Malik Market Paris a designer’s hub
Looking for things to do in or around Saint Ouen during your visit, visit Malik Paris Saint-Ouen Flea Market to meet young hipsters, famous designers and artists come for fashion tip’s and ideas. Malik and Dauphine markets are both not far to the Porte de Clignancourt metro station.
One of the most popular markets is Malik Market. Established in 1942, an Albanian merchant named Malik bought some land and buildings on rue Valles in St Ouen and turned it into 100 stalls forming the Malik Market, famous for vintage clothes and old uniforms. It was the place where second hand clothes and accessories found a second life. Today, this place is a paradise for brand-sportswear clothing and where hipsters find “trendy” Parisian fashion wear. Malik Market is the hub where young hipsters, artists and designers come for fashion tips and ideas to find their own treasures. The history of Malik flea market is said to be steeped in flea market history and it is a real crossroads of the arts bringing together antique dealers, youngsters, designers as well as artists and celebrities creating a major fashion buzz today.
Parisian history says that the land in Saint Ouen was once a plot devoted to fruit and vegetables. Mr Malik benefited from legal ownership rights for life by Mr Bourdin who rented the immense land to him. The vegetable growth continued for sometime but eventually taking the cue from Roman Vernaison, one of the oldest markets, he transformed the building into a market place with around a hundred stalls. Known as Malik market, he continues to be a reference name recognized for the sportswear and trendy clothing paradise in les Puces. The market was and remains the place to be for vintage-second-hand clothes, old uniforms…