Thrift shops in KL 


thrift stores in kl
Image adapted from: @refashmy, @modo_japanpreloved, & Great Eastern Mall

Now that more people are shopping at thrift shops instead of shopping malls, many of us are being reintroduced to the idea of buying pre-loved items. 

The only thing that might hinder you from hopping on the bandwagon is that thrift shops tend to have a bad rep for being messy and unkempt. Though this may be true for a lot of bundle stores, there are plenty others where clean clothes are colour-coordinated on racks and organised neatly, so you don’t have to weasel your way out of tight spaces and rummage through piles of clothes. 

Here’s where to head to for your next thrift shopping spree:


1. OkGo Store – boho chic aesthetics & curated looks


interior of OkGo
Image credit: @okgostore

Nestled in the second floor of unassuming shoplots in SS18, OkGo has the look and feel of an indie boutique. From the bright pops of pastel rattan chairs to the Persian rug as a centerpiece, their interior itself will win you over from the get-go. 

jacket from OkGo
Yellow jacket from OkGo
Image credit: @bunnyboo83 

As a curated thrift shop, it means that they’re selective with what they choose to sell. Despite the exclusivity, you only need a budget of about RM100 for a new addition to your wardrobe. 

If you’re into retro-inspired looks, rest assured you’ve got your next OOTD covered.

interior of OkGo 2
Image credit: @okgostore

They have an array of colourful jackets and printed shirts that can snazz up any outfit with minimal effort too. If you’re looking to step up your fashion game and make a bold statement, you can check out their accessories ranging from tiny sunglasses to belts.

glasses from OkGo
Glasses from OkGo
Image credit: @elvssa

Address: 17A, Jalan SS 18/1b, 47500 Subang Jaya
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-9PM | Sunday, 12PM-5PM
Telephone: 011-3775 4723

Website


2. 2nd Street – one-stop shop for streetwear


clothes from 2nd street
Image adapted from: @2ndstreet_malaysia

If you ever end up in SS15, it’s probably because you’re joining the queues for bubble tea. Though if you walk past the infamous boba street, you’ll find a bundle store that’ll help you hypebeast your wardrobe up without breaking the bank. 

interior of 2nd street
Image credit: @2ndstreet_malaysia

Aptly named 2nd Street, the 2-storey shop carries everything from secondhand clothes to branded goods like bags, watches, and wallets. When it comes to street style, they boast a collection of trendy jackets and you’ll be able to find kicks to match. 

shoes from 2nd street
Image credit: @2ndstreet_malaysia

Having 2 floors means that they have much more space to work with so you can make your way through the shop without feeling stifled. They also restock items everyday, which means you won’t have to wait for new seasons like you do with mainstream brands. 

SS15

Address: A6, Jalan SS 15/8a, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 03-5613 4871

SS13

Address: 1, Jalan SS 13/3c, Subang Jaya Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 11AM-8PM
Telephone: 03-5613 4872

Website


3.  Wonder Bundle – give heels a new lease of life


collection of heels from wonder bundle
Image credit: @wonderbundleenterprise

Whether it’s for work or play, the perfect pair of heels will elevate your entire look. But if you’re not keen on making a big investment each time you spot a nice pair of heels, you can make a visit to Wonder Bundle instead

The shop has a huge collection of high heels from familiar brands like YSL and Michael Kors, and other big names that you usually only find at KLCC and Pavilion Mall.

The shoes are also neatly organised on shelves, so you won’t have to go digging in a bargain bin. Wonder Bundle also offers discounts where on special occasions, you’ll be able to snag a pair of heels for just RM10. 

Address: AG21-23 Rampai Idaman, Jalan PJU 10/9, PJU 10, Prima Damansara, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 10AM-6PM
Telephone: 0126453477

Website


4. Modo Japan Preloved – newest thrift shop with rare items


interior of modo
Image credit: @modo_japanpreloved

Modo is the newest thrift shop in Klang Valley, having opened only back in May 2019. They may be the new kid on the block, but they’re already getting attention with their sleek interior. If “preloved” wasn’t in their name, this shop would fit in as any other brick and mortar store in the SS15 area. 

sports jerseys from modo
Image credit: @modo_japanpreloved

There’s something here for everyone as they happen to carry a range of styles from street to athleisure and casual. Pro tip: keep your eyes peeled for tees from high end fashion brands like Ellesse and Tommy Hilfiger at seriously slashed prices.

Address: 12, Jalan SS15/4B Subang Jaya Selangor
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 1PM-10:30PM
Telephone: 012-381 9666

Website


5. Bundle Preloved – cop a deal for winter wear before your vacation


winter wear from bundle preloved
Image adapted from: Bundle Preloved

We tend to complain about the hot weather even before the heat wave hits – it’s no surprise that Malaysians are already planning to fly off for a winter vacay abroad. If you’re gonna be spending your days overseas in the snow, you need to factor in winter wear as well.

interior of bundle preloved
Image credit: Bundle Preloved

Bundle Preloved offers winter clothing at affordable prices so you won’t need to fork out much more even after your vacay splurge. Their prices go as low as RM50, which means you can score several pieces for the whole family without busting your budget. 

Address: No.12-3, Dkebun Commercial Centre, Jalan Desa Putera 43/KS 08, 41200, Klang, Selangor
Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday, 10:30AM-10:00PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 03 5167 4500

Website


6. Refash – boutique with dresses as low as RM5


mannequins from refash
Image credit: @refashmy

When it comes to thrifted looks, you’ll usually see a lot of retro or vintage pieces, but Refash is an option for those who prefer to dress in the latest trends. Their outlets in KL have become a fast favourite for dresses and skirts. 

interior of refash
Image credit: @refashmy

Be it floral prints or pastel colours you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something in this boutique-like store. As they only accept clothes that are in new condition and in trend, you’ll never have to experience a thrift shopper’s worst nightmare — dirty, outdated clothes.

Sungei Wang G085

Address: Ground Level G085/086, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 11PM-9PM

Sungei Wang C13

Address: Concourse Level C13, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 11PM-9PM

Website


7. Luxury Vintage – luxury goods without hefty price tags


storefront of luxury vintage
Image credit: Great Eastern Mall

Just because you’re not living the atas life, doesn’t mean you can’t dress like it. Luxury Vintage sells authentic preloved branded goods, so if you’re looking to become the new owner of a Gucci or Chanel bag, you can swing by here.

You’ll be able to snag accessories from almost any luxury brands that come to mind. Don’t expect to see the same affordable prices as the other thrift shops though – we are talking about some of the most expensive names in the market after all. 

branded goods from luxury vintage
Fendi shoes priced at RM1390 and Gucci bag for RM2460
Image adapted from: @luxuryvintagekl

Great Eastern Mall

Address: G20, Ground Floor, Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 10:30AM-9:00PM
Telephone: 03-42510013

Bangsar

Address: No. 114 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday, 10:30AM-6.30PM
Telephone: 03-20956266

Website


8. Klumby – affordable menswear and denims


denim jackets and jeans from klumby
Image credit: Klumby

You’ll have to make your way to Cheras to get to Klumby, but it may just be worth the drive if you’re looking to bring home shopping bags full of good steals. They carry brands like Levi’s, Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, and Lacoste, and emphasise on menswear fashion.

Denim jackets and jeans usually come at a heavier price, but treat yourself with knock off prices here. There are options for ladies too – opt for an oversized tee or shirt for that classic boyfriend look. 

Address: No 26, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Jalan Dwitasik, Dataran Dwitasik, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 12PM-12AM
Telephone:03-9174 1067

Website


Thrift shops in KL


Thrift shopping brings a new experience where you can stumble upon rare hidden gems within the racks of an unassuming store. Those street side bundle stores may not be for everyone, but these thrift shops provide a more comfortable shopping experience. 

Not only will ‘thrifting’ give you an added edge to your looks, but just think of how much of your bank account you’ll be saving too!