Young Dust is a second-hand shop located at Cimburova 583/6, Žižkov, and brings you timeless second-hand clothes and accessories, from old school to new school through retro and vintage.
The founders are a pair of childhood friends that have known each other for over 15 years.
Sebastien, being born and raised in Prague, knows the language, the culture, and the city like the back of his sleeve; indulging in Prague’s hidden gems and unique secrets, while also providing influence from his French heritage.
Similarly, Matthias through his Belgian nationality brings in a touch of his own. Having lived in Prague for the past 15 years, Matthias has fallen in love with the city and now calls it his home.
Despite their very different personalities but thanks to their similar background in business as well as a keen understanding of each other, they have managed to come together and create Young Dust.
Where did the idea of Young Dust come from?
Sebastien: ‘We discovered our love and appreciation for second- hand clothing and the vintage scene whilst visiting family and friends, on a holiday trip to Paris and it was an enormous source of inspiration for us. If you are a fan of the second-hand market, Paris and its little boutiques are a must!’
Very different from London’s thrift scene, Parisian thrift shops focus more on the classic and vintage side of fashion, and understandably, the “French chic”.
Why focus on second-hand?
Matthias: ‘With climate change being a topic that has been raising a lot of attention throughout the past few years, second-hand shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Buying pre-loved products are not only a cheaper alternative but also a more sustainable one!’
Sebastien: ‘When one thinks of gas emissions, the fashion industry is not typically an industry that pops in one’s head. However, the fashion industry actually accounts for 10% of the world’s gas emissions. In fact, the production of fashion items causes much more harm to our planet, than just emissions.’
Matthias: ‘Whether a particular item is simply re-used or up-cycled, we believe it to be the future of fashion. Therefore, we have decided to create a premium second-hand store, offering clothes but also a wide range of other products.’
If you tried to keep track of every brand new restaurant and café in Prague, you might go a little bit crazy. So just read this list instead.
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