If you are tired of shopping at H&M, Shana, Primark and other chain stores just to look like everyone else, head to the second hand/ vintage shops and do something good for the environment.

Unfortunately, I feel that Barcelona is severely lacking in its number of these kind of stores for a city that is so arty and alternative.

Humana is a chain of second hand stores that you may have seen in a few other European countries- they sort their stock meticulously, have tidy stores and the prices are set rather than being up for negotiation. In some of the stores you can find ¨three-for-one¨ deals and things like that. Personally find the prices to be a bit high and prefer the stores where it’s more of a treasure hunt to find something good, like you´ve really worked for that one off bargain! All the same, a nice place to shop…

Carrer Avignyo has a great selection of vintage stores that you could spend a whole day perusing. On the other side of La Rambla in Cituat Vella you can find Carrer Riera Baixa which is also worth a look (not many pieces under €20 though).

Roba Amiga second hand fashion store with selected pieces, rather than donated goods on Carrer dels lledo, 4.

Humana store locations:

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  • Av. Paral.lel, 85
  • c/ Provença, 500
  • c/ Provença, 167
  • c/ Viladomat, 51
  • Travessera de Gràcia, 85
  • Ronda Universitat, 19
  • c/ Roger de Llúria, 9
  • Av. Meridiana, 314
  • c/ de L’Hospital, 91
  • c/ Asturias, 41
  • c/ Creu Coberta, 110
  • c/ Santa Eulàlia, 116
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Becky Robinson
Hola! My name is Becky. I´m yet another Australian expat who fell for the beautiful mistress we like to call Barcelona and stayed far, far longer than once intended. I throw myself into the cities events, bars, clubs, shops etc, with reckless abandon to bring you these reviews. It´s all for you! ...Or is it just an excuse to party and spend lots of money without feeling guilty?... Either way, read up on some of my favorite ways to see this exciting and eclectic city. Happy travels and welcome to BCN!