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40 Best Thrift Stores In Berlin For Affordable Vintage


Berlin is one of the best places to buy affordable second-hand and vintage clothing. Germany's capital attracts more and more people interested in green fashion for good reasons. And many thrift stores are opening up.

In Berlin, you have a lot of opportunities to discover sustainable clothing labels, designers, and creatives from all over the world. And many second-hand stores offer an excellent price-quality ratio.

Thrift shopping is gaining a very large audience as it promotes sustainability in the fashion industry. It's especially popular to find affordable, stylish, and unique clothes that nobody else is wearing.

At idyllic and quiet locations on the outskirts of Berlin, you can visit popular second-hand and vintage clothing stores, consignment shops, antique markets, flea markets, and other fashion fairs.

Berlin city center is a great location to find leading designers and brands and shop for sustainable organic fashion, fair trade clothing, and fairly produced fashion.

To make thrifting in Germany easy for you, here are the best thrift stores in Berlin that sell affordable and stylish second-hand and vintage apparel, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry, and more.


1. Paul's Boutique

pauls boutique berlin thrift store
© Paul's Boutique

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes
For: Women, men
From: Oderberger Str. 47, 10435 Berlin, Germany
Times: Monday - Saturday, 12 - 8 pm
Values: Vintage, designer, independent
Prices: $$

Paul's Boutique first opened in Berlin in 2000 to offer vintage clothing and sneakers resembling the weird mix of samples and genres of the Beastie Boys album.

Today, many people keep shopping and hanging out at Paul's Boutique to find cool clothing and listen to great music. The business operates more than 4 thrift stores throughout Berlin.

Paul's Boutique offers a large collection of vintage leather jackets, dresses, and plenty of shoes from many brands such as Levi's, Nudie Jeans, Lee, Wrangler, Adidas, Nike, Converse, and more.



2. PickNWeight - Vintage Kilo Store

picknweight vintage kilo store berlin
PickNWeight - Vintage Kilo Store | © 띠리링/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes, jewelry
For: Women, men
From: Alte Schönhauser Str. 30, 10119 Berlin
Times: Monday - Saturday, 12 pm - 7 pm
Values: Vintage, designer, style, quality
Prices: $

PickNWeight has been establishing vintage stores in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, and Munich since 1989. It offers different clothing brands, new fashion, designer pieces, and accessories.

PickNWeight has a large collection of vintage treasures to satisfy every need in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. It doesn't believe in mass production but an individual style and fair prices.

Today, PickNWeight operates over 10 vintage clothing stores in Germany and the United Kingdom with a stock of approximately 500,000 items of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Items are divided into six price categories depending on the weight and workmanship of the unique items. Accessories such as shoes, bags, belts, scarves, braces, jewelry, glasses, hats, caps, etc. are all sold at a fixed price.



3. Garage

garage secondhand vintage clothing store berlin
Garage | © Anne Einecke/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes, jewelry
For: Women, men
From: Ahornstrasse 2, 10787 Berlin
Times: Monday - Friday, 12 pm - 7 pm / Saturday, 12 pm - 6 pm
Values: Vintage, designer, style, quality
Prices: $

Garage is a roomy thrift store in Berlin stocking a wide selection of second-hand clothes and accessories for women and men. It's well worth the trip, packed with clothes but not necessarily vintage.

Garage is arguably one of my favorite second-hand and vintage stores in Berlin. You can always find a decent amount of really nice stuff. It offers tons of options between many very good quality items.

The thrift store stocks a huge collection of clothes and accessories as well as nice super cheap bags and some good shoes. Some of the items though are not in very good condition. Clothing is sold for $25 per kilo.

It does take some time to find amazing gems, due to the sheer volume of clothes. Nice music, friendly staff, loads of vintage clothing, and designer brands such as Hugo Boss or Yves Saint Laurent.



4. Made in Berlin

made in berlin thrift store
Made in Berlin | © Torsten Franke/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes, jewelry
For: Women, men
From: Neue Schönhauser Str. 19, 10178 Berlin
Times: Monday - Saturday, 12 pm - 7 pm
Values: Vintage, designer, style, quality
Prices: $

Made in Berlin offers high-quality and classic vintage pieces at fixed prices. It allows you to acquire unique items at fair prices as an alternative to today’s fast fashion culture.

The thrift store is passionate about second-hand fashion, wearing clothes and shoes for a long time as it's a great sustainable practice that saves resources such as water or energy.

The product range at Made in Berlin is very large, changes constantly, and differs from other thrift stores. It consists of mainly vintage fashion from the 1950s up to the 1990s from Germany and Europe, such as jeans, leather jackets, ball gowns, skirts, trousers, and much more.

Made in Berlin second-hand goods usually are unique items. They are in good condition but you can also exchange any item within 14 working days.



5. Humana Second Hand & Vintage

humana secondhand berlin clothing store
© Humana Second Hand

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes
For: Women, men, children
From: Frankfurter Tor 3, 10243 Berlin
Times: Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm
Values: Vintage, sustainability, individuality
Prices: $$

Humana offers premium second-hand and vintage fashion with over 14 thrift stores in Berlin. Its shop at Frankfurter Tor is the biggest second-hand store in Europe with over 30,000 pieces on 5 floors.

You can also find Humana Secondhand throughout Germany in Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne, and Leipzig. The thrift store stocks a large selection of pre-loved casual and business attire, on-trend, and vintage fashion.

Many clothing pieces are as good as new, from simple shirts to elegant dresses, sixties leather jackets, coats, pencil skirts, baggy pants, leggings, and other vintage and retro authentic fashion from the 50s to 90s.

At Humana Secondhand, you can expect a great selection, lots of options, reasonable prices, but long lines. The thrift store even has a floor dedicated mostly to plus size.



6. ReSales Second Hand & More

resales thrift store berlin vintage
ReSales | © M W-Berlin/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes
For: Women, men, children
From: Brunnenstrasse 132, 13355 Berlin
Times: Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 7 pm / Saturday, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Values: Sustainability, vintage, variety, service
Prices: $

ReSales has been offering second-hand clothing for over 40 years. It has over 50 stores in 27 cities throughout Germany and offers something new every day.

ReSales is the country's biggest clothing reseller stocking a comprehensive range of second-hand clothing for women, men, and children as well as accessories, shoes, and household textiles.

You can find clothes in very good condition and very cheap at ReSales. Second-hand pieces are cute and unique, well-organized, and clean. There is enough space to browse through. A visit to ReSales is worth it.



7. Trash-Schick

trash schick thrift store berlin
Trash-Schick | © Andrew Dillon/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, shoes
For: Women, men
From: Wühlischstrasse 31, 10245 Berlin
Times: Monday - Saturday, 12 - 8 pm
Values: Vintage, quality, comfort
Prices: $$

Trash-Schick is an amazing thrift shop in the middle of Friedrichshain, Berlin specializing in unusual second-hand clothing and shoes, including retro looks from designer labels at affordable prices.

Trash-Schick offers a big selection of hand-picked vintage, second-hand garments, and accessories. It also stocks a small collection of new goods for eco-conscious consumers with style.

You can find some nice clothes between a large selection of popular vintage options and other awesome second-hand pieces. The store is big enough with comfortable fitting rooms.



8. Motz-der Laden

motz der laden berlin thrift
© Motz-der Laden

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, furniture, housewares
For: Women, men
From: Friedrichstrasse 226, 10969 Berlin
Times: Monday - Friday, 12 - 7 pm / Saturday 12 - 5 pm
Values: Community, vintage, quality, give back
Prices: $

Motz-der Laden is one of the most unique thrift stores in Berlin offering second-hand items since 2004. It stocks a good selection of clothing, furniture, books, glasses, cups, plates, and other household items.

You can also hand over your everyday items at Motz-der Laden. It's one of the cheapest thrift stores in Berlin. It's high-quality, comfortable, friendly, and well-sorted.

You will have a very easy time finding good deals at Motz-der Laden. It's a great place to stop by and get interesting things when you are on a trip to Berlin.



9. Sewan-Kaufhaus

sewan kaufhaus berlin secondhand store
Sewan-Kaufhaus | © Gerd Blut/Google

Category: Clothing, accessories, furniture, toys, housewares
For: Women, men
From: Sewanstrasse 186, 10319 Berlin
Times: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm / Saturday, 9 am - 3 pm
Values: Community, vintage, give back
Prices: $

Sewan-Kaufhaus is a social department store in Lichtenberg, Berlin. It collects donated furniture, clothing, household items, electrical appliances, etc. It then checks, sorts, cleans and sells them again.

Sewan-Kaufhaus aims to give people with addictions a daily structure and meaningful occupation to help them reintegrate into employment.

It strives to initiate, develop, and promote projects that take on youth welfare. More than 30 people find employment in sales, cleaning, sorting, transport, gardening, administration, and laundry.

The selection of vintage and second-hand goods is well-organized and reasonably priced. It's easy to find good deals and good quality, especially if you are on a budget.



10. VEB Orange

veb orange thrift store berlin
VEB Orange | © Mia Maria/Google

Category: Clothing, bags, accessories, furniture, housewares
For: Women, men
From: Oderberger Str. 29, 10435 Berlin
Times: Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Values: Vintage, quality, history
Prices: $

VEB Orange is an amazing thrift store in Berlin that has put together a selection of the most beautiful highlights from the 60s and 70s. It invites you on a journey into the past.

VEB Orange sells second-hand and vintage clothing as well as bags, accessories, furniture, and housewares. The prices are fair and the staff is passionate.

VEB Orange has a top-notch stock, all meticulously organized. You can find great vintage dresses and tops at a very reasonable price. It's a fun store with great vintage souvenirs as well.


Other thrift stores in Berlin to buy second-hand clothes

Thrift stores are one of the best places to find affordable pre-loved retro, vintage, and designer fashion.

It's a more sustainable way of consuming clothing that supports local businesses in your area collecting, sorting, cleaning, and distributing second-hand clothing.

Shopping at thrift stores in Berlin makes it easy to look stylish at a fraction of the cost and protect the planet at the same time.

The fashion industry is one the largest polluters globally. Buying vintage clothing is a great way to reduce textile waste and save money.

There are too many thrift stores in Berlin to list them all here. But it's worth mentioning some other thrifter communities to shop for second-hand clothing:

  • Sometimes Colored, an unfussy store carrying pre-owned, women's clothing from brand-name & luxury fashion labels.
  • Allet Schick - Secondhand & Vintage, a cool shop showcasing a hand-picked collection of pre-owned clothing & accessories for men & women.
  • Dress Code Vintage Store, a vintage fashion store in Berlin Kreuzberg offering young second-hand fashion, stylish accessories, and exclusive items.
  • Lena's lovely vintage, an inspirational collection of exceptional vintage fashion clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, in a beautifully designed, fun, and friendly atmosphere.
  • Chapter Mitte, a pint-sized independent vintage clothing store selling footwear, jewelry, and accessories.
  • Das Neue Schwarz, a stylish, compact boutique featuring vintage, luxury designer fashion, and accessories for men and women.
  • Vintage Berlin, a secondhand fashion boutique offering a curated selection of vintage women's dresses, shoes, and bags.
  • Dorn-Röschen Second Hand, a large selection of well-preserved, current, and stylish branded clothing for women.
  • Garments Vintage, a thrift store offering carefully selected vintage as well as affordable high-quality designer pieces.
  • CALYPT Berlin, a stylish boutique offering a curated selection of secondhand and vintage styles for women and men.
  • Veist Kleidergeschichten, a second-hand and vintage consignment shop offering a large selection of high-quality vintage fashion, including designer pieces.
  • V vintage fashion, a selection of vintage and second-hand fashion, denim, sportswear, and pattern jackets from the 90s.
  • Soeur, a secondhand shop specializing in women's clothing from well-known designers, plus accessories.
  • Collect Boutique, an exclusive second-hand clothing store offering exciting vintage pieces with great style, carefully curated since 2014.
  • Oxfam Shop Berlin, a special second-hand shop where volunteer teams sell donated items.
  • Spitze Berlin, a thrift store selling original women's, men's, and children's clothing, hats, shoes, bags, costume jewelry, handicrafts, and linens from the 1860s to 1960s.
  • Fräulein Anders, a clothing store offering vintage treasures and second-hand items that have something special about them.
  • Aura Berlin, a well-curated vintage collection and the best boutique to buy beautiful traditional kimonos and kimono jackets in Kreuzkölln, Berlin.
  • Sommerladen, a secondhand clothing store featuring an array of luxury apparel from global and Berlin-based designers.
  • Kiezladen Malmöer, a second-hand clothing store selling vintage fashion, books, and antique household items.
  • Socialladen, free of charge clothes, furniture, household items, electrical appliances, etc. on presentation of a social security certificate.
  • Chrome Store, a fashion store for women and men selling curated modern vintage, classic jewelry, and Berlin designs.
  • Mankii Vintage, a vintage clothing store in Berlin offering dresses, coats, jewelry, and shoes for women since 2009.
  • Ironic Gallery, a thrift store selling colorful, unique, inspiring vintage clothing curated by designers Stephane Raynor and Hanako Ohara.
  • Sing Blackbird, a clothing store in Berlin Neukölln since 2008 offering handpicked vintage for women and men, plus coffee and snacks.
  • Neuer Tag - neues Glück, a small but great selection of vintage clothes with reasonable prices and friendly staff.
  • Legends Vintage Berlin, true vintage rare leather jackets, suits, coats, and shoes.
  • Anziehend - Second Hand, high-quality affordable outfits for every taste and age, bags, shoes, belts, sunglasses, etc.
  • Macy'z, a first-class second-hand women's clothing store for trendy designer clothing and fashion accessories.
  • Kims Second Hand Boutique, new and used women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, and leather bags in warm surrounds with a chandelier.
  • Fast Neu, good quality basics, well-selected clothes, and in great condition.
  • Secondhand Moons, high-quality second-hand fashion from yet unknown artists.

 

About the Author: Alex Assoune

Alex Assoune Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.

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