Vintage clothes never went out of fashion, but secondhand clothing is costume de rigeur especially now. Europe takes its secondhand shops seriously, and there are many notable ones. Here are four top shops that visitors to Europe should try to visit, if not for the shopping, at least for the experience.
88-101 rue de la Pompe, Paris
In the chic 16th District, this luxury consignment store has vintage Hermes, Chanel, Prada and other labels that make most other department stores run for their money.
Ahornstr. 2, Berlin
This Berlin store is an unpretentious underground space that reflects the city's down-to-earth vibe. You may spot some luxury brands, but they'll cost the same as someone's grandma's dress: 15 EUR per kilo, no matter what. This is where the German capital's fashionistas pass through regularly.
Stortorget 3 (and multiple other locations), Stockholm
Trend-conscious Stockholmers take their secondhand stuff seriously, and this non-profit shop is a great place not only for clothing but also quirky home accessories.
16 rue des Etuves, Geneva
Run by the Swiss Red Cross, Vet'Shop has four locations in the city, but this one on rue des Etuves is the most carefully selected vintage-only shop. When you walk in to this charming boutique, you won't believe this is a secondhand shop.