There are flea markets throughout the countryside in the summer, and the towns and cities are filled with second-hand stores and vintage shops. Whether you’re looking for that perfect 50s dress, unique antique furniture or books at bargain prices, you’ll have plenty to choose from. Come to Skåne and find your hidden gem.
Look for the ”Loppis” sign
The Swedish word for flea market is Loppmarknad, or Loppis. Look for the handwritten signs as you drive around in the countryside. They will point you in the direction of everything from small backyard sales and local sports associations’ fundraising markets to huge flea markets attracting thousands of visitors. There are also permanent, indoor markets in old barns and farmhouses.
Keep reading for a guide to some of the best vintage shopping in Skåne.
Flea markets are arranged regularly in many of the cities of Skåne during the summer. The two largest ones take place in the cities of Malmö and Lund.
Drottningtorget in Malmö
Drottningtorget, The Queen’s Square, is walking distance from Malmö Central station. Every Sunday in the summer there’s a large flea market 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.
Skåne’s largest street market is in the picturesque university city of Lund. On Saturdays during the summer this quiet street turns into a popular flea market. Most of the vendors are local people selling things they no longer need – everything from party dresses to vintage books and furniture. The earlier you come, the better your chance of finding the real gems.
Vintage clothing stores