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Top 10 secondhand fashion shops in Arnhem

Top 10 secondhand fashion shops in Arnhem

Top-10 secondhand fashion shops in Arnhem

The 10th of October is the Day of Sustainability in the Netherlands, and the period between Friday, the 7th of October and Sunday, the 16th of October is the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week. All over the country there will be organized different events, workshops, viewings and fashion shows. Arnhem will have its own Awearness Fashion Shoptour in the Modekwartier (tickets cost €5). If you have no idea what it all is about and what fashion and sustainability have to do with each other, we highly recommend you watching “The True Cost” documentary (it will be shown on the 13th of October in Haarlem, otherwise it’s available via Netflix among other sources).

Arnhem based guilt free fasion

Here at ArnhemLife we’ve also decided to take a look at the topic of guilt-free fashion and to introduce you to the Arnhem-based secondhand shops that sell pre-loved clothing of good quality. Whether you are a fan or have never taken a step in such shop before, you will be surprised to discover that you don’t need to book a ticket to Berlin, London or New York to explore the endless possibilities of secondhand shopping. It’s all available within Arnhem’s borders: cozy shops all over the city, designed and organized with love and good eye for detail; ever-changing collections of women’s, men’s and children’s wear; unique pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories that you would probably have never considered/afforded buying otherwise; latest fashion and vintage; elegance and kitsch; and low, lower and the lowest prices.

We’ve put together an overview of the shops for you, listing them in the order of likely attractiveness to the first-time visitors among you to ease your introduction to the world of the secondhand clothes shopping.

Please note that all the assessments are subjective and can differ from your own experiences.

1. Made by Estrella (van Lawick van Pabststraat 97)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry)
Choice: ♥♥—
Prices: €€€–
Sale: ongoing (there is always a large rack with items sold for a ½ of the price)
Return/exchange: not possible
Good to know: a) the shop shares the space with the repair, tailor and dry cleaning service; b) bring in your own clothes to be sold in the shop and get back 40% of the price
Opening times: Monday – Saturday 10:00-17:00
Website: madebyestrella.nl

Photo credit: paper.gemeentenieuwsonline.nl

2. APPEL & EI (Beekstraat 67)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry), men (clothing, shoes, accessories) and children (clothing, shoes, accessories)
Choice: ♥♥♥–
Prices: €€€–
Sale: ongoing (a small selection of items is always on sale)
Return/exchange: within 7 days (no money back, but a voucher valid for 1 year)
Good to know: a) bring in your own clothes to be sold in the shop and get back 40% of the price; b) follow them on Instagram @APPELENEI
Opening times: Monday 13:00-17:30; Tuesday-Friday 10:00-17:30; Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Website: appelenei.nl

3. LOT’s (Raapopseweg 76)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry), men (clothing, shoes, accessories) and children (clothing, shoes, accessories)
Choice: ♥♥♥♥-
Prices: €€€–
Sale: regular season sales
Retour/exchange: within 7 days
Good to know: a) bring in your own clothes to be sold in the shop and get back 40% of the price (check the website for the “green light” to know when it is possible); b) there is a big choice of famous brands in the collection
Opening times: Monday 13:00-17:00; Tuesday-Friday 09:00-17:00; Saturday: 10:00-16:00
Website: lots-arnhem.nl

4. Bella Donna (Kleine Oord 80)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories) and men (clothing)
Choice: ♥♥♥♥-
Prices: €€€€-
Sale: seasonal sales (up to €1 per piece)
Return/exchange: not possible
Good to know: a) you can reserve any item for 7 days; b) this shop exists for more than 25 years
Opening times: Monday 12:00-18:00; Tuesday-Friday 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-17:00; Sunday 12:00-17:00
Website: belladonna-arnhem.nl

5. SamSam (Groene Weide 12)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories) and men (clothing)
Choice: ♥♥♥–
Prices: €€€€-
Sale: never
Retour policy: within 7 days
Good to know: a) bring in your own clothes to be sold in the shop and get back 40% of the price (after annual abonnement payment of €10); b) XL sized women’s wear is always available in this shop
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 09:00-16:30
Website: samsamarnhem.nl

6. Jofel (Zwanenstraat 5A)

Collection: women and men (vintage clothing and fashion items from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s)
Choice: ♥♥♥♥♥
Prices: €€€–
Sale: regular special offers (such as “everything in the basement is €5” or “5 items for €20”)
Return/exchange: within 14 days
Good to know: a) like this shop on Facebook and enjoy 5% discount; b) show your student’s ID and get 15% discount
Opening times: Monday closed; Tuesday – Thursday 12:00-18:00; Friday 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-17:00; Sunday 12:00-17:00
Website: jofelvintage.nlFacebook.com/vintage.jofel

7. ReShare Store (Koningstraat 54A)

Collection: women (clothing [including vintage], shoes [great selection], bags, accessories), men (clothing [including vintage], shoes) and children (clothing, shoes)
Choice: ♥♥♥♥-
Prices: €€—
Sale: never
Return/exchange: within 7 days
Good to know: a) this store chain represents the Salvation Army, a non-commercial organization, that supports a lot of good causes (read about it in English on their website); b) many brands and stores donate their unsold items to this chain, so there is a big chance you will find completely new stuff here
Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00
Websitereshare.nl/english

Photo credit: yfairproductions.nl

8. Terre des Hommes (Hanzestraat 213)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry), men (clothing) and children (clothing, shoes, accessories)
Choice: ♥—-
Prices: €€—
Sale: occasional sales (different every week)
Return/exchange: not possible
Good to know: a) the Terre des Hommes is a non-profit organization that supports the cause of putting an end to the child exploitation in all its forms all over the world (read about it in English on their website); b) a selection of items for the home is also being sold here
Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00-17:00
Website: terredeshommes.nl/en

9. 2Switch (Westervoortsedijk 120)

Collection: women (clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry), men (clothing) and children (clothing)
Choice: ♥♥—
Prices: €—-
Sale: seasonal sales (up to 50%); various special offers every month
Return/exchange: not possible
Good to know: a) this thrift chain store has a great variety of useful services and supports various social causes; b) even though it’s a big thrift store, clothing is organized in a neat and fine manner
Opening times: Monday 11:00-18:00; Tuesday – Friday 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Website: 2switch.nl

10. Sien (Akkerstraat 15A)

Collection: women (clothing [including vintage], shoes, bags, accessories, jewelry)
Choice: ♥♥—
Prices: €€—
Sale: never
Return/exchange: not possible
Good to know: it’s a remarkable example of an authentic shop with a unique collection of carefully selected hand-picked objects with history
Opening times: Tuesday 12:00-17:00; Thursday – Saturday 12:00-17:00
Website: –

We’ve also made a map with all the shops mentioned above (and some other thrift stores), so you could easily find the one closest to where you live or work. And if you like what you see, go visit all of them!

Blog by Maria Kuznetsova. You will see more of her blogs on the ArnhemLife website soon! Mostly they are about sustainability, organic foods and the re-sharing economy in Arnhem.


Here at ArnhemLife we’ve decided to take a look at the topic of guilt-free fashion and to introduce you to the Arnhem-based secondhand shops that sell pre-loved clothing of good quality.

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