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Five affordable places to thrift in Singapore

Go beyond Lucky Plaza for your next thrifting adventure.

Stacey Tay

When she’s not writing articles, you’ll find her at home using her sewing machine.


Published: 22 March 2021, 9:55 AM

If you’re active on TikTok, you may have seen a few videos about thrifting at Lucky Plaza

Thrifting can be a fulfilling experience, but it can get overwhelming when the popular stores are crowded with people grabbing clothes off the racks and leaving the store in a mess. 

If you wish to avoid the regular crowd at popular thrift shops in the central area, here are five thrift shops around Singapore that you can visit! 

1. Society of Saint Vincent De Paul shop

Just a 10-minute walk from Aljunied MRT Station, the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (SSVP) shop is run by volunteers under a social enterprise of the SSVP charity. 

The store offers a wide array of smart casual clothes for men, women and children. 

Tucked away at the back of the SSVP shop are boxes of clothes that cost between $1 to $25.

 

SSVP offers a full range of donated items that are suitable for every occasion. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@HONSIEPONSIE

 

100 per cent of the proceeds from the shop will be donated to help the SSVP’s beneficiaries, including the poor, through their charity programmes. 

Address: 501 Geylang Road, Singapore 389459

2. Thrifty Trendz

Need some fashion advice? You can count on the owner of Thrifty Trendz to find suitable pieces for you, as she keeps up with the latest trends. 

Some trendy pieces at the shop include patterned tops and bags, authentic designer wallets, and attractive jewellery.

 

Find affordable and trendy pieces at Thrifty Trendz to spice up your wardrobe. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/KIRSTIN S

 

You will find that the tops and bottoms there are reasonably priced, with a starting price of $3. Do note that the branded and vintage items may cost more. 

Address: 22 Yio Chu Kang Rd, #02-30 Highland Centre, Singapore 545535

3. Threadlightly

A small and cosy store, Threadlightly offers both secondhand items and reworked apparels such as tie dye t-shirts. You can also find dainty accessories crafted by small local businesses, including wackywears

As Threadlightly is open to donations, you can get a 10 per cent discount voucher if you donate two regular-sized shopping bags worth of clothes.

 

Tucked away at Queensway Shopping Center, Threadlightly offers clothes of different sizes and at affordable prices. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/THREADLIGHTLY

 

Address: 1 Queensway, 02-22 Queensway Shopping Center, 149053

4. Function Five

Opened just a month ago, Function Five is an up-and-coming store selling streetwear apparel at reasonable prices.

 

You can cop some trendy streetwear pieces at Function FiveThrift Shop. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@FFIVETHRIFTSHOP

 

You can browse through the shop’s curated selection of graphic t-shirts, cargo pants and windbreakers. Prices at the shop range from $5 to $30. 

Address: 751 North Bridge Road 02-01

5. Something Old Something New

Something Old Something New offers a large variety of items, including vintage bags, clothes, household items and shoes from $1 onwards. 

The thrift store provides training and employment opportunities to individuals recovering from psychiatric conditions. Not only will you be helping to protect the environment, you will be supporting a good cause.

 

If you’re lucky, you might be able to find some vintage items at Something Old Something New. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE ANGLICAN COMMUNITY SERVICES

 

You can find their thrift stores at five locations here

Head down to these thrift stores, and enjoy shopping!


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