Here’s your lowdown on thrift stores stocking second-hand items, be it clothing – for Mamas, Papas and kids – accessories, kids’ toys and more.
Are you up to your knees in baby onesies and toddler clothes that no longer fit (we can’t blame our babies for growing up so quickly)? Or toys that your children have lost interest in after a couple plays? Instead of piling up all the clutter (of barely used baby items), it’s definitely a wiser route to go for second-hand, or better, circular items. It’s more eco-friendly, lighter on your wallet and contrary to traditional taboo, clean. Ahead, we highlight the top thrift stores in Hong Kong and where to shop second-hand items in Hong Kong.
Green Ladies & Green Little – Second-hand clothing and accessories for women and children
The oh-so aesthetically pleasing Green Ladies store (we’re talking colour-coordinated rows of clothes) stocks a range of pre-loved clothing for Mamas and the little ones – the only downside here is finding the right fit, but with enough digging, you’ll get there! We also love browsing through the collection of bags and accessories, some that come at a fraction of its original price.
Retykle – Discounted baby toys and designer clothes
A must-know for Hong Kong families, Retykle is a circular fashion brand that maximises the wear time of designer labels, allowing parents to buy them at much lower costs. You can also shop toys for babies and toddlers, cribs and bedding, maternity wear and more. Have something you no longer need? You can sell them at Retykle!
Mee & Gee – Plenty of hidden gems in this thrift store
You will have to dig through the racks of this thrift store to find the treasures, but it is worth it when you do. Two to three hours can go by easily without notice when you are busy ploughing through the massive selection of bargain-priced apparel.
Mee & Gee, various locations across Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/meegeeco
Luddite – Vintage jackets and vacation shirts
We can’t forget the Papas and their love for jackets! At Luddite, you can find vintage varsity jackets, leather jackets and plenty of unique pieces of clothing. We are particular fans of its funky vacation shirts and boho dresses. Don’t expect to find anything here for your babies or tods, but if you have teens, bring them along!
Redress – Pre-loved dresses, jackets and more for men and women
An NGO tackling fashion waste, Redress hosts the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition every year and also has its own store in Sham Shui Po. Shop trendy pre-loved pieces that’ll make you stand out from the crowd!
Bangbang70s – Popular thrift store in Hong Kong
This one’s for the Mamas that want to teleport to the 70s! Here you can find vintage disco-worthy duds, designer shoes and bags, and some very groovy accessories and memorabilia.
HULA – Pre-loved designer wear
This one’s for the fashionista Mamas looking to shop responsibly and wisely – HULA is a strong favourite in Hong Kong for secondhand clothing and accessories, all found in good condition. Shop discounted items from brands known globally as well as homegrown brands, the choices here are practically endless!
More Places To Shop Second-Hand In Hong Kong
- Carousell – Children’s toys, books, small furniture, secondhand clothing and more. www.carousell.com.hk
- Facebook Marketplace – Great bargains for anything and everything but can be more of a hit and miss. www.facebook.com/marketplace
- GeoExpat – Children’s furniture, toys, strollers and more. www.geoexpat.com