Yes, you’re right; there are quite a few second-hand shops in Belgrade, but not as many vintage shops (one of them, and probably the most famous one, is definitely Šmizla). However, in Belgrade Design District (located in Čumićevo sokače) you will find “Ye Ye”, quite a small and cute shop in which Zorica, the owner, keeps only carefully chosen pieces.
The shop got its name from Yé-yé, a pop music genre that emerged in Europe in the 1960s, and was rather popular in France at the time, while its style expanded all over the world thanks to singers and songwriters such as France Gall, Françoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan and others. The first time I entered Ye Ye, I could see why the name fits: well-preserved dresses, coats, shirts and shoes are nicely arranged on the walls and hangers, looking stylish and unique.
In case you are looking for vintage or retro accessories, you will also find belts, scarves and jewelry; once, I also spent half an hour exploring the old cameras. What I like the most is the feeling of being in someone’s living room – and you can actually find interesting stuff in people’s homes if you wander long enough. My favorite find in “Ye Ye”: a mustard-colored knitted outfit from the 80s.