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Shop Vintage in Berlin at the Flohmarkt (Flea market) am Mauerpark and More

June 11th, 2009

Go Vintage and Go Home with Clothes – Plus Money Left Over

The idea of vintage, or previously worn clothing, comes to most people like the thought of Britney Spears. It’s either accompanied by a quick ‘Love it!’ or a plain ‘Ewww!’ If you fall into the former category then do read on.

Flohmarkt am Mauerpark

Probably the best place to acquire clothing, often for 1 Euro per article, is the Mauerpark Flohmarkt on Sundays. About ¾ of the sellers are regulars, so if you happen to refrain from a purchase only to go home to dire regrets, you will most likely be able to pick up whatever you missed in a week. From designer sunglasses to organic dress to home made jewelry, there is supply for most of what you could think to demand.

The highlight of the Flohmarkt is perhaps the transient current of one-week-only sellers, people selling their personal goods. Not only are they more than willing to barter, often times they are there in the spirit of ‘giving’ and will sell their old clothes, watches, hats etc for prices like .50 cents. Sometimes the items are clearly old and don’t find sellers, while other times things that are once worn/new appear at their stands. With these ‘once a summer’ sellers, who tend to be younger and have smaller stands, you are best buying whatever you like when you see it, as it may not be there in even an hour. Interested in selling? For about 30 Euros you can get your own stand.

More Vintage Shopping

  – Stargarderstraße 12 A, Berlin

Garments offers Vintage clothing in Prenzlauerberg. Sells vintage accessories and clothes, some even from movies. Cute and suprising.

Stiefelkombinal-Berlin – Eberswalder Str. 21-22

You will find more than just shoes here. It consists mostly womens and mens clothes primarily from the 30s to 80s. In this eclectic mix it’s impossible to know what you will find until you find it.

Paris Second Hand – Rigaer Str. 41

The name alone draws in customers. The clothing comes, naturally, exclusively from France for men, women and children. If you are looking for one of a kind pieces in Berlin, you certainly won’t find the clothes here anywhere else.

Author: CA

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One Response to “Shop Vintage in Berlin at the Flohmarkt (Flea market) am Mauerpark and More”

  1. klaas-jan says:

    Good article Caitlin………….one thing many North American visitors with kids forget is that there are also many good 2nd hand childrens clothing stores in Berlin. Because childrens clothes are a complete rip-off…….. usually more expensive than normal clothes using much less material [?] and keeping in mind that Europeans in general have better quality & stronger clothes and certainly better stying than most North American brands ….parents should definitely consider shopping at a 2nd hands kids store. Perhaps we could get a separate article written by a parent about these.

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