Vintage shops, or second hand stores in Berlin are its second nature! Literary, flee markets and second hand/vintage boutiques are all over the place. Some are ok, many are crappy and a few are good.

If you like vintage shopping where vintage shoes or clothes, or quirky jewelery suddenly pops out, then Berlin is the place to do that.

How to figure out which one is good though?

The first signal is the outside rack. You can totally make up your mind and decide on the spot if that place is going to be good or not, by checking out the quality of the outside rack. If the place is crappy the clothes will be either stained or full of wholes and little stitches. And the price usually looks ridiculous.

If the place is worth exploring, then you should be able to spot at least a cute pair of boots or a cardigan for an ok second price. The price range of good vintage stores is between 15-50 euro for a nice pair of boots, or a nice dress.

The second signal and trend I’ve noticed in Berlin is the space and cluster of clothing. Meaning, the bigger the place, the worst the choice. Smaller neighborhood shops have better choices, than some of the most popular and bigger flee markets.

My personal favorite vintage places are SOEUR, Garments Vintage Clothing and Veist Kleidergeschichten. They are all organized and neat, and they all have their own little jems to reveal.

From the flea markets or the so called Flohmärkte, I would recommend the one in Mauerpark, but get there as early as possible, since it gets extremely overcrowded and this might turns into an unpleasant experience.

Hello Berlin explorers, I am Tia (short for Teodora, 28) and I am very excited to share my unique and local experience of this amazing city. I've lived all over the German capital and I am a big fan of each and every borough. I hope, through my reviews, you will get to experience the true Berlin and become a fan as well.