A Japanese legend says objects, after a hundred years, become tsukumogami - in other words objects with a soul that can have a positive or a negative influx. Who knows how many stories intersect at those incredible places: flea markets!
In the past few years, passion for vintage second-hand items has increased everywhere, thus making the fortune of little forgotten shops and flea markets. This is a nice alternative for those who boycott fashion and collect unique pieces following a special or bizarre personal taste, or who simply love meeting people.
Moreover, buying second-hand items is part of those good green policy norms people talk about so much these days. Here are some suggestions on where to find some interesting articles.