Who doesn’t love buying clothes and still save? I, at least, love to mine in thrift stores around the cities I visit to find different pieces. I confess that it can be a bit tiring work, since in this type of store we have to look more deeply for something that looks like us.
Still, it is very worthwhile to stop by thrift stores, both in our own city and also in places we pass by when we travel. I’ve done postings of thrift stores in Rome, Boston, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and now it’s Lisbon’s turn!
The LX Factory is full of different and cool places, some of which are focused on vintage objects and items. One of these stores is Retroshop! There you will find typewriters, analog cameras, radios and many other things from the past.
Even if you are not going to buy anything, it is interesting for those who enjoy seeing old objects. In some cases, these old pieces can even be used as decoration. Some neon signs and comics are also sold there. Take a good look at everything, since you might end up finding something cool, right?
The Other Face of the Moon
Located right in the center of Lisbon, The Other Face of the Moon is one of the best stores for those who enjoy vintage clothes. Some of the shirts are super printed and with very different designs. Others are already more traditional, such as jeans – jackets, shorts and pants in great condition and at a reasonable price.
One of the most interesting things about the brand is that they care about sustainability, so the business came from an ecological vision of the partners João Galiza, Carla Belchior and Nuno Lopes. They also have a small cafe inside the store, it’s worth taking a stroll through it!
Humana already has 7 stores spread across Lisbon, so you can choose the one closest to you to visit. Like The Other Face of the Moon, they are concerned with reusing clothes and giving a new destination to pieces that would be discarded.
The place does not have a defined public style: it is frequented both by people who want to save money and by those looking for vintage items. All the thrift stores in the chain are usually quite large, you can be sure that you will find at least one or two interesting pieces in the middle of all the clothes on display ?
Retro City Lisbon
To find pieces of varied colors, textures, cuts and different seasons, just go to Retro City Lisboa. The diversity of clothes, shoes and accessories of this thrift store is huge and the prices are great. It is possible to assemble a complete look only with the products sold there!
Most of the pieces are from the 50’s until the 90’s. In fact, many common pieces from the 90’s are being used again. Paulo and I even shot a really fun video trying to find out if the photos were current or old. If you want to watch, just click here.
With a slightly younger footprint and more current pieces, Pop Closet is the ideal store for those who are looking for vintage windbreakers or cute sweaters. The pieces are curated with great care, so all the clothes there follow the same style and quality standards.
One of the criteria of the local stylist, Antônio Branco, is that fast fashion clothes will not be part of the products sold in the thrift store. Thinking that way, I find it interesting to buy Pop Closet pieces because they will be unique and super original ?
Ace of spades
Last but not least, the Ace of Spades. Both the clothes and the atmosphere of the thrift store are very vintage, it is as if you were teleported to another time. The pieces are all very old, but in perfect condition.
I confess that I find the store tidiness a bit messy, at least seeing from the photos. Still, it is highly praised for having a variety of products and sizes, in addition to different brands and very different styles.
I find it interesting to buy clothes at thrift stores, especially thinking about sustainability and the life span of each piece. Do you have the habit of buying clothes in stores of this type? If the answer is no, try to go on at least one! I promise it’s worth it ?