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12 Best Thrift Stores In Singapore For Cheap Closet Revamps

Thrift stores in Singapore


It seems the age old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is certainly true when it comes to thrift stores. With the resurgence of retro fashion such as cargo pants and vintage band tees that you’re sure to see whenever you scroll through your IG feed, you may be wondering where those fashion influencers got their fits from. 

To save you some time and increase your chances of a successful thrift hunt, we’ve put together a list of the 12 best thrift stores in Singapore to check out.


1. New2U Thrift Shop – All proceeds go to charity



Image credit: Fiyah Faith via Google Maps

If you ever need any justification for your shopping sprees, head to New2U Thrift Shop. It’s spearheaded by Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO), and every dime spent here goes to charity. The prices are also relatively affordable too, starting from $2 – so you have the green light to go crazy and fill your baskets. 

For even better deals, keep a lookout for promos such as 1-for-1s, 50% offs, and even senior citizen and student discounts, which are rolled out regularly.

There are fitting rooms available for you to try on your fits before purchasing. Besides being a treasure trove for pre-loved clothing, accessories, shoes, and household items, donations for used clothing, bags, and accessories are also accepted here.

Price range: $2-$30 

Address: 96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30pm | 1st & 3rd Sat, 4th Sun of the month 11am-2pm
Contact: New2U Instagram


2. Preloved – Hidden thrift store in Geylang


Cute secondhand batik shirts and cheap basics are a staple in this store. A thrift store you can’t find on Google only means 1 thing: all the good stuff is still there for grabs. Hidden in Geylang, Preloved hasn’t gained much traction on the internet yet – so you still have time to cop the nice pieces.

With such low prices, don’t expect to find any luxury items. You may find a few hidden gems and unique tops lurking around tho, such as $2 cargo pants. 

Price range: $1-$10

Address: 970 Geylang Road, #02-04 Tristar Complex, Singapore 423492
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 97328284 


3. Function Five Thrift Shop – Free pile & $5 pieces



Image credit: @ffivethriftshop via Instagram

A free pile and $5 pieces mean we won’t be coming out of the shop any time soon. Function Five Thrift Shop has got a diverse range of clothing – from affordable streetwear pieces to more archival ones AKA rare and one-of-a-kind finds, so you can expect to cop a variety of sweats and jackets. 

Fun fact: Billie Eilish was seen here during her last visit to Singapore, and even eyed a pair of vintage red corduroys.

They’re currently having a “buy 3 get 1 free” promo, which means you can save even more on your shopping spree. Don’t worry if you miss this though, you can stay in the know by following Function Five Thrift Shop’s Instagram account, as they roll out discounts frequently.

Price range: $5-$30

Address: 43 Arab Street, Singapore 199742
Opening hours: 1pm-9pm, Daily
Contact: Function Five Thrift Shop Instagram


4. Lucky Thrifty – 3 stores in Lucky Plaza



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Veteran thrifters would know that Lucky Plaza is the go-to place for cheap bargains. With 3 units in Lucky Plaza, Lucky Thrifty could be considered 1 of the bigger thrift stores in the complex.

It may seem overwhelming, but let us tell you exactly where to go for all your needs: #04-79 is their main store which has the most amount of clothes, #02-69 carries curated pieces, while you can find clearance pieces at #B1-79. 

Find clothes from local blog shops such as Love, Bonito, Y2K tops, and sweaters. If you’re lucky, you might even find branded gems such as Christian Dior. For a sneak peek, check out Lucky Thrifty’s online shop.

Price range: From $2

Address: 304 Orchard Road, #04-79, #02-69, #B1-78 Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863
Opening hours: 11am-6pm, Daily
Contact: Lucky Thrifty Instagram


5. Cherry Thrift Shop – Y2K & cottage-core fits



Image credit: @cherry.thriftshop via Instagram 

Y2K girlies can unite at Cherry Thrift Shop for steals on preloved camisoles, cardigans, and denim skirts. Everything is sorted by colour to make it easier for you to pick the pieces. They’ve also got a selection of cottage-core dresses if that’s your thing. 

Image credit: @cherry.thriftshop via Instagram 

Once you’re done with picking out your new fits, try out their unique shoulder bags (from $25) to complete the look.

Price range: From $5

Address: 3 Coleman Street, #05-15 Peninsula Plaza, Singapore 179804
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 1pm-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: Cherry Thrift Shop Instagram 


6. MINDS Shop – Toys & home decor from $1



Image credit: MINDS 

Secondhand home decor and toys donated by the public are just some of the gems you’ll be able to find at MINDS Shop. They’re a social enterprise dedicated to individuals with Down’s Syndrome and autism – and proceeds are used to provide vocational training and employment opportunities for their beneficiaries. 

Besides the usual clothing and accessories, you can also shop for handmade products – such as notebooks and earrings – by these beneficiaries. There are 4 outlets located around Singapore, so you can simply bookmark the nearest one. Check out the MINDS website for a list of locations. 

Price range: From $1

MINDS Shop @ Margaret (Headquarters)
Address: 800 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149310
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10am-3pm (Closed from Thursdays to Sundays & PH)
Contact: MINDS website


7. The Barn – $10 fill-a-bag events



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Thrifting can be even cheaper with $10 fill-a-bag events at The Barn, which holds pop-up events at venues such as Yishun SAFRA and selected HDB blocks. Clothes and accessories here are curated to offer that 90s vibe, and all proceeds are donated to Cornerstone Community Services, so you’re shopping for a good cause. 

Clothes are not the only thing you can find here. From household items to toys and sports equipment, you’ll be sure to get the best bang for your buck. Check out The Barn’s Carousell store for a sneak peek into the items there.

Note that they only accept cash, so remember to bring some when you head there.

Price range: From $2

Address: 11 East Coast Road, #01-11/12 The Odeon Katong, S428722
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11am-2pm | Sat 11am-4.30pm | Sun 10am-1pm
Contact: 9679 7379 | The Barn website


8. Something Old Something New – Vintage trinkets as low as $1



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Run by the Singapore Anglican Community Service, Something Old Something New keeps things really affordable with prices from $1 and bundle deals such as 3 for $10 and 5 for $8. If your eyes are sharp enough, you may even find unused items in mint condition, such as Legos and Disney collectibles. 

They have 3 different outlets across SG – the Pasir Ris and Simei outlets are tucked away in shophouses while the Farrer Park outlet is located in St Andrew’s Community Hospital. 

Price range: From $1

Pasir Ris outlet 
Address: 534 Pasir Ris Drive 1, Singapore 510534
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

Simei outlet
Address: 10 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529897
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

Farrer Park outlet
Address: 375 Race Course Road, Singapore 218644
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-5pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)

Contact: Something Old Something New website


9. Daisies Yard – 90s-style beachwear


Image credit: @daisiesyard via Instagram

Flowy dresses, crochet tops, and all things floral pretty much describe the catalogue of clothing you can find at Daisies Yard. If you’re trying to figure out where to get pieces that’ll help you look like a 90s “It Girl”, this place will be your jam. 

They also carry baby tees, low-waisted jeans, and oversized graphic tees from IG shops they collaborate with. Their vintage handbags (from $30) are fan favourites and if you’re lucky, you may even find brands such as Anna Sui. Those looking for something more formal can check out their sister shop, Daisy Paisie, that hones a curation of vintage party dresses. 

Price range: From $10

Address: 1 Queensway, #03-46, Singapore 149053
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 1pm-7pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: Daisies Yard Instagram


10. Flame Vintage Store – $10 rack & branded streetwear



Image credit: @flam3v via Instagram

Flame Vintage Store is a must-visit for oversized graphic tees, nylon sweaters, and all things streetwear. With $10 shirts and also  branded ones such as Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren shirts from around $50/piece here, you could spend hours sifting through their collection. 


Image credit: @flam3v via Instagram

Besides a physical store, they also hold pop-ups at night bazaars too – with the most recent one at the Geylang Serai Bazaar. If you’re interested in staying in the loop for new drops and exclusive pieces, join the Flame Vintage Telegram channel.

Price: From $10

Address: 67 Haji Lane, Singapore 189260
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 3pm-9pm | Fri-Sun 12pm-9pm
Contact: Flame Vintage Instagram


11. Refash – 16 stores islandwide



Image credit: @refashsg via Instagram

Thrift stores can often be out of the way for many Singaporeans. If accessibility is key to you, consider doing your thrifting at Refash. With 16 stores islandwide, finding one nearest to you is easy. To make things even more convenient, you can also thrift via their online store – first-timers get 25% off. 

You can expect to bag a wide variety of work-friendly clothes here, from trendy dresses to tailored pants. Another fact about Refash is that it offers to buy your used clothing – perfect for those seeking decluttering tips. You can estimate cash payouts of $0.50-$5/piece for women’s wear, and up to $10/piece for men.

Price range: From $8.90

Plaza Singapura outlet
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #03-41, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm, Daily

For a full list of locations, visit the Refash website.


Bonus: The Fashion Pulpit – Swap preloved clothes with other members



Image credit: @thefashionpulpit via Instagram

If you’re keen on the idea of decluttering your wardrobe whilst refreshing it with a new one, The Fashion Pulpit is the place for you. In order to participate in their unique swapping concept, you’ll have to sign up for a membership – choose from 1 month ($35), 2 months ($99) or 6 months ($399)

Image credit: The Fashion Pulpit

Based on the length of your membership, you’ll get to drop off an unlimited number of pieces to exchange for points. You can then use these points to exchange for new clothing – we’ve even seen luxury brands such as Max Mara and Valentino. Those who are more spontaneous can consider purchasing the pieces instead.

For those who are not emotionally ready to part with their clothes but have no use for them currently, consider trying their upcycling service. This way, you can rework your clothes conveniently, giving them a new life. Check out their sister project, PeyaRework for customisable reworked pieces, either with your own clothing supply or the catalogue from The Fashion Pulpit.

Price range: $10-$80

Address: 6A Shenton Way, #02-08 OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-8pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: The Fashion Pulpit’s website


Mark these thrift stores in Singapore


Not only is thrifting a great way to save money while shopping for clothes, it’s also earth-friendly and can oftentimes contribute to the improvement of someone’s life – especially if you’re visiting charity-run ones. With these thrift stores in Singapore, there’s no need to feel guilty about your purchases.

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Photography by Emilyn Cheng.

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