Saturday, 30 March 2019

The Complete Guide on Where to Thrifts Shop in Klang Valley #ThriftingInMalaysia





Recently, out of sheer determination and some desperation to zero out clutter (mostly clothes), I made an effort to look up places I can get rid of my things. During the process, I discovered that thrift stores actually exists in Malaysia. I have obviously been living under the rock! You probably may have come across several of my posts about these places but if you haven't here is the summary of them all plus the links to the respective blog posts mentioned earlier.

Coming to the where question, here are the list of places I discovered you can thrift shop besides selling or donating your pre-loved, some provide platforms or apps you can even use to sell your stuff! The first two are exactly the platform I have been using for a while now.



I think this is the biggest go-to site for pre-loved lovers in Malaysia! Not only you can sell or purchase apparels, there are tons of products ranging from electronics and even furnitures! Some users are even open to swapping items but the decisions lie with you.




#2 Jalan Jalan Japan

Someone mentioned this place and when I heard most stuff are from Japan, that piqued my interest. In fact, I have an entire post dedicated for Jalan Jalan Japan


Website: http://jalanjalanjapan.com.my
Facebook: @JalanJapanJapan.Malaysia
Instagram: @JalanJalanJapanMY


Sky Park @ One City
Level 1A (Block A),
47650, Jalan USJ 25/1A,
One City, 47100 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Daily (10AM - 10PM)





#3 Bazaars at The Curve

I cannot be sure if the bazaars are available on weekdays since it isn't my usual rendezvous. A lot of their clothes are of larger sizes so nothing for me! The clothings look worn but I'm sure you can find some gems with a bit effort. They're the smaller version of Jalan Jalan Japan but only limited to apparels and some kimono cardigans which can look really chic.


#4 ReFash

ReFash is one of the better places to hunt for gems. For one, you can find branded pre-loved in better conditions for a bargain! I have dedicated a post about my experience with ReFash.

Website: https://refash.my/
Facebook: @ReFashMY
Instagram: @ReFashMY


Sungei Wang Plaza
G085/086 GROUND LEVEL,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Bukit Bintang, 55100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Monday - Thursday & Sunday (11am - 9pm)
& Friday & Saturday (11am - 10pm)

KL Gateway Mall,
Lot UG11/12, 2 Jalan Kerinchi,
Bangsar South,
59200 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Monday - Sunday (11am - 9pm)





#5 Kedai Bless 

While I have been shopping at One Utama for years, I only just discovered it recently! The store is a floor down using the escalator beside Old Navy (opposite Fossil / the Body Shop / Chaps). You can also find other branches at several hot shopping malls including as Mid Valley and Citta Mall. Check out more about Kedai Bless in my blog post.

Facebook: @BlessShopSIBKL


Midvalley Megamall
Unit CP-01,
Level P1 Center Court Midvalley Megamall,
59200 Kuala Lumpur 
Daily (10AM - 10PM)



One Utama
LG126 (one floor down from The Body Shop),
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 
Daily (10AM - 10PM)



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The next few thrift stores are places I have came across online but have yet to visit. In case you're living nearby, feel free to check then out.


#6 SellEZ@Oval Damansara

Klang Valley has lots of little malls and this is just one of them. Just learnt recently it is accessible via the Petaling Jaya free bus, PJ06 you can board at One Utama. SellEZ mostly carry preloved Zara apparels so it may be worth the trip!

Facebook: @SellEZOfficial
Instagram: @SellEZOfficial

The Oval Damansara
Unit 6, Level 1, Oval,
685, Jalan Damansara,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Monday to Friday (9am - 5pm)



#7 Bargain Basement @IOI Mall, Puchong

Website: http://www.bargainbasement.com.my/
Facebook: @BargainBasementIOI
Instagram: @BargainBasement_IOI

IOI City Mall
Lot B3-10, ( Basement 3), Putrajaya
(Travelator next to Homepro, two levels below)

IOI Mall
EB2-01, (Basement 2), Puchong
(New wing, escalator near Nandos)




I found they have their version of thrift stores called Kedai Jimat in Penang, Ipoh, Malacca and Kuching.



#9 Vintage Moonriver

Facebook: @VintageMoonriver
Instagram: @Vintage_Moonriver




98, Jalan Dang Wangi,
City Centre, 50100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur



#11 Chia's Cotton Chic

Amcorp Mall
Lot 209, Persiaran Barat, PJS 52,
46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor



#12 Luxury Vintage 

Website: https://luxuryvintage.my/
Instagram: @LuxuryVintageKL

No. 114 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar,
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Monday – Saturday (10.30am – 06.30pm)

Great Eastern Mall Address
G20, Ground Floor
Great Eastern Mall
Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Monday – Sunday (10.30am – 09.00pm)


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Not everyone likes wearing old (or hand-me-downs), my BFF who has been much open to thrifting and have done so when she was working in Europe told me. I don't know how I feel about that yet, I had responded. Now that I own a few thrifted pieces and have been frequenting Kedai Bless and ReFash, I find myself enjoying thrifting. I just love shopping! However, I am particular about the quality of the items I bought since I am expecting myself to wear what I buy and I want to maintain a proper image if the pieces are meanth for work. 

On whether I would thrift my entire wardrobe from now on, I do not think it is possible. For one, sometimes I'm just looking for something specific and I cannot find something I like from these stores alone. At this stage, thrift stores items are still rather limited. Thrifting is also partly luck and partly effort. Thrifting can be a great place especially if you are experimenting in styles or pieces you do not wear very often and would not want to invest so much on.

For you girls and guys who are new to the concept of thrifting, hopefully you'll discover a new passion. If buying pre-loved items is still not your thing, you can simply contribute by donating your unworn, no longer used apparels to either the places listed above. Everyone can play their role 

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