Words by Emma Connell
July 12th, 2017
When visiting a new destination it can be difficult to know where to start looking to nab a good bargain. So, we’ve done all the hard work for you by compiling a list of the best vintage shops to browse until your heart’s content. Whether you are looking for old-school denim or a one-off piece, you are bound to find what you’re lusting after below. Warning, this may make you want to book a spontaneous trip!
Keep scrolling to discover the best vintage and second-hand shops in these top 6 cities around the globe.
In the heart of downtown Lisbon, this vintage shop and café should be a mandatory stop when visiting the capital. Filled with reasonably priced retro clothing which range between €30-€120, you are bound to pick up an assortment of one-off gems.
Rua Assunçáo 22, Lisbon
Opening times: Monday – Saturday: 10-8pm
Situated around the corner from previously mentioned A Outra Face de Lua is this renowned charity shop. Run by a humanitarian organisation, they aim to raise funds to support projects in the south of the world so you don’t have to feel so bad about splurging. Upstairs hosts a plethora of vintage items with 30% off everything so be sure to check it out.
Rua dos Fanqueiros 225, Lisbon
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 9.30-7.30pm
Located in La Latina, this second-hand shop is one not to miss. Boasting an assortment of oversized jackets, retro shirts, quirky dresses and authentic jewels you are sure to find just what you are looking for. Consider it Aladdin’s cave.
Calle Bastero, 16,28005, Madrid
Opening hours: Saturday – Monday: 10.30-3pm, Tuesday – Friday: 10.30-2.30pm
If you are looking to stock up on your vintage apparel, PICKnWEIGHT Vintage Store should be top of the pile. After sifting through decades of clothes, you simply weigh your items to equal the amount you owe. Remember, keep extra space in your carry on because you will want everything.
Schellingstraße 24, 80799, Munich
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.30-8pm
Dubbed as one of the best vintage shops in Milan, your trip won’t be complete without a visit here. Hosting a plethora of retro adidas jackets, embellished denim, tie-dye T-shirts along with a list of various other second-hand miscellanea, you are guaranteed not to come out empty handed.
Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 7, 20123, Milan
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11-7.30pm, Sunday – Monday: 3-7.30pm
Situated in the shopping district of Copenhagen among a small hidden yard lies this vintage gem. Don’t be fooled by its dainty appearance, once you step inside this retro haven you are bombarded with a room full of reasonably priced clothing that is guaranteed to spark intrigue.
32, Studiestræde 30, 1455 Copenhagen
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 11-6pm, Saturday: 11-5pm
This thrift shop is one of the larger on the list, but don’t let that overwhelm you. You’ll be sure to find rails and rails of second-hand clothing worthy of sifting through. Just remember to leave a few hours aside to rummage at your own pace, it may take a while…
Waterlooplein 1, 1011 NV Amsterdam
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10-6pm, Sunday: 1-6pm
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