When all that new seems plain and boring. It’s time to go retro.
Hey Joe (ul. Zlota 8) No more than 70 cm between the window and the shelves packed to the brim with vinyl, this legendary store makes for a very personal experience. The owner is more than willing to engage in conversation, guide you through his collection and share the stories behind all his rare LPs.
Muzant (ul. Warecka 4/6, www.muzant.pl) The two men that run this basement record store definitely leave you to your own devices. So you’re welcome to browse their extensive collection of second-hand LPs for as long as you please. Scour through crooners like Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis and Leonard Cohen or Spanish tango and Polish jazz.
Safripsti (ul. Oleandrów 3) Formerly a make-up artist in London and Paris, owner Magdalena returned to Poland to open a vintage boutique. Buying wholesale – meaning prices are kept in check – her fashion store presents finds like authentic cheerleader outfits and Hawaiian shirts for summer, not to mention a great selection of denim, parkers and so forth. And how about a classic Burberry mac for zł. 200?
Vintage Store (ul. Dobra 56/66, vintagestore.pl) Involved in vintage fashion for over 15 years, the owner prides himself on the collection of original Adidas pullovers from the ’60s and ’70s. Sift around to discover finds such as Hermes scarves, snakeskin handbags and chic toques with marabou feathers.
Vintage Store (ul. Dąbrowskiego 40, vintagestore.moonfruit.com) Not to be confused with the above, this place leaves the clothes to others and instead presents refurbished PRL era furniture: lamps, sofas, crockery, artwork, etc. This treasure trove is on the right side of affordable, making it the hipster choice for junky-but-cool home decoration.