Vintage Love Affair
I have a certain disdain towards flea markets and second hand shops because most of the stuff is only good for burning, if even that. I hate going through ugly, smelly, polyester trash, in order to find a rare gem, I just don't have the patience for it.
But when I stumble to a second hand shop that has been carefully curated like the one here, I want everything!
I'm in Hellsinki for a few days and I wanted to go to shops and places we don't have where I live, and on top of that list is vintage and antique shops. I didn't actually have a list of places in mind, just more of an idea to walk around and see if we could find something interesting, and we did. This shop is called Punavuoren Patina, which won't mean anything to you if you don't speak Finnish, but it deserves a mention.
I wasn't looking for anything in particular, but just browsing and admiring beautiful objects and clothing. My mom actually found me the only thing I bought here, a pair of pointe shoes, which I will save for another photo opportunity. The funny thing is, yesterday evening we were talking about the fact that I've been wanting to try out pointe shoes but definitely wasn't going to buy a new pair of them. I've never taken any ballet lessons but I love watching ballet and the pointe shoes are so beautiful and alluring. Luckily they were somewhat my size, in good condition and only cost 8€. Can't wait to break my ankles with them!
I'm kind of glad that the crypto markets are in a huge downfall, otherwise I would have been even more tempted to buy a flapper dress, or two..
I'll be definitely coming back to this place in the future, hopefully soon too.