Thrifting in Helsinki feels so different compared to my Salvation Army trips in New York. I love going to smaller shops rather than one huge space. The clothes look different - the colours, the shapes, the trends that are presented. The prices are way higher, but then again I haven't quite had the time to visit the smaller flea markets in the suburban areas where the big, super cheap fish swim. So far I have thrifted these two 1960s necklaces (they were a little pricier than I would have liked, 3,50 and 5 euros):
Two cute blouses, 2 and 1 euros respectively:
A 1970s dress. The prices at UFF have really gone through the roof. I thought long and hard whether to pay 17 euros for this dress, but I decided to get it eventually, thinking that I could wear it regardless of the season, and I do really love the colour and the pattern.
I have to be pretty careful not to go crazy while thrifting here. There is only so much I can fit into my suitcase, and the prices are way too high for my liking. To fund some of the thrifting my sister and I are going to sell our old stuff at the Hietsu flea market on Sunday the 18th. More on that once we get closer to the date!