3.21.2011

Vintage Berlin

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Images via Überlin

I've been wanting to check out the vintage shopping scene in Berlin ever since I moved back and this weekend seemed to be the perfect time for a little discovery tour. I did my research, made a long list of stores I eventually wanted to check out and finally narrowed it down to a shortlist of  five finalists I wanted to visit. If you follow me on twitter than you already know how many stores I got to... ONE!!! Guys I found the most frickin' amazing vintage/thrift store, called COLOURS. I spent 4,5 hours like an insane person running between the racks of the 1000 sqm warehouse trying on like a million items and finally came back home with two bags full of new goodies. They sell by the kilo and selected pieces at  affordable prices. They also carry some new items, like some beautiful Twelfth st. by Cynthia Vincent pieces for a fraction of the original price. (To which I of course could not say no, but that is a story for another day! :) I've just checked their website and they have 3 other shops in Berlin (and some in Hamburg and Munich) waiting to be discovered by me! :D I'll keep you posted, but in the meantime here is a peek at my prey.

You know I've never really considered myself as a vintage / thrift store kinda gal, but that is changing quickly. It must be the thrill of the hunt, the excitement of discovering hidden gems with a history, the possibility of having truly unique clothes, not to mention the sometimes unbelievable price tags.. ah I'm enamored! What's your take on thrift shopping? Are you in for the hunt or do you prefer to buy new clothes?

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60 comments:

Orchid said...

Latly I'm trying to look for some vintage nice cloths and already found beautiful dress





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Syrious said...

wow super cute post!! really love the shoe!!! hope you'll follow me so i'll do the same!
xoxo

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Kristina said...

wow, great finds! COLOURS is one my lost for Berlin in April. Btw, what is most favorite fleamarkt in Berlin? Mauerpark? I am looking for vintage furniture, frames etc... Any suggestions?
Thanks and have a lovely day,
KRistina

Mimi said...

Hi,
just wanted to ask what kind of camera you are using right now? The colors look so beautiful :-)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

@Kristina yes, I always go to Mauerpark! there are many others though but I haven't really discivered those yet

@Mimi I use a Nikon D300 and edit my pictures in Photoshop

ESFManu said...

dooo tell which thrift shops you like best!! I always like discovering unique little corners with cool clothes, not necessarily designer, but I love finding that one, two even three pieces that you can wear to shreds cause they're just oh-so-stunning! cool post! xo Manu

Jess said...

That shop looks amazing, I'm heard that vintage shopping is on a whole other level on the continent. That place is definitely on my list!

Jess xx
The Vintage Huntress

Bronwyn said...

I love vintage clothes shopping! I also love your new jacket with the fur collar....

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the review and recommendation!
I don't always have patience to go through thrift stores but if I went to a highly recommended one, I'd be willing to look more!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Kc said...

I love vintage shopping!! :) not just for clothes, but other little knick-knacks too :) they don't make stuff like they used too! That blue poncho is gorgeous ;)

Kc

http://a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com/

Brittany H. said...

They've got a whole rack dedicated to cheetah print! I'm speechless. Get all the good stuff!!

Hearts

Faridah said...

Vintage in Berlin, a dream come true! I really enjoyed this post.

mnemonique said...

polka dot pants are soooo funny! and I like the silk scarf!
Spring hugs to you!

Gawgus things... said...

The shop looks amazing!! Not surprised you spend so long in there - it must have felt like Christmas!! XXX

Diana Mieczan said...

That looks amazing...What a fantastic place and you found such great stuff! Im always up for a great vintage hunt:) Have a lovely Monday
Kisses

Cara said...

looks like an AMAZING scene!! LOVE!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Laura said...

I, like you, had never considered myself a vintage girl, until I started blogging and seeing the incredible finds other ladies were scoring. Then, I stumbled on a fantastic vintage store in my area and after finding the perfect genuine leather skirt for $10, I was hooked!

a!k0 said...

OMGosh I would love to get lost in that store! We dont have many good thrift stores here. That place looks amazing...lucky you ;)

x0x0

lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

margaritats said...

lovely pieces!!

Julie and Lauren said...

These pictures are amazing. Love that crochet poncho!
Xx

Miranda said...

I just hopped on the vintage/thrifting train and I'm loving it too, I've been posting a lot about it lately.


~Miranda Bond
www.indcfashion.com

Lizette said...

Awesome finds, I especially love the ponchos and that cropped pink one kinda looks like a caplet(?) I love thrift stores but they are a bit limited here in Madrid. Can wait to see more of your finds.

Kisses,
Lizette

Collections said...

Wow this store looks amazing. I may be going to Berlin in September and this post is definitely making me excited to go!

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Angela said...

Wow! J'aime ta blog!!! Toujours beaucoup de choses interessantes!!!!Biz

Angela Donava
http://www.lookbooks.fr

Miyan said...

i really enjoy thrift shopping; one persons "trash" is another persons treasure :) i was just at the market in tel aviv and posted on some great things i found for under 5 dollars. i love picking and poking around...

ps. that store looks amazing, i would spend 4 hours in there too!! :)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

In Pursuit of Style said...

I have previously had minor success with vintage but your post has inspired me to find my favorite places!

In Pursuit of Style

Joanna K. said...

I love your blog!!just followed you!!
pls check out mine i'd love to hear your opinion!!

joanna
snobpeople.blogspot.com

Star-Light said...

ohhhh i want a store like that in my city :((



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Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Amazing. Amazing. Vintage in San Diego is NOT like that. There is a new place that just opened up that I need to try and this motivates me. Last week I tried to give all the regulars another try and I was just disappointed.

I am putting this on my list of places to visit if I make it to Berlin!

travelkate said...

I wish I could get into vintage shopping, but I always seem to come back empty-handed. I think I need to go with an expert and see the difference that makes, I am always amazed at the incredible things people find...maybe I lack the patience for the hunt :)

Haute World said...

What a great haul! I can't believe they actually sell items by the kilo.. that's insane. Love everything you bought, especially the pants and hat. I've been to Berlin quite a lot but never been to this place... that has to change! I also used to live in Hamburg and had no idea they had 'Colours' there too. Maybe it was better that way ;-)

Melisande said...

wow, i really wish i could be there right now! you found so much great stuff. i recently got into thrifting and shopping vintage, and i love it! i love finding timeless pieces and pieces with history.

creme powder ♥ said...

looks like a shopping wonderland <3

Sophie said...

WO ist denn der laden in berlin genau???
cooler blog --> gleich mal auf follow !

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Deidreme Believer said...

i love the thrill of the hunt! i'm a digger but mostly for designer clothes. I'll spend up to 8 hours to find that 1 special thing.

Bunnie Bee Jewelry said...

That sounds like such a fun place....love your picturesss
Bunnie Bee Jewelry Blog

Mariel Torres said...

i'm dying to find the perfect vintage store where i live... this one looks to die for!

Julie Khuu said...

Owow, this vintage shop looks like a straight up department store! It's rare to have thrift shops looking like a Fred Segal with all the demarcated racks and stacks of carefully curated items...so jealous, makes the thrill of the chase that much easier to find!

Great shots, thanks for sharing!
xo-Julie

Haute Khuuture Blog

Erin said...

I love the Hippy top, floppy hat and scarves! Good loot!

Arreglá pero informal said...

Love it!

Z--- said...

wow!!lovee that post!the pictures on the top are great!!xxx

www.zscloset.blogspot.com

Gossamer girl said...

oh my god the rails of leopard print get me a bit too excited! *fashion-gasm*

http://gossamermills.blogspot.com/

Sienna said...

Love your blog belle, your travels are wonderful

Jo said...

This looks like heaven! It must have been so amazing! Eek! x www.lostinthehaze.com

lauren said...

Wow I'm so jealous! xoxo Lauren
http://happylifeinnyc.blogspot.com/

AKB said...

I love the hippie shirt, and uh, everything else you dug up in that amazing shop! good job XOXO

Omgitstiffduh said...

Love the hippie shirt!!

*Simply Colette* said...

Love this post! That was like my first vintage experience a month ago. I almost grabbed everything on the first rack when I walked in and tried on sooo many things. I was laughing because I so know how you felt!

OnTheRacks said...

That thrift store looks like a goldmine! I want to go. Loving your picks below, too. :)

xx Laura

Sarah said...

Vintage stores can be so much fun if you find the right spot!

...love Maegan said...

OMG I WANT TO GO THERE!!!!! So amazing!!



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Sarah CHIC NEVERLAND said...

wowww!! this is sooo cool!!! :D

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Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Loving all those scarves and shawls...fun!

Liesl :)

Nikki said...

oh em geezers, that store looks amazing!i now soooooo want (need) to get to Berlin ^^ x

annawithlove said...

what a fantastic post! j'adore xo
http://www.annawithlove.com

S said...

I love vintage, so i love this post!
Berlin is really an interesting city for shopping!
xoxo
S


http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

Meisha.Style said...

vintage silk scarf!!!falling in love with it!

Lourdes said...

I just love Vintage Shopping!

Nymia said...

OMG paradise look all those vintage clothes , I love your photos can't wait to buy my camara.

XoXo

http://lostaconesdelolita.blogspot.com/

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