Skip to main content
Berlin's official travel website

11 tips for second hand shopping in Berlin

Sustainable & unique

Second Hand Shopping: Pauls Boutique
Second Hand Shopping: Pauls Boutique © Foto: Nady El-Tounsy

Shopping for second-hand clothes is not only fun, but also good for the environment - and your wallet! In our selection of vintage stores you will find second-hand clothes for every fashion taste. We also tell you how and where you can make your shopping trip in Berlin even more sustainable. And if you now feel like doing even more for the environment and climate, you can find many more green Berlin tips on our sustainability pages.

Tip 1: Soul & Style has vintage for fans of the 80s and 90s

A girl is shopping vintage and second hand clothes
A girl is shopping vintage and second hand clothes © gettyimages, Foto: lechatnoir

Puffer jackets and vintage knitted jumpers, legwarmers and leather jackets: Find vintage hits from the 80s and 90s in these second-hand shops. You won't have to rummage long to find wildly patterned sweatshirts, windbreakers, crazy patterned sports shorts and, of course, all the essential accessories. First come, first served!

Where: Krossener Strasse 24 & Frankfurter Allee 35 - 37, Friedrichshain and Maybachufer 6, Kreuzbergchloßstrasse 102, Steglitz.
When: Krossener Monday to Friday 12 - 8 p.m., Wednesday 1 - 8 p.m., Saturday 11 - 8 p.m.; Straße Frankfurter Alle Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Maybachufer Monday to Friday 12 - 8 p.m., Saturday 11 - 8 p.m.

Tip 2: Goo brings retro trends to life

Vintage & second hand shopping: shop windows are decorated
Vintage & second hand shopping: shop windows are decorated © gettyimages, Foto: SolStock

You can find unique designer pieces at Goo in Schönhauser Allee. With shops in seven major German cities, True Vintage has established itself as a label for timeless retro style. These second-hand pieces have truly earned a second life. Only designer brands are presented by the fine, small second-hand shop Goo in Oderbergerstraße. Here you'll find vintage clothes and outfits by Miu, Miu, Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen, Comme Des Garcons. A dream!

Goo, Oderberger Straße 45, Mitte
When:  Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm

Tip 3: Find real one-offs at #HAHAYOUREUGLY

Secondhand & Vintage Store: HAHAYOURUGLY

At first they sold their personal and at that time already very own wardrobe via Kleiderkreisel (today At the flea market at Mauerpark, Kacper and Armin's booth quickly became a permanent institution. Two store collectives followed and then finally their own second hand store in Friedrichshain. Mission of #HAHAYOURUGLY is to transform second hand, old, weird and all other ugly ducklings into their own version of "beautiful". All brands and designers are also available in the Vintage Online Store.

Where: Warschauer Straße 76, Friedrichshain
When: Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm

Tip 4: Find treasures at Berlin's many Flea markets

Market Nowkoelln Flowmarkt at Maybachufer Berlin
Nowkoelln Flowmarkt © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

If you're in Berlin this weekend, be sure to stop by one of the many flea markets. The flea market at Mauerpark starts on Sunday at 10 am. You can also rummage on the RAW grounds on Sundays. We have compiled many other great flea markets for you here:

Flea markets in Berlin

Tip 5: Repair culture: Repair Cafés

Ulis Fahrradladen in Alt-Sapndau
© visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Have you bought an old camera at the flea market, or do you need to change the battery of your cell phone, mend a bicycle tube or want to repair the kettle of your Berlin hostess as a thank you? Then the Repair Café is the right place for you. There are quite a few of them in Berlin. You will see, repairing is fun and worthwhile: The costs are zero, the CO2 that is released during the production of new products is saved - and you will also meet great people!

Repair Café Schöneberg, Goebenstraße 12, Schöneberg
When: Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., please register at info [at]

Sodiner, Osloer Straße 12, Wedding
When: Thursday 5pm to 8 pm

For fans and collectors of antique bikes

Often, when it comes to repairing really nice, old things, the problem is the lack of spare parts. At least for fans of antique bicycles, there's a place to go in Berlin with Uli's Museum Shop for Historical Bicycles. If you want to see more of the historic Spandau, check out our bike tour.

Uli`s Museum Shop, Jagowstraße 28, Spandau
When: Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6:30 pm (March-October), and 12 pm to 6 pm (November-February), respectively.

Tip 6: Real jeans & sneakers heroes go to Paul's Boutique

Pauls Boutique
© Foto: Nady El-Tounsy

Casual brand-name things are second-hand bought not only much cheaper, but also often much cooler and more comfortable. The Levis are already registered, the Nikes, Pumas, Converse and Adidas have already seen the asphalt. If you dress up at Archive Berlin or Paul's Boutique, you're ready to hit the streets of the city - with style and charm and a few cool retro pieces that you wouldn't find on sale new. The assortment ranges from streetwear to designer pieces. By the way: Paul's boutique also runs a treasure trove for filmmakers and other creative industry professionals: vintage band t-shirts, leather jackets and other originals from decades past.

Archive, Rosenthaler Strasse 72, Mitte 
When: Monday through Friday from 12 pm - 7 pm, Saturday from 11 am - 7 pm

Paul's Boutique, Oderberger Straße 47, Mitte
When: Monday to Saturday from 12 - 8 pm

Tip 7: Individualists will find what they are looking for at V Vintage

Second Hand Mode
© GettyImages, Bild: ArminStaudtBerlin

From Levis jeans and cowboy boots to T-shirts with crazy prints, colourful waistcoats, patterned knitted jumpers, Hawaiian shirts with dragon prints and leather jackets, you'll always find great individual pieces at V Vintage. Put together your own personal look. And if you want more, check out V Vintage's Etsy store.

V VINTAGE, Kopernikusstraße 18, Friedrichshain
When: Monday to Saturday from 11.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Tip 8: For those who like to browse - Vintage stuff

Vintage & Second Hand Shopping: Two girls look into the jewellery showcase
Two girls are vintage & second hand shopping © gettyimages, Foto: Joos Mind

Everything is so colorful here! Patterned shirts and knitted sweaters, but also various super cool vintage leather jackets, denim and much more can be found in these two vintage stores in Berlin. V Vintage is more specialized on ladies, at Vintage Stuff the rocker heart beats faster. By the way: V Vintage also has an online second hand store at Etsy.

Vintage Stuff, Zehdenicker Straße 14, Prenzlauer Berg
When: Monday to Friday from 4 pm - 8 pm, Saturday from 2.30 pm - 8 pm

Tip 9: Humana, Resales, Oxfam

shopping in berlin mitte
© visitBerlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Berlin is a real second-hand stronghold. Humana alone operates 21 branches in Berlin, Resales has eleven in the city, and there are also eight Oxfam stores spread throughout the neighborhoods. In addition, there are three Pick'n'Weight, regular vintage pop-up stores, clothing swap meets and countless other private stores and stores. It's a pity that we can't include them all here. Feel free to post your tips in the comments, though!

Humana, Friedrichstraße 148, Mitte oder Frankfurter Tor 3, Friedrichshain
When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm

Resales: Pestalozzistraße 82, Charlottenburg oder Potsdamer Straße 105, Tiergarten
When: Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm (Charlottenburg) and Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm (Tiergarten)

Tip 10: Shop by the kilo at Fajny/fajna

© visitBerlin, Foto: Claudia Sult

Fajny/fajna sells second-hand clothes by weight. The price per kilo changes daily. Fridays are the most expensive, at 45 euros per kilo, because new goods are stocked up on this day, then it gets cheaper every day until the price per kilo is 20 euros on Thursdays. The price applies to all garments, no matter what brand or material. Leather jackets are sold at a fixed price of 20 euros and every few months there is a 2 euro sale that applies to all items in stock in the shop. For your own discarded clothing, you can get 5 euros per kilogram at Fajny/fajna.

Where: Nostitzstraße 14, Kreuzberg and Anzengruberstraße 5, Neukölln.
When: Monday to Saturday 1 - 7 p.m., exceptions are Thursday in Kreuzberg 1 - 6 p.m. and Friday in Neukölln 1 - 6 p.m.

Tip 11: For friends of good taste - Repeater

Second Hand Shopping & Vintage in Pauls Boutique
Second Hand Shopping & Vintage in Pauls Boutique © Foto: Nady El-Tounsy

Repeater is actually the title of an album by the band Fugazi. In any case, the Repeater's operators are big fans and run their second-hand store according to the principles of its namesakes, namely to do what you love, to get involved with your neighborhood, to work together with your buddies and to behave fairly and with respect towards everyone. We hardly have anything to add to that... Oh, but: Have fun browsing! 

Where: Pannierstraße 45, Neukölln
When: Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm

Josefine Köhn-Haskins


is originally from Munich and started out her career at one of Germanys largest daily news papers. Before finding her home in Berlin, she also reported as a correspondent and trend scout from the US. Today she is cruising Berlin's neighbourhoods, always on the lookout for good stories - with a focus on culture, music and ideas for the future of an innovative Berlin. All posts