2nd Hand Treasures

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Zuri Girl can’t ignore the common complaint that shopping in Zurich is expensive, but as the ole saying goes “One gal’s trash is another gal’s treasures “ and she has a proposed solution for those bargain hunters who crave the search for hidden gems.  Brockenhaus! Often referred to as a Brockenhaus, Brockenstube or simply Brocki, these shops can be your solution to household item shopping dilemmas. Different than antique shops, Brocki’s are second-hand shops / thrift stores selling day to day essentials.  As all items are 2nd hand, the costs are incredibly inexpensive and the quality and condition are typically “like new”.

Many locations offer delivery services and allow you to pay in advance and pick-up later if you do not have proper transport with you.

Zuri Girl’s Reccomended Brocki’s

Zurcher Brockenhaus

  • Location: Neugasse 11, 8031 Zurich (map)
  • Phone: +41 55 555 55 55
  • Hours:  Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.30 / Saturday 10.00 – 16.00
  • Additional Information: Website
  • Go Here When You Need: Dining Tables, Wardrobes, Dressers, Couches, Armchairs, Coffee Tables, Lights, Small Selection of shoes, handbags, coats and clothes.

Heilsarmee Brocki 

  • Location: Geroldstrasse 29, 8005 Zurich (map)
  • Phone: +41 271 08 92
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00 / Saturday 9.00 – 16.00
  • Additional Information: Website
  • Go Here When You Need: Armoirs, Frames / Artwork, Armchairs, Dining Tables, Dining Serving Essentials, Gardening Equiptment, Sportwear Equipment

Brocki-Land

  • Location: Steinstrasse 68, 8003 Zurich (map)
  • Phone: +41 747 82 00
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.30 / Saturday 9.00 – 16.00
  • Additional Information: Website
  • Go Here When You Need: Kitchen Appliances (coffee machines, tea kettles, mixers, fondue sets, pots, serving trays, etc), Dinner Dishes, Glasses, Mugs, Candles & Home Décor, Knitting and Arts & Crafts Materials, Kids Games, Vases, Household Appliances (vacuums, phones, heaters, fans, etc). Frames / Artwork

Brocki-West

  • Location: Badenerstrasse 787, 8048 Zurich (map)
  • Phone: +41 44 833 06 06
  • Hours:  Monday – Friday 10.00 – 18.00 / Saturday 10.00 – 16.00
  • Additional Information: Website
  • Go Here When You Need: Electronics, Lamps, Working Desks, Dressers / Wardrobes, Dining Tables, Sofas, Frames / Artwork; Clocks, Jewelry, Kitchen Essentials

Kinder Brocki

  • Location: Rieterstrasse 83, 8002 Zurich (map)
  • Phone: +41 44 202 08 19
  • Hours:  Mondays 15.00 – 18.00 / Tuesdays – Thursdays 9.30 – 11.30 & 15.00 – 18.00
  • Go Here When You Need: All things for your little one.  From babies to toddlers, the 2-room shop has a small, but varied range of clothing, household and transport essentials and toys

PS. Do you have a favorite Brocki not listed here? Leave a comment and share your franc savvy findings with girlfriends! 

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