Nothing beats good ol’ retail therapy. The gratification we feel when the cashier hands us our purchases is orgasmic. But with the economy currently in the doldrums, spending lavishly is a bit of a pain, especially when you go to an apparel store hoping to score a few garments, only to leave with tears in your eyes after seeing the price tags. So this is where thrift stores come in handy.
Thrift stores are a growing phenomenon among savvy shoppers, with some spending their weekends thrift-hopping, hoping to discover not only good deals but hidden gems as well. Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of thrift stores mushrooming around Klang Valley – so much so that it’s become difficult to know which store offers the best of the best thrifted items.
To make your life a whole lot easier, we’ve selected 5 of the best and most aesthetically-pleasing thrift stores for you to visit and shop at till you drop.
With Y2K fashion on the rise, LOOOP offers the best vintage items for you to rock the 2000’s aesthetic. A pretty and dainty little store that offers everything you need to up your style game. From tank tops and accessories to menswear and even plus size garments, your options are pretty limitless the moment you step into LOOOP.
Address: 20-A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Opens: Wednesday – Friday (2PM- 9PM) and Saturday – Sunday (12PM – 7PM)
It’s pretty much impossible for you to leave Shimokita Space without snagging a garment or two. Their clothing range is out of this world, with virtually every style represented. With their retro Japanese aesthetic interior, it’s not only a perfect place to snap a photo in and shop, but a good place to hang out at with your friends, as they also offer food and beverages. You don’t want to miss trying their non-alcoholic Butter Beer – it’s to die for.
Address: 94, Jalan SS 15/4b, SS 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opens: Tuesday – Friday (3PM- 11PM)
Going up the stairs of Okgo Store, you’ll be completely mesmerized by their sophisticated yet playful interior. Little trinkets are placed here and there to give life to the store, with bursts of color spotted everywhere. Their curated fashion items are not to be overlooked as well, as they carry a lot of vintage wear, from denim to blazers. They also sell vintage belts and cool sunglasses as well, so you’ll be decked in style from head to toe with Okgo.
Address: 17A, 1st Floor, Jalan SS 18/1b, 47500 Subang Jaya
Opens: (Closes on Tuesday) Monday – Friday (12PM – 7PM) and Saturday & Sunday (11AM – 7PM)
Fifth is a haven for the thrift community, and has been widely praised for their amazing selection of curated fashion, as well as their aesthetically-pleasing interior. It’s probably considered one of the most famous thrift stores in this list, as thrift-goers love to visit and discover dope items in Fifth. Plus, if you’re into edgy streetwear, we highly suggest that Fifth be your first stop.
Address: 23, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens: Wednesday – Sunday (1PM – 9PM)
Step into Again to discover unique and one-of-a-kind pieces to take home. Located in Subang Jaya, Again is a quaint thrift store that offers meticulously-curated items that you probably won’t see in a mundane store. From sweaters and jeans to t-shirts and caps, Again has a wide variety of fashion pieces for you to browse through and make you fall in love with thrift shopping again and again.
Address: 11A, Jalan SS 18/1b, SS 18, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opens: Tuesday – Sunday (12PM – 7PM)
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