- By Justine Ong
- | Jun 24, 2011
2nd Hand Fashion & Jumble Bazaar
Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Rd., every 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 3-11pm
This street market along the covered walkways of Tanglin Mall is where you’ll find secondhand deals that dip as low as $2 for a shirt.
The Beau of Blogshops
United Square Shopping Mall Atrium, 101 Thomson Rd., Jul 1-3, noon-9pm
Join the online blogshop community, which steps away from the computers to let you get a real feel of their goods. An atrium of affordable and trendy wear that looks suspiciously similar to that found in Bangkok’s Chatuchak.
China Square Central
1/F and 2/F China Square Central, 18 Cross St., every Sun, 11am-6pm
Rekindle memories of your childhood at this bazaar, which specializes in antiques such as collectable toys and books. You can be sure to find bric-a-brac and curios like retro radios and old records from the 1940s. This is the perfect place to head to if you’re looking to find unusual objects that are no longer in production.
DRY 0.5 Flea Market
Infusion, 16A Dempsey Rd., Jul 2, 11am-5pm
Hanging out in clubs and pubs before sunset may be symptomatic of an alcoholic, but who cares what the people think when you’re only there to shop, eat and chill? Update your wardrobe chic with stylish clothes, bags and shoes here.
Flashbang VII – Carnival + Revival
Singapore Flyer, 30 Raffles Ave., Jun 25-26, 2-8pm
More than just a flea market for snagging some pre-loved items and accessories, as well as new items from blogshops and warehouse sales, you can also enjoy their Singapore Food Trail, interactive gallery and auction games.
Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Rd. Check out their twitter for the next gig
Brace yourself for an afternoon of shopping and booty-shaking to worthy tunes in what is perhaps one of the nation’s most chic bazaars. Splurge on statement-making fashion from independent labels and various handcrafts.
Old Kallang Airport, 9 Stadium Link. Log onto their website for the next instalment
Where nostalgia and modern art collide, you’re bound to dig up a few bargains here. The locale is a tad inaccessible, though.
Market of Artists and Designers
Red Dot Design Museum, 28 Maxwell Rd., first weekend of every month 11am-7pm
Rub shoulders with talented painters, jewelry makers, product designers, visual artists, wordsmiths and eco-friendly seamstresses, and get your hands on original artifacts, jewelry and clothes. Pick up a new skill or two by joining their art, craft and culinary workshops.
The Mega Flea Market 4
Singapore EXPO Hall 4B, Jun 24, noon-10pm; Jun 25-26, 10am-10pm
Perhaps the largest flea event of the year with over 200 stalls, selling items ranging from apparel and beauty products to electronics, you definitely won’t have any trouble finding something here for everyone in your life. Plus, all stalls are indoors and fully air-conditioned so no risk of heatstroke while browsing through all those stalls.
*SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, every Fri, Sat and Sun
Ditch the malls and add a fun eclectic touch to your wardrobe with second-hand clothes and self-made tees at the weekly flea in one of the hottest hipster haunts in town.
The Pigeonhole, 52/53 Duxton Rd., every 2nd Sun of the month, 2-8pm
If you’re looking for quirky indie art, exquisite handmade jewelry and DIY crafts, look no further. With a myriad of items for sale, this monthly flea is an interesting one, to say the least.
Sungei Rd., Mon-Fri 1-7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Rumored to be where thieves brought their stolen goods to sell, you will find plenty of old clothes, shoes, toys and gadgets that may or may not work. While the condition of loot here is undeniably questionable, it’s not hard to find a treasure that can be easily and affordably restored to its former glory.
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