13 Thrift Shops In Singapore Where You Can Go Thrifting For Bargains

13 Best Thrift Shops In Singapore
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While there have been movements towards fast fashion and fleeting trends in the past, there is increasingly a demand for thrift shops in Singapore, where there exists a treasure trove of charm and sustainability.

Thrift shops in Singapore are usually unassuming havens of secondhand style offer more than just pre-loved garments and forgotten relics; they encapsulate stories, nostalgia, and a unique opportunity to curate a wardrobe that transcends time. 


Thrift Stores Singapore: Finding Gems, Bargains, and Unique Pieces

We love exploring the thrift shops in Singapore as they often have great deals and bargains galore. It is also great to be part of the circular economy, helping to keep usable fashion out of the incineration plant and landfill.

We will be uncovering some of the best thrift shops in Singapore where you can experience the thrill of unexpected finds and take a more eco-conscious approach to fashion. 


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Thrift Shops in Singapore

Refash

Let’s start with the biggest name when it comes to thrift shops in Singapore – Refash. This shop has got 16 stores all over Singapore, making it super-convenient to look for amazing deals and new finds while still practising sustainability. 

Its story begins in 2015 when founder Aloysius Sng noticed that his wife wardrobe was full of clothes she didn’t wear. He also observed that the clothes, even those in good condition, ended up being discarded to make space for even more clothes. This led him to start Refash to change how people buy and sell secondhand fashion.

You can shop at Refash online or head down to one of the many outlets that it has. 

ALEXANDRA RETAIL CENTRE
Where: 460 Alexandra Rd, #01-06, Singapore 119963
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

BEDOK MALL
Where: 311 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-55/56, Singapore 467360
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

BUGIS JUNCTION
Where: 200 Victoria Street, #03-20A, Singapore 188021
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm to 8:30 pm

CAUSEWAY POINT
Where: 1 Woodlands Square, Singapore 738099, Level 2 Glass extension area *In front of Uniqlo
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

CHINATOWN POINT
Where: 133 New Bridge Road, #01-09, Singapore 059413
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

EASTPOINT MALL
Where: 3 Simei Street 6 #01-K10, Singapore 528833
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

FUNAN MALL
Where: 107 North Bridge Rd, #02-14, Singapore 179105
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Where: 1 Maritime Square, #02-92, Singapore 099253
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11.30am to 9 pm

HILLION MALL
Where: 17 Petir Rd, B1-34/35, Singapore 678278
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

HOUGANG MALL
Where: 90 Hougang Avenue 10, #01-10, Singapore 538766
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9:30 pm

NORTHPOINT CITY
Where: 930 Yishun Avenue 2 #02-156/157, Singapore 769098
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm to 9 pm

PLAZA SINGAPURA
Where: 68 Orchard Rd, #03-41, Singapore 238839
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9.30 pm

THE CENTREPOINT
Where: 176 Orchard Rd, #02-46, Singapore 238843
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

TIONG BAHRU PLAZA
Where: 302 Tiong Bahru Rd #02-126, Singapore 168732
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 11 am to 9 pm

WESTGATE
Where: 3 Gateway Dr, #02-31, Singapore 608532
Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 pm to 9:30 pm

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New2U Thrift Shop

When you shop at the New2U Thrift Shop, you are not only making a sustainable difference. 100% of the proceeds from your purchase at this thrift shop in Singapore goes towards charity. It is part of the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations. You can also make donations, only of good items please, to the New2U Thrift Shop.

Where: 96 Waterloo St, Singapore 187967
Opening hours:
Monday to Fridays, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm;
1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 11 am to 2 pm;
4 Sunday of the Month, 11 am to 2 pm.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Website 


Function Five Thrift Shop

Function Five Thrift Shop sells clothing, all within a budget-friendly $5 to $30 price range. Look out for special like combo promotions where you can snag deals on bundles of clothing. You will also be able to find streetwear-inspired items at this thrift store in Singapore.

Where: 43 Arab Street
Opening Hours: 1 pm to 9 pm
Website


Daisy’s Yard

If you enjoy cute floral tops and low waisted jeans, along with other graphic tees and accessories, you can make your way down to Daisy’s Yard at Queensway Shopping Centre. The range of clothing that you can find at this thrift shop is priced between $8 to $38, great for going on a shopping spree while still helping keep fashion sustainable.  

Where: Queensway Shopping Centre, #03-46
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Nightingale Thrift

Nightingale Thrift
Image: Nightingale Thrift Facebook

Also at Queensway Shopping Centre is Nightingale Thrift where you can preloved clothes and labels, along with accessories. Nightingale Thrift is a charity thrift shop that supports the employment of persons with autism and their beneficiaries are mainly from passiton.org.sg.

Where: Queensway Shopping Centre, #03-45
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 7 pm, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Website


Lucky Thrifty

Lucky Thrifty is located within Lucky Plaza, hence its name. This thrift shop in Singapore has a carefully curated selection of gently used clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.

You will find both vintage and contemporary styles. We like that they pitch themselves as a way to support environmental sustainability, recognising that by giving gently used items a new home, we are all able to help contribute reducing waste and contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry.

Where: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, Multiple units at#04-79, #B1-78 and #02-69
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LPB Thrift

LPB Thrift - Thrift shop in Singapore
Image: LPB Thrift Facebook

Also located within Lucky Plaza is LPB Thrift. Look for affordable fashion and hidden treasures with vintage treasures and a modern touch at this shop located within the heart of the shopping road mall. 

Where: 304 Orchard Road, Lucky Plaza, #06-14
Operating Hours: 10.30 am to 8 pm daily
Website 


Flame Vintage

Of course the stylish Haji Lane has a thrift shop. Head over to Flame Vintage to explore stylish vintage and retro clothes. You may even come across it at the various bazaars around Singapore where they have been known to take up shop space. 

Where: 72 Haji Lane
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 9 pm
Website 


The Barn

The Barn is a volunteer-run thrift shop that sells pre-loved goods like clothing, accessories, household appliances and other miscellaneous items. It aims to assist the poor and needy in the community by making consumer goods available to them at affordable prices. All stocks are donated by members of the public. The Barn is an initiative of Cornerstone Community Services.

The Barn@Katong
Where: 11 East Coast Rd, #01-11/12, The Odeon Katong, Singapore 428722
Opening Hours:
Tue to Fri: 11 am to 2 pm
Sat: 11 am to 4.30 pm
Sun: 10 am to 1 pm
(Closed on Mon & Public Holidays)

The Barn@AMK
Blk 591A, Ang Mo Kio St 51, #01-35, Singapore 561591
Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri, Sun : 1 pm to 4 pm
(Closed on Sat & Public Holidays)

The Barn@Penjuru
27 Penjuru Walk, #01-01, S608538
Opening Hours
Tue to Sat: 12 pm to 9 pm
Sun: 11 am to 7 pm
(Closed on Mon. Open as usual on Public Holidays)

Website


Preloved Thrift Shop

Hidden away in Geylang, Preloved stocks sustainable fashion in the form of, errm, preloved  clothes.

Where: 970 Geylang Road, #02-04 Tristar Complex, Singapore 423492


Cherry Thrift Shop

Hidden away within Peninsula Plaza, Cherry Thrift Shop is where you can shop for bargain buys amongst its racks of trendy items like knitted outerwears, lacey tank tops and corsets.

Prices are super affordable and you can expect to find items between $5 to $10. We love fashion at such affordable prices. Keep a look out for their fill a bag events where you can get great deals on cute items.

Where: #05-15, Peninsula Plaza
Open from Tuesdays to Sunday, 1 pm to 8 pm
Website


MINDS Shop

Discover treasure troves of preloved goods at irresistible prices at MINDS Shops. It is part of MINDS’ social enterprise programmes and their friendly staff with special needs are alway happy to assist and provide shops with a a seamless and thoughtful retail experience. 

There are a total of four MINDS shops around the island, even though one of them is currently close for maintenance. Their multiple locations make it easy to shop for preloved goods. 

MINDS Shop @ Margaret
800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149310
Operating Hours: Mon to Wed, 10 am to 3 pm (Closed on Public Holidays)

MINDS Shop Plus @ NTUC Healthcare
Blk 71 Redhill Road, #01-29, Singapore 150071
Operating Hours: Tues, 1 pm to 4 pm, Wed to Sat, 9 am to 4 pm (Closed on Public Holidays)

MINDS Shop @ Woodlands
30 Woodlands Ring Road, Singapore 737883
Operating Hours: Tue to Thurs, 10 am to 3 pm (Closed on Public Holidays)

MINDS Shop @ Rosyth
29 Rosyth Road, Singapore 546190
Operating Hours: (currently closed due to cyclical maintenance)

Website


Something Old Something New (SOSN)

Something Old Something New is a social enterprise thrift shop in Singapore that sells preloved items and a platform to train and equip persons recovering from mental health conditions. It allows them to gain with retail and logistic skills to boost their employability.

Established in 1997, Something Old Something New is operated by the Singapore Anglican Community Serivces. It is also a “green” enterprise which operates with the “reduce, reuse and recycle” principles.

This thrift shop in Singapore can be found in multiple locations all around the island. 

Anglican Care Centre (Bukit Batok)
Where: Blk 267 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4, #01-206, Singapore 650267
Closed until further notice

Anglican Care Centre (Farrer Park)
Where: 75 Race Course Road, Singapore 218644
Opening Hours: 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Anglican Care Centre (Pasir Ris)
Where: Blk 534 Pasir Ris Drive 1, #01-266, Singapore 510534
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Anglican Care Centre (Simei)
Where: 10 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529897
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Anglican Senior Centre (Jurong West)
Where: Blk 499 Jurong West Street 41, #01-812, Singapore 640499
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays. 

Anglican Senior Centre (Tampines)
Where: Blk 117 Tampines Street 11, #01-516, Singapore 521117
Closed till further notice

Anglican Senior Centre (Woodlands)
Where: Blk 572A Woodlands Avenue 1, #01-800, Singapore 731572
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.

Anglican Senior Centre (Yishun)
Where: Blk 426A Yishun Avenue 11, #01-74, Singapore 761426
Opening Hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Weekends and Public Holidays.


Why We Love Thrift Shopping in Singpaore

Shopping at thrift shops offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond finding unique and affordable items.

What we enjoy most about thrift shopping can be broken down into a few key reasons.

Discovering Hidden Treasures It is a chance to come across items that are unique and atypical from what you can find in the shops.
Practising Sustainability It allows us to save items from having to be thrown away and reduces our carbon footprint.
Giving back to the Community Some of the thrift shops help to channel back the money earned to good causes.

The Thrill of Discovery: Uncovering Hidden Treasures in a Sustainable Way

What we like the most is that thrift shopping is a sustainable choice. By purchasing preloved items, we are reducing the demand for new production and decreasing the environmental impact associated with consumption.

This is especially so for fast fashion which is a resource-intensive industry.

Why purchasing preloved items, we are also contributing towards to lessening the wastage of items that gets sent to the incineration plant and eventually the landfill. This is something that we need to become conscious about in order to conserve precious resources.

Community Impact: How Thrift Shopping Supports Local Causes and Charities

Moreover, thrift shops often support charitable causes or local communities, so your purchases can have a positive social impact as well.

Thrift shopping transcends its role as a mere retail activity, extending its reach to weave threads of positive change within local communities. With every purchase made from thrift stores that are focused on the community, there is a a ripple effect of community impact is set in motion.

These establishments often collaborate with charitable organizations, shelters, and community programmes and channel a portion of their proceeds towards initiatives that uplift those in need. 

It is heartwarming to know that by choosing to thrift, we are not only acquiring unique pieces for our wardrobes or for the home but also contributing to the betterment of the community at large. 


Donating to Thrift Shops in Singapore

Some of the thrift shops in Singapore also accept donations. Just make sure that whatever you wish to donate is in good condition and is something that someone else may want to buy.


Conscious Consumerism: Redefining Your Shopping Habits Through Thrift Stores

Beyond the environmental and social aspects, thrift shopping provides the thrill of discovery. Each visit is an adventure, as you never know what hidden gems you might unearth among the racks.

Whether it’s a vintage designer piece or a one-of-a-kind accessory, the joy of finding something special is incomparable. Ultimately, thrift shopping promotes a mindset of conscious consumption, fostering a connection between our choices and the world around us.

We wish you a wonderful time exploring the many different thrift shops in Singapore and uncovering some exciting finds as well. 

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