Veras is a second-hand clothes market taking place on the first and third Sunday of every month. When I visited, the market was located in the trendy district of Nørrebro, but it moves to different locations around Copenhagen. The saying ‘one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure’, is nowhere more evident than at Veras, with a huge range of both designer and high street pre-loved items being put out for sale by Copenhagen’s fashion conscious. The market is perfect for anyone trying to achieve that effortlessly cool Scandinavian style, as channelled by most of the stalls I checked out, think laid-back yet sophisticated with lots of black.
The market is also ideal for those on a budget, as wardrobe updates in Copenhagen can prove very expensive. Anything from Veras own stall is sold for just 20DKK, located at the entrance to the market. Individual sellers set their own prices, but everything was very affordable, particularly in regard to grabbing a designer item – gems from Marlene Birger, a Danish designer, were abundant.
The market also appeals to any lurking Sunday hangovers, as it’s not just clothes! Local businesses ‘Coffee N Milk’ and ‘Thé à la menthe’ helped make the day truly enjoyable, with the latter serving up delicious Moroccan food.
The market was founded by Veras, a vintage shop in Copenhagen pioneering the notion of sustainable fashion. The shop works through a monthly membership whereby you can continually update your wardrobe with second-hand goodies, and return clothes you fancy swapping in. Veras’s ethos that good style doesn’t have an expiration date is one that I can certainly get on board with, and I would recommend to anyone in Copenhagen on a Sunday its on, to grab themselves a bargain, as you certainly didn’t have to dig too deep to find something special.
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