Top 5 vintage shops in Prague
Everyone loves a good vintage shop. Not only will you be able to find clothes that were “out of style” long ago – but have recently made their way back into the fashion magazines and street wear trends – but you can also find super deals that you won’t be able to see in the department stores and boutique shops.
Most cities have at least a few vintage shops to check out while you are walking down the street, and Prague is no different. Not only does it have vintage shops, but it has multiple places for you to find vintage clothing, jewelry, DIY creations, furniture, and accessories that will work for any style.
Let’s check out the top 5 vintage shops in the Czech capital for you to visit on your next city break…
Located right at Holešovice, arguably Prague’s most eclectic and trendy neighborhood, Cesta domu has extensive charm. This little place is filled with a huge selection of jewelry, clothing, kitchen products, accessories, art installations, and more.
Nearby in Holešovice, you will find cute shops, traditional pubs, experimental theaters, quirky bars, and techno clubs that can keep you occupied for days straight after you are done with your thrifting.
While you are in the store, take in the atmosphere of Cesta domu. This shop has been around for 15 years, and is a non-profit organization that provides necessary services to those who are in need of care – so not only are you buying unique trinkets for yourself, but you can support the work that this charitable and selfless store are doing!
Finding the store is not a problem at all – with two locations in Prague 6 and Prague 7, this shop is a one-stop-shop for those who want clothing for both men and women, kitchen items, bags, sunglasses, and jewelry, with the earnings going directly to the store’s foundation.
Second Hand Market at Vinohrady
Located in the trendy residential area of Vinohrady, known for its beautiful buildings, a high population of expats (possibly like yourself), and the younger generation, the Second Hand Market fits in seamlessly.
Sometimes passed by while going to other shops or while the young professionals hurry off to work, the Second Hand Market should be a go-to spot during your next vacation. This is THE spot for vintage clothing in the entire city, with the prices being very fair, the clothing displayed over two floors, and an easy to find location right in the heart of Praha 3.
Back in Holesovice, this charming place is located just off of Delnicka tram stop, making it accessible from nearly any spot in the center of town. One of 4 bazaars on Kommunardu street, this place is known for its personality, friendly owners, old-time trinkets, and the ability to get lost inside of the shop.
This Bazar is an experience to visit, with two buildings attached to form the treasure chest. To get into the Bazar, you need to walk around the house to then enter the world of antiques, making this one of the best spots in the city to find kitchen items, interesting jewelry, and items to decorate a new apartment or house in Prague.
If you are even the slightest bit hipster and have decided you absolutely need to go thrifting as soon as possible, BOHO might be the best choice for you. Located in Vinohrady, this store offers an electric mix of fashion, combining newer styles with retro jackets, DIY jewelry to slightly gaudy items, and wall hangings to comfortable flannels.
If you work up an appetite while you are shopping, visit the owner’s cafe, Patrik’s Boho Cafe in Ondrickova 8. Also keep an eye out for any news on their website, boho.cz, as they often list pop-ups occurring at their shop.
This funky Zizkov shop is the brain child of a student art project. Ever heard of the iconic Botas Classic shoe? Well, if not, you will as soon as you walk into this store. First made in 1966, this shoe brand has now become the slang term for any athletic shoe in Czech.
If you are in the market for some new sneaks and want something a bit different, this is the place to go. With all of their products being 100% produced in the Czech Republic, this is the store to go for anything you want authentically from the country you are visiting, or living, in.
Bonus Pick – Bohemian Retro Vintage
You know that classic vintage shop feel that you get when you walk into an artsy store, complete with patterned clothes, exciting jewelry, bright colors, denim jackets, and accessories you never knew you needed? You’ll immediately get that nostalgic feeling as soon as you walk through the doors of the Bohemian Retro Vintage.
This staple shop has been around for over a decade, with the owner being a friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting British lady who carefully hand selected each piece to be in the shop. Curious as to where that diamond-encrusted pair of shoes came from? She will know the answer.
If you’re looking for a wide range of traditional vintage garb, like old bags, belts, hats, patterned dresses, men’s blazers, and many other items, then Bohemian Retro is the next stop on your vacation itinerary.
The next rainy day in the Czech capital can be filled with wandering between all of the best vintage shops, looking for that perfect gift for someone back home, or for that ideal patterned top you need to go with your favorite pair of jeans. Following our five (well, six) recommendations as to what locations to hit first, we make sure you do not waste ANY time when exploring the bustling and eclectic capital city of Prague.