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6 flea markets in Singapore that every fashionista needs to know
If shopping centres fill you up with a nostalgic longing for something unique instead of a deep urge to fill up your bags with clothes that everybody else wears, it’s time to set some time aside to spice your vintage self up with rare finds from creative artists. Where to find them? Worry not; we handpicked the finest of the flea markets in Singapore that every fashionista needs to visit at least once. Ready to explore our selection of pop-up shops?
Once a month, the selection of handpicked creatives gather at the Red Dot Museum to have their work featured during Market of Artists and Designers, a remarkable flea market in Singapore. If you’re not a “matching high street top with the other gal at the party” kind of girl, it’s a great opportunity for you to snap up fantastic, one-in-a-kind clothes and jewellery. All of them are handcrafted by local designers and artists: from unique gifts through handmade accessories to home décor pieces. MAAD is a great place to have fun while you’re on your shopping spree; a chance to listen to live music and move your feet to the finest DJs beats compliments the positive vibe of this bohemian, lively event. Tune in every first or second Friday of the month after 5pm till late!
Love hanging out at Zouk? Shop till you drop with fantastic music in the background, sifting through the trendiest, rare pieces during Zouk Flea and Easy. Unique second-hand finds and vinyls, clothes and books that you will find hard to get elsewhere are spread across over 70 stalls every quarter on a Sunday. The follow-up includes a disco night!
Fleawhere is one of the biggest flea market organisers in Singapore. Teaming up with many sellers and partners, they organise flea markets every day. They are designed for the younger audience, and very often you can snap a deal from a blog shop or a true retro gem. If you’re looking for quality vintage clothes, accessories and jewellery and you don’t want to wait for too long, just pop into one of their daily events. Their website features a full list of their flea markets, so make sure to check the times and the places to get to know where to head to!
A marketplace that showcases independent designers and craftsmen, Public Garden is an event for those who are indie inside out. Taking place at different venues, it features the selection of over 100 stalls with retro clothes and accessories or artworks. Those who yearn for expanding their private library will find independently printed magazines and books. Willing to show off your creative side, too? Workshops on a range of subjects, such as pot making, creating a visual journal, knitting, crocheting, embroidery… Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next big thing after this pop-up?
It’s time to add one more thing to your weekend bucket list – head to Sentosa boardwalk and find some second-hand clothes or jewellery crafted by local artists during TGIF Bazaars. This weekly flea market in Singapore takes place from Friday to Sunday, so you can easily hunt for bargains all weekend long. Keep an eye on its location, as Marina Waterfront or Clarke Quay are also welcoming this event from time to time.
Now, make sure you’ve got your calendars out – save the date, because twice a year, a high-class flea market in Singapore opens for those who are willing to add things from independent designers, which are basically impossible to find elsewhere, to their wardrobe. A range of exceptional pieces, ranging from handcrafted leather, unique clothes and stunning jewellery can be found in Boutiques. All of these wonders are locally made – and this bazaar is a place to go for true trendsetters!