8 Hidden Places To Get Quality Second-Hand Clothes in Hong Kong

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I know, I KNOW. It’s always tempting to shop with all the new and trendy clothes everywhere, especially when it feels like they are always on sale. But we have to face facts! Our planet is suffering and fast fashion is a major source of harmful greenhouse gases, not to mention that landfills all over the globe are full of our discarded clothes. In Hong Kong, more than 300 tonnes of garments are thrown away every day, making up around 3% of the daily amount of textile waste in landfills. Word on the street is that the city’s landfills will be full by 2020 so it’s seriously time to make a change!

If going naked is the most sustainable option (!), buying pre-owned items is definitely a close second, so we’ve gathered a list of the city’s hidden spots to get good quality secondhand clothing below. Who needs new clothes for the new year? Not us!

Green Ladies

Photo from SJS Green Ladies

Established in 2008, Green Ladies is a social eco-enterprise selling a selection of like-new clothing on consignment. The shop in Wan Chai is not your typical secondhand store. It’s clean and modern and all the clothes are sorted by colour. From basic everyday items to special occasion wear, you can easily find what you want from head to toe for a bargain price.  

Green Ladies Wan Chai: Shop 8-9, UG, C C Wu Shopping Arcade, Wanchai.

Green Ladies Sai Ying Pun: G/F, No. 168 Queen’s Road West Sai Ying Pun.

More details on the Green Ladies website.

Hipster 9

It’s hard to miss the shocking yellow doorway of Hipster 9. You will spy vintage luxury items from jewellery to clothes in good condition. Some items are on consignment while others are sourced by the shop owner. The name says it all- this is a place for hipsters (& fashion lovers).

Hipster 9: G/F, Shop A4, 2-8 Lok Ku Road, Sheung Wan.

More details on their Facebook page

Luxford (Previously 2hand)

Photo from Luxford

Founded by 4 young professionals, 2hand sells mainly branded secondhand clothing. To make sure the quality, every pre-owned piece was collected and checked carefully by the founders before it goes to customers. For those who are lazy to check out their physical store in Kwun Tong, you can also shop on their website or Carousell.

Luxford: Room 605, 6/F International Plaza, 20 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay.

More details on their website.

Grannie Kiddie

Photo from Grannie Kiddie

For those who are obsessed with the 1950s-1980s, make sure to visit this gem! tiny little shop Grannie Kiddie is based in Tsim Sha Tsui and as you can probably tell from the shop name, they sell a selection of granny-chic pieces that are perfect for those who love to mix & match.

Grannie Kiddie: Flat B07, 4/F, Goodwill Industrial Building, 36 Pak Tin Pak Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories.

Currently by appointment only, more details on their Instagram page or website.

Mee & Gee (Me & George)

Mee&Gee vintage second hand shop Hong Kong
Photo from Flickr / Colourful Buttons

You don’t need an ‘open, sesame’ to get to this treasure cove. Prices range from HK$5 (yes, you are reading that right) to HK$200, making it the most affordable second hand and vintage store in Hong Kong. Free your afternoon, because there is enough here for hours of (dusty) digging.

Mee & Gee Central: 9 Li Yuen Street West, Central; +852 2501 0186.

Mee & Gee Wan Chai: 3 Tai Yuen Street, Wan Chai; +852 2153 0393.

Mee & Gee Mong Kok
: 55 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 2388 0004 | 64 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 2391 3091 | 181 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 2394 8057.

More information on their Facebook page.

1ofaKIND by ImpaktHK

1ofakind - impact hk second hand store
Photo from 1ofaKIND

1ofaKind is homeless charity ImpactHK’s first retail thrift store selling affordable clothing, shoes, accessories and homeware to help the homeless. Inside there is a community café with a very interesting concept: ‘pay as you feel’ and ‘pay it forward’. Just like the Italian ‘caffè sospeso’ (such a beautiful and heartwarming concept), by paying it forward, customers can ensure that someone in need can walk into 1ofaKind and receive a hot drink or snack free of charge.

1ofaKind: 18 Man Wai Street, Man Wai Building, 2-24 Man Wai Street, Yau Ma Tei.

More information on their Facebook page.

Artisan Cafe

Articsan Cafe Central Vintage Music Tees Hong Kong
Photo from Pikuki

Love band vintage tees? This preloved spot may be for you. You might know their Instagrammable Artisan Garden Cafe in Sai Wan, but did you know the Central location sells vintage clothing including rock band t-shirts and cargo jackets? Feel the retro vibe and enjoy their vegan tofu cheesecake while browsing some vinyl classics. We can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy afternoon, can you?

Artisan Cafe Central: G/F, Shop 3,30-32 Wyndham Street, Central.

More information on their Facebook page.

Retrovert

Retrovert Second Hand Preloved Fashion Hong Kong
Photo from Retrovert

A group of fashion lovers with a special affinity for the environment are bringing you not just preloved clothing but also upcycling workshops and a drop-off point for your (clean and in good condition) less loved pieces. They will personally come to pick them up!

Retrovert: shop online here.

More information on their Facebook page.

Drop Your Closet

Drop Your Closet Preloved Vintage Fashion Clothing Hong Kong
Photo from Drop Your Closet

70’s here we come! Doing vintage clothing pop-ups in Hong Kong since 2018 and now shipping worldwide, follow their social media platforms for some fashion and photography inspiration and to get the latest news on where they will be next.

Drop Your Closet: more information on their Facebook and Instagram page.


Lead photo courtesy of Pexels



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