7 Places To Get Thrifty In Dubai
Although Dubai is all about the glitz and high octane glam when it comes to dressing, it can leave many people with a desire for something with a little more depth and a conscience.
The word “sustainability” in fashion can be super overwhelming for those who want to make a difference, but it really does start with you and the choices you make. More often than not, contemporary brands that happen to use sustainable and ethical practices are more expensive due to their slow fashion approach and limited quantities, so if you like your fashion habit on a shoe string budget, thrifting might be an option to consider.
Moreover, with many Dubai residents being ultra-fashion conscious, what they’re choosing to donate might be right up your alley. Thrift shops always donate a percentage of their profits to charity, so this means that you can be stylish for a good cause and these are the Dubai spots to get thrifty at…
Retold is a two-floor thrift shop where you might be able to bag yourself a designer bargain! Offering everything from casual clothes and workout gear to high end pieces, you will be sure to find a look your love at a fraction of the RRP price. There is even a variety of high-end shoes, bags and wallets. Located on Umm Suqqeim Road, Retold receives hundreds of new (and nearly-new) pieces every week!
From dresses, shirts, shoes and more, Thrift Bazaar is where you can really shop on a shoestring budget. Many items still have their original tags on them and you can find T-shirts for Dh16 and faux leather jackets for under Dh40. Thrift Bazaar is located at Al Khail Mall in Al Quoz.
Thrift For Good
Thrift For Good is located in Golden Mile on the Palm Jumeirah. Offering high quality sustainable second-hand fashion, and amazing products at more than affordable prices. In the vintage style space, you can scout quality high street and designer pieces for as little as Dhs10!
The Luxury Closet
If a high end designer items are more your bag, then The Luxury Closet has you covered for some pre-loved luxe at a fraction of the RRP price! They re-sell top tier luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci and even Hermes if you’re lucky, with some items that never go on sale, discounted at up to 70 per cent off. Located in Al Barsha, each item is officially authenticated before being listed on the site.
Fashion Rerun is an online store selling a plethora of second-hand, high-quality and affordable clothing. All the items are carefully curated and checked to meet their quality control process and include clothing for women, men, and children. They even have a clearance section!
Bearly Used is a licensed online thrift shop that only sells items that have been barely worn. Just for women, they re-sell a variety of ultra-chic clothing. Their Instagram page highlights exactly which items are available and if anything catches your eyes, all you need to do is comment under the photo as it’s on a first comment, first-serve basis.
Established in 2008, Reem’s Closet sells pre-loved fashion at a number of various prices points pertaining to their condition. Pick up authentic ‘as new’ items, or genuine pieces with slight defects (that are all clearly pictured or labelled) at a bargain price. With stores in Jumeirah Plaza and Mazaya Centre, Reem also has a consignment stand with La Brocante, which is ideal for thrifters who can shop vintage furniture and fashion under one roof. Moreover, a lot of the pieces at Reem’s Closet are high end luxury pieces at a fraction of the RRP!