Sustainable shopping is something that is becoming more and more popular, thrift shops have become both a trendy and sustainable way of shopping. Thrift shops are a great environmentally friendly and cheap option for a lot of young people today. Dublin city offers an array of great thrift shops, with lots of options and chances to grab some unique, interesting and often vintage designer labels for a cheap cost.
Why choose to thrift
Thrifting is great for the environment as it creates less pollution. According to Berkeley.edu. Buying secondhand means you’ll be keeping plastic out of landfills and positively contributing to the decrease in worldwide textile demand. Through thrifting, you minimise pollution and the waste of important resources such as water.
Thrifting is undoubtedly a great option for the more environmentally aware shopper. It is also a great chance to find some quirky and unique items!
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Without further adieu here is a list of the best places to thrift in Dublin City.
NINE CROWS VINTAGE
This thrift shop actually has two locations in Dublin, with a variety of prices for each shop with three different locations in Dublin city being Pembroke Row, Mary street. Their Pembroke row shop is open Thursday-Sunday with all items under 15 euro at the south Dublin location. Their Mary street location is open 7 days a week and offers items 30 euro and under. It is great for affordable and trendy clothing pieces.
Lucy’s Lounge , Temple Bar Dublin
Lucy’s lounge is a quirky second hand and vintage clothes shop in the heart of Temple Bar. If you follow the stairs down to the basement you’ll find a pic n mix of clothes, shoes, and accessories to thrift away to your hearts content! The shop has a vibrant and eccentric atmosphere to it. Lucy’s Lounge is open Thursday through Sunday 12-6pm Thursday-Saturday and 2-5pm Sunday.
Dublin Vintage Factory, Temple Bar Dublin
This vintage thrift shop is also in the heart of Temple bar. Dublin vintage factory is Ireland’s premier vintage clothing kilo store, selling top grade vintage clothing from around the world. They sell all our clothing at 20 euro per kilo. The shop aims to make great vintage clothing affordable. This is a great option for thrifting with a friend as you can put your items together and split the costs as it’s priced per kilo! Dublin Vintage Factory is open 7 days a week, Monday-Friday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm
Tola Vintage, Temple Bar Dublin
Tola Vintage is a trend-led vintage store based in Temple Bar, Dublin. Which specialise in 80’s and 90’s vintage pieces. They also rework some items to make them more wearable and current. Tola vintage often hosts kilo sales, where a kilo of clothing is priced at 20 euro. Tola vintage is open 7 days a week Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30pm and Sunday 12:00-6:00pm.
Oxfam Ireland shop, South Great George’s Street, Dublin
Oxfam Ireland’s opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:30-5pm. An excellent range of clothes can be found in store for women and men including their sought-after Oxfam Vintage range and brand new items, along with accessories, jewellery, books, CDs, DVDs, antiques and homewares. Prices are cheap and often they accept donations of what you can afford for items.
Goodwill Vintage and Thrift Shop, Capel Street Dublin
At Goodwill you can both donate and buy clothes, you can find some great second hand buys here. The opening hours are, Monday-Sunday 9-6pm. The shop has an array of items from clothing to books to buy with some as cheap as 1 euro!
Enable Ireland , South Georges Street, Dublin
If you love a second-hand find our charity shops are a great place to browse and find great deals on previously loved name-brand clothing, shoes and other goods for men, women and children. This shop prides itself on great quality second hand goods. The opening hours are 9:30-5:30 pm Monday-Saturday.
Hopefully this list helps you in your hunt for great thrifted, sustainable pieces. Happy thrifting!
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I didn’t realise the impact of buying second hand had on the environment ! Really informative read I’ll definitely be taking this into account next time I’m shopping.
Thanks Nikki, I’m glad this article helped you in some way