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Best second-hand and vintage shops in Turku

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Credits: Maanantaimarket

Turku - the city always on-trend

Turku is an interesting mix of the old and the new. The city has a long history – it is the oldest city in Finland as well as the former capital. Located in the Southwest of Finland by the river Aura, Turku has always been a significant harbour and therefore also the gate to the west. The influence particularly from Sweden is present to this day, which is noticeable also in the new fashion trends that the locals have caught up on.

Fortunately for our planet’s sake, second-hand and vintage shops are greatly on-trend. Many second-hand shops in Turku now curate more specific styles and selections, but there are still traditional jumble sales where you can discover vintage gems at a low price. Whether you want to go treasure hunting or spend the day browsing preloved goods, Turku is a place to make truly unique finds.

Here are some of our favourite second-hand shops and vintage boutiques in Turku

Individual looks and service at Best from the past

Best from the past, Yliopistonkatu 26

This second-hand and vintage shop has a curated collection of preloved everyday womenswear and accessories. If you need knowledgeable advice on choosing the perfect outfit, Best from the past is the go-to place.

The store's excellent service has gained a reputation.
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Best from the past brings a splash of colour to the cityscape.
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The displays are aesthetically pleasing.
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Current aesthetics on display at Maanantaimarket

Maanantaimarket, Kristiinankatu 6

Maanantaimarket is an Instagrammable trendy yet relaxed concept store selling coffee, flower bouquets, natural cosmetics, and jewellery alongside second-hand clothes.

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Turku has always been Finland's gate to the west – and new trends.

Pinch of rock 'n roll at Black Spot Merch

Black Spot Merch, Sairashuoneenkatu 6

According to Black Spot Merch’s founders, their store is a place for “curated vintage with a pinch of Rock ´n Roll”. The selection of apparel delivers if you are looking for minimalistic menswear, that has both edge and attention to fabric and detail.

If the cornerstones of your style are denim apparel and varsity jackets, make sure to drop by Black Spot Merch.
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Black Spot Merch has a voluminous selection of vintage americana, such as college shirts.
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Oasis of green lifestyle at Ecolocal Market

Ecolocal Market, Linnankatu 9-11

As the name suggests, this concept store located in the Forum quarters caters to ecological ways of living. At Ecological Market you can find both local and international sustainable brands as well as second-hand apparel for the whole family. Here you can also rent and repair clothes.

Alongside the second-hand apparel, Ecolocal Market also has selected new articles on sale.
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Relaxed, bohemian styles are present at Ecological Market.
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Olden days' elegance at SunVintage

SunVintage,  Eerikinkatu 37

If your aesthetics lean towards retro vintage, make sure to pop in at SunVintage. Here you can expect to find rare gems from the past decades such as burlesque-style corsets, rockabilly apparel for men, as well as vintage fabrics. The selection is on display on VintagEija’s webshop behind the link.

 

 

SunVintage is a real treasure trove for vintage accessories.
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Curated kids' apparel at Aarre Turku

Aarre Turku, Vanha Suurtori 3

This second-hand boutique specializes in children’s wear. Look here for seasonal clothes as well as preloved toys for the little ones. All the items on sale are carefully curated and in good condition.

The boutique's second-hand selection is pretty in all shades of pink.
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Bang for your buck at UFF

UFF charity secondhand store, Humalistonkatu 5 and Eerikinkatu 9

UFF charity secondhand stores are popular places to make both affordable and unique finds for the whole family. For the best bargains keep an eye for ”Tasarahapäivät” campaigns. For second-hand gems, wait until the promotion ends, as the shops will get stocked with new garments. If you prefer a vintage selection, head to the UFF store on Humalistonkatu.

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Other treasure troves in Turku

Dirty Hippies, Humalistonkatu 13

Alongside the apparel and accessories, Dirty Hippies has a selection of ecological goods, such as cosmetics and wellness products. The owners of this shop also curate a rack of second-hand favourites, so make sure to browse the day’s selection.

PikkuSiili, Pitkämäenkatu 4 

This second-hand shop located inside the shopping centre Manhattan Pikku-Siili offers a wide selection of garments and other practical items for children, such as buggies and safety seats. In case you are travelling with kids, Pikku-Siili is a pleasant place to stop by as there is a playground and other child-friendly facilities inside the store.

Sifonki Second Hand, Kauppiaskatu 10

This centrally located second-hand boutique has a curated selection of classic women’s wear from international brands, such as Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and Gant. If you look for a dressy blouse for work or a statement accessory for a party, Sifonki is a safe place to start.

Merkitys 2nd Hand Shop, Linnankatu 19

This stylish second-hand boutique in central Turku is home to a wide selection of current, quality apparel and accessories for all sexes.

Fifty Sixty, Puutarhakatu 11-13

This second-hand store is a treasure trove of Finnish design glass, ceramics, porcelain, and jewellery. If you wish to find cult design glass by renowned Finnish designers such as Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, and Kaj Franck, start the search by visiting Fifty Sixty.

SPR Kontti, Viilarinkatu 5

Finnish Red Cross’s charity jumble sales have an unbeatably broad selection of second-hand goods. Alongside the seasonal apparel for the whole family, here you can also make bargain deals on small household electronics, tableware, and sports gear.

Puutorin kirppis, Brahenkatu 14

This spacious, traditional flea market is a local favourite. At Puutorin kirppis you can expect to make truly unique finds at affordable prices. Note that the entrance to this treasure trove is from the glass cubicle at the inner court.

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Looking for other sustainable activities during your trip?

Visit the website of Visit Turku or find out more about the alternatives in all regions of Finland. 

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