For a long time, thrift shopping in Dubai has been looked down upon for various reasons. But with increased importance of sustainable living and saving for the future, the trend is moving forward.
The pandemic assisted the transition too. With the malls and the shops closed, people got creative and used Instagram and Facebook to do thrift shopping. In this article, we’ll list the top 9 places (both offline and online) to do quality thrift shopping in Dubai.
Top Offline places for Thrift Shopping in Dubai
Dubai Charity Centre
The oldest thrift store in the city, Dubai Charity Centre is located at the Karama Fish Market. You can get super affordable second-hand clothes, books, household items, footwear etc.
Near Karama Fish Market – Dubai
Located at the Al Khail Mall, Al Quoz, Thrift Bazaar is a ubiquitous store that sells everything from clothes to shoes and bags. They have a wide variety of collections too.
Al Barsha 1 – Dubai
The Luxury Closet
If you want to try the high-end branded second-hand wear, The Luxury Closet at Al Barsha should be your destination. The products they sell are officially authenticated before it comes to the display. So there is no worry about the authenticity of the things.
Dubai Marina Mall
Located at Al Barsha, the target audience of Retold is similar to the Luxury Closet. They sell pre-loved high street fashion for a fraction of the cost. Stretched over a 3,000 sq. foot store, the designer labels are carefully authenticated and come to the display.
Al Quoz – Dubai
Audrey’s Cat is known for pre-owned antique jewellery, accessories, homewares, etc. Located at the ARTE markets, it is a popular destination for vintage lovers and collectors.
You should also check out Thrift for Good and Garderobe. Those places are amazing and wallet-friendly for buying clothes, accessories, shoes, and other goods.
Top Online Sites to Thrift Shop
Fashion Rerun is creating quite a stir in Dubai’s thrift shopping scene. After the pandemic, the online store got creative and utilised the opportunity to attract customers. It became a perfect place to save money and shop safely.
Fashion Rerun deals with curated pre-owned clothing and accessories. To encourage buyers, they even offer cash on delivery payment mode and a 5-days return window.
The Instagram based online store is the latest sensation for buying affordable chic clothes and accessories. Barely Used works on the basis of first-comment-first-serve and also follows a bidding system to sell.
Another Instagram based seller, Angelic Thrift, is the academia-esque destination. Like Bearly Used, Angelic Thrift too follows the commenting/bidding system to buy.
The shop targets young teens and cool moms and showcases the pre-owned, re-worked clothes and accessories. Operating out of Instagram, Juicy Thrift could satisfy your latest fashion needs.
People associate thrift goods with rags, torn and tattered. In reality, many do take really good care of their belongings and sell them to thrift shops. They are well-maintained, cleaned, and loved by their previous owners. Thrift shopping is a great way to fulfil our needs and keep our planet sustainable and our landfills empty.
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