Thrift Shopping in Malasana
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” - YotamOttolenghi once said. The Malasana neighborhood near the Tribunal and Bilbao metro stops are well known for its rows of Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” - YotamOttolenghi once said. The Malasana neighborhood near the Tribunal and Bilbao metro stops are well known for its rows of Thrift Stores and Vintage Shops. From Halloween costumes to normal everyday outfits, people come out to Calle de Valverde to shop and discover some vintage treasures. Here are five stores you should visit when you’re in Malasana.
- Alphaville- Calle de Velarde, 16
What’s special about Alphaville is that there is a store across from the main one (calle de Velarde, 7) dedicated to all things sports. From football varsity jackets to soccer jerseys, this is the store you need to go to if you are a huge sports fan. I was lucky enough to find a Real Madrid Jersey from its 2014-2015 season for only 15 euros. It was still in good condition and much cheaper than a regular jersey for this season.
- FlamingosVintage Kilo- Calle del Espíritu Santo, 1
This store isn’t on Calle de Valverde, but it is just the street next to it. If you are looking to buy a whole new wardrobe and interested in purchasing a lot, this shop allows you to buy by the kilograms. They have everything from denim jackets/shorts to Hawaiian shirts. In the shop, there are different racks with pricing on them. For example, when I went, the denim jackets rack was 39 euros per kilogram.
- AramayoVintageClothing- Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 2
The setup in the store is very nice. In the middle of its store is a step to enter the women’s section. In the front of the store, there are various racks with different kinds of jackets ranging from retro to leather.
- BibaVintage: Local 4, Calle de Velarde, 1
As soon as you walk in, you will see such a gorgeous set up and mural on its walls. The design is creative and very beautiful. The store is small, simple and clean with most clothes focused on retro jackets, sports varsity jackets and clothes with lots of color. Once you walk in, the white walls bring out the colors in the store and it is very cool.
- El Rincón de Tía Jo- Calle de 5. Velarde, 4
This shop is very specified for female clothing. From dresses to headbands, they have all the clothes and accessories needed for your next outfit. One element that is special to this store is that they have fur coats. The ones with real fur cost more but the price is definitely less than the normal new ones you would buy at the stores.
What are your favorite thrift shops? Do you know any other neighborhood or streets with thrift shops?