Paris Apartment Custom Shopping Expeditions
Claudia Strasser, who runs a New York—based interiors business called the Paris Apartment, has decades of experience showing American clients around Parisian markets. In 1993, she founded a boutique in New York City to sell the refurbished French furniture and accessories she found at flea markets. Now, she splits her time between New York and Paris, where she takes small groups on shopping trips to find furniture for their own collections at markets such as the famous Marché aux Puces St.-Ouen (Clingancourt). Using her firsthand knowledge, Strasser guides visitors through the entire process, including introductions, transportation, bargaining, and shipping.