Flea markets are a great way to shop for things that may not necessarily be available online or anywhere else. From quirky trinkets to custom-made fashion, there are plenty to explore at these pop-up shopping areas! Find out where to bring your friends and family for some retail therapy next with our top 10 picks!
Organized by Fleawhere, Flea Party is a monthly event that is open for multiple days in a row – at a convenient location of Lucky Plaza to boot! You’ll be able to source for pre-loved clothes and artisanal goods at slashed prices. They also regularly update their social media so you can stay up to date with all their happenings on Facebook and Instagram.
Flea Party, 304 Orchard Road #06-48B, Lucky Plaza, Singapore 238863, invade.co/spaces/Flea-Party-November-2020
A weekly fair that draws massive crowds, The Luggage Market is what its name suggests. Booth renters bring their belonging in their luggage and sell it out of them! If you’re looking to sell something, rental costs SG$56, but if you’re shopping, you can expect items like clothes and books. Most items go for SG$5 or less so good deals are guaranteed during your visit.
The Luggage Market, Aperia Mall, 8 - 12 Kallang Ave, Singapore 339509, www.facebook.com/theluggagemarket
Flea markets help you save money, but what about completely not spending at all? At the Singapore Really Really Free Market, you can help others rid of their unwanted items and pick up things like antiques, clothing, and books without forking out a single cent! There are even occasional free services like massages and tarot card readings as well. Part flea market, part exhibition, it’ll be a unique experience to visit on a weekend with the fam!
Singapore Really Really Free Market, various locations, www.facebook.com/srrfm
The Local People celebrates Singaporeans' talents and creativity by showcasing their works. This flea market will mainly feature local designs, which means you’re bound to find things with limited quantities to feel extra special. Besides lending support for budding designers, make sure to also enjoy other happenings like the food stalls and music performances. You can also stay updated with their ongoings or shop for stuff you see at the event on their website!
The Local People, various locations, www.facebook.com/TheLocalPeopleSG
Spot colorful tents and people walking their dogs near Katong i12 shopping mall and chances are you’re at Katong Square Lifestyle and Vintage Market. Usually held on weekends, this bazaar is where you’ll find treasures like vintage jewelry, unconventional fashion items, and old school vinyl records. There are usually food booths and music performances on-site so you’ll be both fed and entertained throughout.
Katong Square Lifestyle And Vintage Market, Katong Square, 86/88 East Coast Road, Singapore 423371, www.facebook.com/retrofactorysg
For the last weekend of every month, Baghdad Street is transformed into a shopping paradise. You’ll be able to freely roam without worry too since the roads are closed off from traffic. Past brands featured include bamboo advocate Glambue and Aura Nur Spa beauty products. While adults can take a break and relax on the deck chairs, kids can join in classic Singaporean games like chapteh and five stones!
So Gelam Market, Baghdad Street, Kampong Glam, www.facebook.com/sogelammarket.sg
Sunday Social Market isn’t just a weekend flea market; it’s also a hotspot for many to hang out with their friends. Live music, fashion labels, and creative handicrafts are aplenty and will keep you occupied for hours. Even if you’re not up for some shopping, you can sit and hang at the restaurant space at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. One thing to remember is that most transactions are cash only, so make sure to have it on hand!
Sunday Social Market, various locations, www.facebook.com/sundaysocialmarket
In collaboration with different organizations and brands, Togetherly is a monthly event held at different locations in Singapore each time. They are usually themed after festive periods as well, such as Chinese New Year and Christmas. Look out for their exchange programmes like the Togetherly Book Exchange, where you get to trade a book with someone else’s for a brand new read – all for free!
Togetherly, various locations, www.facebook.com/togetherlysg
No market is complete without some delicious grub, and you’ll be able to find a lot of it at the monthly Market at Loewen Gardens. From various cheeses to gourmet meat, there’s everything you need to prepare a delicious meal at home. Besides the gastronomic galore, there are also ready-made snacks, handicrafts and knick-knacks to take home. Look out for their family-friendly events too during holidays like Easter and Christmas!
Market At Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248845,