Ikea is opening a secondhand store! Here's what we know so far...

Ikea is taking their sustainability pledge even further and opening their own secondhand store. Get excited people!

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As if Ikea couldn't be lovely enough, they are taking their efforts to become more sustainable even further and opening their first second-hand store. Right now it's only planned to open in Sweden, but if this takes off (and obviously we are crossing all our fingers it will) this could be a total game changer! 

So what exactly is an Ikea secondhand store? Well, you know after you have done your shop and you're just about to hit the checkouts (and you're already dreaming about picking up a hot dog for the drive home), there is that section of 'used' Ikea products at reduced prices? The bargain corner? It will be like that, but a whole store of it! Imagine...

Keep scrolling to find out more, and while you patiently wait for one of these new Ikea stores to come to your country, check out our Ikea hacks feature (perfect for upcycling bits from the previously mentioned bargain corner). 

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So there haven't been a lot of details yet on this new Ikea venture, but the first store is set to open later in the year in Eskilstuna, Sweden. It's said to be a pilot, with the idea that it might expand if it's a success (eeeek). 

The store will be filled with pieces that can't be sold as new in store, due to being slightly scratched, or already built and returned. Whatever the reason they have ended up there, all the products sold will cost way less than you would pay for them in an actual Ikea store.  So good for the planet and good for your bank balance. Win win. 

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Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.