Caritas runs several charity shops in Zurich where people can donate and buy used clothes, shoes and household items. Three of them are located in Wiedikon, all within a stone’s throw of each other: a clothes store at Birmensdorferstrasse 52, a bargain clothes store called Netto at Birmensdorferstrasse 38 and a shop called Kunst & Krempel selling bric-a-brac.
It goes without saying that the Netto store scores highest for fun out of them all. Wacky and bold-colored garments reign supreme. If browsing is your cup of tea you can sift through piles of clothes for hours on end here. Donate your old clothes through a flap lid in the yard before restocking your wardrobe at the shop. This is charity and recycling in one neat little package.
Across the road at Birmensdorferstrasse 53, Kunst & Krempel is the closest you will get to a jumble sale this side of The Channel.
No matter which store you’ll go for, you can shop to your heart’s content at Caritas, safe in the knowledge that with your purchase you support their worthy cause, helping the poor and deprived in Switzerland and abroad.