Pep's Umbrella Repair Shop in Paris, France

Pep's Umbrella Repair Shop in Paris France

I took this photo during my trip to Paris last year.  This is a small umbrella repair shop - yes, he repairs umbrellas!  In the US, we tend to throw things away when they break, but in Paris, and really throughout Europe and the UK, it seems that people actually care about their possessions and try to make them last by repairing them.  What a wonderful concept.  I found many small boutique-type shops in Paris that specialized in crafts or repairs, something that is becoming a rarity in the US.  And the shopkeepers take a lot of pride in their crafts and their shops.  It's refreshing and lovely to see. 

Do you take pride in your profession?  Do you love what you do?  I do! I specialize in first time buyers and relocation buyers, and not only do I take a lot of pride in what I do for a living, I love what I do.  I love the feeling I get when a first time buyer is so excited about buying their first home.  I get excited for them when they sign the paperwork and they realize they have a new home that belongs to them.

Do you love what you do for a living?  Do you take pride in it?



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Comment balloon 5 commentsRoberta Kayne • April 11 2012 05:10PM


Everyone knows that we live in a disposable culture.  It is often cheaper to just buy something again than to pay the labor cost to have it repaired.  The decision making trump card in our culture is usually "what does it cost".  Sometimes, the point isn't the money.  Sometimes the point is that it is better to fix something than it is to throw it away.

And, yes, I love my job, too!

Thanks for the post...

Posted by Judith Abbott (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 8 years ago
Hi Roberta, What a cute shop and love the idea. It is so neighborhood feeling and charming to boot. I wish we could get more to this because it feels refreshing.
Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 8 years ago

Hi Judith, I agree; we do live in a disposable culture, and my little blog isnt going to change it, just point it out.  And I agree -- it's cheaper here to buy something new than to fix it. 

Hi William, glad you like the pic of the shop - and the shop itself.  I'm not sure what you mean by "get more to this"...?  I do have a few more photos of the shps on that small street, if that's what you mean.

Posted by Roberta Kayne, CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates (Dublin & Central Ohio Homes) over 8 years ago

Hi Roberta I've received my I.R.E.S. Designation in Vancouver, BC, Canada and I noticed that you have similar designations.  I'm messaging you because I want to expand my international connections.  I'm presently building a larger network so that your listings can be featured in my city (for an international exposure), and mine can be featured by you.  Presently I have approximately 20 listings which might be of interest to you.  

Interested?  Look forward to chatting some more with you with respect to co-listing each other's properties, if you are interested in speaking further?  Cheers, Jark.

Posted by Jark Krysinski *PREC (Personal Real Estate Corporation), TeamYVR Team Leader, BA,ABR,IRES,IMSD,LLB (REMAX CREST REALTY WESTSIDE) almost 8 years ago

Roberta,  you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue, thank you!

Travellers in the Rain!


Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 3 years ago