The Vintage Series by The Ladybug Chronicles: vintage shopping in Prague
If you follow me on my social networks you have probably noticed that I spent a few days in Prague at the beginning of the month. This is quite ironic as I basically invaded Facebook and Instagram with pictures of this amazing town that I was visiting for the first time in my life.
I was completely amazed by the vintage side of Prague: wonderful art deco buildings and doors, beautiful museums, a vibrant nightlife and tons of hidden gems almost everywhere, even outside the typical touristic views. This is indeed one of the good things of vintage hunting abroad: many times the most interesting shops that you found online are not in the city center, then you have the chance to visit new areas of the town that you wouldn’t have visited.
This is what happened to me in Prague: as I didn’t have a lot of time, I picked up online a few addresses to visit on Friday or Saturday (on Sundays most of the shops are closed) and I had to take a lot of trams and trains to join the destinations but it was worth the effort!
My favorite shop in town was Bohemian Retro in the Zizkov area (one of the most interesting areas, a bit complicated to reach but absolutely stunning!). I found there a lovely British lady, Becky, who has been living in Prague for more than 20 years! When I asked about her shop (that I really adored, typical English style vintage shop!) she said: “I tried to create the shop where I would love to buy and where I would love to go back”. I think that she definitely succeeded as her tiny shop, full of gems of clothing and accessories is really a not-to-miss in Prague. If I had enough space in my luggage I would have bought an adorable vintage straw bag but as I hadn’t, I just got a pair of palm earrings made by genuine coconut shell!
My second favorite shop in town was Boho Vintage, very different style, more like a concept store with beautiful vintage pieces (especially dresses and bags) and some new interesting handmade pieces. Beautiful location and vintage homeware completed the atmosphere. I knew that they opened a second shop with a café but I couldn’t manage to visit it. The shop is very elegant and classy even if the pieces are totally affordable and good quality.
Nearer to the city center (not too far from Wenceslas Square) is another tiny little shop, Fifty-Fifty. There is more stuff than place for walking (if there are more than two people it can be a bit complicated) but it is full of affordable vintage pieces, one of those places where you will definitely find something to buy!
I think that during this Prague’s vintage tour my tiny small hand luggage with very little room for new things helped a lot in containing my vintage shopping!
If you walk in the city you will see a lot of second hand stores: second hand is very popular in Prague but not as interesting as it may be in London. You won’t find anything vintage and after trying a few I just stopped, so if you are tempted by a huge Second Hand sign, don’t waste your time!
See you next month then with a new story of The Vintage Series!
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