Rags to Riches: 10 Curated Thrift Stores in Malaysia for the Best Vintage Bargains

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Where did you get your clothes from? “It’s thrifted.” ✨

There’s a kind of adrenaline rush and pride that comes with thrift shopping. It’s also the joy of owning a one-of-a-kind piece that comes with its own history that adds value to your purchase. We’ve been witnessing a growing interest in buying secondhand items and prolonging the lifecycle of these garments by keeping them in circulation. It is indisputably a positive thing, in light of current environmental concerns that surface with the mass production in fashion.

Buying secondhand, however, often involves extra effort before getting your hands on the one piece that fits you like a glove (but that feeling of achievement when you do? Priceless). Some shoppers may enjoy rummaging through literal treasure trunks, but not everyone has the luxury of time to do so.

Some may even find the bundle of clothes overwhelming to go through, while others may be intimidated by them. Hence, curated thrift stores are the sweet spot for every thrifter—especially the novice ones.

Now, may the thrift odds be ever in your favour.


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Social media-famous, LOOOP’s main aim is to promote mindful consumption in fashion. More than just a curated vintage store, LOOOP also offers consignment services for anyone. This makes it a one-stop shop for you to buy and sell—or in the secondhand shoppers’ terms, rehome. They also have upcycling initiatives for pieces that do not pass the curation. Good news for those who are short on shopping time: Simply visit their Instagram page @hellolooop to find out what they have in store before visiting as the team updates what’s available regularly. 

Address: 20-A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Friday: 2PM – 9PM
Saturday & Sunday: 12AM – 7PM

BangBang Vintage Store

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New in town,  BangBang Vintage Store opened its doors in Bukit Bintang mere months ago and it’s already topping the insider’s list. Located precisely at the Commons KL, BangBang Vintage Store is all decked out in vintage furniture, giving you an immersive vintage experience as you browse through the racks. Expect designer pieces that are well preserved, be it clothes, shoes, ties, and even bijoux that are reasonably priced. 

Address: Commons KL, 55, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12PM – 12AM


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Spearheading the thrift scene in the city, OKGO is one of the OGs of curated thrift shopping. The shop is located in a humble localised neighbourhood in Subang Jaya with a comfortable and decked-out space, promising a pleasant shopping experience. If your style is inclined towards the ’90s street and old-school approach, OKGO has a wide array of denim pieces and sweatshirts in various silhouettes. Plus, we like the pairing suggestions presented through minimal flat lays, especially on days where you need dress-up inspiration. 

Address: 17A 1st Floor, Jalan SS 18/1b, 47500 Subang Jaya

Opening Hours:
Closed on Tuesdays
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 12PM – 7PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 7PM


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The affordable and thrift finds you can get in Again is one thing—the very ‘grammable space is another, from the neon lights to the wall lined with vinyl records and even the one where you can leave a note or two. Now hear us out: If wearing band tees (or graphic tees) is part of your personality, or if you are a sweater kind of person—including you Christmas jumpers collectors out there—this thrift store is the one for you. 

Address: 11A, Jalan SS 18/1b, Ss 18, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Sunday: 12PM – 7PM


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No “Cool Kids from Taman Paramount” can walk past FIFTH without having the urge to enter, and it’s understandable because we can’t resist the overwhelming selection it offers too—it ranges from household designer names to niche preferences. We wouldn’t pigeonhole FIFTH as a mere curated thrift store as they also welcome young emerging local designers with open hands, such as Barely Sensored and Ghostboy, just to name a few. It’s a community for like-minded people to come together and promote the local youth culture. Finding your way to FIFTH is made easy thanks to the enormous pink heart-shaped sculpture at the storefront crafted by Money Wang and of course, the fashion-savvy crowd hanging around. 

Address: 23, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Sunday: 1PM – 9PM


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Less than a two-minute walk away from FIFTH, Del’cs is a stark-white space filled with rows of colourful preloved clothes and sparkling trinkets as you push through the door. Very much like its neighbour, Del’cs also houses local vendors ranging from Delicate Dahlia’s oh-so-fine lingerie and corsets to PoshStop’s pixie-like Y2K pieces. They have pretty much every style that caters to Gen Z’s likings.

Address: 29, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Thursday: 1PM – 7PM
Friday – Sunday: 11AM – 8PM

Show Your Pink

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Hiding in plain sight, Show Your Pink is discreetly tucked in Taman Mayang. The store houses some of the best designers’ vintage that, in our opinion, caters to the younger crowd’s preferences. Show Your Pink also has an eccentric interior design—there’s a nook covered in tin foil that screams edgy and its rawness is perfect for a #fitcheck video. If trying on clothes while sipping on coffee is your thing, then this is the Pink you need. As for non-PJ people, put Show Your Pink on your watch as they frequent pop-up markets.

Address: 10B, Jalan SS4D/14, Taman Mayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours:
Closed on Tuesdays
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday: 12PM – 7PM


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Vintage slip dresses, lingerie, and corsets? We’re obsessed. Embracing feminine silhouettes, Thriftfitts is an online thrift store that scours its stocks from all around the world, from laces to silk and frills. It’s never easy to preserve these vintage inner beauts as they are often very delicate and required a high level of maintenance. Safe to say, the quality at Thriftfitts never fails to put us in awe. If you prefer to shop physically, you can now find them at Zhufu.  

Address: 43a, Jln SS 24/8, Taman Megah, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening Hours:
Closed on Mondays
Tuesday – Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 12PM – 6PM

Violette’s Vintage 

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Violette’s Vintage is a pastel dream come true. Scrolling through Violette’s urges you to embrace your soft and ultra-feminine side. Just look at the silky nightgown you can wear to your slumberland or incorporate into your daily wardrobe, or the delicate corsets. Their selections are carefully taken care of, because as we all know, vintage laces are not the easiest fabric to maintain given their exquisite nature. 


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Let’s make sure we’re on the same page about preloved goods from Japan. More often or not, they are of good quality, have exceptional styles, and also fit Asian body frames better. Don’t even get us started on the durable jeans. Fujiyama in Penang houses a wide range of goods from Japanese brands along with some international brands as well. They had also recently opened a second store in Ipoh. Not only will you find curated thrift finds like clothes and garments, but Fujiyama also stocks film cameras and vinyl records. The two-storey store has a retro interior design that is picture-worthy and yes, a coffee corner for shoppers to take a breather.


Address: 124-C, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30AM – 8PM


Address: 150, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 30000 Ipoh, Perak

Opening Hours:
Daily: 1:30PM – 10PM