With the Y2K fashion trend booming, more thrift stores have also been sprouting up. Thrifting has also recently gained popularity among Gen Z-ers hopping onto the Y2K fashion trend. I love thrifting because you never know what new gems you’ll pick up — one man’s trash is another man’s treasure I guess. Of course, Queensway is also known for uncovering some hidden gems.
If you’re looking to find new pieces to add to your Y2K fashion, you need to check out these five thrift stores in Queensway.
1. Honsie Ponsie
Honsie Ponsie is no stranger to the thrifting scene and one of the most popular thrift stores in Queensway. They carry a wide range of vintage and streetwear for all genders — it’s hard to leave here empty handed. From graphic tees, to cargo pants, denim jackets, even jerseys, you’ll definitely be able to find that missing piece to your wardrobe here.
They also have a wide range of accessories like sunglasses, bags, jewellery, caps and so much more for you to add to your wardrobe. If you’re looking to spice up your wardrobe, make sure to head down to Honsie Ponsie for your next shopping spree!
2. Bhabie Market
Bhabie Market stands out from other thrift stores on this list as they brand themselves as the Uniqlo of second hand (their words not mine). What’s also interesting is that prices here are also decided based on the style instead of the brand. Prices range from just S$10 for t-shirts up to S$38 for cargo pants.
Clothing wise, you can find lots of vintage sweaters, cargo shorts and pants, knitted sweaters, graphic tees, bags, and more. If you’re like me and prefer to be left alone while I browse through the racks, then you’ll be pleased to know that the store is introvert-friendly, which means that the staff won’t bother you while you shop — bonus points for that!
3. Hikari Space
Hikari Space is a newcomer in the thrift scene at Queensway. The space is managed by ahma.thrifts and un.wastelands, and they have a ton of cute pieces that will add some spunk and attitude to your wardrobe.
From cute baby tees to trendy cargo pants, funky denim skirts and even colourful hobo bags, they’ve got everything you need to spice up your Y2K fashion game.
On the racks, you’ll be able to find some unique reworked pieces too as well as some really interesting y2k screen printed tanks. They also support small local businesses like Churings, xms store, and crocadoodee, so you can shop for some matching accessories to pair with your new look.
They also have cute crochet pieces for you to check out. Prices here are kept pretty affordable too — you can build a complete look for under S$50!
4. Addiction Vintage
How I came across Addiction Vintage was through one of their mystery box deals where you get some really cool vintage pieces at great prices. They’ve now got their own shop space in Queensway — yay!
They have a wide range of vintage tops and hoodies, ranging from brands like Nike to Ralph Lauren, and even Stussy. But of course, prices for the branded goods lean upwards of S$50.
But don’t worry, they also have a range of clothes priced more affordably between S$15 and S$30. There’s even a S$5 bin for you to rummage through — and you’d be surprised at the hidden gems you can find in this pile of clothes.
5. Nightingale Thrift
Nightingale Thrift is one of the most affordable thrift stores with prices going as low as S$4. They have a wide variety of men and women clothing, as well as plenty of bags and cute accessories.
While you might not be able to shop for much Y2K fashion here, you can still pick up some pretty cute and trendy pieces from brands like Mango, Bershka, Dockers and more, all for a fraction of the original price. Depending on your luck, you might even pick up some preloved branded goods in very good condition. If you’re looking to find a good steal, you know where to head to!
Looking for somewhere to shop on a budget? Head down to these thrift stores in Queensway!
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