com

Back to school shopping for children’s clothes is a never ending ordeal. As soon as you’ve bought your kids a season’s worth, chances are they’ve outgrown them. Consignment and thrift stores make the whole process a little lighter on the wallet or you can grab some secondhand steals readily available on Krrb. So to get into the season, we chatted up a few shop owners in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Austin about how they prepare for the back to school crowds and their fond memories of new backpacks and lunchboxes

Krrb Presents Quick Tips — How To Make Mini Pizzas

We know you have no time for long-winded how-to’s, so we’ll keep it short. In under a minute, Quick Tips are here to help you with life’s little lessons. So unless you get caught up watching hundreds in a row, which – warning – you just might, you can quickly get back to monitoring your news feeds or whatever you were doing. Check out the full video series here.

When it comes to making snacks for hungry children (and adults!) the less fuss, the better. Check out this healthy spin on a class favorite — mini pizzas. We teamed up with Lia LoBello from The Pretty Delicious for a simple mini pizza recipe that you can tailor to your health needs. Swap in whole wheat or brown rice English muffins, homemade sauce, and even top it off with a few raw veggies. These mini pizzas are a simple snack sure to hold any kid over till dinner time. Be sure to check The Pretty Delicious for more recipes from Lia and her co-blogger Erin.

The City of Light — A Love Affair

The City of Light — A Love Affair

Ohh, Paris. The romance, the wine, the cheese! Then there’s the marches. Yes! The marches. Those in need can pick up anything and everything from hardware to slippers to vintage clothes from one of their hundreds of diverse markets that dot the city.

The secondhand economy is thriving in the City of Light replete with a beautiful, subtle nod to conscious consumption. Car sharing, bike sharing, and sharing of any and all kinds also has a permanent home here. And of course, there is vintage to drool over. From shops to individual sellers, Paris will never let you forget that it’s the fashion capital of the world.

So what do you get when you cross local markets, secondhand shopping, and sharing out the wazoo, with vintage galore? Why, you get Krrb, of course! Since Krrb was born, the city by the Seine gave it love, in part because Krrb is half French, but also because Paris is so firmly rooted in localism, something that courses through our veins.

After a bit of a cultural exchange between our New York and Paris offices this summer we thought it only right to pay homage to the city that inspired so much of this thing we call Krrb. Keep an eye out these next two weeks for a truly Krrb tribute to one of the most beautiful cities on earth. Because like Thomas Jefferson, we believe that “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Obviously!

We Got A Winner — Pip and Estella Giveaway

We Got A Winner — Pip and Estella Giveaway

Come on down! We've got a winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Ceramic Serving Tray Giveaway! One lucky winner has been selected and will be contacted via Facebook.

And now a message from the lovely Sana Keefer behind Pip and Estella:

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! Our pieces are available around the globe but it’s especially fun to see how the vintage experts in the Krrb community would use them. We met some awesome Manhattan and Brooklynites through the Apartment Therapy Krrb Classifieds for local sales. With a move to LA in the works we look forward to making new friends with fellow vintage lovers on the west coast. Visit our new Krrb corner this September for Krrb only pricing!

If you want to see more one-of-kind- finds from Sana, be sure to check out Pip and Estella on Krrb. They’re one of our favorite neighbors!

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