Sustainability and ecological conscience have become important values when talking about the fashion industry. In fact, vintage and second-hand shopping have increased in the last few years.
Would you like to give a new life to clothes and accessories that are no longer used or even donate some of your wardrobe? Great, we will show you the best 5 second-hand stores in the city of Porto!
Mon Père and Mon Père Outlet
Mon Père is a store dedicated to selling fashionable old school clothes and accessories, once worn by other people.
However, if you are shopping on a budget, then the Mon Père’s younger sister – “Mon Père Outlet” – is your place, since you can still find trendy pieces, but with a lower price!
Alternative, artsy and unique are the keywords for these two stores and for their 70s, 80s and 90s vibe store.
As many have said, Mon Père, brings with it the vintage store neighborhoods of London, because of the colorful display made of numerous shirts, jackets, skirts and many accessories! Besides, it has antique details in the decoration!
The Yeahllow Store is a physical store in the city of Porto that sells second-hand vintage clothes and accessories all over the world!
This place sells exclusively women's pieces, from the 50's to the 90's, so you will be able to find something to suit your tastes.
Yeahllow Store focuses most of its attention on luxury vintage pieces, so if you can spend a little bit more to buy branded and exclusive ones, this will become your favorite place!
Moreover, if there is a piece you really want - don't worry - the owner almost always tries to find the pieces you ask for or even better ones!
The concept of this store is "slow-fashion", so the goal is always to extend the life of all the items there. For this very reason, there are no collections.
Fast-fashion, along with consumerism, is a threat to our planet, so Humana tries to combat this problem with its many second-hand stores all over the world.
Whether you want to donate your clothes or accessories or buy some vintage-looking items, Humana is the best option for you!
In fact, doing your shopping in Humana is a solidary action, as it gives 100% of its profit to the global environment protection as well as development cooperation in Africa.
In here, you can find great exclusive clothes for a very accessible price.
In the city of Porto, this second-hand store can be found in five different places, therefore you will never find it hard to purchase original pieces!
4. Mão Esquerda
The translation of “mão esquerda” is “left hand”, which – as said by the owners – means giving clothing items a second opportunity.
This vintage and second-hand store is way different from the others you probably know, because it focuses on Japanese clothing, since the 40s to the 80s. The real vintage silk kimonos or even dresses!
If you don’t like this style that much, you can also find European and even national pieces here.
The concept of this store is to recover many of the pieces which are damaged and make them accessible to people in general.
Something curious about this second-hand store is the place itself, which has a contemporary and minimalistic design that creates the ideal background to show off the collection!
Chiclete Shop centers its attention on streetwear. In other words, it’s the best second-hand shop for people who have a more urban style.
For those who love those colorful tracksuits, shirts and jean jackets from the 80s, Chiclete Shop is the perfect fit! You can find retro and old-school sneakers.
In this store the prices are very inviting. In addition, no one will have a piece just like yours!
The main goal was to replicate the concept of second-hand stores – very well-known in many other countries – but not so much in Portugal.
These clothes and accessories are either donations from the United States of America or bought from institutions. You can also sell your unused clothes if they are in good condition!