Best secondhand and vintage shops in Milan by Way Things Form / Mirjam Kristian

8 best secondhand and vintage shops in Milan

Thanks to Milan’s fabulous history with fashion, secondhand and vintage shops in Milan are true gems for us, secondhand lovers. We’re talking vintage Versace, Prada, Fendi, Armani, Gucci and others. But also some lesser knows labels with absolutely fabulous styles (and materials!). So here’s my list of best secondhand and vinatage shops in Milan.

Updated February 2024

Milan is a perfect playground for anyone looking for class and style in a secondhand or vintage form. I can’t imagine a better place to start your #nonewclothes lifestyle. It is also possibly the best city for the best bargain deals on some designer vintage pieces.

In this overview I’ve collected the creme de la creme of secondhand and vintage shops in Milan. From vintage and secondhand designer boutiques to greatly curated fully vintage shops.

What’s quite interesting about Milan is that there aren’t really areas where many of the secondhand shops are gathered. Unlike some other cities, like New York or Helsinki, they are more scattered around town. Nevertheless, many of them are walking distance and you’ll get to feel the beautiful city on the go.

Best secondhand and vintage shops in Milan / Way Things Form / Mirjam Kristian

Secondhand & vintage shopping in North - Porta Nuova and Porta Garibaldi areas

When you walk around the Brera area and Corso Como, there are a few amazing secondhand and vintage shops worth checking out within walking distance (put your walking shoes on though)!

Preloved Griffe

Via Tito Speri, 1

This shop is really great for secondhand and vintage desginer pieces. I personally found myself a beautiful cheeky black vintage Versace dress. And the prices are really good as well! There’s a bit for different price points, from 50€ dresses to 500€ coats. It’s a fairly small store, but really well curated and the lady who welcomes you in store is superlovely! That’s definitely a must-visit store when it comes to secondhand stores of Milan.

Castadiva Milano

Via Giuseppe Parini, 9

If you want to feel Milanese in the most fashionable sense, this is the store! The lady instore is super chic and enthusiastic, with little English from her and little Italian from me, we could still share our thoughts. It’s quite a large store and carries mostly designer pieces, including premium handbags. During my visit, I spotted an absolute fabulous and dramatic Alexander McQueen dress. The prices are quite fair, in general terms the store is on the more expensive side, but for designer pieces, it is rather the opposite. That actually applies to Milan in general – there seems to be more bargains for pre-loved designer pieces than anywhere else.

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Secondhand shops South from the city centre of Milan, including Navigli!

When you start heading South from Duomo, towards Navigli, you will get on a path where you’ll find quite a few secondhand and vintage shops in Milan. Some of them though, are off the main streets, so you’ll need to know where to look!

The Cloister

Via Valpetrosa, 5

This store is one of the most stylish vintage stores that I’ve ever visited. Unlike the previous two on this list, The Cloister specialises more on proper vintage, but the selection is meticulous, well-kept and high-quality. The curation is top-notch as well. The people working on the shopfloor were super friendly as well. They have both womens and menswear. Also a fabulous collection of leather belts.

The Cloister is one of these stores that you have to know to look for, as it is just off the busy main street Via Torino. And well, as fabulous music always gets me excited, it kind of adds some spice that they have their own Spotify playlist.

BIVIO Milano

Via Gian Giacomo Mora, 4

BIVIO Milano is a large, well-curated secondhand store, just off Via Torino. You can literally spend hours there. There are about 4 separate rooms upstrairs and one large area downstairs. The shop carries everything from clothes to bags and shoes as well as accessories. The selection varies from super-premium designer clothes to 10 eur items. The upstaris is dedicated to more premium selection, while the downstairs is fully bargains. BIVIO is nicely curated and easy to navigate with comfortable dressing rooms.

BIVIO Milano would definitely be one of the secondhand stores I’d recommend anyone to visit, whether you’re into secondhand and vintage, or not!

Lo Specchio Di Alice

Corso Italia, 35

To describe Lo Specchio Di Alice in one word? Edgy! Lo Specchio Di Alice is a literal interpretation of cool. I brought home a fabulous over-the-knee deep blue leather skirt. Absolutely gorgeous. They carrie lots of denim, classic vintage jackets and corduroy, main emphasise on menswear. When I visited, they were just organising a vintage market Retro Grade, so when visiting, worth checking out events related with them!

Always worth a mention – they had a great playlist playing instore. The choice of music is so important in any store, for me personally at least. Sets the mood.

Ambroeus Milano

Viale Gorizia, 34

Ambroeus Milano in Navigli is a small but cute curated vintage shop. There’s actually another Ambroeus store in North, near Porta Garibaldi. The one in Navigli is hard to miss, as it is just before you get to the main canal filled with bars and restaurants. So worth checking, if you’re in the area. They do have mostly vintage, I spotted a colourful Prada dress and a Kenzo two-piece with skirt and a jacket, but many of the items are also at lower price points compared to the designer pieces. But then again, for the designer pieces they have better prices compared to anywhere I’ve been, just like the rest of secondhand and vingate stores in Milan.

Sous Vintage Shop

Alzaia Naviglio Pavese, 52

When in Navigli, check out also the Sous Vintage Shop. This is a vintage shop in Milan that is fun and colourful and beautifully curated, full of desginer pieces to discover! For many of the vintage items they have, they can also tell the historical reference to. Isn’t that awesome to know if the Moscino, Versace or Gianfranco Ferré you are eyeing is from 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or something else?

Secondhand shops East from Duomo

Not far from Duomo, you will find an area of coffee shops, breakfast spots and … of course another secondhand store!


Via Bezzecca, 3

REHUB is another great secondhand store to discover for luxury desginer pieces. The items are in a really great condition an you will discover clothes as well as shoes and bags.

An extra tip! If you’re in the area and fancy a really great speciality coffee, Cafezal Brunch & Specialty Coffee Hub is the one!

Secondhand and vintage markets in Milan

Wondering around outdoors is a fabulous activity in Milan, especially during the warmer months. So vintage markets have a rightful place in that beautiful city. A perfect companion activity when discovering the vintage shops in Milan.

Navigli vintage market


Every last Sunday of the month in you will find a vintage market in Navigli. Anything from clothes to antiques and vinyls to furniture. You will find the stalls every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. along Ripa di Porta Ticinese and Alzaia Naviglio Grande streets. As an extra, beautiful canal views are ensured!

East market

Via Mecenate 88/A

East market is a large market covering anything from antiques to vinyls and clothes. In addition, they have food stalls and DJs. So lots of fun to discover! It usually takes place on every 3rd Sunday of the month. East Market is located in a former aircraft factory, completely renovated at Via Mecenate 88/A, Milan.

Check out their event times on their official site

Frida Market

Via Pollaiuolo, 3

Frida market takes place by the bar with the same name – Frida Bar. This market is organized in collaboration with Courtyard 68.

Check out their official sources for the event times!

To find all these stores (and some more that are not on the list) you can follow my  secondhand and vintage shops in Milan Google Maps.

Check out the online secondhand shops guide, if you prefer shoping online.

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