Thrift Shops Malaysia: Places To Shop On a Budget

How do you actually be fashionable in the 21st century without having to spend so much money? There are many online thrift shops Malaysia you can find nowadays.

Being fashionable in this 21st century makes a person look trendy and outstanding in society because a simple term that is easy to accept is that being fashionable means you take good care of the impression people have on you. Being talked bad about is inevitable, but you have the chance to not let yourself be talked bad about by giving them no reasons. Thus, the most basic thing you can control and change is outfits. I know how some people find it unnecessary to be dressing up without having any occasions, but these people have no idea of how important it is to be seen as presentable. Nonetheless, for you guys who are ready to take control over other people’s impressions towards you, I have a solution where you could shop, make a lot of purchases within your budget at these thrift shops Malaysia. 

2nd STREET Trading 

Thift shops Malaysia

2nd STREET Bundle is already established for years in Japan and the USA, and Japan basically has 650 2nd STREET stores. This place received tons of attention from the locals because of the spacious space that allows locals to their thrifting in Malaysia. Apart from that, many influencers from TikTok mobile application also made few videos about this Malaysia thrift shop that made this shop became one of the thrift stores to-go-to if you’re up for “bundle hopping”.

Variety

I can say this from my experience that 2nd Street Trading stores have all the items you need for your outerwears from head to toe. Hence, you can expect hats, caps, bucket hats, blazers, tie-dye shirts, many kinds of bags, sandals to boots, and not to forget, your accessories as well. They have it all, from the kid’s section to women’s and men’s apparel. 

Quality

The qualities they served for their customers are undoubtedly good and hardly damaged. Can you imagine, I bought a high-quality white colour turtleneck from Uniqlo for RM5?! Of course, I had to grab other stuff as well including heels and a white dress. You should definitely check out these babies, they are very professional. 

Opening Hours

SS13 – 11:00 am until 8:00 pm 

SS15 – 10:00 am until 10:00 pm 

Bandar Utama, KL Traders & Bangsar – 10:00 am until 10:00 pm 

Contact Details

Instagram: @2ndstreet_Malaysia 

Facebook: 2nd STREET TRADING Malaysia

Website: https://www.2ndstreet.global/ 

Address

2nd STREET SS13 – No. 1, Jalan SS13/3C, Subang Jaya, Industrial Estate, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor. 

2nd STREET SS15 – A6 Jalan SS15/8A, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor.

2nd STREET Bandar Utama – G1, Westpoint Home Gallery, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

2nd STREET KLTS (KL Traders Square) – Unit 91-G & 91-1 KL Traders Square, Jalan Gombak, Setapak 52200 Kuala Lumpur. 

2nd STREET Bangsar Baru – 1st Floor, No. 2A, Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

REFASH

Thrift Shops Malaysia

REFASH started with a husband who noticed that his wife, who doesn’t use 70% of the clothes she has in her closet. Including his female friends. Only then, found out that it is one of the women’s problems. Aloysius Sng, the husband and started REFASH in 2016 with only 5 team members from unwanted clothes, and now has grown to 2 thrift stores in Malaysia.

Variety

I know most girls have a hard time thrifting in Malaysia because thrift shop in KL is selling a lot of men’s items instead of women’s. Now, we have established that REFASH has some of the coolest dresses and blouses for you girls, to try out. 

Quality

This is one of the second-hand stores near me that I would recommend you to go to because they clearly made sure to choose only the best clothes to sell to their customers. You can get Zara, Topshop, and some other cool brands for your aesthetic outerwear.

Opening Hours

REFASH Sungei Wang G085 – *Closed until further notice

REFASH Sungei Wang C13 – Monday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Contact Details

Instagram: @refashmy

Email: [email protected] 

Website: https://refash.my/ 

Address

REFASH Sungei Wang G085 – Ground Level G085/086, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

REFASH Sungei Wang C13 – Concourse Level C13, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

OKGO Store 

Thrift Shops Malaysia

OKGO Store started its business in 2017 with a couple known as Shakira Idora, and her partner Zamir Alif. If you like watching TikTok videos, you might have stumbled on their couple of OOTD’s videos on TikTok. OKGO Store is one of the thrift stores in KL that easy customers to go and can be considered in thrift shop Shah Alam. They normally shared their tie-dye videos on Tiktok that you can check out. 

Variety

As you can see in pictures and their videos, the interior of the space they provided for their customers is quite spacious, and the products they arranged are not as much as other thrift stores. Regardless, they make sure to suggest their customers and let them explore and be creative in finding their own aesthetics. 

Thrift Shops Malaysia

Quality

Meanwhile, for the quality of their items, they make sure that their customers only get the best qualities and good materials. Thus, you do not have to worry about the quality of their clothes, as they only provide the best for their customers.

Opening Hours

*Closed on Tuesday

Sunday to Monday & Wednesday to Friday: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

Contact Details

Contact Number: +601137754723

Email: [email protected]

Instagram: @OKGOStore

Website: https://okgostore.storehub.me/ 

Address

17A, Jalan SS 18/1B, 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Klumby KL -Vintage Clothing Shop

Thrift Shops Malaysia

Klumby KL is a vintage clothing shop that sells, buys, and does tradings when it comes to premium preloved clothing, shoes, and items mainly for men. If you are someone who would like to purchase premium items but not being able to because of your budget, you might want to check this place out!

Variety

You can literally find any types of pre-loved premium clothes and accessories here in Klumby KL with all the major brands in the world such as Levis, Evisu, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Burberry, Lacoste, Stussy, Bathing Ape, Supreme, Red Wing, Nike, Adidas, Converse, Vans, Dr. Martens, Casio, Seiko, and many more.

Thrift Shops Malaysia

Quality

You will not have to second guess the quality of the items and products they have in their thrift store, they have gotten many good reviews and comments from their customers which you can easily get from Google of how wonderful their products are as thrift shops Malaysia items.

Opening Hours

Everyday: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am

Contact Details 

Contact Number: 03-9174 1067

Instagram: @klumby.kl

Website: https://klumby-kl.business.site/ 

Address

No 26, Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Jalan Dwitasik, Dataran Dwitasik, 56000 Cheras, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To wrap things up, these suggestions are the premium preloved thrift stores you can get around you with the best qualities in products and you can splurge by getting more items instead of bringing one item back home! Plan out a day with your siblings or friends, and enjoy this “bundle hopping” at all these thrift shops Malaysia and grab these treasures with you. Once you’re done with your shopping, you can hang out at one of these top bars in Kuala Lumpur with your loved ones, enjoy the view of Kuala Lumpur with some unforgettable drinks served. 

Have fun 🙂 

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What are thrift shops Malaysia?


Thrift shop is a shop that sells second hand or used clothes and household goods. The clothes or household items either have been preloved by the previous owner or that have been donated for charitable purposes. Usually thrift shops would sell those items at the most affordable prices but some items would be more expensive because of the value and rarity.

2. How do we ensure clothes that we pick at the thrift shops Malaysia are safe?


Precautions steps must be taken by ourselves. Since the thrifted clothes will come into direct contact with our skins and bodies, do make sure to clean and wash it before wearing it. Using a dryer immediately after washing those clothes is strongly recommended as this is one of the ways to kill the bacteria too. In other words, don’t ever skip hygiene care!

3. Are there any differences shopping at thrift shops Malaysia with other clothing shops?

Yes, there are differences. Obviously, you can get cheaper prices for secondhand clothes with the same quality and sometimes brands in thrift shops because the resale clothes were sold about 50 percent cheaper than in regular stores. Besides that, items that are sold in thrift shops are usually perceived as more exclusive and rare to find, whereas the other normal clothing shops sell the current trend of fashion in the mass production.

4. Are there any rules on thrifting clothes at thrift shops Malaysia?


If you are planning to be a thrifted clothes lover or just casually do a thrifting, then you should know these unspoken and unwritten rules. There rules are; you have to love what you choose, pay attention to the materials, know your brands, try on everything, do not aim for something specific, be patient but picky!

5. Why do thrift shops Malaysia have that specific smell?


It’s not because thrift shops or the used items they sell are filthy; rather, the stench is the result of numerous household odours coming together in one place. Consider this. Does the “smell” of your home or apartment make it special to you? Or how about visiting a friend or relative’s home? There’s a “scent” in every house. Imagine bringing together all of those common scents in one place. At thrift shops, that is exactly what takes place.

6. What else do thrift shops Malaysia sell?


Aside from fashionable and classic clothes for adults, here are other things that you probably can find (it depends on the thrift shops) at thrift shops Malaysia: vintage books, maternity clothes, baby clothes and strollers, vinyl records, picture frames, kitchen appliances, wooden furniture, bicycles, lamps, tools for maintenance, classic furniture such as old-fashioned television.

7. How do thrift shops Malaysia get their items for sell?


Thrift shops get their items predominantly from public donations. Things that are not often used or no longer needed anymore, for examples, clothes, home furniture, decorations for home will be donated by the owners to the thrift shops. Besides that, some thrift shops would buy and give money to people who would like to sell their old things. Another ways that thrift shops are able to acquire the items for sell are through store liquidations, yard sales, wholesale suppliers, moving sales, and small businesses.

8. What are people saying about thrift shops Malaysia especially in KL, Malaysia?

If you wish to thrift some vintage things at the thrift shops in KL, you might be surprised how hard it is to find the thrift shops in KL that sell those vintage things. It is easier to find thrift shops that sell vintage clothes such as dresses, jackets and trousers, but not for the vintage items.

9. How do I find what I am looking for at thrift shops Malaysia?


Here is a primary tips that you should master to find your gem through multiple racks and piles of clothes at the thrift shops: you need to master art of scan.

You can practice this art of scan by browsing that shop, and scan each rack for things that catch your eyes.

10. Will it be safe to shop at one of the thrift shops Malaysia after COVID-19?


We advise taking certain precautions to prevent the transmission of germs, such as inspecting products before buying them and washing them as soon as you arrive home. Keep your distance from other customers, stop from touching anything you don’t want to buy, avoid touching your face, wash your hands as soon as you finish, and try to enjoy yourself while thrifting.

Nur Aimie Farhana binti Ahmad Tarmizie
Nur Aimie Farhana binti Ahmad Tarmizie
Sometimes I wish we could lick rainbows.

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