When I say “look mom, it only cost three Euros at a vintage shop”, my mom looks at me like practically any Spanish mother would, with the look of disgust. The thing is, we don’t like the idea of buying used or vintage clothing here. I guess it’s a cultural issue. While flea markets or neighborhood markets where neighbors sell their leftovers triumph across other European capitals, here our families look down upon it as dirty and old clothing.
This is changing little by little. If you take a stroll down Valverde Street you’ll see that, in barely twenty meters, there are four used and vintage clothing stores. After doing an arduous comparative study, vintage only makes sense when the quality-originality price is greater than that of H&M. My favorite store out of all of these is Magpie. It has decent prices for delightfully chosen and cared-for garments from quality and known brands and with pretty designs. The place is big. It’s heavily decorated and has mens’ and womens’ clothing, plus shoes and accessories.