Best Places In Asia To Go Thrift Shopping | CoolJapan

Those who say that price dictates great style clearly haven't tried thrift shopping. Even famous content creators and celebrities have confessed to falling for its charms — and of course, its budget-friendly nature. And who wouldn't? Especially considering that thrift stores are a treasure trove for stylish, edgy, and sometimes even pre-loved designer goods that can be snagged for just a quarter (or less) than the original price. So whether you're a thrifting newbie or a seasoned frugal fashionista, look no further than our list of the best places to go thrift shopping in Asia. 

Don Don Down On Wednesday in Tokyo

Tokyo's fashion scene needs no introduction. After all, it is home to iconic subcultures like Harajuku, Visual Kei, and more. But raking through the city's busy streets to look for great fashion finds can be overwhelming. Good thing Don Don Down On Wednesday exactly prompts you when to drop by its stores to score the most bang for your buck. With prices going as low as 105 yen per item (less than USD1) and high chances of grabbing actual designer goods on its racks, you won't look at thrift shopping in Tokyo the same way after getting the Don Don experience.

Night Market Harrison Road in Baguio

Thrift shops may be scattered all over PH's metro, but nothing still beats the selection in Baguio when looking for fashion steals. We're talking Miu Miu heels or Marc Jacobs dresses in pristine condition for less than a quarter of their original price. Just head to Session Road or to the Night Market in Harrison Road and be spoiled for choice!

Mee & Gee in Hong Kong

If you're on a strict budget but are on a quest to find the best shopping finds in Hong Kong, Mee & Gee's shops are the stops for you. Located in Central, Mongkok and Wan Chai, this thrifting paradise offers great-quality secondhand picks from Japan, South Korea, and Europe. Coming out with a haul of pieces priced as low as HKD10 (around USD1) each is just inevitable. 

Mayhem Saigon in Vietnam

Boldly claiming that their shop is 'not recommended for average people', Mayhem Saigon truly delivers extraordinary finds. Home to vintage and edgy street style pieces, take your pick from their myriad of dresses, tops, boots, and accessories that will never fail to impress. Plus, you'll feel free to fall in love with more than just one fashion piece because their slashed prices will definitely leave you putting more to your shopping bag. 

Refash in Singapore

Fashion trends come and go but that doesn't mean last season's prime pieces go passé in a flash. Singapore's Refash knows it to be true, thus, they created a shop where you can get pieces from previous fashion seasons for less. Snag picks from the likes of Zara and Topshop in hardly worn conditions and for a fraction of the original price. And make sure you keep your eyes peeled for their constant price drops.

(Cover photo from: @dondondown_koenji; @refashsg)

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