Over the past few years I’ve learned to love second-hand shopping. First of all, buying used clothes can save you awful a lot of money which I as a student of course appreciate. I also like the idea of consuming a bit more sustainably. And if you know the right places to go you can actually make some pretty awesome (and cheap!) finds. Stockholm is a pretty nice city to live in this regard as there are many options for second-hand shopping and today I thought I’d share a few places I like to go treasure hunting when I get bored with the endless amount of H&M’s you find in the city center.
Hornstulls Markand is my number-one tip for anyone in Stockholm during the summer. It’s an outdoor flea market organized every Sunday throughout the summer in Hornstull in western Södermalm. I’ve made some good finds there but it’s worth going just for the atmosphere. The location is beautiful as the market stretches along the waterfront, there are several food trucks serving different kinds of delicious street food for the hungry shoppers and it seems to attract a lot of hip and stylish people so it’s also perfect for looking for style inspiration! Definitely a must-activity for the weekend when the weather is nice.
For actual second-hand stores Södermalm is the place to go. Some stores offer more carefully selected vintage clothing. There nice pieces are usually easier to find but the prices are also slightly higher than in other second-hand shops. Beyond Retro is probably the most known vintage chain in Sweden and has three stores in Stockholm (two of which are in Södermalm). Some other more exclusive second-hand boutiques in Stockholm include Lisa Larsson and Judits.
For real bargains you should head to Myrorna, Stadsmissionen or Emmaus which are run by charities. The prices are lower but the quality is also more inconsistent so you might have to put a bit more effort into finding those hidden treasures.
Hopefully someone finds these tips helpful! Happy shopping everyone!