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It’s no secret that the Swedes have an excellent sense of fashion and design, along with a strong eco-conscience. So among other great things that have emerged from this perfect combination, is Stockholm’s unique thrifting culture!
For those unfamiliar with the word, thrift is very simply a lifestyle and consumer culture that doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘waste’. For everything from clothes to shoes to furniture, books, and art, there is a market for pre-loved, and upcycled goods that have been donated, resold, curated from vintage collections, redesigned, and much more.
One has to witness and partake in this culture to truly understand it – so here are Unravelog’s picks for unique thrift stores in Stockholm!
One of the city’s oldest, this thrift store is located in the fashionable Södermalm district. It is famous for its eclectic vintage collection of dresses, shoes, jackets, and handbags dating to as far back as the 1930s!
Hours: Tue – Fri: 1 to 6 pm, Sat: 11 to 3 pm
Judits Second Hand
They are known for their highly curated range of vintage clothes sourced from the world over, along with more contemporary pieces sourced from designer labels.
Phone Number: +468844510
Timings: Mon – Fri: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm to 4:00pm
Siv & Åke
This small store was founded by siblings Anni and Joel Jönsson who have a passion for all things vintage. Besides clothes, they also display a finely chosen selection of sunglasses, jewellery, purses, jackets reminiscent of the 60s and 70s; for both men and women. The service is friendly and warm, and their space also hosts art-based events frequently.
Address: Sankt Paulsgatan 20, 11848 Stockholm
Timings: Mon- Fri: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Beyond Retro is a well-established name in Stockholm’s vintage fashion scene, with two outlets presently – one in Hötorget and another near Zinkensdamm. They have one of the largest and most diverse collections, all comprehensively arranged according to categories, and also colours! One can also shop at their online store.
Address: Drottninggatan 77, 111 60 Stockholm
Phone Number: 08 5591 3642
Contemporary designer labels
Instead of retro or vintage, Arkivet focuses on carefully selected and fairly recent pieces of clothes, shoes, and accessories from designer labels. The store design is sleek and does not give the impression of a typical thrift store.
A bit of everything
This is actually a hugely popular thrift store chain with many outlets around the city. But unlike big-brand chains, you do not find the same products in every store. The very affordable collection includes everything from clothes to shoes to furniture to books to CDs, records, and utensils. Myrorna stores in Hötorget, Odenplan, and Zinkensdamm are the easiest to access by public transport.
This is a tiny and lesser-known thrift store in Södermalm selling rare finds in everything from porcelain crockery, glass, hats, vintage dresses, and more. The two owners are known for being extremely warm and friendly.
Address: Rosenlundsgatan 1 , 11853 Stockholm
Phone Number: 0709-389918, +46709389918
Timings: Wed – Thu: 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Fri 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Shop for a cause
Humana Second Hand
This is a chain store with branches in other countries too. They have a well-selected vintage collection and all their profits go towards the Humana People to People humanitarian project. It is possible to chance upon labels like Moschino, Gucci, and YSL here.
Address: Timmermansgatan 23, Stockholm
Phone: +46 8 640 43 23
Hours: 10:00-19:00. Sat 11:00-18:00, Sun 12:00-17:00
Quite like Myrorna, this store offers collections of books, children’s toys, gadgets, utensils, and clothes from many brands at reasonable prices. Proceeds from here are donated to international development projects. Additionally, they also have a vintage boutique store next door, where many designer brands can be discovered.
Phone: +46 8 744 22 22
Timings: Mon – Fri: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm- 4:00pm
Stadsmissionen Second Hand
These are a chain of thrift stores run by a non-profit organization by the name of Stadmissionen. They sell clothes, antiques, toys, electronics, home decor, music records, and more, at very reasonable prices. You can also donate clothes here.
Address: Several locations
This is one of the most exciting flea markets hosted in the thrift district of Södermalm, every Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 5 PM, from April to September. Come here for vintage clothes, shoes, jewellery, art, crafts, antiques, and the delicious street food sold from food trucks.
This is Sweden’s most popular car-boot sale where the wares are sold quite literally, from the boots of cars. It is hosted by city locals selling their wares through pre-booked slots at this communal garage sale in the city outskirts. One could chance upon very interesting items in furniture, antiques, books, toys, artwork, vinyl, fashion, kids wear, homeware, and jewellery. This is one of the best places to understand the prevalence of thrift culture in Sweden. One can get here by taking the train from Stockholm Östra (east) station to Täby Kyrkby.
Timings: Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-16:00 from May to October
Stockholm is Scandinavia’s crowning glory in many ways and for an intrepid traveller, it is a place worth exploring in depth. If you are looking to plan a trip here, you can check out our itinerary that unravels Stockholm in 3 days.