The Best Second-Hand Shops and Flea Markets in Zurich

Flea market finds |© jen / Flickr
Flea market finds |© jen / Flickr
Photo of Sean Mowbray
13 July 2017

Wanting to avoid the high prices of Zurich’s designer shops? Look no further than these flea markets and second-hand shops where it’s possible to pick up a bargain, find a unique treasure or the perfect hand-made souvenir.

Flea Market Bürkliplatz

Of Zurich’s many flea markets, the Bürkliplatz is one of the biggest and the best. It begins at the start of the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich’s famously expensive shopping street. But the vendors at the Bürkliplatz aren’t put off by the glitz. Here you can pick up second-hand jewellery or antiques for a decent price, amongst an assortment of the usual flea market bric-a-brac.

The Gallery

The Gallery is a luxury, second-hand store that features racks full of internationally known brands for affordable prices. The store divides its goods up into six “worlds of experience”: jeans, casual trendy, affordable luxury, modern contemporary and accessories. If you’re in need of a mid-shopping pick-me-up, there is also an in-store juice bar serving fresh fruit juices.

Rosenhof Market

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Rosenhof Market, Zürich
Rosenhof Market, Zürich | © Roland zh/ WikiCommons
The smell of incense wafts through the air at the Rosenhof market. This little square in the Niederdorf becomes a bohemian dreamland on Thursdays and Saturdays with exotic goods from far and wide, lined up alongside traditional Swiss handicrafts. The market was first started by hippies in the 60s and the same vibe still holds strong to this day.

Limited Stock

Housed in a former locksmith’s workshop in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town, Limited Stock is the place to go for unique artisanal, handmade crafts and artefacts from Switzerland and around the world. Their mission is to find rare items and share them with curious clients, so it’s guaranteed that you’ll find something odd, but definitely unique.

Limited Stock, Spiegelgasse 22, Zürich, Switzerland, +41 43 268 56 20

Kanzlei Flea Market

The Kanzlei Flea Market is one of Zurich’s biggest. It’s said that on a few occasions, vendors have camped out on the square to secure the best spot to sell their wares. It’s possible to buy almost anything at this market from antiques, to electronics that are on the verge of kicking the bucket. With over 400 vendors battling for attention it can be an incredibly hectic affair.


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