Who says new is always better? Channel your best vintage vixen with one-of-a-kind pre-owned clothes from these vintage stores
It can be pretty tough to resist the siren call of H&M and Zara. But when the unspeakable happens – turning up to a party in the same dress as someone else – it’s goodbye high street stores and hello vintage! And we’re not just talking about your grandma’s ratty old hand-me-downs. Travel back in time to the ‘70s, ‘60s, ‘50s, and beyond with our pick of the best vintage stores in Singapore.
Déjà vu Vintage
If you prize quality, swing by the well-loved Déjà Vu Vintage: stocking a sizeable collection of premium and designer vintage treasures, every item here is inspected, dry-cleaned, steam-pressed, and mended before going up on the racks. Prices do run steeper here but you won’t find run-of-the-mill polyester dresses. Expect designer pieces by Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Bill Blass that are beautifully tailored and timeless, to boot. Trust us: that dress you’re about to take home is worth every penny.
Deja Vu Vintage, 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-70 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596, p. 6338 8013. Open Mon-Sun 11am-9pm.
A tiny boutique tucked away on Haji Lane, Dulcetfig is probably best known for its trio of resident ginger kitties – cute! But did you know that it also home to a selection of wearable vintage pieces? First-time vintage shoppers can ditch their fears of ’80s shoulder pads: owner Lovie is not a hustler, which means you can slowly browse the racks without pesky retail assistants – and uncover a vintage gem or two while you’re there.
Dulcetfig, 41 Haji Lane, Singapore 189234, p. 6396 5648. Open Mon-Sat 1-10pm, Sun 1-8pm.
Despite its unlikely location in a HDB estate, this vintage veteran is a treasure trove of affordable designer gems – bargain hunters, take note! We’re talking a stellar collection of Chanel, Hermes, Cartier, and YSL bags. Dustbunny’s selection of non-designer vintage goods is great, too. Browse through the racks and you’ll find ‘60s style shirtdresses, floaty maxi dresses, and gorgeous cocktail frocks.
Dustbunny Vintage, Block 112 Bukit Purmei Road, #01-203, Singapore 090112, p. p. 6274 4200. Open Tue-Fri 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 1-6pm.
Granny’s Day Out
Good things really do come in small packages. This well-curated boutique is packed with gorgeous pieces from ‘30s to the ‘80s – think flirty sundresses, printed blouses, and the cutest collection of vintage baubles. Ordinarily we would pinpoint a store’s niche, but Granny’s Day Out truly covers all bases. Helmed by former stylist Hsiao Ying (who’s more than happy to divulge her style secrets), Granny’s Day Out stocks clothes for any occasion in every style imaginable.
Granny’s Day Out, 3 Coleman Street, #03-25 Peninsula Shopping Centre, Singapore 519963, p. 6336 9774. Open Mon-Sat 1-8pm, Sun 130-630pm.
Dark Horse Vintage
Handpicked from all over the world, the quirky collection of vintage pieces at Dark Horse is carefully curated to include 1960’s sundresses, elegant silk scarfs, and retro skirts that are easy on the eyes and on the wallet. To add to its exclusivity, Dark House organises personal shopping sessions and make its appearance at pop-up events. For first dibs knowledge on Dark Horse Vintage’s pop-ups, follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Dark Horse Vintage, 31 Arab Street, Singapore 199730, p. 6291 0118.
It’s hard not be charmed by Dayglow Vintage. Heading into this petite boutique in the CBD is like a step back in time – with its wonderfully curated selection of Stepford Wives-eque frocks and floral printed dresses that’ll make you feel like Betty Draper from Mad Men. Doesn’t matter if you’re not a fan of vintage: Dayglow also carries its own ready-to-wear line of retro-inspired cheongsams.
Dayglow Vintage, Block 1 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #02-37, Singapore 082001, p. 97704026.