I noticed Vaudeville.room by chance. It took me by surprise because from a distance it goes totally unseen. There was no window-display or sign, only two windows, through which I saw a nicely decorated living room, which invited me closer …and then I got to see a clothes rack, a framed standing mirror, a couple of mannequins dressed like from another decade, suddenly all the evidence pointed to the existence of a vintage and secondhand shop. What is more, I had to ring a bell and cross a small patio to the store’s entrance.
Vaudeville.room strikes me as stunningly bright and elegant, with its high ceiling and wide windows. The place is an actual house of three rooms. The inventory is fed by London’s secondhand market, the city which first witnessed the burst of thrift shops of designer labels in 2008, which was later favoured by many fashion bloggers and celebrities worldwide.
Besides clothes, you can find nightgowns and accessories, like butterfly glasses, leather purses, crocodile skin bags and antique jewellery. Items on sale are placed in dedicated open chests.
Though the idea of swapping clothes blossoms in European capitals, in Thessaloniki it is advancing very slowly. Vaudeville.room offers a playground for the vintage hunters, with items of high quality and decent prices. It’s hard to choose what to go home with. Better go on a lazy day, because you seriously risk losing track of time in there. Happy hunting!