A Few Favourite Second Hand Pieces

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This is a map of the charity shops in Edinburgh, as you can see there are quite a few – way more than in Helsinki. Since I’ve been here I’ve visited several already, and must admit that I haven’t been able to resist buying a thing or two…But it’s ok since it is so cheap, right?! And the money goes to charity!

I just thought that it would be nice to share with you some of my favourite items I have bought in second hand shops over the past few years. So here you go!


This is my favourite piece of unique jewellery made in the 60s by an unknown artist. I bought it in probably the biggest flea market in Helsinki, Valtteri, that unfortunately closed down last year.


I’ve seen this bright orange colour in many shops this season. It says Bayberry on the tag and it looks like this could be a dress from the 60s. I bought it in a second hand shop in Stoke Newington, London. I’m yet to wear it – I think the bright colour has scared me off. Soon, soon.


Another colourful piece I’ve bought in East London. A friend said that I’ll never pull it off, but when he saw me wearing it the next time we saw each other he reluctantly admitted that it actually looked good. You know who you are.


This is a jacket from Benetton that I bought in a second hand shop in Helsinki for something as ridiculous as £5. I usually don’t like pink, but this somehow appealed to me.


This is actually a XL-sized t-shirt that I’ve been wearing as a dress. My mums friend gave it to her and my mum gave it to me.

I almost forgot about my all time favourite second hand item – my lovely green jacket from Toni Dress, West Germany! The people who know me must be sick of seeing it, but I don’t care. It is over 30 years old and still in great shape. I bought it in a second hand shop in Helsinki for £30 a few years back. This photo doesn’t really do it justice, it has more shape, really.

Time is running out, will have to do another post later on on the stuff I’ve bought since I’ve been here.

Toodle Pip!

PS. It is a lot harder dressing a mannequin than I thought.