Monday, November 25, 2013
Thrift Store Review: Lieblings, Kaiserslautern
Lieblings - Second Hand Laden Kaiserslautern
Hours: M-F 1000-1800; Sat. 1000-1300
I think that the tagline for my take on this store should be "Lieblings: I'm not lovin' it."
Actually, "lieblings" means "favorite." It's also accurate to say that this is not my favorite thrift store in town (my favorite is Die Schatzkiste, while we're on that subject). That's harsh, but it's how I feel.
Anyway, the store is reasonably large with a selection of men's and women's clothes (I don't recall seeing children's clothes and the sign didn't mention them so I don't believe that they carry them). There are also jewelry, shoes, accessories, some household items, and books.
Many of the items were name brands. The reason this store just doesn't do it for me is that I feel that the items are way overpriced. For example, there were t-shirts for 12 euros that I'm sure retailed for around the same price! Shoes with obvious wear were around 25 euros, and they weren't expensive shoes when they were new.
I think that the store may be a consignment store as I saw bags of clothes packed up with names on them. They also had tags with codes. I've consigned clothes before and it looks similar.
Either way, I don't recommend this store. It's just too overpriced.