These are the best addresses! –

ADVERTISE | Vintage is the new luxury. The proof is the many online stores, virtual pop-up sales and insta-sales that have nothing in common with stale thrift stores anymore. A doyenne of this movement is based in my hometown: at Roswitha Carstensen Bonn Couture, my mother bought new Jil Sander costumes and I admired Chanel bags.

To this day I love to browse the diverse offerings and have made many good finds. Secondella, on the other hand, has been Hamburg’s top address for luxury secondhand and secondhand fashion for 45 years.

We even have a vintage & second-hand necklace from Belgium: Think Twice. But until now, there has been a lack of strong players online in my opinion. That is now changing. The good thing in contrast to the large shelves for vintage fashion is: you don’t lose sight of things so quickly because the selection is selected and limited.

These are my vintage, second-hand and second season favorites:

  • Ladies love vintage – a project of my friends Marlene Sörensen and Mosch Khanedani. Affordable Berlin style at its finest!
  • Unoduetreamore – if you like Italian brands and colorful fashion with a twist, Louisa Goltz is the right place for you
  • Hey Woman flea market – The Row, Valentino, Isabel Marant: As was the online magazine of the same name, the brand selection is exquisite
  • Yesterday Domani – behind it are the creators of the luxury boutique Anita Hass in Hamburg, who have set new shopping standards in online shopping with their mix of vintage, second-hand and second season
  • Liv Sale – Insta-Sale of the Hamburg boutique of the same name, launched during Corona times. Fair prices for the last parts!
  • The Outnet – an online shopping classic a long time ago, where I always like to look for parts of the second season, e.g. by Mansur Gavriel, Ganni or Chloe

For all bag fans: The Vintage Bar, Couture 2nd from Düsseldorf and Luxury goods (also offer for sale) are always well sorted. And offline? In Berlin I give up my things Dear Berlin or Soeur like. I also regularly sell fashion and interiors on eBay classifieds myself. You can find my profile here.

By the way, the biggest vintage hit this year was Princess Beatrice’s 60th wedding dress. The A-line model with puff sleeves and lots of rhinestones was on loan from the queen and, according to fashion search engine Lyst, led to 297 percent more searches for ‘vintage wedding dresses’ in the 48 hours after the royal wedding – so something is happening in this area. This makes sense, because in most cases a wedding dress is only worn once and is almost like new after cleaning. The right store for more sustainability in the bridal area: Anwe in Hamburg, where you can return wedding dresses worn on request.

… to be continued!

Photo: Marlene Sörensen in front decently