Our favourite second-hand and vintage boutiques in Lausanne

Laureline & Tania, the curious sisters
Laureline & Tania, the curious sisters
November 5, 2021

To give new life to clothes and accessories is not only trendy, but also a lifestyle that we have embraced for a number of years and that we never tire of. In addition to unearthing original and unique items that add a touch of daring to our wardrobes without breaking the bank, we are addressing an ever more urgent ecological concern. We are lucky as Lausanne compares very well with the great fashion capitals when it comes to second-hand and vintage boutiques, as the following addresses where we often go will show. For sure, regularity is the key to catch unique and outstanding items.

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Le Dressing

Men, women, children

A luxury consignment shop, it has many brand pieces, as well as some from lesser-known creators. All items are carefully selected by Sébastien, with very regular arrivals and personalised advice. Anyone who loves to rummage around to find beautiful pieces suiting any occasion is sure to find their heart’s desire. The price of some items is quite high, but by taking the time to search, you can also track down very affordable gems. An address not to be missed if you’re in Lausanne.

Av. des Alpes 3, 1006 Lausanne

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Chabada Vintage

Women

A superb selection of colourful or chic vintage items (95% of items are over 20 years old), of lovely quality (many hand sewn) at very decent prices, with as a bonus the advice and stories of Murielle, the guardian of the boutique, who loves looks of another age.

Rue Cheneau-de-Bourg 4, 1003 Lausanne

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Throwback Vintage

Men, women

Thrift shop. Items that are vintage (dating from the 1950s to 2000, many from the 1990s), unmissable (Levi’s jeans and shorts, men’s shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, …) for small budgets, with very regular arrivals. The owners travel across the globe to source pieces and offer a selection both original and distinctive.

Avenue de Beaulieu 7

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Finest Vintage

Men, women

We met Alberto in his first Finest Vintage boutique in Renens, which recently closed to move to the centre of Lausanne at Rue Caroline 5 as from November 4, 2021. This Spanish teacher, a lover of flea markets since he was a young child, has made a dream come true by opening this shop where we find proper vintage, quality items that he has meticulously hunted for and selected. Each quest at Finest Vintage takes place on a vinyl musical background suited to the time of day or the owner’s mood. Much more than just a hunt for bargains, it’s a true experience that propels us into the years 1930 to 1970, depending on the piece of clothing we’re trying on.

Rue Caroline 5, 1003 Lausanne

 

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Café des Patronnes

Men and women

A small weekly selection of Melodia and Morgane’s (the owners) favourites. There are branded and big retailer items, and each piece is put up for sale for a maximum of one month, which guarantees a regular turnover. To be discovered while savouring a pastry together with a cordial, tea, coffee or juice in the pretty vintage setting.

Rue du Valentin 43, 1004 Lausanne

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Boutique Prêt à Séduire

Women

Consignment shop for luxury brands, with authenticity guarantee. Regular arrivals of original quality items.

Rue du Liseron 9, 1006 Lausanne

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La Louve Friperie

Men and women

Our latest discovery in the town centre, a second-hand boutique of branded items leaning towards streetwear.

Rue de la Louve 3, 1003 Lausanne

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