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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