Helsinki’s top vintage and secondhand stores

Get ready for a sustainable shopping adventure in Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland! Whether you are a fashion enthusiast, vintage furniture lover or simply enjoy browsing and exploring second-hand boutiques, this city by the Baltic Sea is a hidden treasure trove of premium preloved items waiting to be discovered!

Renowned as one of the world’s most sustainable countries, Finland is a forerunner in pioneering eco-friendly practices and setting a global example for sustainable living. The recycling and reuse culture thrives here, resulting in a remarkable increase in sustainable shopping alternatives. Helsinki, the cultural and design hub of the country, sits at the forefront of these trends, making it a perfect destination for a successful second-hand and vintage shopping spree!

Whether you are on the hunt for Finnish design classics, Nordic fashion, or second-hand items from international luxury brands – don’t miss out on these five second-hand gems in Helsinki:

1.  Relove Freda, Punavuori

At Relove Freda in picturesque Punavuori, boutique-like second-hand finds meet cozy café vibes. Rummage through high-quality apparel treasures and designer gems and marvel at your finds with a cup of coffee in the store’s charming café. Visit additional stores in Töölö, the Helsinki Stockmann department store, and soon even at the Helsinki-Vantaa airport!

Revolve, Finland
At Relove’s cozy café and terrace, you can enjoy your second-hand finds with a cup of coffee, © Relove / Visit Finland.

2.  Fasaani Antiikki, Ullanlinna

Get lost between unique vintage and antique finds in this 1,000-square-meter basement store located in the heart of Helsinki. Whether you are looking for antique furniture or vintage homeware gems from well-known Finnish brands, you might make some lucky finds here!

Fasaani Antiikki, Finland
Fasaani Antiikki offers a wide range of antique items, porcelain tableware and other homeware gems, © Aku Pöllänen.

3. Play it again, Sam, Kruununhaka

Step into a time capsule of style! Located in the harborside district Kruununhaka, Play it again, Sam awaits with glamourous vintage fashion and accessories. This hidden gem has been around since 1987 and offers a dazzling selection of unique items ranging from the 1890s up to the 1970s.

Play it Again, Finland
Enjoy the vintage glamour of the olden days at Play it Again, Sam, © Play it again, Sam.

4. Fargo Vintage & Design, Kallio

Discover iconic classics in Helsinki’s cultural heart, Kallio! Fargo, an integral part of the district’s vibrant street scene, is the go-to destination for high-quality designer and vintage furniture from the 1930s to the 1970s. Browse the full selection beforehand on Fargo’s webshop and visit the showroom in Kruununhaka!

Fargo Vintage & Design, Finland
At Fargo Vintage & Design, you will find authentic retro furniture and unique design items, © Fargo Vintage & Design.

5. UFF, Hakaniemi

Explore the array of UFF charity second-hand stores scattered across Helsinki (and even other cities across Finland), where budget-friendly treasures for the whole family await. On Tasarahapäivät (balance days) campaign days, the stores clear out their current selections for new items and offer great deals at wallet-friendly prices. UFF stores in Hakaniemi, Kaisaniemi, and Töölöntori specialize in vintage wear.

UFF, Finland
The charity second-hand chain UFF also has specific vintage-wear-themed stores, like this one in Töölöntori, © UFF.

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