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Opening Soon: Tuttogratis, the Shop Where Everything is Free

How many times have you thought that you should get rid of some things you don’t really need anymore? Well, this free swap will be possible in Milan very soon (they were supposed to open last Friday, but the opening has been postponed). Where? At Tuttogratis, which translates into Everything for Free, a place dedicated to donations and recycling on the mezzanine floor of the Porta Vittoria train station, with the entrances from Via Cervignano or Viale Molise. Tuttogratis will be sharing and distributing things for free at the underpassage space that was kindly allowed by Fsi, the Italian Railway Company. How does it work? Everybody can bring something they don’t use anymore, given that it is in good conditions, and everybody can take what they need with the allowance of 5 pieces per week max. 

Passamano Tutto Gratis Milan

The idea of a shop where evrything is for free was born within the experience of the Passamano Association in Bolzano that, inspired by the German and Austrian free-shops, opened a similar space in February 2012 where you can bring what you don’t need anymore and take what you want (for example clothes, books, discs, but also small kitchen appliances and home decorations). Sharing economy it is, but also sustainability and enviromental awareness: why dispose something others can still use? Tuttogratis is financially supported with the offers of the users of the service. Are you going to check it out as soon as it opens? In the meantime, have a look at my favourite second hand shops in Milan for great vintage bargains!

Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.

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