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Thrift Stores in Warsaw

Merendis 3 | 7  
24 Nov 2008 /  #1
I just moved to Warsaw from Canada/America, and over there, among certain groups, thrift store shopping was a very popular activity. It is like a treasure hunt and shopping combined, and you have a much better opportunity to find something unique, or even sometimes a real vintage treasure!

Are such stores popular here? What is the word in Polish for thrift store? And does anyone know any good ones in Warsaw?
24 Nov 2008 /  #2
I think the generic name would be ciucholand. I might be wrong though.
AmericanGirl - | 20  
28 Nov 2008 /  #3
My friend informed about TomiTex today! Here's the website:

(English version is available too!)
Cardno85 31 | 976  
28 Nov 2008 /  #4
I was looking for the same sort of thing in Krakow, my friends told me there are second hand/vintage shops in Kazimierz but I can't find any. Any ideas?
28 Nov 2008 /  #5
in Krakowów/ciucholand-W6P0R10C-m09.html
28 Nov 2008 /  #6
In NE of POland there is Gwozdziej, in almost every town - clothes, mostly from Britain I think.

In Warsaw there is Dago, they have a few shops -one opposite the Traffic Shop - second hand clothes, some English books etc.

Note that these guys are businesses, not charity shops !
delphiandomine 88 | 18,454  
3 Dec 2008 /  #7
If I see one more shop selling British clothes by the kilogram, I may scream.
5 Dec 2008 /  #8
Lumpex, thats the word everyone uses here.

interesting buisness, Charity shops in the UK have people who collect donated clothes. The people who collect them keep a percentage of the clothes and xport them to Poland, where they are then sold to the poor. (how very charitable)
Krakowianka 1 | 243  
5 Dec 2008 /  #9
My friend informed about TomiTex today!

Their website says "TOWAR MOŻNA OBEJRZEĆ PRZED ZAKUPEM". Wow, how nice of them to actually let you SEE what you are buying! A revelation!

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