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These Are the Best 5 Vintage & Second-Hand Stores in Berlin
Second-hand shopping is more sustainable for the environment and you can often come across real treasures for your wardrobe which haven’t been available in regular shops for quite some time. What’s available differs from one shop to another. Some second-hand shops are reminiscent of Grandma’s box in the attic, others are veritable fashion temples. Berlin has a good selection of both variations, so to make it easier to navigate through the multitude of options available here are five of the coolest Berlin second-hand shops.
1. Loretta (Prenzlauer Berg)
This charming second-hand shop sells carefully selected unique pieces with that special touch. From shoes and handbags to dresses, trousers and even jackets, Loretta has everything a woman’s heart could desire. This is in large part down to the shop’s owner and fashion consultant Susan’s flair for exquisite pieces, because since this Berlin second-hand shop sells items of clothing on a commission basis, there is nothing on the racks which Susan hasn’t personally examined and classified as stylish.
2. Frauen und Kinder zuerst (Prenzlauer Berg)
For 10 years, the pretty corner shop “Frauen und Kinder zuerst“ has been selling fashionable and thoroughly well-kept second-hand clothing. Whether you’re looking for colourful striped shirts for the kids of pretty dresses for her – you always find something beautiful here. And if you work up an appetite with all that shopping, Kollwitzstraße has several really good restaurants.
3. Allet schick (Kreuzberg)
A particularly pleasant Berlin second-hand shop can be found in Kreuzberg. At Allet Schick you can find both unusual and basic items of clothing for men and women. That could perhaps be a classic pair of jeans or a white shirt, but hanging next to this could be a brightly-coloured bomber jacket which it could be paired with. The only thing that the range of clothing on offer here is guaranteed never to be is boring.
4. Femme Designer Second Hand (Charlottenburg)
If you’re looking for a special designer piece, then head to the second-hand shop Femme in Charlottenburg. That’s because they exclusively sell second-hand clothing from well-known designers. What’s more, the clothes are displayed in keeping with their provenance. Organised and tidy, almost minimalist. You could be forgiven for thinking that you weren’t in a second-hand shop, but in a designer boutique with clothes straight from the catwalk.
Do you fancy getting your hands on several new second-hand favourite items and aren’t afraid of a large selection? Then the trendy PICKNWEIGHT shops are just the thing for you. Berlin has four branches, scattered across the city. What do they all have in common? The price is based on the category and weight of an item of clothing. There are six colourfully-labelled categories, which each have a price per kilo. The items are then weighed at the checkout.
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