The Amsterdam vintage guide

I would define Amsterdam as a real “vintage paradise” – While being much underrated in comparison to London or Paris, the Dutch city is packed with old gems. Basically every street is scoring high marks with their vintage spots.

Madame Rubinstein’s mission of female beauty, style and art

Madame Rubinstein was known throughout the world as a collector, friend and patroness of the arts. Since her Paris days (1930s), Rubinstein had been collecting contemporary art, as well as African sculptures, which were exhibited in 1935 at MoMA. The salons were embellished with works by Brancusi, de Chirico, Laurencin, Marcoussis, Modigliani and Nadelman, among others.

The East London vintage guide

East London is world renowned for vintage shopping and second hand markets. This guide should give you some ideas of shops where you will make great vintage finds. I have personally been to all of these shops and therefore this is my personal recommendation list of the five best spots in East London. 

Used books at Bistrot St. Germain

The charming decoration, including literature, travel magazines, globes, chessboards and other small objects create an authentic and cozy Parisian atmosphere. Additionally the furniture, consisting of bookshelves, chairs and lamps with its vintage-style make the whole place seem like a jewel from another century.

Vienna’s hidden place of vintage clothing

Next to selected vintage wear, a nice decoration and lovely interior design, the owner itself is such a warm and kind person, passionate about vintage fashion. She loves to talk about her clothes and has a great eye for the styling of retro looks. 

Finest vintage boutique in Vienna

Burggasse 24 is the vintage shop “par excellence”, the melting pot of old and modern urban style. The large rooms, fancy smell and high-quality products will make you fall in love with this vintage boutique.

Back to the 70s

Wearing clothes from past centuries has been my motto since almost one year now. Recently I created a 70s look with my new trousers and oversized olive green-colored coat. The silk scarf made a perfect hair accessory and the leather bag is another matching detail.  Except for the shoes (Adidas) my whole look is vintage…

Top second hand shops in Barcelona

#1 Flamingos Vintage Kilo  “Receiving new vintage stock via the United States every week, our customers will find low prices due to our ‘per weight’ pricing structure. We are the only vintage store in Barcelona importing stock directly from and 100% made in the USA.  We decided to sell classic designs with a clear influence…

Picasso on my jacket

My favorite “prejudice” about art (history) students or art people in general is that their fashion style is unusual and special. Influenced by vintage style bloggers I wanted to own an art bomber, especially a Picasso jacket. I found some of them in a local vintage store but they were sadly all too expensive.  For my birthday an…

Best vintage shops in Bratislava

Even though Bratislava is a small city it offers some really great shopping opportunities. I spontaneously decided to visit the place again with a friend and we found some nice spots just by accident, while exploring the backstreets.  Take a break from a city walk at: Eleven Books & Coffee / A cafe and bookshop in…

Best of flea markets in Paris

Whenever traveling to a city I try to find some flea markets. I feel like strolling around markets is the best way to observe local people and additionally I love buying unique market stuff like old books, vinyls or clothes. I was at two huge flea markets in Paris and I’ll give you a short description…