Vintage shopping in Groningen
In need of a new look and no money to buy brand new designer clothes? Or looking for a specific vinyl record? Have a look at one of these vintage stores in Groningen. Here you won't find mass produced stuff, because everything is about authenticity and durability. Vintage lovers will love Groningen.
Onder de Linde
Steentilstraat 15 - At Onder de Linde, you’ll find a combination of unique and good quality vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. And if you went a little too wild on your last shopping spree in town, this shop is happy to take (name brand) clothing off your hands.
Carolieweg 13 - For nice, affordable vintage cloths from the ‘80s and ‘90s, Stardust is the place to be. Stardust also sells a remade vintage collection, which is created in collaboration with Groningen-based studios and designers. This reimagined clothing line means that there’s always something genuinely new in store, along with a selection of new name brand items.
Verlengde Visserstraat 1 - This vintage shop is perfect for poking around with an impressive collection of designer furniture and light fixtures, and it’s located in a gorgeous, historic building which used to be home to an iron works factory. You’re guaranteed to find something special to bring home with you.
Tim - Tom
Nieuwe Ebbingestraat 19 - Tim – Tom is a vintage concept store synonymous with vintage, retro and second-hand designer interior furnishings. If you need some more key word for inspiration: Scandinavian, furniture, sixties, seventies, house plants, cactuses, concept store, lamps, books, interior design, decoration, mix and match, and stylish. Intrigued?
Steentilstraat 25 - Do you love gorgeous, stylish, high-quality clothing, but don’t love the price tag that usually comes with it? Head to Viva! Vintage, a cheerful and lively shop that defies the stuffy consignment shop stereotype. You’ll find clothing, shoes and accessories ranging from today’s trends to classic styles and from sporty to formal. And you’re always welcome to bring in your own “clothing with experience” to find a new home in someone else’s closet.
Flemingstraat 3 - Lose yourself in a maze of gorgeous vintage finds at every turn. Vintage, designer, art, industrial, lamps, furniture, ads, curios, building materials and all sorts of neat, original and unusual items: this shop’s collection defies east categorization! You can find Niemansland at Flemingstraat 3, and you can also make a purchase via email, Facebook or with a good old fashioned phone call.
Damsterdiep 259 - GoudGoed is a thrift store where it’s up to the true bargain hunter to hunt down the hidden gems. It’s much more affordable than most vintage shops, and with a bit of luck you can be assured that you’ll head home with a bag full of new-to-you finds. Handmade goods are designed and created at the GoudGoed atelier too, so you can score some environmentally friendly up/recycled goods in addition to your second-hand treasures.
Gedempte Zuiderdiep 93 - Got some designer clothing lying around that you never wear anymore? Or maybe a nice piece that’s just the wrong size? Or are you just eager to tidy up your wardrobe a bit? That’s where 2ndcloset comes in. This chic boutique in the heart of Groningen is a clothing donation shop for high-end brands of women’s, men’s and children’s clothes. It’s the place to go for vintage, designer, retro and luxury brands on a budget.
Damsterdiep 307, Helper Oostsingel 15-29, Helper Oostsingel 32, Noorderbinnensingel 100 - Mamamini has been a staple of Groningen’s second-hand scene for years. The shop has multiple locations across the city, which means plenty of used furniture, household goods, clothing, bags, shoes, belts and other accessories to choose from.
Folkingestraat 48-50 - Klinkhamer is a sprawling antique, curio and record store where you can find an extremely diverse range of items. Advertising tins, skulls, postcards, ceramics, LPs, toys, lighting, jewellery, glasswork: you name it, Klinkhamer almost certainly has it. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask one of the shop owners – the Veenstra brothers – for assistance, and they’ll gladly check every nook and cranny to help you in your search.
Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 54 - Recessie is a clothing shop in Groningen specialising in used clothes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, but you can also find some great formal wear and fancy dress get-ups here. Recessie has been an institutions among Groningen’s vintage shops for a decade. In addition to their regular collection of sweaters, t-shirts, pants and jackets, they’re always adding new items to the mix.
Stiefbeen en Zoon
Ulgersmaweg 147 - If you’re planning a shopping trip to a pricy DIY store or furniture retailer, we recommend making Stiefbeen you first stop before heading anywhere else. They’ve got virtually everything you need, including new and used items for your business or your home. Unlike most other second-hand furniture places, they do wholesale for businesses in the hospitality industry!
Damsterdiep 42 - Find features exclusive designer second-hand clothing and vintage designs for women. They add new, unique items to their collection daily, and the shop is located in a beautiful historic property on the Damsterdiep.
Kroy Vintage Classic Wear
Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 35 - Vintage Kroy Classic Wear is a vintage, retro and second-hand clothing store. Looking for cowboy boots, a leather jacket or a faux fur coat? Then you’ve come to the right place. Given how tiny the shop looks from the outside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their wide range of items for men and women alike.
Folkingestraat 36 - This place is everything you expect a second-hand shop to be: chock full of antiques, tableware, art, clocks, books, old sewing machines, and hidden all the way at the back of the shop, several racks of clothing and shoes for a low price. J&Z Tweedehandswinkel only opened its doors on the Folkingestraat in 2018, but the vibes inside make it feel as if it’s been there for centuries (in the best way possible).
Appel & Ei
Oosterstraat 25 - Appel & Ei has been a prominent establishment in the second-hand clothing scene in town for 15 years. It’s the perfect spot for fashion and environmentally-conscious shoppers can trade in their used clothes for cash, all while helping save the planet and make your fellow Groninger’s life just a little bit better.
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