Circular economy, sustainable, ecological footprint, freecycle, zero waste. These terms may be newfangled to some of us but for lovers of vintage wear as well as for bargain hunters who thrift, their closets have long been examples of how fashion can be sustainable.
But if you are new to vintage shopping and thrifting, be sure to know the difference: vintage stores usually have a curated selection of clothing and accessories and even homeware from certain eras or with a particular theme like Mod or ’70s disco. On the other hand, thrift stores require a little more work on your part – you have to dig around racks or bins of second-hand (and sometimes grimy) merch to score an unwashed but prized find.
Here are a few of our favourite vintage as well as thrift clothing stores in Singapore.