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Top 10 Best Thrift Stores in Singapore

If you’re ever in the market for a new shirt or skirt, and don’t want to break the bank, then you should check out your local thrift store. Not only are they affordable, but you can also find some great clothes that you wouldn’t be able to find at a regular store. If you’re looking for something specific, there’s a good chance that you can find it at a thrift store or a second-hand store. There’s no doubting that thrift shopping is a favorite pastime of many people – especially when it comes to finding affordable clothing and accessories. And if you’re looking for the best thrift stores in Singapore, you’re in luck! Here are 10 of the best.


1. Something Old Something New

About:

Something Old Something New (SOSN) is a social enterprise thrift shop selling preloved items and a platform to train and equip persons recovering from mental health issues with retail and logistic skills to boost their employability.

SOSN is a “green” enterprise which operates with the “reduce, reuse and recycle” principles.Since its establishment in 1997, SOSN has trained many persons recovering from mental health issues and built up their self-confidence. This in turn help them sustain employment in the retail industry and bring them one step closer to independent living in the community. 

Type of Product:

  • Batik Bath Towel: $28
  • Sampan Paper Weight: $15
  • Peranakan Woman Brooch: $8
  • Merlion Paper Weight: $15

and more at: https://sacs.org.sg/eshop.html

Location:

Address: 10 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529897

Contact:

Email:

[email protected] (For general enquiries)
[email protected] (For HR-related enquiries)

Website: https://sacs.org.sg/


2. Swapaholic

About:

Swap ’til you drop!

Swapaholic is a clothing & accessory swap that helps declutter & refresh your closet – without hurting your wallet and our planet.

The fashion industry is the 2nd most polluting industry globally, owing to overproduction and consumption.

There are 52 micro seasons in fast fashion, which means the industry produces new fashion items every week! And as consumers, even though we succumb to buying these weekly trends, we only use 20-30% of our closets! The 70% we don’t use, are either hoarded purposelessly or worse, end up disposed in a landfill before their life is truly over.

By choosing to swap, you prolong the life of existing resources, thereby prolonging the life of our planet.

Type of Product:

  • Minimalist Swapper: $49
  • Practical Swapper: $64
  • Seasoned Swapper: $114
  • Stylista Swapper: $164

Location:

Address: 04-07 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, 238896

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.swapaholic.com/


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3. SSVP SHOP Thrift Shop

About:

In 2017, SSVP received a significant bequest from the estate of an anonymous donor. With this the Society acquired a building at 501 Geylang Road, renovated it and set up SSVP Shop, a social enterprise project, on the ground floor. thrift shop charity shop singapore

The shop sells mainly pre-loved items, including clothing, household items, accessories and novelties, at very affordable prices. Its day-to-day operations (from Tuesday to Sunday) are managed by a pool of volunteers along with a full-time staff supervisor. A Shop Committee, comprising Vincentians, oversees the overall management.

The shop is closed on Mondays and public holidays. On Sundays, the operations of the shop are helmed by members of SSVP Conferences on a rotational basis.

As a Charity Shop or Thrift Shop, the items on sale at the shop are mainly from collection drives done by Vincentians at various Catholic churches. People also donate valuable items after making an appointment with the shop management. Every item you donate and what you spend at the shop will go towards helping the poor.

Type of Product:

If you have pre-loved items that are new or in good saleable condition, they will be happy to receive your donation(s). They generally accept:

  1. apparel items for men, women and children (not accepting till further notice)
  2. fashion accessories (handbags, sunglasses, watches, jewellery, etc)
  3. children’s toys (not accepting till further notice)
  4. electrical items (handphones, notebooks, etc.)
  5. handicraft items
  6. kitchenware and household appliances
  7. musical instruments

Location:

Address: 501 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389459

Contact:

Email:  [email protected]

Website: https://ssvpsingapore.org/



4. SHOP+

About:

If you pride yourself on being a bargain hunter or have a nose for good deals, come down to thwie store and pick up fantastic items at low cost for a great cause! They will also occasionally hold mega sales with special events so keep a lookout for them or follow them on social media to get their latest updates.

They carry a range of electronic devices and collectibles on Carousell too! An extension of Singapore Red Cross thrift shops, the items sold on Carousell are open to slight negotiation but they seek your utmost generosity and goodwill to sustain their operations.

Proceeds from the sale of all items from the thrift shop and Carousell will be used to support Singapore Red Cross’ local humanitarian services.

Type of Product:

  • Chinese Watercolor Painting: $1800
  • Lotus Watercolor Paintings: $1800
  • Chinese Landscape: $1800

and more at: https://www.carousell.sg/u/redcrossshop/

Location:

Address: Red Cross Campsite62 Jalan Khairuddin Singapore 457524 (Opera Estate)

Contact: +65 6664 0500

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://redcross.sg/donate-now/shop.html


5. The Salvation Army Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store

About:

Earning money for the Salvation Army, this store sells a variety of donated secondhand goods.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

In our daily life, we need a lot of stuff, some for our homes, some for offices and a few for essentially personal usages. Now, all these items might not be important enough for us to spend a lot on them. They might even be for temporary purposes. In such situations, it is fine to use second-hand products that are in pretty good condition. But the problem is where to find them and which seller to trust.

This is where The Salvation Army comes to your help with its sheer collection of items available at extremely affordable prices online. The list of items, starting from technological devices to home décor stuff, that you can get from The Salvation Army in Singapore is simply too long and seems endless.

Type of Product:

  • Leather products
  • Clothes, including bridal and formal wear
  • Handbags
  • Furniture sets
  • Art
  • Electronics
  • Tableware
  • Pottery
  • Musical instruments

Location:

Address: 500 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 678106

Contact: 6349 5312

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.salvationarmy.org.sg/


6. Thrifty Trendz

About:

Thrifty Trendz is a bundle of wonders. The shop is filled with new and preloved items ranging from clothing, accessories, toys and more.

If you’re lucky, you would even find branded clothes with a steep discount. It’s definitely a deal you wouldn’t want to miss!

Type of Product:

  • Clothes
  • Accessories
  • Toys

and more at: https://m.facebook.com/thriftytrendz.sg/

Location:

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

Contact: 9144 7773

Website: https://m.facebook.com/thriftytrendz.sg/


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7. New2U Thrift Shop

About:

Unpretentious boutique offering gently used women’s attire, accessories, books & toys.

In May 2000, the New2U Thrift Shop opened its doors. The Shop is managed entirely by volunteers, some of whom have been volunteering with New2U for many years.

The shop sells pre-loved clothing, accessories, household items, ornaments, books and etc.

All goods are donated, and prices start from as low as S$1.00. Proceeds from the store go towards the Star Shelter and the various SCWO Initiatives.

Type of Product:

  • Clothes (men, women, and children)
  • Toys
  • Bags & Accessories
  • Shoes
  • Crockery & Utensils
  • and more in

Location:

Address: 96 Waterloo St, Singapore 187967

Contact: 6837 0611

Email: [email protected].

Website: https://www.scwo.org.sg/what-we-do/facilities/new2u-thrift-shop/


8. Nightingale Thrift Shop

About:

Nightingale Trift Shop sells a bundle of used clothing and bags with a price to die for. The items sold are authentic and at times would be brand new as well. The items are described in detail with all the measurements mentioned as well. From business to casual wear, and even something suitable for your sleepover party, Nightingale Thrift Shop has it all.

Moreover, they also offer training to individuals with autism.

Type of Product:

  • Clothing
  • Bags

and more at: https://www.instagram.com/nightingalethrift/

Location:

Address: 1 Queensway Queensway Shopping Centre #02-36, 149053

Contact: 9688 1396

Website: https://m.facebook.com/nightingalethrift.sg/


9. Function Five Thrift Shop

About:

$5-$25 ONLY. The pricing for the items in this store.

With not many thrift store selling it within a fixed price range, Function Five Thrift Shop got all you need if all you could afford for is under $25.

They definitely uphold the standard of thrifting – sustainable fashion with an affordable price tag.

Saving money while looking chic and fashionable is no longer a dream.

Type of Product:

  • Clothing

Location:

Address: 43 Arab St, Singapore 199742

Website: https://instagram.com/ffivethriftshop?utm_medium=copy_link


10. Family Thrift Store Tanglin Rd

About:

Officially opened in 2015, the mega thrift store: Tanglin Mega Family Store offers a Family Hub built with the community in mind.

An enhanced shopping experience is sure to be felt as the store offers a multi-purpose hall, sound-proof rooms, and a breathtaking garden.

With that said everyone is sure to be having a pleasant experience when stepping foot into the store.

Type of Product:

  • Leather products
  • Clothes, including bridal and formal wear
  • Handbags
  • Furniture sets
  • Art
  • Electronics
  • Tableware
  • Pottery
  • Musical instruments

Location:

Address: 356 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247674

Contact: 6288 5438

Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org/singapore/locate_us


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