My go-to place for an afternoon cup of tea…
Rota do Chá
Store Info: Trash Vintage
One of the latest additions to the Bombarda area, is a much needed vintage shop. Populating this ever growing, trendy block, Trash Vintage is yet another step forward in the slow introduction of vintage to Porto’s shopping scene. Continuing the flow of pro pre-owned clothing initiatives, such as Spot’s Fleamarket and other small boutiques, the store presents a carefully curated selection of both menswear and womenswear alternatives.
The family run business takes its pick mostly from the Portuguese market, but Paris and London also make the cut as far as providing interesting pieces. The premise behind it all is delivering unique, unpretentious garments to those who truly appreciate this universe: they believe that for an item to be special, it doesn’t need to carry a specific label…not to say that vintage Chanel or Dior wouldn’t be welcomed, but they don’t obsess about it. Also, it’s worth mentioning that their prices are vintage appropriate, in the 5-20€ range, unlike other overpriced establishments.
One of the best things about these stores is the element of surprise: you never know what you might come across and it’s exactly what makes them so appealing. Just don’t go in hoping to build a wardrobe; instead, think of those items as complements to your everyday attire, allowing you to raise the bar and make it one of a kind.
Next time you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!
PS: I couldn’t leave empty handed, so I copped a great multicolored striped tie for my collection.
Bombarda Shopping Center, store 25, Miguel Bombarda Street, Porto.
The latest addition to my collection.