From Berlin To Bangkok: Best Vintage & Second-Hand Stores

Style 2023

Table of contents:

From Berlin To Bangkok: Best Vintage & Second-Hand Stores
From Berlin To Bangkok: Best Vintage & Second-Hand Stores
Video: From Berlin To Bangkok: Best Vintage & Second-Hand Stores
Video: Vintage Shoppen in Berlin 2023, February

hike to second-hand shops and vintage shops - this is a whole quest: you can search for valuable or interesting things for a long time, but that is why the find turns out to be doubly pleasant. We asked a few women who share a passion for vintage shopping which thrift stores they go to overseas - treasures from them are sure to be a memorable holiday souvenir.

Text: Anna Eliseeva


Anna Petrenko

nail designer @


The Nowkölln Flowmarkt flea market takes place every second Sunday in spring, summer and autumn. This year, the opening of the season will take place on March 24th. It is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the Neukölln district - on the embankment of the Maybachufer canal. Most of the stalls here are run by young Berliners and expats who rent a place with a small company and sell their things: shoes, clothes, jewelry, household utensils, books. There are many counters, and it is easy to get lost in them, but I usually look at the sellers: if they themselves are dressed interestingly, then there is a high probability of finding something cool. The atmosphere in the market is relaxed, sellers start drinking sparkling wine right in the morning, many put on music. In addition, there is a patch where semi-professional musicians perform, and a varied food court, so you can have a great time in the market, even if you don't plan to buy anything.

Prices are different, but in general, sellers are too lazy to carry things back home, so they are willing to bargain - you can leave with a purchase of two to five euros. I have a favorite vintage silver jewelry stall run by a Turkish family - sometimes I go to the market just to buy flowers and check for updates. Among the catch are chains of different lengths and weaves, silver shell clips, a pendant in the shape of a mermaid with a lion's head (which turned out to be a symbol of Singapore) and a ring with mother-of-pearl. The most expensive piece of jewelry cost me twenty-five euros.

I can recommend Repeater, a small vintage shop with a pro-American aesthetic. It's definitely worth stopping in for vintage Levi’s and Wrangler jeans, colored corduroy pants, denim shirts, bomber jackets, Red Wing boots and cowboy boots. In the summer, the assortment is usually replenished with plain silk shirts of all sorts of colors that take up an entire rail, denim shorts and floral dresses from the 90s. Jeans prices are invariably kept in the region of thirty euros. During the period of hobby for "leopard" I found here a silk blouse with the noblest leopard print of all for fifteen euros, and I fished it out of the mountain of things in the dressing room. Another hit is Burberry raincoats, they appear here every spring and cost around eighty euros.


Anastasia Ivchenko

Co-founder of Public Kitchen Agency


I love everything old - for many years. Most often I buy items for the home: colored glass, coffee vapors, and dishes in general. In Kiev, I find interior items in the store of my friend Dasha Bespalova Archive Store (Vozdvizhenskaya St., 9-19.), In particular glass from the Bimini manufactory. Among the favorite acquisitions are a Japanese small teapot in the shape of either a fox or a dog, a Bimini skewer, a French rimmer of the late 19th century. The Archive Store has nice prices: from five hundred hryvnia to a couple of thousand per item.

I am also not indifferent to vintage clothes, I love old uniforms. True, in Kiev there are not so many shops where you can buy something worthy - as a rule, “vintage” clothes mean collections of five years ago. But I still found one place with a good choice - Manhattan’s babe in Podil (12 Kozhemyatskaya st.). I like that the personality of the person who supervises it is visible behind the collection of things. Real pearls include Hermès Kelly bags from the 70s, Celine and Gucci (model Bamboo) from the same 70s, Lanvin dresses from the time of young Albert Elbaz, Christian Dior pea coats and, of course, a lot of Chanel. I often go here for jewelry: it can be both YSL and no-names, but "seasoned".My favorite purchase is a YSL tweed jacket from the times of Yves Saint Laurent himself. The range of prices is large: jewelry can cost as much as fifty dollars or two hundred. Clothes - in the range of four hundred - eight hundred and fifty dollars.


Maria Potudina

curator of the Jazz Manor market and co-owner of the family cafe EarlyBirds Lisbon


Lisbon has one of the oldest, largest and most inexpensive flea markets in Europe, the Feira da Ladra (thieves' market). "Flea" is located on a hill near the large Pantheon, in a historic district with narrow streets. She usually works on Saturdays and Tuesdays from nine to three; in the tourist season, sellers can stand up to five, and on a rainy day, they can turn off shops at two.

When I first came to Lisbon, I was fascinated by the scale and generosity of the market. The flea market itself consists of an "official" and "unofficial" part. If you go from the Pantheon, you will find yourself just in the "official" one, where professional sellers of designer and tourist products and antique shops with expensive items from two centuries ago are located. Below, in the second part of the market, it is much more interesting: here you can find second-hand local residents and junk clothes at a price of five to ten euros. For two years I bought flowers in pots, picture frames and light furniture at a flea.

My second favorite place is the A Outra Face da Lua store: I adore not only its clothes, but also the interior. It is located in another historic district of Lisbon, Baixa. The owners are a married couple, adherents of ethical consumption. Here you will not find well-known brands: the owners generally do not buy famous brands, preferring medium and small European brands. Prices jump from item to item, but in winter they are lower. Everything is conveniently hung by color, you can find casual and smart dresses, coats, windbreakers from the 90s, tweed and leather jackets. There are also several chests of accessories. There are also men's things.

Here are a few more points in the Chiado area: Jocker Vintage (Calçada do Carmo, 59) - there are many men's clothes, Ás De Espadas (Calçada do Carmo, 42) - one of the richest shops, Pop Closet (Calçada do Sacramento, 48) is located almost next door, there are interesting glasses and accessories. Naftalina is a store with a self-explanatory name located in the area with bars in Bairro Alto.


Katya Shabalova

PR director of v confession agency and author of the telegram channel "Let's go broke, let's go around the world"


To be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of vintage, but at the same time I really love clothes. Thanks to my work, I have visited the main European fashion capitals: London, Paris, Copenhagen. When it comes to vintage shopping, these are favorites.

Reign is my favorite used clothing store in London. It is located in Soho at 12 Berwick Street. It is small, but the selection is nice: here you can find good denim, oversized sheepskin coats, and accessories with shoes. I bought a python bag in it, as if from Mrs. Maisel's wardrobe. For London, prices are quite humane - from forty to one hundred pounds.

Anastasia Sheveleva

marketer, contributor to Ala Champ Magazine


London is famous for vintage markets, flea markets and second-hand shops. But, unfortunately, the quality of goods decreases every year, as store owners sometimes save money and replace vintage with Chinese copies. To find something unique, you need to be ready to revisit the mountains of the uninteresting.

The 282 Portobello vintage store is located on one of London's most popular vintage streets, Portobello. On weekends, it is bursting with stalls selling clothes, jewelry, paintings, leather goods and more. You can look at the market as an attraction once, but it's better to go straight to 282 Portobello - it's easy to spend a few hours there. The store is small, but filled from floor to ceiling with English classics: Burberry trench coats, Harry Hall jackets, Barbour quilted jackets, wool hats and more. Prices start at twenty pounds, but there are also expensive items. The owner makes purchases herself, meets people, sells clothes and photographs customers. The store also has a huge number of silk scarves that hang on almost every trench coat under the shoulder straps. I really liked this idea - now I also wear the scarf I bought there.

Spitalfields Market is located in another popular Shoreditch area. On Thursday, it turns into a Mecca for designers, collectors and anyone interested in vintage clothing, furniture, cameras, paintings, tableware and jewelry. Better to come to the opening - eight in the morning - in order to have time to snatch the most valuable thing. If you come at the close, feel free to bargain with the sellers - they can cut the price by half. This is a great place to buy a small gift, but sometimes you can find something expensive here, like the original Chanel bag, it all depends on luck.


Dali Imedi

sales manager in the field of fashion


In Milan I go to three stores: Napoleone (via degli Arcimboldi, 5), Humana (via Cappellari, 3) and Sous Vintage (Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, 52). It's second-hand and it's cheap. The first one I go for jeans - they bring in vintage denim from America every Friday. It was in this store that I found my white, black and blue Levi's 501s for a modest twenty-five euros per pair. Sous has a lot of good leather jackets, my recent purchase is a leather coat similar to Kwaidan Editions, which cost forty-five instead of a thousand euros. Silk blouses and wool sweatshirts can be found at Humana. I have been wearing a Missoni sweater with their original colors for almost five years now.

New York

Natalia Malykhina

blog author @_visual_content_ and designer of the Q brand


New York has a huge number of second-hand shops, flea markets and vintage shops for every taste and budget. Some sell only rare things like Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and work exclusively with trusted clients. There are also well-known youth Beacon's Closet and Buffalo Exchange and street sales, where you can buy any thing for no more than five dollars.

My own favorite is vintage markets - large, goofy, filled with a bunch of incomprehensible junk, weird sellers and no less weird buyers. For me, this is a special world in which it is not at all necessary to buy something. The most beloved such market is located on 25th Street between 5th and 6th avenues in Manhattan, on the site of a parking lot, which on weekends gives way to tents with vintage fur coats, jewelry from the beginning of the last century, rare magazines, antique furniture and African masks. Everything is ordered here, just in its own special manner: books and other printed publications on the one hand, jewelry and clothing on the other, carpets and interior items in a small nook between neighboring buildings.

I already have favorite tents, which I look into first. In one of them, right at the entrance, an elegant woman sells vintage jewelry. In the second, a little in the back of the market, an elderly Frenchman sells fur coats of the 70s. In each of them, I have found treasures more than once: an incredible ash-colored fur jacket for only fifty dollars, gold-plated brooches in the Celine style of the Phoebe Fileo times, minimalist rings and brand new silk scarves. Of course, I'm not lucky every time, but that's why the joy of a successful hunt is only stronger.


Alisa Rusakova



Most of the second-hand shops and flea markets are located in Montmartre. I found everything myself, because I love places like this. On this street there are many similar shops of about the same price range (from fifteen to two hundred euros per item), which sell clothes from the 70s and 90s.

The cheapest second-hand is called Guerrisol (Boulevard de Rochechouart, 21) - a chain reminiscent of the domestic Megastil. There are many things at low prices and sometimes you can find a real treasure. There is everything: T-shirts, jeans, jackets, cool leather coats for ten euros. But I would go to Guerrisol looking for something unusual and cheap. One of the closest stores to Guerrisol is Mamie Blue (Rue de Rochechouart, 69), which sells expensive and beautiful clothes from different times, starting from the 50s. Silk scarves, glasses and funny hats can be found there.

My favorite second-hand is probably Super Vintage (Rue de Petites Écuries, 11). It is very small, but with a good selection of things (which is a rarity, in my opinion, for a Parisian store of this type), and besides, it is quite cheap - prices start at ten euros.There I bought a floral embroidered cowboy shirt, a patent skirt and a dog-print ski jacket - in general, there are different styles of things. They also sell retro furniture and household items.

Katya Shabalova

PR director at v confession agency and author of the telegram channel "Let's go broke, let's go around the world"


Paris in terms of vintage is in the first place for me. Perhaps my favorite store is Kiliwatch. Although it is more of a concept store, which also features clothes of young designers, jewelry, magazines and perfumes. On the spot I was struck by a large corner with fur coats and sheepskin coats in perfect condition and at reasonable prices. Now we have hung up more leather jackets. In addition, there are embroidered velvet kimonos, numerous reticules, Levi's 501 jeans and much more. The last time I brought out two luxurious fox coats from there. It is located in the center, on Rue Tiquetonne, and is open from 10:30 to 19:30 (which is generous for Paris, considering that almost everything closes at 18:00). Prices are different: fur coats on average from 150 to 500 euros, leather jackets - 200, jackets with hangers from the 80s - about 50-70 euros, a bag for going to the theater cost 40 euros.

My second favorite vintage in Paris is Episode, located at Rue Tiquetonne, 12-16. It's a little crowded there, it is not as emasculated as Kiliwacth, but you will definitely be rewarded for your efforts. Here is a great selection of outerwear, denim, dresses, glasses and bags. Everything hangs tight, but the number of stylists per square meter during fashion weeks is off the charts - which is a good sign. I myself found there a fur hat with earflaps and a woolen sweater with shoulders and embroidered flowers. Prices are on average 20–80 euros.


Elena Smirnova-Ulusoy

business consultant


The writer Orhan Pamuk says that the hallmark of Istanbul is “hüzün,” a constant mild longing for the past. Perhaps this can explain the incredible love of Istanbulites for old things. There are flea markets, many antique shops, fashionable second-hand shops, second-hand bookstores and something that, perhaps, you will not find in any other metropolis of the world - junkers with wooden carts selling on the street. Sometimes it seems to me that you don't have to buy anything new in Istanbul - everything is available in used format: from Chanel bags to IKEA plates.

The used market here is a tiered system that one item can travel for months. The first link in this chain is junk dealers and antiques dealers who work in an antediluvian way. Some walk the streets with a cart, shouting "Eskigi!" (which means "junk dealer") and thus collect unnecessary belongings from everyone. Usually, of course, there is a penny junk such as semi-used cosmetics or chipped cups, as well as all kinds of home appliances with significant or not very breakdowns. Antiques dealers usually work on a large scale: they take, for example, the contents of an entire house at a single price, in order to then sell everything separately.

The Bomonti Antika Pazari flea market (aka Ferikoy Antika Pazari) is held only on Sundays - this is the largest open-air flea market in Istanbul. Here you can find everything: moth-eaten sable coats, Uzbek carpets, expensive art albums, fake perfumes, plaster busts of Ataturk, Ottoman sabers, designer jewelry and, of course, a huge amount of assorted furniture. Compared to other antique markets I have visited, the prices here are very low: the most expensive lot in my memory was a Versace lamp - they asked for 1,500 lira (about 20 thousand rubles) for it. The average cost of a good book, for example the Taschen album, is about 100 lire, a fur coat made of natural fur can be found for only 200 lire, and some decoration will cost fifty lire. Like any large flea market, Bomonti requires a fair amount of patience and care - to find something valuable and interesting, you have to dig up mountains of junk.

The main area for private shops is Chukurjuma, near Taksim Square. For almost the entire 20th century, it was a ghetto, where the urban poor settled in abandoned houses.Since the mid-90s, gentrification began, and the marginal quarter first became a habitat for free artists and bohemians, then the creative intelligentsia and expats came along, and now it has become one of the most fashionable and bourgeois in the city. Other areas known for their antiques are Horror Street in Aksaray, Kumbaraja Street and Vodin Street in Balat.

It should be said that in this entire system, clothing stores occupy a small place. Several vintage shops can be found all in the same Chukurjum or Balat, but they do not differ in longevity. You can highlight MOZK Vintage (Cihangir / Cukurcuma area) - a fairly expensive store with nameless things by local standards, the best outfits are usually displayed in the window, but in the depths of antique cabinets that replace standard rails, from time to time you can unearth an Escada jacket or Manolo Blahnik shoes … There is a section with furniture and interior elements, which, frankly, is much better than a selection of clothes.

Petra Vintage (lane from Istiklal Street) is hardly the biggest second hand in Istanbul. There is an accessory corner and a few rails on the ground floor, but the bulk of the store is a huge basement floor littered with clothes. You can find anything from real Indian sarees to nylon nightgowns. Another very similar store, By Retro, is located almost across the street - in Syriye Pasaji on Istiklal Street.

Grandma Vintage (Kumbaraci street, also next to Iistiklal) is a cute little boutique with a collection of clothes, shoes and decorative elements selected by its creator. The whole street of Kumbaraja is dotted with such 20 square meters of shops, and they are mainly of interest not for their goods, but for the opportunity to have a casual chat and drink with their creators.

Naftalin Vintage (Vodina Street, Balat) is a long-lived among the vintage shops of Balat. More precisely, there are several "Naftalinov": one specializes in furniture and decor, the second - on clothes, and the third - a cafe. All establishments are run by husband and wife who are keen on antiques, usually they can be found at the counter. The assortment of clothes is varied, but, as is the case with other similar stores, it is worth coming here for communication and atmosphere, rather than really valuable exhibits.

Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Marina Chuikina

co-founder of Vintage Marketplace, owner of Strogo Vintage


One of my favorite non-obvious points on the vintage map of the world is Thailand: there are a lot of shops with military equipment, work uniforms and, of course, adored by local branded clothes, strewn with monograms and logos. Prices for vintage and secondhand are very different - from 500 rubles to 30 thousand per item.

Bangkok has one of the largest Asian markets in the world. Chatuchak Market is naturally a city in a city with separate quarters and streets, in which there is no chance to return to where you came from. There are two sectors with vintage (fifth and sixth), where for the most part they sell off-suit nouns and a lot of old Chinese polyester. But here you can also come across silk dresses hand-embroidered with beads for 7-9 thousand rubles. I bought my favorite American bomber jacket at this market for 2 thousand rubles, a woven bag for 2500 rubles, a fan and much more for Strogo Vintage. Chatuchak only works on weekends until five, it is best to come in the morning before the onset of the heat. Stop - metro Kamphaeng Phet.

The second, lesser-known point on the Bangkok map is the Rot Fai vintage market. This is my favorite market in the city, but getting there is problematic: the market is far from everything and it is at night. You can take the Airport Line to the Hua Mak stop, and from there take a taxi or bus to the market. It works every weekend and is almost entirely dedicated to vintage. At the same time, Roth Fai, like Chatuchak, are not "fleas". Both markets include many small shops with a more or less selective selection. On Roth Fae you can find brands like Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, Versace. Fashion sellers know the price of their product. There are also quite inexpensive shops: for example, you can be lucky to find a Burberry raincoat in average condition for 2-3 thousand rubles, or a raincoat of the same company of a more classy style and in good condition for 9-12 thousand rubles.By the way, be on the lookout: vintage in Thailand almost always needs to be cleaned and restored.

The Made by Legacy market is held every few months, similar to our Vintage Marketplace. Only the best vintage shops and private collectors from all over the country take part in it. The entrance costs 200 rubles, but for this money you get a really high-quality selection. True, the prices of these projects are almost always high. The market is evening and very partying, so it's better to take a taxi.

The second city in Thailand that is definitely worth a visit is Chiang Mai - the cultural, culinary and coffee capital. It also has some cool vintage and antiques. One place is called Clothes Dumpster - a huge open hangar with lots of things: jeans, dresses, shirts. At the entrance you get a basin, take off your shoes, climb into the right pile and start digging. Adventure, of course, is not for everybody - you can survive only if you stock up on water and mosquito repellent. Finds there are different: the first time I came across a very cool Ralph Lauren dress and some cool silk shirts from the 80s and 90s, this year I was less fortunate - I found only one cool bag. The most pleasant thing is the price tag: a kilogram usually costs around 100 baht, that is, 200 rubles.

Tel Aviv

Olesya Zaydman



Young people in Tel Aviv love vintage clothing and second-hand clothes. Although in the country as a whole, fashion is sarcastic, and this is understandable - for six months we wear shorts, as the heat is on the street. For the rest of the year, Tel Aviv fashionistas dress brightly: motley shirts, crumpled jackets, adidas jewelry and sweatshirts are worn by about every second in places of power like Teder FM and Kuli Alma.

There are two vintage shops that I really like - Outside Society Vintage and Itay Gonen Vintage. Both are on Barzilay Street next to Ha-Hashmal Gan (Electricity Park). This youth area is right next to Kuli Alma, Levontin 7 mini-concert venue and Mexican Taqueria. Outside Society Vintage (Barzilay, 2) is a trendy party vintage inaugurated by the founders of the Kuli Alma club. There you can find used items from Chanel to Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Versace, cool shoes and jackets - all the fashionistas flock here. Prices range from about $ 100 for a shirt to $ 500 for a jacket.

Nearby is the second cool Itay Gonen Vintage with two addresses (Barzilay, 6, and King George, 21). Here you can find a beautiful kimono, a customized adidas tracksuit with Jewish or Egyptian appliqués, a leopard kandybober and shirts with colorful prints that locals love. Prices are slightly lower.

Stockholm and Malmo

Ellina Daly

marketer, author of the YouTube channel Ellina Daily and the podcast "Ellina and Margot"


ReTuna (Folkestaleden, 7, Eskilstuna) is a shopping center with used goods a couple of hours from Stockholm (a concept that is not boasted in Sweden, but could). In a huge two-story building, shops with spare parts, sporting goods, literature, clothing, equipment, and gardening goods are collected. Instead of a food court, there is a café with a menu, where all dishes are prepared from organic products and served on vintage dishes. I got to this shopping center by accident on my way from an excursion to a local waste processing plant, where 99% of the waste of the Eskilstuna commune is disposed of. As an enthusiast in the field of sustainable consumption, this excursion impressed me more than any hike to the standard Stockholm attractions.

There are many second hand stores in Stockholm targeting premium brands. So, you can buy a dress from the French brand Cacharel in excellent condition for 160 euros or a raincoat from the Danish brand Rodebjer for 100 euros. The founder of the Arkivet chain (Nybrogatan, 44, Stockholm), Caroline Hamrin, while still a ten-year-old girl, helped her grandmother sell in second-hand shops in the suburbs of Stockholm - she posted price tags on clothes and tidied up the store. After studying to be an economist in New York, Carolyn returned to Sweden and continued her family business. Then, after selling a successful business, she developed the concept of Arkivet - a second-hand chain similar to a classic boutique in a minimalist Scandinavian style. At first glance, you can't say that things here have been worn by anyone before. Among the brands are Hope, By Malene Birger, Nudie Jeans, as well as democratic Weekday and Monki.In general, for any budget.

Myrorna (Ystadsvägen, 19, Malmö) is a network spread throughout Sweden. In the huge hall you can find not only women's and men's clothing, but also kitchen utensils, household appliances, books for one euro each, children's and sports goods, and even furniture. One of the largest flea markets in southern Sweden, Återbruket Myllan Marieholm (Yllegatan, 4, Marieholm, open on weekends from 10:00 to 16:00) is located in a tiny town in a former wool factory. They plan a trip here in advance: they come with a list of necessary things and a tape measure to measure the furniture they like. In general, here you can pick up items for arranging the whole house without having a large budget.

Popular by topic