Our Favourite Second Hand and Vintage Shops In Berlin
It’s nice to roll into a city and pick up some new cool vintage threads – and it’s even better if they’re cheap! While this isn’t always the case there’s a plethora wonderful vintage and second hand stores which are worth a rummage in throughout in Berlin. If you’re after that retro or vintage look there are few better places to be! To get your vintage cool while rocking the streets of Berlin, have a look at our favourite second hand and vintage clothes shops in the city.
Sing Blackbird – Sanderstrasse 11, Kreuzkölln
There’s more to Sing Blackbird than just the clothes (which is an excellent selection of 70′s and 90′s attire mostly) – there’s also a cafe and the occasional film screening. In terms of cultural cache there’s plenty going on here. The experience of Sing Blackbird is one where you might pop in for a browse, but you’ll end up staying to soak in the whole culture of the place – with good food, excellent locally roasted coffee and a chilled atmosphere you’ll find it’s worth hanging around for!
Garage – Ahornstrasse 2, Schöneberg
If you like your vintage and second hand clothes full of bright colour, polyester 80′s trends and by the kilo then Garage is the place for you. Yes, they really do charge by the kilo so you’re going to have to commit to some serious bargain hunting. This is one of the bigger stores in Berlin and offers something which could kindly be called “industrial chic” in its layout.
Made In Berlin – Neue Schönhauser 19, Mitte & Friedrichstrasse 114a
For those who need a little order in their vintage bargain hunting Made In Berlin might be the thing for you. It’s in the centre and you very much pay for it. Regulars love it for the always changing stock – which helps to keep you right up to date. They also offer a “happy hour” between 12 and 3pm for the Schönhauser store, and between 10am and 3pm in the Friedrichstrasse store – what’s so happy about it? You get 20% off!
Calypso – Rosenthalerstrasse 23 & Oderbergerstrasse 61
Calypso is all about shoes. Everything has been lovingly looked after and you can pick up a whole range of vintage kicks spanning six decades! While it’s even more difficult to find perfectly fitting shoes the staff are completely au fait with their stock, so while you might not be the right size for the first pair you see – there’s always a recommendation to be had.
Summer Bonus: TOAST & JAM 2013 – Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx Strasse 141
If you’re in the city for July 6th or 7th then head over to the Heimathafen Neukölln for a giant vintage fair. You’ll see the cream of the crop at this fair with various boutiques and individual sellers coming together to compete for your magpie tendencies!