Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Singapore Series: Vintage shops

One of my favorite things to do on a free day is to check out a thrift store or vintage shop. I get so thrilled when I find something in a fraction of the original price or an item that is beautiful with a unique history.

Since I have enough time here in Singapore, I had to check out these vintage shop and share with y'all!

1) Granny's Day Out -  I keep mistakenly calling this store "Granny's night out" ha. Check out their Facebook Page.

2) De Ja Vu- This vintage shop is located inside the Millenia Walk which I mentioned in my last post. the shop was a mixture of vintage clothing,bags, jewelry and independent designer jewelry pieces. Check out their website for more information.

3) Dust Bunny- This vintage shop started out only selling handbags and has now expended to a large selection of vintage items. It might be hard to find if you have never been in the area, check out their facebook page for more information.

 I loved these flamed boots, too bad they were way to big.

 World Savage- This vintage shop was definitely my favorite in Singapore. The atmosphere in the store was captivating, the owners/staffs were friendly and the vintage jewelry had me at hello. The owner of the shop is a collector of charms, which explains why the selection of vintage jewelry is so exquisite and rare. There is a necklace that I cannot stop thinking about ever since I visited the shop, it is a beautiful, dainty vintage locket with a functional compass inside. I am sure if I step foot into that shop again, I will not be able to control myself. I also purchased a gift for a loved one that I will share with you after it has been gifted =) Check out their facebook page.

I fell in love with this beautiful vintage photo album.

Besides vintage goods, they also hand-make these copper necklaces with customized writings on them.

 They had a great selection of vintage men shirts and vintage dresses in great conditions.

There are many thrift stores in Singapore, so I went to one of the salvation army and these are the things I thrifted. 
- a Moschino denim shirt (not sure about the authenticity). 
- 3 random books to accompany me on my journey
- knitted camouflage pencil skirt.


Overall, the Singaporean culture of vintage and second hand stores is still not as developed and popular as it is in other countries. They get most of their items abroad which makes their prices a little higher. But I fell in love with some of the shops and will definitely visit again!

I'd love to hear about your favorite vintage/thrift store, comment below!

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  1. As someone who loves checking local markets and non-touristy shopping destinations, I appreciate these amazing profile of Singapore vintage stores.

  2. Thanks! I truely enjoyed searching for and visiting these stores!