In the summer time the countryside comes alive with flea markets and the cities are filled with second-hand stores and vintage shops. Whether you are looking for that perfect 50s dress, unique antique furniture or books for bargain prices, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Often the line between antiques, vintage and thrift is blurred, and chances of finding hidden gems on the shelves are very good.

Look for the sign ”Loppis”

The Swedish word for flea market is Loppmarknad, or more colloquially, Loppis. Look for the handwritten signs marked ”Loppis” as you drive around in the countryside. These signs will point you in the direction of everything from small backyard sales and the local sports associations fundraising markets to huge, flea markets attracting thousands of visitors. 

There are also the permanent, indoor markets in old barns and farmhouses. Added to those are the vintage shops in the cities. If you are a dedicated thrifter, chances are you will want to optimize your shopping and plan a little in advance. Keep reading for a guide to some of the best vintage shopping in Skåne. 

Street markets

In the summertime, flea markets are arranged regularly in many of the cities of Skåne. The two largest ones take place in the cities of Malmö and Lund.

Drottningtorget in Malmö

Drottningtorget, The Queen’s Square, is in walking distance from Malmö Central station. Every Sunday in the summertime there’s a large flea market here where vendors range from ordinary people clearing out their old stuff to professional vintage vendors selling antiques and curiosities. Find real bargains and plenty of quirky stuff. An Italian ice cream at café Dolce Sicilia, located right by the square, is a perfect way to round of your shopping spree. 

Södra Esplanaden

In the picturesque city of Lund, the university town of Sweden is Skåne’s largest street market. On Saturdays during the summer this quiet street turns into a popular flea market. Most of the vendors are the people of Lund selling things they no longer need, and you can find everything from party dresses to vintage books and furniture. The earlier you come, the better your chance of finding the real gems.  

 

Thrift shops

Myrorna

Myrorna

Myrorna is a Swedish chain of vintage stores run by the Salvation Army. There are three Myrorna-stores in Malmö, one in central Malmö close to Triangeln, one is in the large mall Emporia outside of the city and one is on Ystadvägen on the other side of town. The proceeds go to the Salvation Army and their work among the poor and vulnerable, and the shops are like large colourful goodie-bags of vintage clothing and other items. Find everything from kids clothing to books to ceramics, and prices are very reasonable.

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Humana Second Hand - Funky vintage fashion in central Lund

Humana Second Hand - Funky vintage fashion in central Lund

Smack in the middle of the university town of Lund, this second-hand store run by a charity association sells mainly to students making the vibe young and funky. The clothes range from the 70s to the present and you can find everything from jeans and bomber jackets to fake furs and sneakers.

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Nirvana Furniture - Retro design in Malmös industrial part

Nirvana Furniture - Retro design in Malmös industrial part

Nirvana Furniture is in central Malmö, in the industrial blocks behind the Central Station. This store is only open the first weekend every month, but a visit here is worthwhile if you like retro design and classic Scandinavian furniture from the 20th century. Find everything from dinner tables and sofas to smaller items, and the selection is carefully handpicked by the owners.

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Trollets Loppis - indoor flea market in central Malmö

Trollets Loppis - indoor flea market in central Malmö

This huge indoor flea market is just a stone’s throw from the centre of town in the more industrial Katrinelund. This place receives items from decedent estates making it a goldmine. Browse through everything from ceramics, clothes, carpets and furniture to jewellery and electronics. Just bring an open mind and you won’t leave empty handed.

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Emmaus Fredriksdal - an old barn full of bargain

Emmaus Fredriksdal - an old barn full of bargain

This charming flea market is in an old barn in the heart of Skåne, right by the Söderåsen national park. Find anything at impressively low prices. Items for sale have been donated by the public and the operation is run by a non-profit organisation working to promote sustainability and an organic lifestyle.

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Erikshjälpen - 10 thrift stores all around Skåne

Erikshjälpen - 10 thrift stores all around Skåne

This charming flea market is in an old barn in the heart of Skåne, right by the Söderåsen national park. Find anything at impressively low prices. Items for sale have been donated by the public and the operation is run by a non-profit organisation working to promote sustainability and an organic lifestyle.

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Vintage clothing stores 

Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro

In this fabulous shop, each piece of clothing is 100% unique, made and redesigned from recycled vintage clothing. Beyond Retro was first founded in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, but the popular concept quickly expanded to the rest of Sweden. In Malmö this mecca for vintage lovers is in Claesgatan 8, in vibrant Möllevången. This is a great place to stock up on re-worked denim, bomber jackets, crop tops and so much more. Happy shopping.

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Mani Vintage

Mani Vintage

It is easy to lose track of time browsing the shelves and hangers of this beautiful little vintage shop in central Malmö. It sells high quality items from the late 18th century up until the late 70s. If you are looking for a glamorous fur cape from the 60s or a kimono to wear while smoking long cigars listening to jazz - this is the place to go. The two owners both have backgrounds in fashion and design, and the store is worth a visit just for the atmosphere and the decor. Mani sells fashion for both men and women.

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 Antiquities

Fyndet - Antik och Kuriosa

Fyndet - Antik och Kuriosa

Old antiques meet collector's items, contemporary design and a small collection of brand new items in a splendid mix at this 600 m2 large store located in central Ängelholm, in north-western Skåne. The turnover is high and every time you come there will be new items, ranging from furniture, china and rugs to art and ceramics.

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Allmogegården Gullåkra

Allmogegården Gullåkra

This is a great place for a small trip, the peaceul and historic environment adding to the experience. The shop sells antiques and old furniture, sometimes in their original state and sometimes renovated by the owners. Items have been carefully selected and if you need help with new fabrics or paint, the owners are at your service.

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Rågers Antik & Design

Rågers Antik & Design

This small and cosy place is crammed with small items, porcelain and ceramics, located in central Malmö on one of the streets around the Davidshallstorg square. It’s an area full of small and interesting vintage stores and antiquity dealers.

Jan-Erik Öhgren in Brösarp - the expert’s choice

Jan-Erik Öhgren in Brösarp - the expert’s choice

Jan-Erik Öhgren is a true connoisseur and a well-known name in the business. In his shop in Brösarp in eastern Skåne are Swedish antiquities from the 16th and 17th century. Come on a Saturday when it is open or book an appointment.

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The Antiquity Fair in Brösarp

Every spring, a well renowned Antiques Fair is arranged in Brösarp in eastern Skåne. Considered to be the best fair in Sweden, the event attracts visitors from all over the world. Where many antique fairs are flooded with reproductions and replicas, this fair is strictly reserved for antique and untouched items, making it a welcome oasis for antique lovers.

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