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29.01.2019

Turku's Best Second-Hand Shops: Buy, Donate and Recycle Like a Boss

Teksti:
Pihla Hänninen
Kuvat:
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  • Turku is a gem for second-hand lovers.

Looking for furniture, plates, clothes, a bike or the like? Or wondering how and where to donate stuff you don’t need?

Whether you’re just playing frugal, on a student budget or trying to be more eco-conscious, Turku offers great possibilities for second hand shopping. And what’s best – the places are within a walking distance or next to a bus stop.

Find a list of useful shops below! The first mentioned places are charities that accept donations during their open hours. Make sure to donate only clean and re-usable stuff. Pack small and breakable things well.

Places that sell peoples’ random stuff in stalls can be a mixed bag but with luck you can find some gems, so keep your eyes open!

Where to shop and donate

UFF Humalistonkatu 5

  • SHOP: Clothes for everybody and for all occasions, shoes, accessories, bed linens and other textiles both new and retro style.
  • DONATE: No donations on the spot. UFF has yellow containers for clothes, shoes and textiles. The one nearest to campus is located in Joukahaisenkatu 8. Leave stuff in a closed bag.

Ekotori Rautakatu 12

  • SHOP: Furniture, homeware, books, electronics, decorating elements, bikes, hobby tools and sports equipment.
  • DONATE: Small everyday stuff (CDs, DVDs, books, games, homeware, etc.). No clothes.

Kontti Satakunnantie 105

  • SHOP: Clothes for everybody and for all occasions, accessories, shoes, bed linens, homeware, furniture, lamps, books and hobby tools.
  • DONATE: Clothes, small everyday stuff (CDs, DVDs, books, games, homeware, etc.).

Puutorin kirppis (Brahenkatu 14)

  • SHOP: Womens’ clothes, shoes, accessories and homeware.

Kirpputorikeskus Hassinen (Hakakatu 13)

  • SHOP: Clothes, homeware, textiles, lamps, books, etc. Also a collection of retro/vintage design furniture.

Kirppis-Center Manhattan (Pitkämäenkatu 4)

  • SHOP: Clothes, books, music, vintage and retro stuff, homeware, textiles and hobby tools.

Recykkeli Turku (Kärsämäentie 35)

  • SHOP: Used bikes and a repairing service. Great value. Furniture collecting services

Furniture collecting services

Kontti and Lähimmäinen kirpputori (Linnankatu 7) collect your furniture for free.

Ekotori collects furniture for a 22 € fee, however they do not collect stuff from the Student Village.

Ps. If you need furniture collecting service early autumn, be early and contact the charities at least a week or two in advance. The services might have a surprisingly long queue.

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