Helsinki gets its own Kontti Second Hand Department Store in Itäkeskus

Kaisa Rautiainen / Suomen Punainen Risti
Kaisa Rautiainen / Suomen Punainen Risti
Kaisa Rautiainen / Suomen Punainen Risti
Kaisa Rautiainen / Suomen Punainen Risti
Kaisa Rautiainen / Suomen Punainen Risti

The Finnish Red Cross opened a new Kontti Second Hand Department Store in Itäkeskus, in Helsinki, on 4 August. Even though the weather was rainy, the opening attracted a large crowd of Helsinki citizens.

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According to the Store Manager, Emilia Lyytikäinen, the Helsinki Kontti has been long-awaited.

“During this day, the customers have told us that they’ve waited for a Kontti to open in Helsinki for a long time. Itäkeskus is an ideal location. It’s busy by nature, and it has an international atmosphere.”

“It’s also easy to visit us from elsewhere, since Kontti is located close to the underground station.”

Maisa Taalikka examined the ladies’ clothing section and mentioned that she is used to shopping at Kontti Department Stores. In the past, she has shopped at Kontti in Vantaa.

“At first glance, it seems the Kontti in Itäkeskus also offers great value for money. Kontti doesn’t sell rags: their products are good and clean.”

Kristiina Kumpula, the Secretary General of the Finnish Red Cross, opened the new Kontti Department Store. In her opening speech, she called Kontti a wonderful place that represents various aspects.

“Kontti is a department store, where you can find anything from clothes and gadgets to ordinary, everyday objects. The customers can support the Red Cross aid work by shopping and donating goods to the department stores. Kontti also supports sustainable development.”

Quality goods can be donated to the Kontti Department Stores

The Kontti Department Stores are always ready to receive clean and undamaged household goods, clothes, and furniture.

“The goods brought by the donors have been in good condition,” says Mari Grönlund, who works at Kontti.

“The Kontti in Itäkeskus also picks up furniture in the Helsinki, Söderkulla, and Sipoo regions. You can reserve a pick-up time by calling our customer service. The donated furniture needs to be clean and undamaged. We only accept goods that we can resell. That’s why the drivers of the pick-up service check the furniture’s condition on-site,” Grönlund explains.

You can find more information about the Kontti Second Hand Department Stores here. Welcome!