We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite things to do when we travel is going to secondhand stores. It’s a great way to get a sense of the local culture and style, plus you get to take home a souvenir that you don’t have to feel guilty about, as it’s purchased ethically. So if you drop by Riga anytime soon, here are some secondhand stores to visit.
Translating to “second breath” or “second wind” in Latvian, Otra Elpa is full of secondhand clothes, plus many other things including toys, games, DVDs, books, CDs, and other electronics. There are many locations all around Riga, so it shouldn’t be hard to find one near you.
The largest network of secondhand shops in Riga, Humana sends all of its proceeds to charity, so you can really feel good about shopping there. Plus, they have discounts and promotions every two weeks, so if your timing is lucky, then you’ll be able to get some pretty good deals.
For the best secondhand prices in town, stop by KiloMax, which is a smooth-running operation that sells their clothes by weight rather than item. Plus, if you can’t make it in person, you can even shop at KiloMax online!