Breathe new life by getting creative with these thrifty finds that are not only stylish but also won’t break the bank.
There’s been a rise in secondhand clothing and thrift shopping of late — people are looking to switch up their shopping habits by purchasing at local thrift stores. It’s not only affordable but also eco-friendly, and helps mother nature in the long run by reducing waste. Although it may be tough to head to your go-to stores physically, you’ll be glad that we’ve created this guide to help you explore your next ideal piece for a one-of-a-kind look. All you have to do is browse below, click save and hit the follow button for any new updates.
It all started when two best friends, Xinyi and Qianku, found love in the world of thrifting by reviving preloved garments into unique pieces for you. By channelling their love and energy to these garments, you’ll find gorgeous patchwork pieces created from old fabrics that are then turned into dreamy frilled blouses to head-to-toe sets and unique bucket hats with batik touches.
If you’re looking for edgy styles with corsets, patchwork denim and eccentric-printed tops, Ugly Pretty is the place to be. Created by Daren Yeap, his pieces have been spotted on content creators and various local celebrities for music videos and award shows. We have our attention on his reworked corsets made out of vintage jeans – it’s definitely a work of art.
If you love anime customisable pieces, then you have to give Uncle dan Aunty a follow. Whether you’re on the hunt for unique denim pants to flaunt or want to be special with a customisable design, then you’re going to love what they have to offer. The bleached tie-dye options with patchwork detailing and custom jackets with original illustrations by the founders are the main highlights to add to your wishlist.
Here’s something for the ladies – Thrift Fitts is here to bless you with curated yet luxe lingerie and nightwear pieces from silk robes to bra corsets and dresses. We love how it exudes that vintage feels through the floral prints, lace detailing and subtle ruffles, which makes it so great if you’re a lover of anything vintage.
On the hunt for everyday separates to get through the day? Ageless Noodles is here to the rescue. You’ll find blouses and tees that’ll work great with the existing pieces in your closet. From button-down shirts to floral blouses and more, all you have to do is play around, mix and match and get creative.
Lovers of vintage clothing and intricate homeware items, rejoice. We love the look and feel of this Instagram shop based on the curated silhouettes of high-end and non-branded goods. Also, if you’re into home decor items from vintage teacups to trinket boxes and mugs, then you’ll have to keep an eye out for their next restock.
Who wouldn’t want to own a vintage garment in their wardrobe to wear out on special occasions? Memoria KL is big on handpicked vintage pieces that are easy to spot from afar based on the ruffled collars, lace embroidery and pearl buttons. Wear these out on brunch dates, or even for evening galas with the right choice of bottoms. Our tip is to pair it with a printed skirt for a dashing combo or keep it subtle with denim or neutral-coloured pants.
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