Looking for furniture, clothes or something for your home in Switzerland that won't cost the Earth? Then you definitely need to find your nearest flea market or second-hand shop. In the German-speaking part of the country thrift stores are called "Brockis" (short for "Brockenhäuser"). In this episode we'll take you through how you can find them and what to expect, and tell you where to look online if rummaging for a bargain in person isn't really your thing.
Did you know we have a Facebook group? Switzerland for English Speakers is a great place to ask questions and share experiences. Have a look!
Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British guide to Switzerland
- Different types of Brockis
- Chain or independent: Salvation Army, HIOB-international
- What to expect
- Giving items to a Brocki
- Flea markets
- Buying second-hand online: tutti.ch, anibis.ch, ricardo.ch