Our shopping section lists some of the best shops in Malaga for souvenirs, Malaga produce and unusual gifts, but what about shopping for classic items of clothes, décor and bric-a-brac? In this blog post we reveal the 5 best vintage shops in Malaga where you can buy some unusual pieces and get value for your money at the same time.
Vintage markets in Malaga
Markets are often the best place to buy vintage pieces and Malaga has several monthly markets that include vintage stalls:
This weekly market, held on Muelle Uno (the main shopping area in Malaga Port), focuses mainly on arts and crafts. But in amongst the hand-made items, some of the stalls sell second-hand clothes and household items from the past. Prices are generally reasonable and if you buy several items, ask for a discount.
Muelle Uno, 11am to 8pm (later in the summer)
Something of a vintage paradise, this monthly market (first Friday evening of the month) specialises in retro items and is the place to head for if you’re looking for a particular piece or after an unusual item. Several stalls sell clothes and accessories such as bags and jewellery, while others specialise in classic items like vinyl’s, telephones and even Playmobile figures.
La Térmica Cultural Centre 7pm to midnight
Get to La Térmica on the No 17 bus from the Alameda Principal or walk there along the western seafront promenade.
Top tip – La Térmica holds regular photography and art exhibitions, open at the same time as the market.
Vintage shopping by the kilo
Flamingos Vintage Kilo
This store brings a different take to vintage shops in Malaga because here you don’t buy by the item but by the kilo. The clothes come from the US so there’s a definite American vibe to the pieces here and prices range from €7 to €18 a kilo, depending on the quality.
Calle Ollerías 27. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm & 4.30 to 9.30pm
Top tip – if you’re worried about overspending ask the staff to weigh your purchases as you go along.
Second hand vintage shops in Malaga
Madame Susette y Señor Reina
A recent arrival on the vintage shop scene, but definitely a good one. High-quality second-hand clothes including some with big-brand labels in a tastefully decorated shop. Susette is on hand to offer advice and show you how to mix and match styles and colours. We love the colour-coordinated clothes racks and the vintage feel to the whole shop. You’ll find this gem in Malaga to the north of Plaza de la Merced – head north from the Fundación Picasso and it’s tucked away on the right after the convenience store. Worth seeking out!
Calle Conde de Cienfuegos 2. Open Monday to Friday 10.30am to 2pm and 5 to 8.30pm and Saturday 10am to 2.30pm.
Época Segunda Mano
There are several vintage shops in Malaga specialising in second hand goods, but we like this one because it’s a tiny but packs in the vintage surprises. This is the place to head for if you’re looking for an outfit for a special occasion or a particular vintage accessory. All the clothes are second hand, but good quality. Stock changes frequently so pop in often to see what’s new.
Calle Casapalma 9. Open Monday to Friday 10.15am to 2pm & 5 to 8.30pm, Saturday 10.30am to 2pm
Top tip – keep up that vintage shopping a few doors down at Códice selling second hand books, comics and CDs.
Charity vintage shops in Malaga
Charity shops are often treasure troves for finding great vintage items with the added bonus that you’re helping a good cause at the same time. The cancer hospice charity Cudeca runs two shops in Malaga where you’ll find a selection of second hand clothes, household items and books. Prices are rock bottom – clothing starts at €2 a piece and books at €0.50 – and you never know what you’ll find.
Plaza de la Merced 6. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 1.30pm & 5.30 to 8.30pm
Puerta Nueva 3. Open Monday to Friday 10am to 1.30pm & 5.30 to 8.30pm
Top tip – look through the racks carefully – the gems are sometimes not easy to see at first glance.
Editor’s note: I volunteer at the Cudeca shop on Plaza de la Merced on Friday afternoons. If you’re around, pop in and say hi 🙂
For more information about shopping in Malaga read one of our most popular blog posts listing the top 10 shopping spots in the city.