There are some great second-hand shops to both buy and sell used items in Singapore, whether it’s online or in a store. We’re sure the following list for second-hand designer clothes, thrift stores, and places to donate and buy cool vintage clothes in Singapore will get you buzzing!
Preloved Designer & Vintage Clothes in Singapore
Love designer clothes, handbags and accessories, but not so keen on the hefty price tag? Thankfully, there’s a growing number of second hand shops in Singapore where you can buy authentic pre-loved premium brands at fabulous discounts; or swap them instead! Buying vintage clothes or any second-hand clothes is a more sustainable way of shopping too. There’s vintage stores to shop pre-loved luxury labels and online stores for second-hand designer clothes and products at discounted prices.
Retykle is Asia’s largest online consignment store for buying and selling designer baby, children’s and maternity fashion, gear and toys. The store takes the hassle out of resale; parents simply book a free home pick-up and Retykle does the rest. It’s the most convenient way to clean out kids’ closets, earn cashback and buy quality new and second-hand clothes and toys from 50 to 90 percent off.
Customers can shop from over 2,500 of the best childrenswear brands, including Bonpoint, Jacadi, Petit Bateau, Stella McCartney, Nicholas & Bears and Burberry, catering for ages zero to 14 years, as well as a selection of maternity wear. With a strong emphasis on impeccable quality and a seamless user experience, the second-hand clothes platform enables shoppers to purchase with confidence, safe in the knowledge that every item listed for sale has undergone thorough inspection in order to meet Retykle’s rigorous quality, cleanliness and authentication standards.
Despite holding a wide assortment of luxury second-hand clothes, designer labels and vintage clothes – the most popular brands include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and more – this marketplace remains highly curated and every single piece is authenticated by a team of in-house experts.
So how does it work? If you’re a buyer, simply head to the website and browse the inventory of discounted designer treasures. (Hint: if you create an account, you can save your favourite pieces and come back to them on payday!) If you want to sell pieces from your wardrobe, StyleTribute offers a white glove service, which means your items will be collected and listed, or you can choose to upload your own photos using a fuss-free sellers mobile app.
Needing no introduction, Net-a-Porter offers a plethora of designer clothes, jewellery, skincare, makeup and accessories from international luxury brand names as well as premium indie designers (our current faves include Cult Gaia, Figue and Dodo Bar Or). What’s more, you can get express shipping to more than 170 countries (including next-day delivery to Singapore!) There’s nothing like seeing that little black box land on your table.
Deja Vu Vintage
This is one of Singapore’s longest established vintage stores – 15 years old and still rocking! It stocks premium authentic vintage clothes and handmade accessories, with heaps of everything one-of-a-kind. For example, there’s an extensive selection of dresses, separates and evening wear in a wide range of sizes that are handpicked from the USA and Europe. It also carries an extensive collection of curated vintage and contemporary designer labels at up to 80% off original designer prices. Labels you might find include Chanel, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Pucci, Stella McCartney, Diane Von Furstenberg and Alexander McQueen. There’s a high percentage of brand-new-with-tag pieces too.
All the merchandise at Deja Vu is top quality and dry-cleaned ready to wear. You can also shop in comfort knowing that if something doesn’t quite fit right, there are alteration services available for that little nip and tuck!
If you’re nuts about luxury handbags, then you need to check out Madam Milan. With its mantra being that designer goods shouldn’t cost a fortune, the store’s tempting array of branded accessories are available online and in four bricks-and-mortar locations (Far East Plaza, Raffles Place, The Star Vista and 112 Katong), and discounts range from 20 to 70 percent. Expect nearly-new or gently used pieces from brands like Bottega Veneta, Hermes, Tods, Chanel and Prada.
The Attic Place
Tucked away inside Far East Shopping Centre, The Attic Place boutique has been around for years, and is licensed to both buy and sell pre-loved or brand new luxury goods. Its experienced team carefully curates the selection to ensure each piece is authentic – from inspecting stamps to stitching and hardware workmanship to checking manufacturer date codes and serial numbers for consistency.
A fantastic way to shop without any guilt (or cash exchanged!), Swapaholic events, held regularly around Singapore, enable you to swap clothes and refresh your wardrobe at the same time, getting rid of those pieces that just no longer float your boat or fit you. (Apparently, most of us only use about 20 to 40 percent of what’s in our closet as it is!) What’s more, it’s a responsible way to acquire and dispose of clothes – it won’t hurt your wallet or the planet. And it’s also a fun way to make new friends.
Online store Refash makes it easy to clean out your closet for cash as well as shop for quality second-hand clothes from a variety of branded names like ZARA, Love Bonito, Topshop, Charles & Keith and more. The company also has a flagship store located at Cityplaza; you can shop second-hand fashion and save up to 90 percent off the original retail price!
For style and price conscious shoppers, The Outnet (also owned by the Net-a-Porter group) is a destination for new discounted luxury fashion and accessories. From basics by T by Alexander Wang or handbags by Marni at up to 60 percent off, this is a go-to destination for serious style steals! Also check out the elegant designs from the brands in house label, Iris & Ink, a collection of fashion-forward and quality wardrobe staples, There are new arrivals every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with express shipping to 170 countries worldwide.
With free express international shipping and easy returns, Shopbop makes shopping online for your designer label fix fuss-free. You’ll also find plenty of style edits on site which give plenty of outfit inspiration, whether you’re a wedding guest looking for the perfect dress or on the hunt for some premium activewear.
Home to more than 180 international luxury labels like Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and By Malene Birger, MyTheresa is updated with over 500 new arrivals each week for you to browse through. What’s more, your order will arrive in Singapore in no less than two to four business days.
More sites to sell and buy second-hand clothes and furniture
Expat Living’s noticeboard
Expat Living has its own free noticeboard for posting secondhand furniture and goods for sale. Check it out, bargain hunters!
The Craigslist online database is huge! What’s more, the process of placing an ad to sell something is quick, easy and free. It offers a two-way email relay service free of charge, so you don’t have to share contact details.
Regard Gumtree as the nicer-looking version of Craigslist. The two websites essentially offer the same services; however, the Gumtree website is cleaner, easier to navigate, and lets you narrow your search down to sellers close to you; it has a useful mobile app too.
This app and website makes selling and buying as simple as taking a photo. There’s a wide range of items, including event tickets.
Donations and Thrift Stores in Singapore
If you’re mainly looking to de-clutter your home rather than making a profit from selling, why not donate your items? The following thrift stores and organisations accept secondhand goods for sale; their shops are usually filled with plenty of babies’ and kids’ items, as well as furniture and appliances. Even better, all the money spent by those who are buying goes to a good cause!
- New2u is the thrift store of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations. Check the website for updates. 96 Waterloo Street
- The Salvation Army has several second-hand stores around Singapore, where you can either buy or sell used items. 356 Tanglin Road
- The Red Cross runs two charity shops in Singapore; it buys used items at a great price and accepts donated items in good condition. All proceeds go to local charities. 15 Penang Lane Singapore 238486 (Red Cross House) & 62 Jalan Khairuddin
Junk to Clear
It will cost you, but if you’ve got to clear your home of surplus furniture, clothes and well, junk, then this waste management and disposal company is the one to call – especially if you’re in a hurry.
Other Vintage Stores in Singapore
Whether you’re looking for the albums of your youth, or wanting to hop onto the new era of the vinyl trend, Roxy Records and Trading is the place to go. From well-known international bands and artists to Singaporean indie groups releasing their first EPs and demos, this is a treat for any musicians or music lovers who want to enjoy a unique shopping experience in Singapore.
#02-15 Excelsior Shopping Centre, 5 Coleman Street
With a range of vintage items on offer, from jewellery to bags to dresses, covering every decade from the 50s to the 90s, Baju Mama Vintage is something a bit different for the vintage clothing scene in Singapore, as it’s an online store rather than a brick-and-mortar location.