Punavuori district has the absolutely best shops for second hand and vintage clothes in town, all situated close to each other in a very small area. There are at least 5-6 shops in the block between Fredrikinkatu and Albertinkatu.
Kaunis Veera is the oldest second hand shop in Finland, established 1973. It is on the corner of Albertinkatu and Merimiehenkatu. They have a wide range of second hand clothes, both formal and casual, scarves, handbags, shoes, some costume jewellery. There’s also a rack for us more ‘traditionally built’ ladies.The clothes are all clean and in good condition and the prices are very affordable.
When you walk five minutes from Kaunis Veera, at Fredrikinkatu just before the corner of Fredan Tori there is a new, elegant vintage & lifestyle shop called SomaOma that sells selected old and new clothes and even some furniture.
Next door, on the corner of Fredan tori is Ruuturouva, a classic that sells both modern and vintage clothes, handbags and shoes. Lots of accessories like sunglasses, jewelery, feather boas etc. Ruuturouva is also the shop to visit when you want to buy second hand furs and Finnish national costumes.
On the other side of the street lies Amado Second Hand Shop, an oasis for high fashion second hand clothes. This is the place to go to for well known designer labels in both clothes and accessories. The owner, Rita, is passionate about shoes and handbags – and it shows! She also has a huge selection of costume jewelery.