If you are looking for thrift stores in Ticino, or as also known as a second hand stores in Ticino, you’ve come to the right post! Here we share the top stores in the Ticino canton of Switzerland where you can shop for something cheap, something vintage, something antique and something fun!
- S2 Second Hand Shop
- Galleria Anfitrite
- Negozio abiti adulti della Croce Rossa Svizzera
- Cose del passato Sagl
- Ricompralo – il mercatino dell’usato
- Comunità Emmaus Ticino
- La Boutique dell’Usato
- USATO SHOP
- Ascona: First & Second Fashion & Art Gallery
second hand Shops in Ticino
These shops (since there are quite a few!) are selling 2nd hand everything. From the perfect glass cabinet for your unique items to a chest of drawers for the storage room; for a dress for a special occasion, to the best seller of your favourite author. You can also find kitchen wear and items for your balcony or garden.
Via Ceresio 48, 6963 Lugano
Via Monte Ceneri 7, 6512 Giubiasco
Via Alessandro Volta 1, 6830 Chiasso
Via Antonio Ciseri 23, 6600 Locarno
S2 Second Hand Shop
Such a cute, little shop in Lugano. They have a small range of second hand items such as glasses and kitchen china, pretty dresses, jackets and other clothing and some books and artwork. You don’t need long to look around as it’s in a very small location, but perfect to combine while shopping in Lugano.
Address: Via Cattedrale 8, 6900 Lugano
If you are looking for a local antique object, here’s the place to check! From the tiniest antiques, jewellery and unique objects to large art works.
Address: Via Canova 9, 6900 Lugano
Negozio abiti adulti della Croce Rossa Svizzera
One of my personal favourites for clothing! This red cross store has everything you need for you day, from jackets, scarfs and hats during winter, to summer dresses, sport clothing and shoes. Every time I visit, they have a lot of new items to check and try on and I never leave the store empty handed.
Address: Via Zurigo 1, 6900 Lugano
Cose del passato Sagl
A great place for those looking for antique furniture. The store also does custom furniture, anti-woodworm treatment, upholstery works, restoration of frames and paintings, carpentry workshops and restoration of antique furniture in general. Perfect for if you already have some antiques that need some loving too.
Address: Via Trevano 2, 6900 Lugano
Ricompralo – il mercatino dell’usato
With two locations in Ticino, you can find absolutely everything in these thrift stores in Ticino! Such as antiques, clothing, shoes, accessories, bags, memorabilia, books, vinyls and musical instruments, electronics, collectibles, paintings, carpets, watches, ceramics, furniture, signs, coins , medals, stamps, vases, gardening Tools, Games, items for animals, records, Fabrics and much, much more
Address: Via S. Gottardo 19, 6877 Coldrerio
Address: Via Piodella 12, 6933 Muzzano
Comunità Emmaus Ticino
This 700m2 store has absolutely everything! From furniture, appliances, furnishings, dishes, clothes, books and more. You can find everyday items, rare and expensive items and sometimes very unusual items! Make sure you have plenty of time to explore when you visit. One of my personal favourite thrift stores in Ticino!
Address: Via Cantonale 10, 6802 Rivera
La Boutique dell’Usato
You can search for second hand furniture, dishes, crockery, kitchen accessories, books, clothing, accessories and toys for children here. They also have a second part of the store that is dedicated to rustic and antique furniture and objects.
Address: Via Sempione 6, 6600 Muralto Locarno
A great store in Locarno to get lost in and find something fun, unique or interesting. They sell many things so it’s worth spending time to look through it all.
Address: Via Castelrotto 7, 6600 Locarno
If you want furniture like units, chairs, cupboards, shelves, and tables, they have quite a collection! Else they also sell lamps and lighting, books, some clothes, paintings, artworks, and unique items that you might not see elsewhere.
Address: Via Arbigo 3A, 6616 Losone
Recycled objects are collected and repurposed here at Rugabi. They have a magical world where you will find furniture, lamps, porcelain, jewellery, books, interior and exterior decorations, ceramics, carpets and much more.
Address: Via G. Motta 26, 6830 Chiasso
Ascona: First & Second Fashion & Art Gallery
A well stocked store selling lots of clothes, bags and accessories for fashion. As the name shares, they also have art and paintings for sale too!
Address: Via delle Cappelle 2, 6612 Ascona
* Top Tip – Get inspired to visit Ascona with our 9 beautiful reasons!
Other Fun Tip: If you want to enjoy a whole day in the city of Lugano while shopping at the local thrift stores in Ticino, consider also a trip to Monte Bre or Monte San Salvatore! The views from here are both stunning!
We also have a full self guided 1 day walking tour in Lugano you can follow!
If you know more Thrift stores in Ticino, let us know in the comments as we would love to expand the list and visit ourselves!