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Thrift shops in Granada

It’s not a secret: I’m crazy in love with thrift shops! It’s my guilty pleasure. I love to nose about in that kind of shops, they remind me the nostalgia of the 90s TV shows: it’s actually ecological because you give a second life to clothes, economical because you can find good quality for a small price and playful; it’s like a game you don’t know what you will find: will I find my size? The colour I love? Thrift shops encourages impulse buy! It also breaks consumerism. But what about thrift shops in Granada? Follow me for the best addresses!

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  • Buhardilla Vintage, Calle trinidad 3

La buhardilla (literally “the attic”) is one of the first thrift shop I visited. You can find everything from a pair of Converse to a bride dress! I had the chance to find a famous high waisted jean for a small price and a retro and colourful sport jacket (you know, the trend nowadays). Some clothes are quite strange, but it has its charm!  The extra bit: clothes are methodologically organized by size (no time to lose!) and by colours, a pleasure for the eyes.

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  • Oh oh july vintage, calle trinidad 5

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It’s also one of my favourite. Although it is a spacious and bright shop, it’s also the paradise for every broke fashionista. You can find affordable classic and fashion clothes, at least more than in other thrift shops. My ultimate crushes: a pair of vintage levis dungarees and a one piece red swimsuit that could have been worn in Baywatch. The extra bit : tote bags with the logo of shop, I couldn’t resist!

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  • Unknown name, near the law faculty and the botanical gardens of the University of Granada, Plaza de la Universidad

It’s not my fault, but as far as I know these two shops don’t have names or websites. But you can’t miss them: the shops are next to each other, you literally have to pass in front of them and you can’t miss the giant statue of Alien! I didn’t find something yet but I particularly love their coordinates, perfect for summer, and also their uni hoodies! Very American! The extra bit: fitting rooms are made with denim patchwork!

  • Lolita’s Closet – Espacio aguacate, Calle Puentezuelas, 48

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Lolita’s Closet was really one of my favourites places to be. Just next to the translation and interpretation faculty, it was perfect to look around between classes! You could find classy and vintage clothes for a small budget: in general, 8 euros for a piece. Unfortunately, if I talk about it in the past tense, it is that Lolita’s Closet don’t exist anymore: it was changed for Espacio Aguacate, a new space for art and design, but not for affordable vintage clothes anymore: the student in me cannot afford this excessive prices.

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Where to eat in Granada ?

La Kroketería de Tía Petra, carril del picon, 3

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What else to wish for during a break between different thrift shops? As its name shows it, the small food channel la Kroketeria offers takeaway croquettes, like potato croquettes and fritters, with a melting filling. There are not that many options for vegetarians but you can find your happiness with some bites of cheese and walnut croquettes, or mushrooms ones. I personally fell in love with the cauliflower fritters, a big surprise that delights the taste buds!

You can find other restaurants in Granada here.  

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