Best second-hand and vintage shops in Helsinki

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Credits: Fargo Vintage & Design

Helsinki - a treasure trove for premium second-hand finds

Helsinki, the vibrant capital of Finland, lies on the nation’s south coast. This lush city by the Baltic Sea is the hub of culture and design, attracting a steady stream of visitors from all corners of the earth. Being on the pulse of international hot topics, Helsinki paves the way for new trends and transformations beyond its borders, which for example can be seen in the rise of sustainable shopping alternatives.

Therefore, Helsinki has become a true treasure trove for premium second-hand and vintage hunters. Explore and rummage the many boutiques in the city filled with carefully curated pre-loved gems. Helsinki is a stellar place to look for Finnish design classics, Nordic fashion, and second-hand items from international luxury brands.

Here are some of our favourite vintage boutiques and second-hand shops in the different districts of Helsinki.

District of Punavuori

Alluring apparel and all-day breakfast at Relove Freda

Relove Freda, Fredrikinkatu 25

Rummage through Relove’s high-quality preloved items and marvel at your finds later at their cosy café. This popular second-hand chain is also located in Töölö and the department store Stockmann.

Relove's cosy terrace invites you to relax in-between treasure hunting.
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The racks are filled with pre-loved apparel in immaculate condition.
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Alongside soups, salads and savoury & sweet delights, Relove cafés also serves an all-day breakfast.
Credits: Relove

Pre-loved luxury finds at Flea Second Hand

Flea Second Hand, Iso Roobertinkatu 11

In this modern second-hand boutique, you can expect to discover carefully curated, trendy pieces of clothes, accessories, as well as footwear, also from well-known international brands such as Prada, Balenciaga, and Miu Miu.

A sample of Flea Second Hand's elegance in neutral tones.
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Look for Finnish design classics, Nordic fashion, and second-hand items from international luxury brands.

Chic Nordic minimalism at Vintage Magasinet

Vintage Magasinet, Pursimiehenkatu 1

This boutique is worth a visit if you are looking for a carefully curated selection of minimalist clothing and homeware made from natural materials.

A sample of Vintage Magasinet's second-hand selection.
Credits: Vintage Magasinet

Vintage furniture and design gems at Artek 2nd Cycle and Fasaani Antiikki

Artek 2nd Cycle, Pieni Roobertinkatu 4

This second-hand treasure trove has rediscovered furniture, lighting, and other everyday objects from the early 20th century to this day.

Fasaani Antiikki, Korkeavuorenkatu 5 

Here you can find antique furniture as well as homeware gems from Finnish brands such as Artek, Arabia, Iittala, and Marimekko.

Fasaani Antik is a place to look for porcelain tableware from past decades.
Credits: Aku Pöllänen

Other treasure troves to visit in Punavuori

Kaunis Veera, Albertinkatu 8

Kaunis Veera is the oldest second-hand shop in Finland and has a wide range of premium clothing, accessories, and footwear for women of all ages.

Fida, Iso-Roobertinkatu 28

Fida is the largest Finnish chain of charity second-hand stores, where you can find clothing, accessories, furniture, home décor as well as equipment for sports and other hobbies at an affordable price. Check out their site for other locations.

A vintage colour galore at Fida Roba.
Credits : Fida
Kaunis Veera has a broad selection of classic, feminine clothes and accessories.
Credits: Kaunis Veera

District of Kamppi and the city centre

Timeless elegance at Birka Second Hand

Birka Second Hand, Fredrikinkatu 32

Birka is centrally located, and home to high-quality second-hand apparel. The boutique’s selection has beautiful items for classic, feminine looks.

Birka Second Hand store has the aesthetics of a premium boutique.
Credits: Birka Second Hand

Unique design pieces at Kaunis Arki

Kaunis Arki, Mariankatu 20

This second-hand design store has a wide collection of Finnish industrial art objects ranging from the 1920s to the 1970s. Here you might find the antique lamp or the statement piece of glass art you have long been searching for.

Light fixtures and other vintage homeware items on display at Kaunis Arki store.
Credits: Aku Pöllänen

Glam up at Play it again, Sam

Play it again, Sam, Rauhankatu 2

If you search for glamorous vintage numbers, this boutique further in the Kruununhaka district is worth a visit. Play it again, Sam has a dazzling selection ranging from the 1890s up until the 1970s.

The glamour of the olden days is palpable at Play it again, Sam.
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Other treasure troves to visit around the city centre

Prepor, Fredrikinkatu 34

Preporté has a collection of preloved luxury items from brands such as Chanel, Fendi, and Mulberry. The boutique’s selection of second-hand clothes and accessories cater to both minimalistic and bohemian styles.

Variety Secondhand & Vintage, Kalevankatu 33

For men’s clothes or unisex styles – sweatshirts, leather boots & caps - head to Variety which offers a wide range of vintage streetwear.

Moody Monday, Kamppi shopping centre

At Moody Monday, you can enjoy a cup of coffee while discovering pre-used clothes from Finnish and other Nordic brands, such as Marimekko, Vimma, R-collection, Samsoe, and Arket. Moody Monday has another similar shop in the Vallila district.

Little Copenhagen, Töölönkatu 8

This boutique specializes in kids’ garments. Here you can expect to find a collection of premium quality second-hand clothing, alongside brand-new apparel.

Siisti Kirppis, Suezinkatu 3

This thrift shop is slightly outside the city centre, but a worthwhile visit if you search for youthful second-hand apparel and kids’ clothes.


Pre-used Marimekko apparel is sought after in the second-hand shops in Helsinki. Here's a pair of Marimekko sneakers from Siisti Kirppis still looking fresh.
Credits : Siisti Kirppis
Siisti Kirppis is a modern second-hand shop in the Jätkäsaari District.
Credits: Siisti Kirppis

Eclectic dressers and cool kids - head towards the district of Kallio.

District of Kallio

Street-smart styles at Almost New

Almost New, Hämeentie 28,

This boutique has a relaxed selection of unisex clothing, footwear, and accessories from European, American, and Japanese brands from the ´80s onwards.

Almost New is one of the treasure troves of the cool kids in Kallio district.
Credits: Almost New

Stylish retro looks at UFF vintage stores

UFF Hakaniemi, Hämeentie 4

UFF charity second-hand 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 secondhand gems, wait until the promotion is over, as the shops get stocked afterward with new garments. UFF stores in Hakaniemi, Kaisaniemi, and Töölöntori are specialized in vintage wear.

Retro americana on display at Vintage UFF in Hakaniemi.
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Vintage UFF in Kaisaniemi has playful apparel in pastel tones.
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Double-denim is not enough at Vintage UFF Töölöntori.
Credits: UFF

Best of the past at Frida Marina and Hoochie Mama Jane

Frida Marina, Kaarlenkatu 10

If you search for something feminine with a retro twist to add to your wardrobe, head to Frida Marina. This vintage boutique specializes in clothing and accessories made between the ´40s and the ´80s.

Hoochie Mama Jane, Agricolankatu 11

This vintage boutique is a treasure trove for glamorous dressers looking for a new festive number. To complete the look, Hoochie Mama Jane also has a wide selection of shoes, bags, and jewellery from past decades.



The different eras of fashion come to life at Hoochie Mama Jane.
Credits: Hoochie Mama Jane Vintage

Cult classics at Fargo Vintage & Design

Fargo Vintage & Design, Fleminginkatu 20 (Showroom and storage in Meritullinkatu 11 C)

Fargo is specialized in vintage Nordic furniture and lamps, particularly those made between the ´30s and ´70s. The collection also includes carefully curated home décor items from different decades. Browse the whole selection beforehand on Fargo’s webshop.

Fargo Vintage & Design store is a great place to look for authentic retro furniture and funky design items.
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Vintage Artek is one of the most sought after furniture brands. Here's some on display at Fargo Vintage & Design.
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Eager for more?

Second Friend, Capellan Puistotie 20A, near Kalasatama Metro station

A new-comer in the second-hand market scene, this modern and fresh thrift store near Kallio is a must-visit for anyone looking for quality finds in clothing, shoes, and interior decor.

Open flea market at Dallapé park, Teollisuuskatu 1

This popular flea market among locals is arranged every Sunday in the summertime, the weather allowing. Join the open event and earn some pocket money whilst giving unused items a new home. Or be the first one to find the treasures in the jumble.


Dig in for additional info on Helsinki’s vintage and second-hand shops, or find out about other sustainable things to do.

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