Buying second hand is always an adventure.
What I love about it (besides the fact that this really is the most sustainable way or buying clothes) is the unexpected: you never know what you'll end up finding.
It's a treasure hunt and when you find the right piece for you, it's just so satisfying - and somehow you feel like you fool everyone else, because you found the most beautiful pre loved garment before anyone else did.
I want to be honest and say that I find second hand shopping here in Tel Aviv a bit hard.
You don't really have places where you can find great deals like in Paris or London.
That said, we have very few places where we get excited to go and buy.
Here they are:
Fashion Shuk Tlv - obviously, what did you expect? Ok now let's be serious...
Vintage Kassima - Nahalat Binyamin St 23
If you don't know this place, you probably won't even notice it.
It's a secret vintage gem of Tel Aviv.
It's located in a very tiny courtyard on Nahalat Binyamin and sells beautiful and unique vintage dresses.
At Vintage Kassima I got myself a checked yellow and black skirt that has been since 2016 my favorite wedding outfit. Here's the proof:
Zaza - Sheinkin 12
Owned by Yael Kedem, Zaza is a the place to find second hand designer pieces at reasonable prices.
What I really like about this shop is the variety of styles you can find: from very eccentric pieces to basic clothes.
Chelsy - Mikveh Israel 22
The first second hand store in Tel Aviv.
Here not only you can buy really cool pre loved clothes but also bring your own to sell and gain store credits or 30% of the income.
You can find here dresses for occasion but also casual clothes and accessories.
Love Two Times - Pinkhas Ben Ya'ir St 8
When I entered this shop for the first time, I couldn't believe my eyes.
Looks like a tiny little shop but once you enter, you can literally spend an entire day just browsing the amazing pieces they sell.
This is the place to find used clothes and bags from very luxury brands.
Jaffo Flea Market
Our secret gem is inside the galleries of the Shuk HaPishpushim area.
Here you can find tons of little shops that sell second hand denim, where bargain is a mandatory.
They have all kind of sizes, style, brands (so many Levi's) and all you have to do is pick what you want and fight with the seller to lower the price as much as you can.
What is your favorite place to buy second hand and vintage in Tel Aviv?
Share with us you secret spot so we can expand this list and find more places to buy amazing pre loved clothes.