Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you that Geneva is an expensive place to shop. But it doesn’t have to be, so if you consult our guide on the best second-hand shops and flea markets, you can pick up some great new gear for reasonable prices.
Marché de la Fusterie book market
Every Tuesday and Friday, the Marché de la Fusterie just off Rue de la Croix d’Or is invaded by book sellers. Books of every genre are found on the 10 plus stalls and there are a few old paintings or sketches of Genevan landmarks at a few of them. While most of the books are in French, there is always a good selection in English. An extended browse of the stalls is highly recommended to uncover some aged gems that are often hiding among the fiction.
Run by the local Geneva Red Cross, the three Vêt’Shop’s (in Carouge, Eaux-vives and Etuves) are a great place to pick up bargain clothes and contribute directly to a good cause. Clothes are donated by the population of Geneva and other clothes stores, ensuring that there is an eclectic mix of vintage outfits, brands and general wear.
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