Madrid's Best Thrift Stores, Second-Hand Shops and Flea Markets

Outdoor goods for sale
Outdoor goods for sale | © Mercado de Motores
Lori Zaino

Madrid is the perfect place to find a cool second-hand outfit, antique books, vintage home furnishings or retro toys. Here’s a list of the best flea markets, second-hand shops and thrift stores in Madrid where you can hunt for original and unique items.

1. Market at Plaza Dos De Mayo

Market, Spanish

If it’s vintage electronics, photos, records or books you’re hunting for, try the unofficial market which takes place on Saturdays in spring/summer in the Plaza Dos de Mayo. Locals will set up stands in the plaza and feel free to barter for a better price on the goods. Keep in mind that some vendors only come here sporadically, so if you find something you truly can’t live without, it may be best to buy it there and then. Chances are, next time, you may not see the same stands set up.

2. Mercado de Motores

Market, Market, Shop

Mercado de Motores is a flea market that takes place once a month at the Museo del Ferrocarril (The Railway Museum). The market stalls – sandwiched between a display of vintage trains – sell many items including jewellery, vintage cameras, antiques, gourmet food products, furniture and much more. This market should not be missed, as being able to enjoy the train museum (for free), shop for cool items, chow down on food truck cuisine and even listen to live music is a special experience. Open from 11am to 10pm with free entry, the market will be open for business this summer during the following weekends:

June 10-11, 2017
July 8-9, 2017

Museo del Ferrocarril, Paseo de las Delicias, 61, Madrid, Spain

The Mercado de Motores | © Mercado de Motores

3. Flamingo Vintage Kilo

This unique vintage shop has a slogan saying ‘Made in the USA’, taking American clothing (second-hand, of course) and selling it by the kilogram. Already a popular concept at thrift stores in Paris, Flamingo Vintage Kilo has several branches around Spain, with many shops in Barcelona and two locations in Madrid’s Malasaña neighbourhood. Simply find your desired item and pay based on the weight.

Flamingo Vintage Kilo, Calle del Espíritu Santo, 1, Madrid, Spain +34 649 87 71 98

5. La Mona Checa

Although it may feel like you’re walking into a circus tent thanks to this shop’s gaudy red and white curtain decor, La Mona Checa doesn’t sell circus items. Instead, you’ll find lots of second-hand denim, sweaters, trousers and skirts, as well as the occasional handbag or vintage jewellery piece too.

La Mona Checa, Calle Velarde, 2, Madrid, Spain +34 915 93 39 97

6. The 2nd Room

Shop, Store

Shopping second-hand can be double the fun
© The 2nd Room
If you want designer items but can’t pay designer prices, head to the 2nd Room – a carefully curated second-hand shop that carries one-of-a-kind pieces from high-end designers such as Dior, Louboutin, Gucci, Armani and more. The shop also carries exclusive pieces from designer F de Frank and soon plans to introduce its own line of special occasion dresses. Shopping here is a very personal experience as the stylish owner, Mariele Isidoro, is on hand to help you select that perfect piece.

7. Magpie Vintage

If you’re hoping to find that perfect vintage 80s t-shirt or a cool 60s handbag, look no further than Magpie Vintage. With an ample selection of accessories and clothing for men and women, it’s likely you’ll find whatever you need and more right here. It’s a great place to pick up a cool Halloween costumes, retro pieces or even just everyday wear.

Magpie Vintage, Calle Velarde, 3, Madrid, Spain +34 914 48 31 04

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