When it comes to furnishing a home, cost is one of the main factors to consider. One of the best ways to get good quality furniture at a cheaper price is by buying second-hand or ‘thrifting’ them. Not only will you give a new lease of life to these preloved pieces, but you also get to save loads of money, something most homeowners out there will definitely say yes to.
Do your furniture hunting IRL at these 7 second-hand furniture stores in Singapore. Besides going easy on your wallet, they come in many different decor styles to suit every taste, bringing an effortless, cosy charm to your home.
1. Hock Siong & Co. – One of SG’s largest thrift stores
Boasting a wide range of decor styles, it wouldn’t be surprising if everyone who steps into Hock Siong & Co. left with a new piece of furniture. Its catalogue curates styles from European and oriental antiques to contemporary designer pieces.
The founder purchases his furniture from individual collectors, local hotels and restaurants. There’s even an exclusive #MadeByHockSiong series that features handmade carpentry crafted by their in-house team.
Meanwhile, they also offer island-wide delivery and even provide a disposal service should you need to get your old furniture pieces off your hands to make room for something “new”.
Check out our full in-depth review of Hock Siong & Co.
Address: 153 Kampong Ampat, #01-03, Junjie Industrial Building, Singapore 368326
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Daily
Contact: 6281 8388 | Hock Siong & Co.
2. Lorgan’s The Retro Store – Vintage finds from Europe
Image credit: Lorgan’s The Retro Store
A favourite amongst Facebook users, Lorgan’s The Retro Store is a sprawling space for all things retro, vintage and mid-century. Sourced from Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, this store is an expert in finding and sprucing old pieces.
The store is filled with novel, vintage pieces spanning all the different decades, such as dentist chairs, cinema chairs, a record player and even a typewriter that stands out in your home.
Sometimes, you may even come across a designer piece or two in the store, so be sure to check out their Facebook page for more updates.
Address: 160 Paya Lebar Road, #02-07, Singapore 409022
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 10.30am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 9455 0133 | Lorgan’s The Retro Store
3. Treasure At Home – Old-school Peranakan displays
You can recreate your nostalgic kampong setting and decorate your home to resemble our grandparents’ era with pieces from Treasure At Home, a vintage store home to many restored pieces that are a blast to the past.
The list of decor pieces that reflect old-school life is endless. Think traditional Chinese porcelain ware, tingkats, Nyonya baskets, Kopitiam coffee pots and Aderia glasses. In fact, put them together with their selection of vintage sofas and tables, and you can make your space look like an antique museum.
Do note that the shop replenishes every 3 weeks with a selection of targeted vintage finds by friendly shop owners Wak and Yana, who are collectors themselves. Prices here at this vintage shop are negotiable too.
Check out our full review of Treasure At Home.
Address: 80 Playfair Road, #06-13B Kapo Factory Block B, Singapore 367998
Opening hours: Thur & Fri 12pm-5pm | Sat & Sun 11am-5pm (Closed on Mon-Wed)
Contact: 8123 0044 | Treasure At Home
4. Junkie’s Corner – Antique Chinese furniture & collectibles
Image credit: Junkie’s Corner
Drive down Turf Club Road’s long, windy stretch, and you’ll spot Junkie’s Corner. With a warehouse that’s a whopping 18,000 sq ft, you’re sure to spend quite a while perusing through their array of Oriental antique furniture and knick-knacks – even the road outside has loads of pieces to hunt for hidden gems.
The owners of this store had been searching for their pieces for 3 decades before opening the doors to their store in 2003. They are a treasure trove of antiques, including tables, cabinets, and traditional altar displays.
Address: 2 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988
Opening hours: 10am-5pm, Daily
Contact: 9791 2607 | Junkie’s Corner
5. Second Look – Contemporary furniture from expats
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One secret that savvy homeowners know about scoring great furniture deals is to look for pieces from expatriates specifically. They are typically branded and expensive and can be sold way below market value to clear their pieces before they migrate.
One store that captures this smart strategy is Second Look. By sourcing from large companies and expats with big rental homes, they have a range of high-quality, contemporary furniture, including dining sets and living room sofas. With these, you can make your home resemble a page of Architectural Digest on a budget.
Address: 23 Kaki Bukit Road 2, K.B. Warehouse Complex, Singapore 417849
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am-4pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 6844 1304 | Second Look
6. Second Charm – Refurbished Scandi furniture
Amongst the various decor styles, the Scandi decor is a timeless favourite amongst Singaporeans. With their curated selection of refurbished Scandi furniture, Second Charm is the ideal place to look for your pieces.
With wooden textures and rattan elements being a big part of Scandi furniture, this store has them integrated into their chairs, cabinets, tables and beds. They even do customs based on your home’s specific measurements and your preferences.
Address: 21 Kallang Avenue, #05-165 Mapletree Industrial Building, Singapore 339412
Opening hours: Tue – Sat 11am-5.30pm | Sun 12pm-5pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6294 2919 | Second Charm
7. The Reject Shop – Designer furniture at warehouse prices
They say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, and the store that best manifests this is The Reject Shop. Essentially, this store sells branded designer furniture that would have been otherwise rejected for sale due to teeny tiny damages.
Not only does that mean its price will be much lower than the original, but the pieces’ deficiencies are probably not obvious anyway – what better bargain is there than to get a branded product at a much lower price for slight defects?
Although you can simply purchase the furniture through their website, they highly encourage customers to view the items in person so that you’ll be able to assess the piece’s quality and check for any defects before proceeding with the purchase.
Apart from getting branded quality furniture for a cheaper price, you’ll also be able to do your part in helping to save the environment by reducing furniture waste.
Address: 39 Woodlands Close, #08-47/19/20 B MEGA@Woodlands Near Lobby, Singapore 737856
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 1pm-9pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 6717 3777 | The Reject Shop
Shop for secondhand furniture in Singapore
Just like how thrifting has become popular in the fashion industry, the same can be said for buying furniture. With the prices of buying a flat and renovating it being such a huge investment these days, you’d definitely want to save when buying furniture.
But instead of the usual IKEA, Taobao or Carousell spree, these second-hand furniture stores could be great alternatives for creating your abode without costs piling up and reducing furniture waste.
For more furniture stores in Singapore:
- H&M Home in Somerset
- Studio Yono in Tiong Bahru
- The British Antique Company at Henderson
- Crane living in Joo Chiat
Cover image adapted from: Junkie’s Corner, Hock Siong & Co.