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A Complete List of Singapore's Thrift Shops

Save the planet and say 'no' to fast fashion with our complete guide to thrift stores in Singapore where you can shop secondhand

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25 May 2023

Last updated on 25 May 2023
A Complete List of Singapore's Thrift Shops and Vintage Stores

Wondering where to buy pre-loved clothes and accessories in S'pore?

Although designer and boutique fashion is all the rage in the island, shopping at thrift stores is a great way to keep your wardrobe refreshed while saving a whole lot of dollars and reducing consumption.

Singapore is home to a variety of vintage shops with bargains on tons of pre-owned clothing, jewelry, bags, shoes, household items, and so much more.

Here is a complete list of 20 places to thrift pre-loved clothes and shop vintage items in Singapore. Happy hunting!

1. A Vintage Tale

Located in the colourful Joo Chiat Road, A Vintage Tale is a treasure trove of stylish vintage clothes and accessories from as far back as the 1950s.

If you're lucky, you might come across a luxury rare find at an affordable price. They also have a bar where you can sip while shopping.

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2. The Fashion Pulpit

The Fashion Pulpit in OUE Downtown Gallery prides itself as a boutique for sustainable secondhand fashion and re-purposed apparel.

You can also sign up as a member to take part in their clothes swap shop where you can earn points by dropping off your own select pre-loved clothes, bags, shoes, etc. that are in good condition. You can then avail these points grab clothes and other accessories they have on sale; each item tag will mention its assigned price and points.

3. Function Five Thrift Shop

If you live closer to Kampong Gelam, head over to Function Five Thrift Shop (also known as the F-Five Rag House) in Kampong Gelam for fantastic secondhand and vintage clothes between SG$5 to SG$30 only. Sometimes, you'll find even better bargains when you combine multiple purchases, such as buy-3-get-1-free offers.

4. Depop

Where to shop secondhand clothes, bags, shoes and accessories in Singapore

Loads of S'poreans buy secondhand and vintage clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, etc. through independent sellers on the Depop app, available on iOS and Google Play store. In addition to pre-loved clothes, you can also find secondhand books, household items, sporting gear, and other goods up for sale.

5. Lucky Thrifty

Originally a thrift page based on Instagram, Lucky Thrifty has since expanded into a brick-and-mortar thrift shop located in Lucky Plaza. They offer a wide range of styles for as low as SG$5, from work attire and formal dresses to casual y2k styles popular among the younger crowd.

6. Nightingale Thrift Shop

In addition to buying online via Nightingale Thrift Shop's Facebook or Instagram page, shoppers can visit their store located in Queensway Shopping Centre for pre-loved branded fashion including vintage items donated by the public.

7. LPB Thrift

Discover one-of-a-kind pre-loved pieces at LPB Thrift in Lucky Plaza Singapore for as low as SG$1 on sale days or get discounts for bundle purchases.

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8. SSVP Shop

Shop vintage items at affordable price tags at SSVP Shop located along Geylang Road, a charity thrift shop in Singapore run by volunteers. Here, you'll find affordable pre-loved items from clothes and accessories to household items that were received as donations from Catholic churches across the country.

All proceeds will go towards charity activities to support the disadvantaged in Singapore.

9. Threadlightly

Singapore's secondhand store Threadlightly is great for those who prefer shopping digital, with a wide range of sizes available for almost all body types. There are three ways to thrift here:

  • Rehome: For secondhand items that were donated by the public.
  • Reclaim: Handpicked vintage clothes.
  • Rework: For shopping repurposed apparel or handmade clothing from Threadlightly's founder and her mother.

10. The Barn

Dig through piles of secondhand gems at The Barn, with stores located in Ang Mo Kio, Katong, and Penjuru.

This charity thrift shop offers pre-loved finds including apparel, household goods, toys, books, accessories, and more. All proceeds will go towards supporting Cornerstone Community Services for social service initiatives in Singapore such as counselling services, youth mentoring, etc.

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11. Style Tribute

For those looking for pre-loved luxury pieces at a fraction of the price, check out Style Tribute. This secondhand store centres on authentic items from high-end brands. You can shop online, or keep an eye out for their next warehouse sale or pop-up shop in Singapore to look, feel, and check the item before buying.

12. Refash

Get a bang for a buck with secondhand clothes from popular brands such as Zara, Topshop, etc. at Refash. This Singapore thrift store has price tags that start from just SG$5 and the stock is updated every week. They have several locations in the island.

13. The Salvation Army Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store

Browse and pick through the The Salvation Army Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store located in Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, for affordable secondhand apparel, household items, and more.

14. Minds Shop

Bargain hunters and thrifty S'poreans can visit the Minds Shop at any of their flagship stores for vintage treasures at great prices. All proceeds will go towards supporting the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore.

15. Something Old Something New

Something Old Something New has lots of locations in S'pore with plenty of pre-loved apparel, shoes, bags, and other random finds from only SG$1.

Proceeds made at this Singapore thrift store go towards supporting initiatives at the Singapore Anglican Community Service, including employing and training individuals seeking help from psychiatric conditions.

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16. New2U

Charity thrift store New2U is supported and managed by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations. It is a volunteer-run vintage store full of affordable clothes, household goods, etc. Proceeds go towards supporting Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations and Star Shelter initiative.

17. Tong Mern Sern

If you're lucky if you might stumble across a one-of-a-kind treasure at Tong Mern Sern in Craig Road, a shop that specialises in antique items at bargain prices. You won't miss their highlighter-yellow shop sign that reads "SOME FOOLS BUY SOME FOOLS SELL", which is oh so true.

18. Dark Horse Vintage

Dark Horse Vintage is located at 31 Arab street in Singapore (or shop online and have your new wardrobe delivered to your door), and they carry an impressive range of authentic and unique vintage threads. They also sell vintage-inspired modern clothing.

19. Deja Vu Vintage

Shop online at Deja Vu Vintage for hand-picked vintage pieces sourced from Singapore, the US, Japan, Europe, and Australia. They dedicate their collection to quirky, stand-out pieces to promote an individual sense of fashion rather than mass market styles.

20. Dustbunny Vintage

Visit Keong Saik Road in Singapore and seek out Dustbunny Vintage, where thrifters can shop either real vintage gems or fresh-off-the-rack. Their clothing and accessory range are colourful, fun, and unique.