When my friends visit Berlin, one of the first things they want to know is where they can find nice vintage clothing. I never have a good answer for that. There are a few second hand shops that I frequent, but it is always a hit and miss sort of thing. But in the spirit of recycling, there are better options that I am happy to suggest.
Around my neighborhood, there is a shop that specializes in re-designing old jumpers, trousers, and any old piece of clothing that provides enough material for a new item. They don’t like sizes there, so most of their clothing will fit everyone in their own unique way. They have chic-looking dresses that have the midsection of an old shirt as the top and the top bit of a raincoat as the skirt, and mini summer dresses made out of cotton collared shirts with the sleeves acting as a trendy belt. They also have hoodies, skirts, and trousers.
My words won’t do the design any justice, so I recommend paying it a visit and checking it out yourself. The prices range from about € 80 to € 150. But considering that anything you buy there is one of a kind and very nicely finished, I find it reasonable. So if you’re looking for something unique, this is the place.