If you’re on the hunt for designer vintage and second-hand clothes or accessories, we’ve got you covered. From Chanel to Cavalli, Gucci to Givenchy, you’ll find all the high-end fashion labels in our list of shops below.
Tip 1: Original fashion at LENA’S LOVELY VINTAGE
Drop into Lena’s boutique and lose yourself in a world of exclusive vintage women’s wear from the 1950s to the 1990s. This beautiful store specialises in top-quality hand-picked items. Here you’ll find 1950s evening gowns alongside 90s US sportswear as well as leather jackets. It’s an exciting eclectic mix of high-end designer labels and retail pieces. You can also expect a great collection of vintage bags, shoes and accessories to help complete your look. All these fashion pieces are unique, with their own story to tell, which Lena will gladly do in person, as she advises you over a cup of coffee. A Berlin-born fashion designer, who spent many years working in international fashion, Lena is passionate about her pieces. For us, the highlight had to be the magnificent collection of 1950s evening gowns: elegant, inspiring and straight from the silver screen. The shop is centrally located in the up-and-coming Potsdamer Straße in the lively Berlin-Tiergarten district.
Where: Potsdamer Str. 101, Schöneberg
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 pm - 7 pm, Monday by appointment,
Tip 2: Exclusive shopping at No.8
No.8 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf is known as the most exclusive second-hand and vintage boutique in Berlin. Here you’ll only find the big names in fashion. In his beautifully decorated shop window, owner Peter Herbst-Leimbach displays just a taste of what’s inside: red silk pumps by Louis Vuitton, a gold slipper by Jil Sander and a silk dress by Missoni. His exclusive and large collection includes such names as Prada, Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada, Roberto Cavalli, Miu Miu and others. Luxury brands such as Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin also catch the eye. In addition to elegant shoes and designer fashion, No. 8 offers evening gowns and accessories such as exclusive Chanel and Hermès handbags.
Needless to say, everything is in almost perfect condition. Peter has been involved in the high-end fashion industry for 35 years, working as a model and designer and was employed by Karl Lagerfeld - making him perfectly qualified to offer expert advice. Of course, these big names come with big prices, even second-hand. If you’re shopping at No.8, plan your budget accordingly and enjoy the glam.
Where: Ludwigkirchstr 8, Wilmersdorf
Opening times: Tuesday to Thursday 11 am to 6:30 pm
Tip 3: Contemporary brands at SALT BERLIN
At SALT BERLIN you’ll find high-quality second-hand wear in the areas of fast fashion, contemporary and designer brands. SALT sells specially hand-picked second-hand women’s wear, shoes and accessories from top brands such as All Saints, COS, Closed, Hugo Boss, Dry Corn, Topshop, Tommy Hilfiger, Other Stories and Zara. From 2013 to 2021 SALT, was known as Sometimes Coloured selling popular second-hand designer brands in Berlin.
In 2021, it changed its name and moved to its new location at the in-vogue Boxhagener Platz in Friedrichshain. In the relaxed, trendy and spacious shop, you can browse over 600 clothing items, covering a wide range of everything from trainers to chic leather handbags.
Where: Grünberger Straße 87, Friedrichshain
Opening times: Monday 12 pm to 8 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 12 pm to 7 pm
Tip 4: Elegance and character at GARMENTS VINTAGE
In this beautiful and tastefully decorated shop on Linienstrasse, owners Sandra Keil und Astrid Lafos let the clothes speak for themselves. They are sometimes loud, sometimes colorful but always elegant and full of character. Most of the exquisite vintage items on offer are from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. As well as clothes, Garments sells a large selection of second-hand accessories like shoes, handbags and jewellery.
Sandra and Astrid are former film costume designers, whose dream came true when they opened their own shop. They can tell you many of the stories behind the items they sell. Even if you’re just window shopping, be sure to drop in to enjoy the shop’s wonderful aesthetic.
Where: Linienstraße 204, Mitte
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm
Tip 5: Italian inspired clothing at YUMMY Vintage
In the heart of Kreuzberg, YUMMY offers a wide choice of exclusive vintage clothing and accessories for men and women. The style is predominantly Mediterranean, inspired by YUMMY’s Italian founder. Most pieces are handpicked from Italy or from other parts of the world. According to owners Carolina and Aron, much of the inspiration for their unique style comes from the streets of Berlin.
Where: Bürknerstraße 12, Neukölln
Opening times: Monday - Saturday 1 pm to 6.30 pm
Tip 6: For that special something: Cache Coeur in Prenzlauer Berg
Vintage fashion that will make your heart beat faster: In the boutique "Cache coeur" you will find various treasures from the 50s, 60s and 70s. In addition to designer fashion and accessories, film props are also waiting to be discovered.
Where: Schönhauser Allee 174, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Tuesday to Saturday 3 pm to 6 pm
Tip 7: Travel through time in style: Mankii Vintage
You look in the shop window, open the door to Mankii Vintage and are immediately enchanted. The boutique is darkened and tastefully decorated. In the illuminated showcases you can see beautiful bags and jewelry from past decades. You will also be captivated by trench coats, blouses and skirts. "Mankii Vintage" is an insider tip among the vintage stores of Berlin. Let us take you on a little journey through time and discover treasures and jewelry from renowned brands.
Where: Gormannstraße 16, Mitte
When: Thursday - Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm
Tip 8: Curtain up for shiny pieces
Hollywood flair in the Hackesche Höfe: it glitters and sparkles in the "Glanzstücke" boutique. The glass showcases proudly present extraordinary vintage fashion jewelry from different eras; from the Art Deco style of the 1920s to noble jewelry of the 60s. Here you will find extraordinary brooches, necklaces and bracelets for ladies and cufflinks for men.
Where: Sophienstrasse 7/ Hackesche Höfe, Mitte
When: Thursday - Friday from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday Noon - 6p.m.
Tip 9: Stylish second-hand shopping: Menzel & Menzel
Designer fashion as far as the eye can see: at the boutique "Menzel & Menzel" fashion enthusiasts get their money's worth. You can embellish your Berlin look with the selected pieces and your apartment with the art treasures - a great souvenir of your shopping tour through one of the finest vintage stores in Berlin.
Where: Fasanenstr. 41, Wilmersdorf
When: Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Tip 10: Bag dreams in the trendy district of Berlin-Mitte: Bintus Vintage
In the boutique "Bintus Vintage" you can round off your Berlin look with the right vintage piece. The large selection of well-preserved bags makes this vintage store unique in Berlin. In the retro ambience of the small boutique you will find many trendy accessories from past decades.
Where: Torstraße 93, Mitte
When: Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tip 11: For a luxurious lifestyle: Vivi Lenz Vintage
For all those who love designer fashion: If you stroll along the famous Kurfürstendamm, you will find the noble vintage boutique "Vivi Lenz Vintage" in a side street. Well-preserved vintage treasures are waiting for you here. Whether shoes, bags, scarves or accessories: look forward to exquisite individual pieces.
Where: Joachim-Friedrich Straße 19, Charlottenburg
When: Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.