With an impressive stock of tailored items, mostly from Britain, Rudolf Beaufays presents a refined take on second-hand clothing. The store is filled with woollen suits, blazers and jackets that would not look out of place in London’s Savile Row, and the store’s owner makes frequent visits to the British capital to pick up special finds. From Harris tweed sports jackets to cashmere blazers by Gieves & Hawkes, items are rarely above €300. This is a truly special place to pick up pieces from traditional British labels at competitive prices.
Rudolf Beaufays, Büschstrasse 9, 20354 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3571 5977
Hamburg’s St Pauli neighbourhood is predominately known for its nightlife, but head here in the day and you’ll find one of the best vintage stores in the city. Second-hand shop Hip Cats is famous for its selection of 50s, 60s and 70s clothes. Popular with discerning fashion lovers and film stylists alike, this is a great place to find items across fashion and accessories.
Hip Cats, Hein-Hoyer-Strasse 56, 20359 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 317 3064
Vintage & Rags
Set some time aside to visit Vintage & Rags when you are in Hamburg. Spread over two floors, the store offers a unique collection of second-hand items from the 50s to the 80s. Rummage to your heart’s content to select items such as leather jackets, shirts, dresses, coats, fun accessories, bags and shoes. Whether you are looking for a rare piece, a bold statement garment or a timeless accessory, Vintage & Rags is sure to delight.
Vintage & Rags, Kurze Mühren 6, 20095 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 330107
For vintage furniture in Hamburg look no further than Ply. Specialising in designs from the 20s to the 60s, the store is a haven for those looking for cool vintage homeware. The striking space offers everything from clocks and furniture to lighting and posters, all eye-catching and unique. There’s an eclectic display, with vintage lockers sitting next to illuminated letters and swivel chairs. You can be sure to find some homeware gems here.
Ply, Hohenesch 68, 22765 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 3866 1021
Get your fill of vintage clothes at Picknweight. Browse the store’s impressive rails and racks and then pay by the kilo at the till. All the labels indicate how much each garment costs per kilo making this a unique way to shop for unique items at great prices. Top finds might include pieces from the 70s and 80s such as vintage jeans, shirts and dresses, along with smaller accessories from belts to scarves and shoes.
Picknweight, Beim Grünen Jäger 16, 20359 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 4319 3334