Wild about vintage? Batty for a bargain? All set for some Stockholm second-hand spending? Then don’t miss the YLC guide to vintage shopping in the city!
Swedish second hand shops are mostly well stocked, and although they are not the cheapest in the world, you can definitely pick up some very funky pieces and the odd bargain here or there!
The main four second hand shop chains in Stockholm are:
Stockholm also offers three branches of the popular UK chain Beyond Retro, one located in the centre of town and two in the trendy corners of Södermalm, south of the water.
For real bargains however, it may be worth it to venture off the beaten track. A real gem in vintage Stockholm is independent vintage boutique Old Touch, a brisk walk from the centre of town in Vasastan, which boasts a bijou store brimming with garments dating from 1890 to 1970, at mostly reasonable prices. On Södermalm, the exclusive Judits Second Hand and Lisa Larssons Second Hand are well worth a visit for those who crave carefully selected vintage pieces as well as newer labels.
Nu och Då Second Hand near Odenplan is another gem off the beaten track, where it is still possible to make a real bargain.
However, Stockholm is home to vintage stores aplenty and to avoid losing out on a bargain – check out this link for a list of other second hand shops in the city
Second Hand Shopping Tips:
- Keep an eye out for real vintage items that has been underpriced or overlooked!
- Don’t pay too much for mainstream brands that you can buy new in the sales!
- Don’t be afraid to experiment – that’s what it is all about, isn’t it?
- Venturing further out from the city centre generally means better bargains and less competition for the more exciting vintage pieces!
In the summer, vintage markets & fairs pop up everywhere so stay tuned for a guide to these on YLC in the near future!
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