If nothing gives you a thrill like fabulous fashion threads from yesteryear, these cool vintage shops in Singapore are for you.
Retro shoppers, we know the struggle is real. But there are vintage shops in Singapore if you know where to look. We don’t usually like to reveal all our secrets, but we’re letting you in on our fave places to shop for retro clothing and accessories, from designer threads and bags to costume bling and a bit of flea market fun. Time to shop the sustainable way!
Best shops in Singapore for vintage clothes
Looking for retro clothes that won’t break the bank? This cool shop makes vintage clothing accessible and affordable! Can’t get enough of sustainable fashion? Pop by for a charming collection of dresses, pants, skirts, windbreakers and more. These one-of-a-kind items will truly make you feel special. But take note: the store only opens from Friday to Sunday.
Vintagewknd, #08-08, First Center, 50 Serangoon North Avenue 4, Singapore 555856
2. Dark Horse Vintage
We kinda miss the Dark Horse Vintage IRL boutique. But don’t worry. You can still get your fix at the online store and at fab pop-ups all over the island. Founder Jasmine studied fashion in London, where she fine-tuned her vintage fashion rummaging skills – and she clearly has a good eye. All those fab florals, tea dresses and accessories make us want to raid her closet.
Dark Horse Vintage, available online
3. A Vintage Tale
We’re big fans of A Vintage Tale, with its handpicked collection of designer clothes and accessories from around the world. This explosion of vintage fabulousness is quite the shopping experience – just look at the vintage wallpaper and try not to swoon. Owners Jasmine and Azzura even added a small corner called Carolina Bar to enhance shoppers’ experience by having to-go wine and gin options!
A Vintage Tale, #01-01, 277 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427531
Like its name suggests, this vintage neighbourhood store gives off edgy, cool vibes. It constantly surprises with a wide range of funky shirts and streetwear. If you’re all about retro swag, you’ve gotta check out some seriously sustainable pre-loved options here! Psst: it only opens on weekends, so don’t make a wasted weekday trip down.
Nonmainstream, #02-73, 462A Crawford Lane, Singapore 191462
5. Eclectic Room
We’re obsessed with this lifestyle boutique in Joo Chiat. Outrageously fun owner Ryana Yusoff packs her shophouse space with a curated collection from around the world. Think gloriously patterned dresses, glam handbags (we spy vintage Chanel) and cool shirts for guys. Because the vintage shop lives up to its name, expect to find everything from Nepalese brass collar necklaces and tropical earrings to unique designs from the brand’s in-house collection. This one’s definitely worth seeking out.
The Eclectic Room, #02-01, 162 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427437 (by appointment only); also available online
6. Deja vu Vintage
A favourite amongst old school shoppers, Deja Vu Vintage stocks a sizeable collection of premium and designer treasures. If you’re big on quality, you’ll be pleased to know that every item is inspected, dry-cleaned, steam-pressed and mended before going up on the racks. Prices do run steeper, but you won’t find run-of-the-mill polyester dresses. Besides a dedicated vintage collection, expect to see timeless designer pieces by Diane Von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs.
Deja Vu Vintage, #01-70, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
7. Nostalgia Queen Vintage
This cosy vintage shop tucked away in Sunshine Plaza has stolen our hearts with its piles of cool finds that date back to the 1960s, all brought together by an affable and passionate owner. Despite its narrow space, discerning style mavens will have no problem uncovering a gem or two in between the racks of pre-loved standouts. Get those wallets (and fast fingers) ready for a true thrifting treasure hunt.
Nostalgia Queen Vintage, #01-75, Sunshine Plaza, 91 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189652
8. Que Sera Vintage
Whether you’re going for work-ready, glam dinner or classic party looks, Que Sera Vintage has you covered. With an array of dress styles and patterns from the 50s up to the 90s, you’ll never run out of ideas. There’s also a range of shoes and bags that you’ll go gaga over. Shop till you drop while humming to ‘Que Sera Sera’, why don’t you?
Que Sera Vintage, #01-32, UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917
9. Dustbunny Vintage
Lusting after vintage Louis Vuitton or Chanel? Start stalking Dustbuny Vintage’s collection of designer bags (authentic, of course, and all in good nick). Pair your pick with a sailor shift dress from the 60s, a 40s-style pencil sheath or a fit-and-flare silhouette dating back to the 50s. You’ll need a statement brooch to finish your look, and the shop’s selection is beautifully curated.
Dustbunny Vintage, 2A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089110
10. Dayglow Vintage
If Mad Men’s Betty Draper happens to be your style icon, you’ll be charmed by Dayglow Vintage’s retro selection. The petite boutique has a space chock full of floral-printed frocks. They’re designed and uniquely tailored with organic cotton by founder and head seamstress Lilian and her team. Plus, the brand carries its own ready-to-wear line of retro-inspired cheongsams. Dayglow has also jumped on the sustainable bandwagon by reducing the amount of raw materials used and does made-to-order items to cut down on excess stocks.
Dayglow Vintage, #05-10, Braddell Tech, Block 13 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, Singapore 319261
Bookmark this list of fab vintage shops in Singapore the next time you go on a retro hunt!