Approved by (Spotted by) Locals: Our Top 10 Vintage Shops

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Vintage lover? We have what you need ! In this article, you can read about ten vintage and second-hand stores with a fun twist to discover! Spring is the perfect time of year to score new items for your wardrobe or even for your home. And even better if it’s vintage, right? Grab a coffee while browsing 90s streetwear at Café Filtr, win a €1 item at Think Twice or get lost between vintage lamps at HotKoTyr!

At Spotted by Locals, we take sustainability seriously and support initiatives that reduce human impact on the earth. It is important that we all take care of our beautiful planet. That’s why, together with our spotters, we’ve selected ten must-visit vintage and second-hand stores in cities around the world. Doing good for the planet and shopping at the same time? What better way to spend your city trip?

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BLK MKT Vintage – New York

BLK MKT Vintage is located in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn. They specialize in all things vintage: art, clothing, records, books, magazines, jacket pins and they celebrate all black businesses, artists and designers. It’s one of those places where time stands still because you’re so busy looking at every single thing displayed in the store. It’s hard not to leave the store without having purchased at least one item. The shop is only open on weekends. It’s owned by a very busy couple, so check the website or their Instagram to make sure the store is open the day you go. Sometimes they are closed due to weather, a special event, or an outage. But it’s definitely worth a visit, especially if you want to bring back something unique and special from your trip to New York.

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Filter Coffee – Prague

Café Filtr is a second-hand store in Prague. “First coffee, second clothes” is the motto of this place! Filtr is for one a beer bar that serves amazing coffee and also a thrift/vintage shop. They have a great selection of 90s-inspired streetwear, as well as one-of-a-kind, one-of-a-kind pieces and vintage accessories. Check out their Instagram @filtrprague to see the new pieces in the store.

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Neuzwei vintage shop – Berlin

Neuzwei Vintage Store stands for neat and stylish second-hand clothing. This store is a very refreshing escape from ordinary second-hand shopping and a well-hidden sprout in the quieter part of trendy Berlin-Neukölln. Second-hand shopping can sometimes feel very overwhelming: the way most vintage stores are filled with clothes of all kinds of different colors and fabrics…

You can walk past this little shop without noticing, that’s how it presents itself discreetly and elegantly. Inside, you’ll find a carefully curated selection sorted by color (ranging from creamy white to dusty pink to burgundy red) and featuring some of the finest materials, such as cashmere, silk and wool. Everything has its price of course (coats are from 100€) but you won’t regret the quality you buy. It’s a vintage boutique where you’ll want to touch (and even smell!) every item and where you can find an outfit for the next big occasion!

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Think twice – Brussels

If you’re looking for cheap vintage and second-hand clothes, head over to Think Twice! With its aptly chosen name, Think Twice not only refers to buying clothes without thinking about it, but also not making the pile of fast-fashion grow even bigger. At Think Twice you can expect a wide range of amazing vintage clothing, accessories, shoes, professionally selected True Vintage pieces and of course exclusive super brands.

Good to know: when a new collection is about to arrive at Think Twice, they will make big discounts on the old collection – these are called “Think Twice Days”. You will have for example a day at -50% and a day where everything in the whole store is at 1€! Think Twice is definitely worth a visit for all vintage lovers!

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Szpeje – Krakow

Szpeje is a colloquial term for wood, stuff or scrap. And that is precisely what you can find there. The store collects small treasures from the PRL era (Poland under the communist regime). Szpeje was created to give the old, in a world where there are too many things, as the owners themselves say. Rightly, they point out that modern mass production will never match the quality and uniqueness of some vintage items.

In the shop, you can buy anything from cufflinks and lamps to vinyl records and posters. Each vintage item has been personally researched by The Chief Shopkeeper at flea markets, sometimes online or directly from previous owners. Each of these treasures has its own story, so don’t hesitate to find out!

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Bivio-Milan

BIVIO was the very first fashion resale boutique to open in Milan, back in 2013. Everyone knows Milan for its high-end boutiques and fashion, but who says haute couture can’t be affordable or reusable?

Bivio buys and resells unique clothes and accessories that come both from your grandmother’s closet and from the collections of fashion bloggers: and it’s always worth a visit precisely because they’ll be exhibiting a stylish 80s Gucci jacket as well. than the latest most popular sweatshirt. Furthermore, Bivio likes to spoil its customers with flash sales, DJ sets and happy hours. So yes: get ready to buy, sell, trade and browse Bivio in search of your next great outfit!

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Latei – Amsterdam

Latei is located at the Zeedijk, in the heart of the tourist center, nestled between souvenir shops, Chinese restaurants and waffle irons and ice cream parlours. In there, there is local organic food – affordable! -, good coffee and vintage products. Everything you find inside is for sale, except the cat. The place is unlike any other in the city: colorful and full of things. It’s usually full of people too: the old man reading the newspaper, the student preparing for his exam, the tourist who found the place by chance and decided to stop for a coffee. The awesomeness is in the mix and, of course, in the unexpected trinkets you find yourself surrounded by.

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Humana Vintage – Riga

At a time when prices for vintage clothes have skyrocketed around the world, here in Riga they don’t pay a fortune to be stylish. Humana Vintage is a real old-fashioned vintage shop. It looks like a grandparent’s flea market that has already proven itself by surviving through the decades. Everything can be found here, including huge old-fashioned leather suitcases to store anything that’s impossible to resist buying here.

At first, with new collections, opening prices are higher. Then they gradually become cheaper over a period of 6 weeks, then on the last day of collection everything costs 50 cents. New items replace the sold out ones every day, so it’s worth stopping by every once in a while.

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HotKoTyr – Copenhagen

HotKoTyr in Copenhagen mainly sells lamps, all kinds of old lamps: lamps from the 60s, old dental lamps, kitsch lamps in the shape of gnomes and bright-eyed monkeys, but also very nice vintage lamps. The store owner repairs them himself, and in addition to the lamps the store is full of old off-the-shelf sockets and switches, posters from the 60s, old models of plastic cartoon characters and miscellaneous curiosities still stranger. sorts. There is limited wiggle room among all items in the shop, so I recommend removing all large backpacks before entering. HotKoTyr is definitely worth a look, even if you’re not looking for a lamp.

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B-52 Vintage – Florence

The B-52 Vintage boutique is ultra-specific: it’s almost entirely men’s clothing, mostly American, ranging from the 1940s to the 80s. It’s carefully curated, collection-based, and historically informed. Here you’ll find stacks of vintage Levi’s, Nikes from the 80s, and plenty of ex-military clothing and gear. You might find the occasional pair of women’s sunglasses from the 70s, but the store is clearly focused on menswear, which is a nice rarity!

The store is a little outside the city center, in the Legnaia district, a very residential area. There is a relaxed atmosphere and the owner is very friendly. You might find yourself as the only customer there, with all the space to browse and discover the abundance of vintage clothing for yourself!

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