Once regarded as a low-cost option for the less fortunate, secondhand and vintage shops have recently become a trend in Athens, and for good reason. Thrift stores are oblivious to fast-fading fashion trends and allow you to build a timeless and stylish wardrobe with durable pieces for cheap. Fortunately, Athens has a plethora of secondhand and vintage stores where even the most demanding thrifter can find happiness.
Kolonaki, despite having its fair share of luxury boutiques, is also a place where you can find high-end items at bargain prices. Located on Charitou Street, Second Hand Lux sells designer clothes, shoes and bags, and accessories from big names like Alaia, Badgley Mischka, Dsquared2, Paul & Joe, and Zac Posen. For any questions, Lili, the owner, is always willing to help and direct you.
Second Hand Lux, 27 Charitos Kolonaki, Athens, Greece, +30 210 72 58 745
With the successful concept of selling clothes by the kilo, Kilo Shop is an institution among Athenian thrift stores. Get ready to rifle and score unique finds and great deals: vintage boots, Levi’s denim shorts, colorful kaftans, and 80’s swimwear. All you need is a few hours to rummage through the immense collection of clothes, but your efforts will be rewarded at the register. Even better – the store has two locations in Athens!
Around for decades in Athens near the Ambelokipi metro station, Troc is a first-class destination for vintage shopping, with leather accessories, home décor, antique jewelry, and much more. Bargaining is always welcome, so do not hesitate to negotiate with Vassiliki, the owner. She will be more than happy to accommodate you.
Troc, 39 Dimitriou Soutsou, Athens, Greece, +30 210 64 42 520