So far, I've discovered 4 thrift shops in the town where I'm planning to live. The main difference I see between the US and Danish shops is that the majority of US inventory is clothes, and here, it's mostly furniture and housewares.
I'm going to have a lot of fun furnishing my flat from the secondhand shops because there's a lot of very reasonably priced tiny furniture in cool shapes and fabrics (like velvet) :)
Here are a couple recent finds from my Danish thrift shopping adventures...
I mixed and matched this set of cups and saucers. The shopkeeper decided not to charge me for the saucers (welcome to Denmark!), so I got this set of four for 40 DKK, which is roughly $8. I wanted a set of six, but the other two cups were damaged, so I'll have to make due with four. I love them!
This glazed clay casserole is awesome! I cooked a veggie tangine in it at Christmas and I anticipate using it a lot more when I finally have a kitchen here. Now I just sort of sporadically beg people to let me use their kitchens in exchange for American cooking :)
It was 30 DKK, about $6.
Thrift stores here are definitely smaller and more expensive than in the US, but they're still a far more economical way to shop than buying new. The upside is that the shops are very well kept and there's a lot less junk than I'm used to sorting through.
Labels: denmark, frugal living, green living, moving, simple living, thrift shopping