Hamburg, Pearl of the North.

Hot Dogs Vintage Store in Hamburg. Photo Credit: Author.

Hamburg, Germany. Vintage wise this city can definitely keep up with their big neighbour, Berlin! Unfortunately, you might have to dig a bit deeper into your pockets though.

The popular area known as ‘Sternschanze’ is brilliant for shopping all things vintage. Hamburg doesn’t only offer 2nd hand, it offers true high quality vintage, which indeed can be a bit pricey. But hey, good things usually don’t come for free.

In order not to get lost in the sea of vintage shops the seaport has to offer 😉 check out my list below!

U2

Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. Photo Credit: Author.
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues. Photo Credit: Author.

SHOE-HEAVEN. No, I’m serious. The amount of shoes this shop has to offer is slightly insane, even Carrie Bradshaw would loose it in there. Ideal if your are looking for a bit more unconventional shoe wear. Unfortunately every pair is unique, therefore you have to be lucky to find the right size. Next to shoes, U2 also offers a selection of leather bags, sun glasses and jewellery.

Don’t forget to follow/like/review them on Facebook, Google+ or Yelp, to get a 10% discount!

Marktstrasse 1a, 20357 Hamburg.     Mo – Sa: 12.00 – 18.00

PRICERANGE: €€

Hot Dogs

Sporty spice heaven. Photo Credit: Author.
Sporty spice heaven. Photo Credit: Author.

80s baby! Need a new outfit for your next circuit training session? Hot Dogs got you covered. Vintage Gola bags, zip ups, runners, shorts…you name it, they probably have it. As most of it are selected pieces, they are (again) a bit more pricey but you walk out with sporty vintage gold. Another plus? Very friendly staff, who are always happy to help 🙂

Marktstrasse 38, 20357 Hamburg.     Mo – Fr: 10.30 – 19.30, Sa: 10.00 – 19.30

PRICERANGE: €€

Pick N Weight

Kilo prices at the Pick n Weight store in Hamburg. Photo Credit: Author.
Kilo prices at the Pick n Weight store in Hamburg. Photo Credit: Author.

This actually sounds cheaper than it is. But let’s start with the ups. Massive stock from every stylish century there is (or was): 20s, 30s, 40s..you know the deal, for both guys and gals. It’s all arranged either colour wise or in product groups, which makes it really handy if your are looking for something specific or don’t have time to go through every rack. At the check out, the staff weighs your goodies and calculates your purchase depending on the piece’s category and weight.

I mean, you can still find some great bargains at Pick n Weight,  don’t get me wrong, it’s just I expected a bit more, as most of the cool stuff is categorised as ‘orange’ or ‘green’ which is about €45-65 per kilo (and not €25 per kilo as advertised, that only applies to the ‘red’ category ). They do offer scales in store to check the item’s price before you go the the official checkout.

Hamburg Sternschanze – Beim Grünen Jäger 16.     Mo – Fr: 10.30 – 19.30, Sa: 10.00 – 19.00

PRICERANGE: € – €€ (depends on your luck really)

The Vintage Gallery

The Vintage Gallery. Photo Credit: Author.
The Vintage Gallery. Photo Credit: Author.

Authentic handpicked vintage from all decades. The lovely owner, a true Hamburg gent, immediately showed us around and explained the different sections of his shop. No worries, he also offers the tour in different languages! 🙂 Especially the menswear selection and the small pieces of furniture stand out, making this little shop one of a kind.

Marktstrasse 27, 20357 Hamburg.     Mo – Fr: 12.00 – 19.00, Sa: 10.00 – 19.00

PRICERANGE: €€ 

If you want to take a break from your shopping tour, why not enjoy a cuppa tea and some cake at Gretchen’s Zuckerbude! I strongly recommend their vegan chocolate cake – it’s delicious! ❤

One of the many cute little vintage cafes Hamburg has to offer. Photo Credit: Author.
One of the many cute little vintage cafes Hamburg has to offer. Photo Credit: Author.

Enjoy this rare picture of myself waiting to be fed. I shouldn’t need more chocolate in my life.

Waiting for my cake to arrive. Photo Credit: Author.
Waiting for my cake to arrive. ❤ ❤ ❤  Author.

Still not satisfied? If you want to explore even more vintage shops in Germany’s second biggest city, check it this map I found over at: secondhand.guide.