Second-hand stores and thrift stores in Hong Kong are a major hit, packed with affordable clothing options, pre-loved and vintage gems.
Retail therapy never hurt anyone and a little thrifting therapy definitely doesn’t hurt the environment or the wallet! If you’re looking for under-the-radar handbags or trendy Y2k pieces to add to your wardrobe, and also want to step away from online shopping (that Taobao addiction is real!), these thrift stores will be your go-to to shop vintage clothing that’ll have heads turning. Go on, head to these second-hand stores and get digging!
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A break 93
From printed shirts to leather jackets and retro dresses, we love browsing through A break 93’s collection. It also stocks bags, hats and belts to up your accessory game and has an online as well as physical thrift store.
BANG! BANG! 70’S
Take a step back in time at Bang Bang ‘70s. Here you can find vintage disco-worthy duds, designer shoes and bags, and some very groovy accessories and memorabilia.
Bang Bang 70s, 1/F, 16A Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 6461 7448, www.facebook.com/bangbang70s
Consignment is the name of the game at Green Ladies. The clothing on offer is current, with on-trend second hand goods in like-new condition. It also has an impressive selection of shoes, accessories, and handbags.
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Little Dot Vintage
You’ll be able to find the funkiest of patterns as well as the slickest of dresses at Little Dot Vintage Shop, as well as chic blazers and baggy denim jackets. And don’t forget to browse the accessories of this thrift shop as well, the tassel earrings are too pretty to neglect!
This second-hand store is tucked away in what looks to be a cross of a wet market and a basement near Caroline Hill Road. Watch your head as you wander around the thrift store because clothing hangs from every surface. We love the vintage varsity jackets, hippie-inspired patchwork dresses, and boho tops. There are also some very cool leather accessories perfect for gift-giving.
Luddite, G/F, 15A Haven Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2870 0422, www.facebook.com/luddite1811
Mee & Gee
Mee & Gee is a great place for cheapity-cheap second-hand scores from Japan, Korea, and Europe! 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
If you miss your US Goodwill buying trips, you will be glad to hear that you can get the same rush here! All items are sourced directly from the US and brought back to be sold by the Midwest-born owner John Hollander. Loads of ‘90s denims, flannels, leathers, and good ol’ fashioned cowboy boots can be found here!
Midwest (Tin Hau), Shop 58, G/F, Victoria Centre, 15 Watson Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, 2802 6886
Midwest (Mong Kok), Shop A, G/F, Nelson Court, 45 Waterloo Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, 2328 8757, www.midwest-vintage.com
Featuring a carefully hand-picked collection of clothing, bags and wallets, jewellery, home décor, and handicrafts, this delightful vintage thrift store offers exquisite pieces in European royal style.
Vintage1961, Room 01, 12/F, Bonham Commercial Centre, 44-46 Bonham Strand West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 5588 8339, www.vintage1961.me
More Vintage Clothing Stores In Hong Kong
- Beatniks – A rack of leather and suede blazers that can go for as low as $400 and more! www.facebook.com/vintagebeatniks
- Hipster 9 – Brand new or gently worn luxury consignment items like outerwear, bags, and accessories. www.facebook.com/hipster9hk
- Hong Kong Salvation Army – A second hand store known for its insanely low prices and for donating profits to those in need. www.salvationarmy.org.hk
- Kaister Shop – With bold prints, bright colours, and interesting textures, all its clothing exudes quintessentially vintage vibes! www.facebook.com/KaisterShop
- White Whale Co. – Offers vintage clothing and hand-crafted leather goods heaped from ceiling to floor and from wall to wall. www.facebook.com/whitewhalecompany
Editor’s Note: “Thrift Stores In Hong Kong: Where To Buy Vintage Clothing” was originally published by Kei Wa Lee and was most recently updated in November 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.
Main image courtesy of Artem Beliaikin via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of a break 93 via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of St. James’ Settlement – Green Ladies via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Little DOT Vintage via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Mee & Gee via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Midwest Vintage via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Kaister Shop via Facebook.