5 of the Best Second-hand Stores in Helsinki

Buying second-hand is a great way to help the environment and your finances. As such, three years ago I decided to only buy second-hand clothing. You can read more about why here.

In Finland there is a wonderful mindset of re-using and recycling, so it’s not surprising that there is a flourishing second-hand economy. This includes numerous second-hand shops and chains, vintage stores, active social media marketplace groups and outdoor flea markets.

Here are 5 of the best second-hand stores in Helsinki

 

Second-hand clothes at Relove
Second-hand clothes at Relove

1. The Recycle Centre- Kierrätyskeskus

Located in the Kyläsaari area of the Hermanni district, this huge two story center has amazing bargains. From books to glassware and kitchen utensils, clothing, craft supplies, electronics and furniture, there’s something for everyone. The prices are cheaper than you’ll find elsewhere in Helsinki and the range is extensive. Additionally, there are two large sheds at the front of the building with free items.

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2. Fida Roba

In the popular street Iso Roobertinkatu of Helsinki’s design district Punavuori you’ll find this enticing store. They stock a range of unique and well priced vintage clothes, shoes, books and glassware.

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3. Recci

These chain stores are found throughout the city, with a great range of second-hand clothes at good prices. They regularly have 50% off the entire store.

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4. Uff

Another chain with many stores throughout Helsinki. Similar to Recci, there are regular sales, with slightly different deals each day during sale week. The store with the best range of clothing, especially vintage, is on Fredrikinkatu in Punavuori.

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5. Relove

This gorgeous cafe also houses a beautiful second-hand market. In contrast to the chain stores above, booth spaces are rented out in a flea-market type setup. The first store is in Toolo, with a newer shop opening in Punavuori.

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