Buying Vintage and Second-hand in Barcelona
Are you one of those people who loves to go in the search of unique pieces? Or maybe you just know how important it is to give clothes and furniture a second life! This blog post is for you! Barcelona is a great city for many reasons. And in case you didn’t know, one of those reasons is the enormous possibilites you have when it comes to shopping. Although, shopping is one thing, and shopping vintage and second-hand is another thing. Don’t worry about that. Barcelona offers a lot of options for vintage shopping (clothes, furniture, books, music…). Besides, who doesn’t like to save some money thrifting? Continue reading to find out the best places in Barcelona Vintage and Second-hand.
Barceloa Vintage and Second-hand clothes shopping
First of all we are going to show you the different shops for buying vintage clothes in Barcelona, and where you cand find them. In this spaces you will find true treasures and special pieces. That’s the magic about thrifing, everything is special and unique!
Do you have a special event in the following months? You should definitely give L’Arca a chance! This lovely shop is at El Gòtic and it is full of textile wonders. Wether you are a bride to be or you just look for a beautifull dress you may find it here. The clothes here are full of history and they are actual antiques. You will find garments from the 18th century until now. L’Arca is different from the rest, and the clothes in there will prove it to you!
2. Cotton Vintage
If you are looking just for contemporary clothes from firsts and actual brands but cheaper this is the one. Cotton Vintage is perfect for finding that jacket you fell in love with but it was quite expensive at that time. In this shop they have many clothes and accessories from upper brands ready to boost your closet. The clothes here are from pasts seasons, so the price is quite cheaper taking into account the good quality! You will find it in Eixample district.
3. Le Swing Vintage
Another treasure in El Gòtic, Le Swing Vintage. This place is a must visit for people who adore luxury vintage. Who says vintage and luxure can’t be in the same sentence? This shop proves it wrong! Similar to Cotton Vintage, here you will find absolute luxury pieces from brands as Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Hermés… If you are a lucky one maybe you’ll find something your size!
Whether you are a girl or a boy this is the place for the 80’s lovers. You will find Lullaby at El Raval. If you wish to get that 70’s or 80’s look have a look at this shop. In this place you can find clothes and accessories from the 20’s to the 80’s. From an elegant look to a rocker one! Even if you are looking for something to dress up for a costume party. Lullaby is totally worthy to see all the different decades form the past century.
5. Flamingos Vintage Kilo
Yes. You have read it right. The name of this shop comes from the fact that here you buy the clothes by their weight! This is a thrifting shop with very affordable prices. The clothes here are imported form the USA and all with nice quality. Here comes your cunning for finding light clothes for which you could pay the same as for a heavy garment. Eager to try? You cand find this shop online too!
6. Holala Vintage
If you want even more options to improve your wardrobe, Holala has been handpicking the best vintage pieces from all around the world for the last 40 years. They pride themselves on providing ‘unique clothing for unique people’ so whatever your style, Holala has something for you. Check out their Youtube page to take a look inside the store!
More clothing shops worthy to have a look:
- Kilo Store
- La Principal retro & co.
- Love Vintage Store
- Neko Atelier
Barcelona Vintage and Second-hand furniture and antiques shopping
In Barcelona there are no only many vintage shops and small antique dealers. There are plenty of big markets full of many different pieces. From music vinyls to decorative objects and furniture! Here we tell you the main ones:
1. El mercado de los Encantes
This market is one of the oldest in Europe, and one of the most famous in Barcelona. Here there are true bargains. Have you ever dribbled prices? In this market that is very common, and very necessary! There are many antique furniture for your house and even restored furniture which could give your space more character. You will see many kind of things here. Lamps, old letters, pictures, paintings…
Ussually this market takes place every monday, wednesday, friday and saturday from 9 am to 8 pm. Located in Carrer de los Castillejos 158 (subway stop Glòries, L1)
2. Two Market: everything for 1€
There is no need to negociate in here, the price for everything is 1€!!! This is definitely the cheapest market in Barcelona. In this market you can find furniture and atiques but also clothes. Here you can even give it a chance to a barter (exhanging some object from another one). The only difference here is that you hace to pay 1€ for the entrance, but let’s be honest, it is still quite worthy! It is located in Poblenou (subway stop Bogatell, L4).
3. Flea Market
This market is the most popular vintage one in Barcelona. The quality of the stands is really good and you can find many different objetcs and clothes too. Part from that, there is also music vinyls and books. Here you will find something original and special for sure! It takes place every second sunday of each month and it is located in Plaça de Blanquerna (subway stop Drassanes, L3). It is a must go in Barcelona vintage and second-hand shopping.
More shops for buying furniture and atique objects:
- Columpiu Esquerra (Sant Antoni)
- La Moderna Singular (Sant Antoni)
- Vintage Room (El Raval)
- Barcelona Vintage (El Raval)
- Déjà Vu Concept (Sant Anoti)
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