What a motley spot
Hush! You will not find this spot in any guidebook, for sure. The Gartenfeldplatz is one of the most beautiful places in all of Mainz—the locals told us and we agree.
Vintage and second-hand—the charme of things past has been quite in everyone’s thoughts lately. And there are lots of reasons for it. One might be that people are looking for more sustainable ways of life: Continuous consumption of new things is not the way to go. Why buy something new when old stuff is still good and so cool? Another might be that older styles seem to be regularly revived and kissed back to trendiness. „Back in style“ a lot of objects will have a second life. It is fitting then that Mainz offers us a treasure trove of (so far) hidden specialties, weirdness, and rarities.
Off you go to the Brockenhaus. Once you enter the backyard, you encounter old bikes, paintings, and tools. The cornucopia of second-hand has several stories to explore and get lost in while searching for that one treasure. We recommend starting at the top and working your way down. Looking for something specific? Well, bring some time and patience and you might just find it—and then some. Why? Because … there is so much stuff. Dig in and all the way through to the vaulted cellar. If you think you have seen what hoarding looks like, you are in for a surprise. On more than 300 square meters you will find stuff here from estate sales and professional house clearings. A paradise for treasure hunters, full of sofas, lamps, jewelry, paintings, vinyl, books, tennis rackets and so, so, so much more.
If you are more interested in vintage fashion and second hand stores, you should visit Janablume Vintage. Jana chose to move to Mainz and has a special gift for consults and sales. Finding your vintage treasure comes with a style consultation and a fitting story for your precious. Janablume Vintage is adventure shopping. There is a second store already, so the open and warm concept seems to be working. Go and take a look, you might just find a beautiful thing or two—and maybe even make a new friend.
Address: Brockenhaus, Boppstraße 4, 55118 Mainz-Neustadt
www.brockenhaus-mz.de, Telefon: 06131 612476, Mon closed, Tue – Fri 11:00 – 19:00 h, Sat: during Winter 11:00 – 16:00 h, during Summer 11:00 – 18:00 h
Janablume Vintage: Fischtorstraße 4-8, 55116 Mainz // Second store: Zweitstelle, Kurfürstenstraße 18 https://www.janablumevintage.com/ E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org