Affordable high-street fashion is all well and good, but how about fashion that tells the world something about the individual you are? When in search of something less generic and a little more original, vintage fashion is always first to spring to mind. Vintage fashion allows one to experiment with a wide repertoire of clothing styles and inspiration, from the roaring 20s down to the swinging 60s and bohemian 70s. What’s more, most of these are produced in limited quantities and sourced overseas, guaranteeing that your vintage piece is truly one-of-a-kind. Essentially, it’s preserving treasures of the old and readapting them to modern use, making them naturally eco-friendly. Have we explained vintage’s appeal enough? Now let’s get shopping…starting with the exceptional vintage stores below!
Secret finds for vintage hunters
Full of secret finds for all vintage hunters, Dark Horse Vintage keeps things exclusive with pop-up only events and personal vintage shopping sessions for stylish and vintage-savvy folks. Top-notch vintage pieces are flown in from all over the world, mainly from the UK and Australia. All vintage threads that pass through their hands are washed and mended when necessary to ensure your vintage garment still has lots of life left in it. Now that’s dedication!
Premium vintage items
#01-70, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596 | Also available online.
A well-loved vintage store that peddles premium vintage, handmade accessories and everything one-of-a-kind, Déjà Vu Vintage distinguishes itself with a standout collection consisting of eye-catching and rare pieces from the 1940s to the 1980s. The treasures amassed in-store includes casual quirky day dresses, stunning cocktail numbers, designer vintage and eclectic handmade accessories from the U.S., Europe, Australia or Japan. The unpredictability is all part of the fun, with the collections being refreshed every week.
Where vintage meets the modern girl
41 Haji Lane, Singapore 189234 | Also available online.
Draw up distant memories of rummaging through mum’s closet at Dulcetfig, which is filled with handpicked vintage treasures from different corners of the world. Pair your modern day get-up with a vintage tote or a necklace from the 60s through to the 80s. Be it a mod chevron stripe dress or a super wearable Betty Draper-esque dress, Dulcetfig’s small but tightly curated menu of vintage wares makes the vintage revival something to enjoy.
Timeless vintage finds
DustBunny Vintage specialises in timeless, classic fashion and accessories that are finely suited to today’s trends and style. Despite it’s highly unlikely location in a humble HDB, Dustbunny Vintage is a firm vintage-hunter’s favourite. It’s main draw? A mind-blowing collection of designer vintage bags – Chanel, Gucci, Cartier and Hermes included! Persevering through the racks of brightly coloured dresses, will reward you with fresh and flirty day dresses, gorgeous cocktail frocks and even trailing lace wedding gowns.
Vintage fashion and home decor
#01-10, Block 68 Seng Poh Lane, Singapore 160068 | Also available online.
Flea & Trees brings women’s fashion, accessories, jewellery, and a great range of home décor pieces (lamps, plants, design magazines and books) from around the globe. Owners Bella and Terence are avid pursuers of the #slowlife, taking great pains to unearth unique jewellery and vintage fashion on their travels. From suitcase to the shop floor, Fleas & Trees keeps its collections a novelty we can all appreciate.
Online vintage store
A savvy online store based in Singapore with a great selection of one-of-a-kind vintage dresses, shoes and accessories, PicnicSunday vintage brings you choice picks from vintage flea markets, real estate sales and thrift stores all over the world. Owner Wei Ling is a diehard vintage lover hoping to share her discoveries with like-minded folks. Specialising in handpicked vintage fashion with great fit and interesting prints, new pieces are released every week so your appetite for fresh vintage is well taken care of.