A conversation about sustainable fashion is incomplete without the mention of thrift stores. From surplus fast fashion stock to pre-loved stylish pieces, thrift stores have seen a growing interest among fashionistas all around the country. While COVID-19 might have left us weary of visiting our favourite but often crowded thrift markets like Sarojini Nagar in Delhi or Colaba Causeway in Bombay, here are some thrift stores that have made it possible for us to get our hands on great thrift finds from anywhere in the country.
Store: Bottom Drawer Vintage
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Best Buys: Jeans, accessories
Looking for a staple pair of jeans? Consider your sartorial prayers answered! This Instagram shop gets the most stylish vintage denim supply you can find, and there’s a pair for every shape, fit, or form. Besides their coveted denim pieces, Bottom Drawer Vintage also has their occasion accessory drops which are equally stylish.
Store: Holy Molly!
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Best Buys: Bikini tops, printed shirts
If you want a cute top or shirt to go with that perfect pair of thrifted jeans, Holly Molly is going to come to your rescue. They curate a range of vintage, preloved, and thrifted pieces that include printed shirts, quirky bikinis, and unique bags. They sell out rather quickly, so make sure you’re ready to get your hands on your favourite piece.
Store: Bombay Closet Cleanse
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Instagram Handle: bombayclosetcleanse
Best Buys: Pre-loved luxury goods, bohemian pieces
This women-run Instagram thrift store is Mumbai-based but ships worldwide. They have a mix of pre-loved luxury pieces as well as vintage thrift ones. If you’re one that loves that one-of-a-kind dress, top, or co-ord set, Bombay Closet Cleanse is going to be your go-to store. With a men’s store, thrift book store and upcoming pop-ups, this shop has a lot more in store, and we’re nothing but excited to see more!
Store: Snazzy Thrift
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Instagram Handle: snazzythriftt
Best Buys: Corsets, Bralettes, Bags
Another thrift store that ships all over India, Snazzy Thrift has a unique mix of bralettes, corsets, bags and the occasional summer skirt or top. They also have season-specific drops like trench coats, sweater vests, and swimsuits. With summer right around the corner, we can’t wait to see what summer must-haves that they have in store.
Store: Retro Days
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Instagram Handle: shop.retrodays.in
Best Buys: Retro Shirts, Dresses
Like the name suggests, this thrift store is for everything retro. They have unique pieces inspired by the 60s, 70s, and 80s that will fit perfectly in today’s wardrobe. You can shop on their website where you can easily see their available pieces and they also have a 14-day return or exchange policy, which makes it the perfect place for a thrift newbie.
We’re sure this thrift-starter list is going to be your go-to shopping guide. So which store are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments below!