The name Fida comes from Latin, meaning faithful and trustworthy. Fida Hakaniemi secondhand shop is just that for many second hand enthusiasts. The shop’s selection leans towards street fashion. When you first come in you see the burst of color of lots of 60-80s retro clothing, bags, shoes and jewellery. And clothes are not all they sell, everything is donated so you can find the most random things here.
Fida brings out new donations every week, so you can never know what kind of a treasure, for a cheap price, might be waiting for you on the racks. Fida also offers a good chance to get your hands on used Finnish design items. There’s always a separate rack with a selection of Marimekko (check the Marimekko article) and other famous textile brands.
Fida Hakaniemi is close to the Hakaniemi Market Hall and Hakaniemi metro station. On your way you can stop by another similar shop called UFF (known as Humana in many other countries), which you’ll recognize by its shrill yellow window graphics. If flea markets are your thing, then also check out Fida Sörnäinen (Hämeentie 5) by the metro stop and Fida Lönkka (Lönnrotinkatu 4) at the corner of Vanha kirkkopuisto park in the city center.