Run by Bærekraftige Liv, an NGO that promotes sustainable and green living, Lokalt is a bohemian artistic space in Løvstakken. You can buy clothing or books for as cheap as 5 NOK, but more importantly you can discover ways to consume less by taking part in one of their events or workshops where you’ll get to share food, culture and ideas.
Rogagaten 26,Løvstakken, Bergen, Norway, +47 465 61 904
Norway’s biggest second-hand chain and an important part of the Salvation Army, in Fretex you can get anything from clothes and furniture to books, records and homeware (and also some redesigned items by the Fretex team), for prices that will make you wonder if you read the price tag right. There are two Fretex stores in Bergen, and you can use their store locator to find the one nearest to you. Whichever location you visit though, be aware that the merchandise changes literally every day – so if you find something you love, don’t wait until the next day to think it through, because it probably won’t be there.
Lars Hillesgate 14, Bergen, +47 55 32 14 86
Strandgaten 90-92, Bergen, + 47 55 23 23 66
Harald Mikkelsen Anubis Antikvariat is one of the oldest antique shops (it was established in 1998) but still carries an impressive selection of books and objects that you really need to see to believe.
Kong Oscars Gate 43, Bergen, +47 55 56 02 08
This bike shop and service will keep your wheels spinning long after you’ve left the premises. Here, you can find vintage bikes (and bike parts) so beautiful that they look as if they’ve come out from a 1950s fashion editorial – but you can also find brand new options, or just ask them to fix your bike.
Steinkjellergaten 8, Bergen, +47 55 31 23 63