8 best thrift stores in Malaysia for a good bargain

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Saving money is the in thing right now, and what better way to give some pre-loved goods a new home? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing finds you’ll discover in these top thrift stores in Malaysia.

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As the pandemic continues raging on throughout the world, many Malaysians have started reprioritising due to a fundamentally different lifestyle. While some of us would still want to look our best, cost savings are definitely on top of our list right now. That’s where thrifting comes in handy. Thrifting not only gives you the best bang for your buck but it’s also a great way to help save the environment and find those one-of-a-kind gems to spice up your wardrobe.

Shopping for pre-loved items can be a little daunting sometimes but with this guide, we hope to help you unearth some unique pre-loved clothing or who knows, maybe even rare vintage items at a thrift store near you.

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1. Jalan-Jalan Japan

Jalan Jalan Japan store front location in Seremban,Negeri Sembil

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Jalan-Jalan Japan is a Japanese Bundle chain with several stores in Malaysia. They are mostly known for their wide selection of Japanese collectables of vintage toys and crockery but they also carry secondhand clothing that is imported from Japan. Be sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page as they regularly post updates on their new and unique finds too!

Being one of the larger pre-loved stores in Malaysia, you’ll be sure to find something up your alley. Although Jalan-Jalan Japan brands itself as a second-hand store, you can also find items that have not been used at all, if you’re lucky enough.

There are tons of hidden gems for you to find at Jalan-Jalan Japan, be it mint condition dinnerware sets or vintage designer handbags that wouldn’t break the bank.

Locations:

Jalan Jalan Japan One City Sky Park, USJ

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

Contact: 03-8601 5852

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

1 Shamelin Mall, Cheras

Lot L3-006, Level 3,
1 Shamelin Mall,
100, Jalan 4/91,
Taman Shamelin Perkasa,
56100 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

M3 Mall, Taman Melati

Level 2 @ M3 Mall, Taman Melati
Jalan Madrasah, Jalan 1/22a,
Taman Melati, 53100 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012-267 3840

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

KIP Mall, Bangi

2AT-01, 2nd Floor @ KIP Mall, Bangi,
No. 1, Jalan Medan Bangi,
Off Persiaran Kemajuan Seksyen 6,
Bandar Baru Bangi, 43650 Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Contact: 012-267 3840

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Tesco Rawang

Lot MA4, 1, Jalan Rawang,
48000 Rawang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Opening hours: 10 am – 9 pm

CenterPoint Seremban

Level 3, 3, Jalan Dato Siamang Gagap,
Betaria Business Centre,
70100 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan

Tesco Extra, Seberang Jaya

2762, Persiaran Sembilang,
13700 Seberang Jaya, Pulau Pinang.

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Website | Instagram | Facebook

2. Bandoru

Ever drive by Federal Highway and see a big square store? Yep, that’s Bandoru for you!

It’s a concept mall that imports pre-loved and vintage clothes from Japan. Their items cater to anyone looking for quirky fits to quality finds on a budget.

Bandoru’s unique preposition is their offering of branded and quality goods at affordable prices. They carry brands such as Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few. As assurance for the quality of their pre-loved items, all Bandoru items go through two rounds of quality check and are also cleaned before distributed to their stores.

They regularly update their Facebook page with the latest sales and discounts. If you’re lucky, they may even feature you and give you a lil’ shout out!

Location:

Federal Highway

SS16,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor.

Bandoru Cheras Bandar Sri Permaisuri

No. 26 & 26-1,
Jalan Dwitasik,
Bandar Sri Permaisuri,
Cheras,
56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact Information: 017-901 6788

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday (9:45 AM – 5:45 PM)

Website | Instagram | Facebook

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3. 2nd Street Bundle

2nd Street Bundle is a hypebeast haven, located in the infamous Bubble Tea Street, SS15 – you’ll be able to find anything from band tees to branded kicks. Although it’s on the more expensive side, 2nd Street Bundle does not disappoint with the quality of items they bring in.

If you’re not into the hypebeast look, they also carry a wide range of styles from street to athleisure. Brands like Champion to Stussy stacked on their racks for a fraction of the price? That’s a steal for sure.

While you’re at it, you might as well treat yourself to some good ol’ bubble tea (with all the money you saved on thrifting *wink wink*). 

Location:

2nd Street Bandar Utama Bundle Shop

G-1, Westpoint Home Gallery,
Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: 03-7731 6167

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

2nd Street SS2 Bundle Shop

No. 64, Jalan SS2/67, SS2,
47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2nd Street Bangsar Baru Bundle Shop

1st Floor,
No. 2A, Jalan Telawi 5,
Bangsar,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 03-2201 4872

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

2nd Street SS15 Bundle Shop

A6, Jalan SS 15/8a, SS15,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Contact: 03-5613 4871

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

2nd Street TTDI Bundle Shop

No. 37, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3,
Taman Tun Dr Ismail,
60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 03-7733 4872

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

2nd Street KLTS (KL Traders Square) Bundle Shop

Unit 91-G & 91-1 KL Traders Square,
Jalan Gombak,
Setapak,
53300 Kuala Lumpur.
 

Contact: 03-4021 3468

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Website: Website | Facebook

4. Baden Baden Bundle

Baden Baden Bundle is one of the OG thrift stores in Malaysia and it’s owned by Sultan Yushak. With 35 years of experience in the industry, they have now expanded to offering vintage goods that are sourced from America, Japan and Australia.

Established in 1986, they started off as a small stall selling and trading second-hand clothing by the streetside or at night markets. They’re best known for their wide array of graphic t-shirts and vintage shoes.

You should definitely check out Baden Baden Bundle if you’re looking for that wave of nostalgia in your clothing for a good price.

Location:

Baden Baden Bundle Setapak

Lot 3 5, 4,
Jalan Genting Kelang,
Danau Kota,
53300 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 013-228 8815

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Baden Baden Bundle Gombak/ Butik Bundle

28, Jalan Jermai 2,
Medan Idaman Business Centre,
53100 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 013-228 8815

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Baden Baden Bundle PJ

15 & 16-1, Jalan PJS 2/18A,
Taman Maju Jaya,
46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Contact: 016-973 7381

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Baden Baden Bundle Subang

24, Jalan Dinar C 43/C,
Taman Subang Perdana,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Contact: 011-1645 8297

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Baden Baden Bundle Jalan Sungai Keranjie Shah Alam

Jalan Sungai Keranji P 32/P,
Kemuning Greenville,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor

Contact: 013-228 8815

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Website: Instagram | Facebook

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5. Buntil

Buntil (the Malay word for bundle) is a cosy little thrift store that is loved by many local celebrities in Malaysia. This store offers an abundance of hidden vintage gems. If you’re looking for something unique and one of a kind, be sure to give them a visit.

They have a wide selection of vintage items such as bags, shoes, jackets and other accessories. Buntil also regularly updates their social media page with rare and limited-edition shoes. Another cool thing is that they even have a wall dedicated to vintage Doc Martens on display.

Whether you’re looking for a new pair of kicks or a vintage graphic tee that can channel your inner 90s kid, Buntil is definitely a hidden gem you need to check out.

Location:

Buntil

No. 16, Jalan Opera C U2/C,
Taman TTDI Jaya,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor.

Contact Information: 012-386 9505

Opening Hours: 2 pm – 12 am

Instagram

6. Bless Shop 

BLESS shop is a social enterprise from SIBKL that is dedicated to helping those in marginalised communities. Be on the lookout for some hidden gems (I’ve gotten a beautiful dress from here that I wear all the time!). What’s more, 50% of their proceeds go to charity! Now that’s what I call a win-win situation.

They also encourage others to contribute to their growing collection of pre-loved clothing. The inspiration behind BLESS’ initiative is to provide 1,000 Myanmar refugee children with meals every day. They also strive to provide educational materials to 12 Myanmar Children Refugee Learning Centres.

In addition, BLESS also donates clothing and household items to Orang Asli settlements located all over Malaysia. Now this is one thrift store you’ll never feel guilty spending money at.

Location:

Mid Valley Megamall

CP-01, Level P1,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
Mid Valley City,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Contact: 012-406 8002

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

CITTA MALL

F33A, 1st Floor, Citta Mall,
Jalan PJU 1A/46, PJU 1A,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

Contact: 012-406 8002

Opening hours: 10 am – 10 pm

BLESS Shop @ SMCC

CP-K-6 Ground Floor,
SMCC JLN PJU 1/3G,
47301 PJ.

Contact: 012-406 8002

Opening hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm

ARA JAYA (D’aman Crimson)

K-BG-02, Jalan PJU 1A/41,
PJU 1 Ara Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya.

Contact: 012-406 8002

Opening hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm

One Utama Shopping Centre (Old Wing)

LG126 (one floor down from The Body Shop),
Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Contact Information: 012-406-8002

Opening Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Website | Instagram | Facebook

Thrift shops in Penang

7. Doppelgänger Store

Doppelgänger Store is strategically located in George Town, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. It’s a quaint store that is the quintessential dream of every thrifter. This thrift store sources and curates their items from all over Southeast Asia.

When you enter the store, the whole vibe basically screams “throwback to the late 90s to early 2000s”. Their items cater more towards men’s fashion which is also perfect for anyone going for that oversized “boyfriend” clothes look.

If you ever miss those good ol’ times of the 90’s and 00’s, here’s a perfect place to do your shopping and to take a trip down memory lane.

Location:

Doppelganger Clothing Store

70, Seang Tek Road,
George Town 10400, Penang

Contact Information: 017-532 3185

Opening Hours: 3 pm – 10 pm

Instagram | Facebook

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Thrift shops in Johor

8. Big Bundle  

Big Bundle is well-known amongst Bundle fiends (myself included) and that means it should be on the list of anyone’s thrifting journey in Malaysia. From maternity pants to football jerseys – this place has it all for an affordable price.

Anyone who’s been here won’t be able to resist coming back again for their cheap prices and unique selection of clothing. They cater to anyone and everyone visiting their store and you’ll be sure to leave with a few bags of goodies too.

Big Bundle regularly hosts Facebook live sessions, so be sure to tune in and check out their latest finds!

Location:

Big Bundle Pasir Gudang

Pasir Gudang Highway,
Taman Bukit Alif, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 010-900 2780

Opening hours: 8 am – 10 pm

Instagram | Facebook

Whether you’re thrift shopping to save up or you’re just trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle – you can’t deny the exhilarating experience of going through pre-loved clothes and discovering unique hidden gems at a bargain.

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