Tel Aviv is riddled with old-fashioned architecture, cafés that have existed since the British Mandate and cobblestoned streets. Florentine, a quirky neighborhood in South Tel Aviv, came in second on this summer’s Thrillist lineup of “The 10 Most Hipster Neighborhoods On Earth.” Considering Tel Aviv’s wide cultural reach, the treasures you can find in its array of vintage and retro shops will boggle your mind. Culture Trip narrowed down the list and brings you the five trendiest vintage spots in Tel Aviv.
Aderet boasts an eclectic collection of second-hand clothing for men and women as well as an array of accessories. Styles date from the 1950s and on, but you can also find contemporary essentials at a reduced price. The store also hosts exchange days, so if you’re looking to cash in your hand-me-downs, this is the place. Owner Ophira Oberweger strives to offer a diverse, wide selection of trends that will appeal to everyone, on any budget.
Bograshov 53, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, +97236203854
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is the inspiration behind this store. A second-hand boutique that also functions as a swishing store, the place is like one big closet that girlfriends share. Owner Natali Shapirovski says, “I handpick every piece that sells in the shop. My weekends are spent restoring clothing to perfection. My clients can always rely on high quality and cleanliness.” Mithalfot BePassage prides itself on its close customer relations. They even offer a pick-up service to collect your overflowing bags of used clothes. Ladies with a penchant for 1960s jackets and high waist skirts will be in heaven.
Dizengoff 101, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, +972 523804434
If your pockets run a little deeper, this store curates a carefully selected collection of second-hand treasures. Located on a bustling shopping street, the boutique is a popular destination for all vintage lovers. Rak Shniya sources some of its goods from abroad, so if you’re looking to purchase a handbag with some travel history, this is the place to go. Named ‘Tel Aviv’s Best Vintage & Second-Hand Store’ by TimeOut in 2013, the boutique radiates hip and is brimming with floral frocks and classy pumps. It incorporates an Israeli feel with a twist of timeless universal fashion. The store caters to both men and women; and has a reputation for restocking on a regular basis.
Shenkin 36, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, +972775153036
Marta is in a popular location, however can be easy to miss. In an alleyway behind the long line up of small boutiques on the bustling Dizengoff Street hides a glass vitrine with a narrow corridor. Its warm lighting twinkles and beckons shoppers in to explore the assortment of clothing hanging neatly on both sides. In buisness since 1993, the owners aim for a tasteful collection with old-fashioned prices. Marta is the place to find vintage pieces that are trending in current fashion. Those looking for reasonably priced jeans can have their pick from an assortment of denim brands such as Replay and Levi’s.
Dizengoff 151, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, +972 54-670-9023
Jaffa Shuk Hapishpeshim
There is no way Jaffa’s Flee Market, known locally as Pishpeshuk, can be left off a list when it comes to vintage Tel Aviv. The narrow cobblestone streets are crowded with stores and booths that sell everything from antiques to second-hand junk. The market is the largest in Israel, and extends over several streets. Depending on your digging skills and your patience—there are many valuable treasures waiting to be uncovered here. Make sure you visit Mochico, an antique store that restores all its treasures to mint condition.
Rabbi Yochanan 6, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, +972508650491
By Michelle Muller
Michelle Muller was born and raised in Antwerp and now resides in sunny Tel Aviv. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Communications. Avid traveler, daily dreamer, inconclusive foodie and art enthusiast. Her most prized possession is a vintage typewriter—the tangible in a world of fleeting images.
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