Popular in other cities around the world, it seems that second hand shopping is finally having its Singapore moment, and honestly we’re thrilled! There’s nothing like cleaning out the cupboards and selling those second hand goods to clear the decks (and make room for those vintage bargains we know you’ll be buying!). Reuse and recycle, ladies!
Based in Bukit Merah, Dustbunny Vintage is your go-to place for vintage dresses, handbags and smaller accessories. A well-curated collection awaits girls eager to hunt through the racks for that special something. Head to Block 112, #01-203 Bukit Permei Road, visit the website or call (+65) 6274 4200 for more deets.
Freecycle is huge elsewhere around the world, and although the Singapore chapter is relatively small, they uphold the same principles as elsewhere, providing a forum for people to give away unwanted items free of charge. You’ll need to register with their Yahoo Group to join up.
Singapore’s leading second-hand furniture store, Hock Siong & Co. buys and sells second hand homewares in great condition. Although all furniture has been used before, all pieces are made of good quality wood, giving your space a classic and timeless look. Check out the website to see what’s currently in stock, then visit the warehouse at 153 Kamgpong Amput, #01-03 Junjie Industrial Building or call (+65) 6281 8338 for further deets.
If your bookshelves are heaving with well-thumbed paperbacks (and your apartment is screaming out for more space) Second Hand Books is Singapore’s largest online book trading site and is totally free to join! Sign up as a member, upload the titles you’re keen to sell and let the rest take care of itself.
Buying and selling pre-owned authentic designer handbags and accessories, Brands Exchange is the shop to go to if you’re looking for something a bit more stylish than your everyday t-shirt. Goods rotate regularly so it’s worth checking in often if you’re after that special something – head to 33 Pekin Street, Far East Square to browse in person or check out the website for more information.
If you’re a vintage girl at heart, then Dulcetfig is for you! There’s a great range of vintage clothing and accessories available as well as some cool threads from local designers. The store’s location at 41 Haji Lane means you can pop into Bar Stories post-shop for a late afternoon refreshment!
If you’re in Haji Lane district anyway, best drop past Victoria Jomo whilst you’re there. Home to an eclectic range of knick-knacks, jewellery, stationary, shoes, clothes and bags, there’s many vintage and second-hand finds here. Their Fit All You Can markets are ridiculously popular too, where fashionistas pay either $35 or $50 for a bag (there’s two different sizes) and have 20 minutes to fit as much in it as they can. Keep an eye on their website for the next event or visit them at 9A Haji Lane, Singapore.
With an impressive range of vintage pieces painstakingly sourced from around the globe, Granny’s Day Out stocks vintage clothing, purses, shoes and jewellery from the 1920s to the 1980s. We’re particularly smitten with their vintage jewellery pieces – beautiful! Visit them in person at #03-25 Peninsula Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street or shop their online jewellery store here.
One final suggestion…
If you prefer a trendy flea market vibe when shopping for second-hand items, then the quarterly Zouk Flea and Easy markets are worth marking in the calendar. With over 70 stalls selling everything from pre-loved clothing to books and other vintage finds, this evening market also has a cool music vibe – keep an eye on the Zouk website for the date for the next market.
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