Based on TallinCity readers’ feedback, four vintage shops were chosen: Paavli kaltsukas; Sinine Siidsall; Granny Bunanny Second Hand Vintage & Art Store, and Fankadelik.
Sinine Siidisall (Blue Silk Scarf) can be found in the Old Town of Tallinn, in a courtyard in Müürivahe street. The shop has an exclusive look; at first glance you wouldn’t even say it’s a retro shop with a selection of reused goods. “Sinine Siidisall was born out of a love for vintage and Estonian design. We want to offer our clients a pleasant atmosphere to spend time and discover both fashion from the previous century as well as fresh creations by Estonian designers,” say the owners. The price range for vintage items is between 8-60 euros.
Fankadelik is also located in the Old Town, at Vana-Viru Street 6 and is not only a retro-shop, but also a hairdressers and make-up salon. Fankadelik believes that vintage items are like a fine wine that get better with age. „Therefore, the older and rarer an item is, the higher the price class,” said Fankadelik’s staff. „The price also depends on the item’s material and designer. We aim to create a cosy and creative environment where love for fashion would meet love for art and music.“ The first room features dresses that cost 20 to 100 euros and the back room is a true shoppers’ paradise, where the more exclusive and rare treasures may cost up to 300 euros.
Granny Bunanny Second Hand Vintage & Art Store is situated in Tallinn’s Kopli district, next to the large and popular Paavli Kaltsukas. This is a tiny shop that adores colours, design and re-using. „We look for old-school clothing and we plan to start designing them ourselves,” the owner explained. New items are displayed once a week, with prices ranging from a couple of cents to 15 euros.
Paavli Kaltsukas (Paavel’s Second Hand) is undoubtedly the largest retro and re-use seller in Tallinn. The shop’s main building is in a 1000 square metre indoor hall, which displays over a thousand new items every day. The massive re-use centre puts most of its emphasis on clothes from the UK, but shoppers can also find books, home appliances, art, and industrial goods. The shop also has a play corner for children, and free water, coffee or tea is served.
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