If there’s one thing at GRAZIA we love, it’s shopping ethically and sustainably. One of the best ways to do that is thrifting. From Y2K-inspired pieces, wardrobe staples, amazing designer finds, vintage pieces, thrift shopping is always a fashion adventure.
If you’re based in the UAE, GRAZIA is here to guide you on the best places to thrift in emirates.
1. Izsa Vintage
Izsa Vintage is a small business that specializes in all things Y2K. From vintage bags to must-have bottoms, you can shop the cutest pieces at an affordable price. They regularly have exclusive drops where they update the available pieces so you can shop online. Additionally, they have pop-ups at Urban Market Concept and Ripe Market if you would rather check out the pieces in person.
Endless sells used designer clothing. It was initially founded in the UK and is now based in Dubai. You can put your own items for sale, and in exchange for a 10% commission, the business will manage everything from listing to delivery. You can also shop brands such as Zara, Mango and secondhand designer pieces for affordable prices. A thrifting dream!
Looking for an oversized tee to pair with your biker shorts and sneakers? Look no further. Digg.it is a thrift shop that sells all things vintage from Carhartt pants, caps and an endless range of graphic T-shirts. Not to mention, it is convenient as you can opt to shop online or visit their store at 4b Street Warehouse B23 – 81 6th St – Al Quoz – Dubai.
Retold is a thrift shop with multiple locations throughout Dubai in JLT, Al Quoz and Al Ghurair. It is the perfect shop to find secondhand designer pieces and the way the clothes are organized in store is a dream. Some of our editors at GRAZIA have even found their own pieces at Retold including a vintage Coach wallet.
5. Haute & Spicy Boutique
Haute and Spicy Boutique is a vintage wonderland. Selling pieces like vintage Jean Paul Gaultier and a range of Y2K outfits. You can shop on their website and they frequently feature pop-ups at the Urban Market Concept.
6. Urban Market Concept
Established in 2021, the Urban Market Concept is a monthly event that combines secondhand clothing, music and food. With many thrift stores having pop-ups giving shoppers a more personalized experience. You can shop a range of pieces such as jewellery, clothing, accessories and more. Every month the updated location is revealed on their Instagram. Their next event is this weekend from September 16 to 17 from 3:00pm-9:00pm at Radisson Red Dubai.
7. Reems Closet
With the options to buy, sell and trade Reems Closet brings the best of both worlds with an online shop and in-person store at Jumeirah Plaza. Shop secondhand designer bags, accessories and clothes at a discounted price. We’re talking Chanel, Prada, Dior and more!
Garderobe, which translates to wardrobe in English, is one of the earliest secondhand vintage stores in Dubai as it was founded in 2010. It promises a wide range of high end pieces being sold on their website or their store in Villa 1224 – Al Wasl Rd – Umm Suqeim 2 – Dubai.