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One person’s rubbish is another’s treasure

Guide to second-hand shops

The purchase of used items tends increasingly to be linked to the crisis, but second-hand shops have always existed all over the place. There are lots of people for whom buying used goods is a lifestyle, either for financial reasons, or because what they are looking for is no longer produced.

Some shops specialise in clothing, some in records, furniture or books, and others are more general and sell all types of things, rather like mini-versions of Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra. This market is still the place for second-hand items par excellence, despite the proliferation of antiques fairs and flea markets throughout the country. Going beyond websites, fairs, auctions and markets, welcome to ECO123’s guide to second-hand shops, focusing in this edition on Lisbon.

Humana
Used clothing with sales five times a year, with prices ranging from 4€ to 5€
Av. Almirante Reis, 104-B, Lisbon

A outra face da lua
Specialising in vintage clothing
Rua da Assunção, 22, Lisbon

L’adresse Parisiene
Luxurious brands at a more affordable price than normal
Rua São José 74/76, Lisbon

Antigo & Novo
Shop selling all types of goods
Rua Raul de Almeida nº.2 Loja, Agualva-Cacém

Loja Sótão
Chain of shops selling second-hand goods
Rua Angelina Vidal nº 80, Graça – Lisbon

Kid to Kid
Specialising in children’s clothing
Rua José António Veríssimo Silva 1, Lisbon

Livraria Santiago
Used books, at very affordable prices
Calçada do Duque, 19 B, Lisbon

Arquimedes
Discontinued books at affordable prices
Rua Almirante Pessanha (ao Duque), Lisbon

Discolecção
Used vinyl records at fair prices
Calçada do Duque, 53-A, Lisbon

About the author

Hugo Filipe Lopes:Has a degree in sociology and a post-graduate qualification in clinical nutrition from the Egas Moniz Faculty. Collaborates with a number of online publications, a trainer and nutritional therapist. Honourable mentions in the Casa da Imprensa and Lisboa à Letra competitions..

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