Plus size thrifting in Singapore I.- Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store

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If it comes to fashion, I’m all for thrifting. It saves our planet, and it saves our wallets. And it is fun too. I saw a lot of blog posts and YouTube videos about thrifting. I felt like here in Singapore we don’t have so many options for thrifting like elsewhere. But I realize, I didn’t explore all possibilities. Maybe I was wrong.

I asked my good friend Mr. Google about thrifting here. It seems there are some options. But are there options for plus size fashion too? You know, I have a quite hard time to find clothes for me in the shops. Let’s see if the thrift shops will be different.

I decided to start my small thrifting experiment in the Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store by Salvation Army. I had a few reasons. Regarding my research, this should be the biggest thrift store in Singapore. So if there is a chance to find some plus size pieces, it is there. The second reason is that the store is very conveniently placed next to the Hillview MRT station (Downtown Line). And the last, but not least reason was that the Salvation Army is using earned money for their social programs. I love that.

I didn’t have have any budget restrictions. I just was curious if there will be plus sizes too and if I’ll be able to find something suitable for me. The store is pretty spacious. Clothes are on the racks by groups – dresses, skirts, pants, tops, denim, jackets, etc. You can buy there bags, shoes and accessories too. I didn’t explore those options on my first visit. There is even a small bridal section if you are interested. I was looking specifically for a dress.

Did I find something? Oh, yes, I did. Of course, there where mostly sizes XS, X, and M. But I was able to find a few pieces of bigger sizes too. The great is that you can try the item before you buy it as the store has three spacious fitting rooms. I left the store with the Oasis dress with beautiful flowers and butterflies pattern. The dress wasn’t used very often. It looks like new. Oasis is a British brand. The prices for the latest apparel from this brand are between 50,- SGD – 120,- SGD. I bought the dress for 10,- SGD. I paired the dress with the pink high heels from Dorothy Perkins (purchased online for 15,- SGD, prices for new shoes are starting at 50,- SGD).

I can say that my first attempt for thrifting in Singapore was quite a success.

How do I look?

Praisehaven Mega Family Thrift Store

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500 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678106
Tel : +65 63495312 
Business Operating Hours: Mon – Thurs: 11 am – 7 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am – 9pm 
Closed Sundays

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