Shopping second-hand is a greener – and often more economical – way to find unique clothes and décor compared to buying brand-new pieces. Read on for a breakdown of spots in Södermalm. Whether you’re looking to add a personal touch to your space in Stockholm, get your new favorite leather jacket, or a simple top, there’s somewhere for you to look. A note; these categories aren’t strict lines, but rather starting points – you can find a wide variety of items at all of these (and more) spots.
Think Ragstock, but elevated – these shops have vintage clothes (and everything you’d need for an 80s-themed costume). Though they run a bit pricier, they’re fun to browse and perfect if you need a nice sturdy pair of jeans or a warm and fashionable jacket.
Beyond Retro is the largest shop on this list and has a wide variety of vintage items. Here you can get your fix of 80s windbreakers, Y2k tops, 70s Levi’s, and more. They also have quite a selection of graphic tees and colorful sweaters. It’s a great place to look for a jacket: be it leather, denim, or wool.
Hours from 11:00-19:00 Mon – Fri, Saturday 11:00-18:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00
Broadway & Sons:
Broadway & Sons has your daily dose of Americana – think cowboy boots, denim jackets, and paint-stained Levi’s (in a cool way). They also have a selection of military surplus clothing. This store is more on the expensive side, but it has high-quality products and is well-curated.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Saturday 11-17:00, Sunday 12-16:00
Adding your own touch to your space abroad:
Only being in Stockholm for a few months, it can be hard to justify buying a lot of items for decoration. Thrifting those items is a great way to add a personal touch to your space abroad while not breaking the bank or creating extra waste.
Stadsmissionens Second-hand is perfect if you’re looking to spruce up your space with a wide variety of home décor items. They also have an in-house brand of recycled garments! If you’re looking for a way to document your time abroad, they have a good variety of both film and digital cameras. Though their collection isn’t as extensive, the physical space is more spread out than some other stores, making it easier to navigate.
Hours: Mon – Fri 10:00-19:00, Saturday 11:00-18:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00
Note: Stadsmissionens also accepts donations.
Myrorna is also a great place to go if you’re looking to add a bit more personal touch to your place – if you’re looking for a cozy mug to call your own or other assorted home décor, it’s a good bet. They also have a newer selection of clothes than you might find at another thrift store, though the store is a bit smaller, as is their collection.
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00, closed on Sundays
Note: Myrorna also accepts donations.
For when you want a good old-fashioned thrift store – cheaper prices and (though it may come with some extra searching) great pieces that will fit right into your wardrobe.
Humana has a bit of everything you might need to fill out your wardrobe. Think basics; turtlenecks, slacks, jeans, blouses, and t-shirts. They also have nice but reasonably priced sneakers, a large accessories section, and a plethora of leather jackets. Check out their Instagram to get a feel for the vibe.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00, Saturday 11:00-18:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00
Red Cross (Röda Korset):
Red Cross doesn’t have a lot of vintage items but has a good variety of recent donations. The store is an easy-to-browse space – it’s sorted by style, item, and color, making it easy to find cute tops, dresses, and button-downs. If you’re looking for an affordable, high-quality tote bag to fit in with the locals, this is a great stop. Perhaps best of all: Red Cross offers a student discount!
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-17:00, closed on Sundays
Note: Red Cross also accepts donations.
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