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Best Online Shops for Secondhand Furniture

April 26, 2017

I’ve always been a hoarder and after moving to Barcelona and discovering this new passion for interior design I’ve also become a regular at the local flea markets and antique stores. Don’t these old pieces feel like they have so much character, so many stories to tell?! Anyways, a while ago I came across this article in AD España on the best Spanish online resources for shopping secondhand pieces, and thought it was worth sharing with my readers, because mixing old and new is always a good idea, don’t you think?

Eclectic room with antique furniture

Todocolección

An online marketplace where you can sell and buy all sorts of collector’s items – from toys, coins and kitchenware to comic books, jewelry and sports souvenirs. The choice of furniture and home decor is huge too. If you’re a true hoarder, this place is your ultimate Spanish online flea market.

Pikeando

As you can deduce from the name, this is about IKEA. This is a free marketplace to buy and sell secondhand IKEA products.The website is available in Spanish and English languages and also offers video tutorials on assembling furniture from IKEA.

Letgo. Wallapop. Vibbo

If you’re hunting down something specific and don’t want to pay too much for it, these three secondhand marketplace webs/apps is where you should look in the first place. Wallapop is the most famous of the three, but the others are worth a check too.

VacíaTuCasa

The name of this cool marketplace means “empty out your house”, and it is such a disappointment that its geography is limited to Madrid. Lots are distributed by houses in need of being emptied, and most prices are very attractive. Not to miss if you live in “la capital”.

Babia Bazar Vintage

A small store based in Navarra, specializing on mid-century vintage furniture from France, Italy, Germany, and etc. Tables, sofas and chairs are complemented with vintage accessories, wallpaper, and more.

Amapola

Another online store offering a great selection of pieces from 1950s, 60s and 70s. Vintage wallpaper, tiles, rugs, fabrics, kitchenware, ceramics, glassware, and furniture.

Ultima parada

Founded by photographers Bèla Adler and Salvador Fresneda, this shop offers mid-century vintage furniture and objects, along with their own industrial style designs from recycled noble wood made at their workshop in Corçà (Girona).

PS: If this post caught your interest because you need to furnish a place on a very tight budget, you may want to check out my post on where to shop cheap furniture in Spain.

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Where to shop cheap furniture in Spain

November 1, 2016

Today I want to share with you some Spanish online stores with REALLY low prices on home decor and, most importantly, furniture! Sadly, don’t expect me to give you access to a secret online outlet for cool and ultra expensive brands like Roche Bobois. This time we will look at e-commerces where you won’t find any designer stuff with 90% off its normal price, but what you will find is basic contemporary house furnishings for someone with a very limited budget. You’ve been waiting for this post, right? So let’s get on with it. Here are a few poplar on- and offline outlets where you shop cheap furniture in Spain!

Atrapamuebles.com

Atrapamuebles is an online outlet which has a limited product range on display, and limited stock, but the prices are very good. Styles are very basic mainstream, don’t expect to find any particular style that is trending this days, so if you’re looking for Nordic or French province, for example, don’t even bother, but if you are on a very limited budget and you need to furnish a room or two asap and don’t have more than let’s say 800€ to do it, this is the place for you! New items are introduced every week, and you can find both completes sets, like living living room furniture or children room sets, and separate items, such as tables, sideboards, and, they have some nice tufted bedheads for a double bed (155cm) under 150€. You remember why every bed needs a head, right?

Just to give you an example, you can get this living room furniture for 399€.

Buffalo living room furniture

Ahorrototal.com

Unlike Atrapalo, this online store has more than 5,000 products on offer. Technically, it’s not an outlet, it’s simply a store, but many items come up to 70% off: the name speaks for itself – “Ahorro total” means Total Saving. This chain has numerous stores selling cheap furniture in Spain, especially in the center and South of the country (none around Barcelona though, not cool!), so you can look up on their web if there is one  close to where you live.

Price reference: the sofa now comes for 265,90€ and the dining room set made of 4 chairs and a table can be yours for 249,90€.

Ahorro total

Mueblesboom.com

Mueblesboom is another popular low-cost chain, which became popular as a result of its aggressive marketing policy, and campaigns such as “Furniture for 1 Euro”. Mueblesboom has more than 30 physical stores, and here you will find a slightly wider selection of styles, such as Nordic and colonial. Also, there are all sorts of “ofertas” – offers of the day, of the month, and simply discounted items.

This Nordic sideboard, for example is currently on special offer and is priced at 171 € instead of 342€.

Nordic sideboard mueblesboom

Mobimarket.es

Another Spanish ultra low-price store, Mobimarket only sells online. If you’re willing to introduce some bolder colours into your living room or bedroom, make sure you check out the “Estanterías” section – the selection of shelving is pretty impressive, and  colours  include marine blue, olive green, purple and even red. In Mobimarket you can also buy mattresses.  Don’t miss the flash sale (“Muebles de oferta”) and Outlet sections.

*Bonus tip for IKEA fans

These are the top places to shop cheap furniture in Spain, and if you are on a tight budget, you probably will find everything you need to furnish an empty room or even a whole flat there. As a bonus, since even those of us who hate IKEA usually end up buying A LOT there, here’s a popular online platform, where you can buy and sell second hand IKEA furniture and accessories. It’s Pikeando.com, and good news – it’s got English version!

Happy shopping everyone! And as we are entering November, I personally already am excited about the Black Friday. Stay tuned, I promise to put together an overview of the best Black Friday deals and campaigns!

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Summer Deals – Two Weeks Left!

August 18, 2016

Summer is almost over, but we still have a couple weeks left to “aprovechar las rebajas” in the Spanish furniture and home decor shops, i.e. take advantage of the summer sales with discounts reaching 70%. Here is my selection.

1. Olhom

Olhom has a lot of fun stuff up to 75% off in its Outlet section: from lamps and dishware to wall art and rugs. Use REBAJASAGOSTO promo code for an additional 15% discount.

Olhom outlet

2. Maisons du Monde dishware

MdM still still has some beautiful pottery on sale (30-50% off) featuring dishes, bowls and mugs from different collections. Shop here.

Dishware Maisons du Monde

3. Looking for designer items?

If you’re on the hunt for designer pieces make sure you check out domésticoShop. They are currently selling off exposition items from their 4 show rooms (2 in Barcelona and 2 in Madrid). Discounts reach 80%. For example, the Viccarbe chair below priced at €1.166,44 is now available with a 40% discount, and you can get 50% off this cool Scandi Treku sideboard (€2.115). You need to register to access the Outlet though.

domesticoshop outlet

Madrid-based Deleite Design also has discounts on designer furniture and accessories with a Nordic touch, such as this sideboard, now available for €1887,6.

Nordic sideboard

Another online-shop which is not to be missed if you’re looking for Nordic and vintage items is Barcelona-based Miv interiores. Discounts on their Outlet are not very high (15-20%), but they have a lovely selection of ceiling lights and pastel sofas and lounge chairs.

Miv interiores outlet

4. Colonial styles from Banak

For colonial styles see Banak Importa, they have some very good deals until the end of the month. They have an online shop, but also more than 100 franchise shops across Spain. If you like something online I recommend ordering through a physical shop closest to you (find one here).

Colonial designs in Banak Importa

5. Home textiles in El Corte Inglés

 El Corte Inglés is now in 60-70% sale, and you can still grab some great home textiles, including bedding from Desigual, Purificación García, Bassols, Sheridan and other local and international brands.

Bedding from El Corte Inglés

6. Zara Home

Zara Home sale has long reached its peak – 60-70% off, and few interesting items are left, but you’ve a great selection of napkin holders. Shop here.

Napkin rings from Zara Home