When it’s time to explore a different side to Singapore away from glitzy shopping malls and luxury boutiques, Haji Lane is the perfect destination. With the colorful giant murals and quaint little shophouses, the narrow yet vibrant street feels like a world away from the sleek and modern vibe of the rest of the island.
It’s where the artsy and hipsters converge, setting up indie shops in this well-known area of Bugis, Singapore. Vintage hunters will fall in love with the whimsical boutiques and offbeat finds in this vibrant, bustling alley. Check out these eight must-see vintage stops in the famously hip Haji Lane, Singapore.
Shops come and go in Haji Lane, but Spoilmarket has remained one of the most popular stops in the area for years. The turquoise façade is an eye-catcher, but the shop’s appeal lies in being a treasure trove of vintage items, from women’s clothing to artsy knick-knacks to retro gadgets, like cameras and televisions!
Address: 74 Haji lane
Grammah is another shopper’s favorite for vintage clothes that would look just as at home in your parents’ or grandparents’ closets as they would in yours. Browse the racks for dainty dresses, quality pants, and charming accessories, each one a unique piece you’ll be proud to own!
Address: 66 Haji Lane
Local artists find a place in Haji Lane to showcase their handicrafts with the lifestyle store Craft Assembly. The shop displays a wide assortment of locally-made products, including vintage apparel, toys, jewelry, accessories, and all sorts of trinkets.
Address: 61 Haji Lane
Hunt for vintage-inspired and second-hand clothing sourced from all over Asia in Victoria Jomo. With a great selection of eclectic clothes and accessories for men and women, it’s one of the best spots in Haji Lane to avail of great bargains.
Address: 47 Haji Lane
Hygge is a Danish term that refers to the feeling of coziness, slow and relaxed living, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. The Haji Lane store is inspired by this concept with light and breezy décor, vintage apparel, and accessories, and customized products that are ideal for gift-giving.
Address: 37 Haji Lane
Make your way to Salad Shop to shop for fashion and home items that the owners acquired from all around the world. Travelers who want to pick up unique pieces, whether its dresses, Scandinavian-inspired home décor, or other knick-knacks, should drop by the two-story shop during a visit to Haji Lane.
Address: 27 Haji Lane
Hippie shoppers with a preference for exotic vibes and bohemian fashion should visit Alternative Store, a boutique selling Himalayan-inspired products. Many of the items are sourced from Nepal, India, and other countries. Besides clothing and jewelry, the shop also features trinkets such as incense, singing bowls, Buddhist statues, and more.
The store’s in-house label Going OM is also a great place to find unique, bohemian pieces.
Address: 59 Haji Lane
Luca & Vic
Got kids? Take them to Luca & Vic, a store in Haji Lane that’s known for carrying a huge assortment of quirky toys. Any child or adult who appreciates a classic will enjoy rummaging through the store’s extensive collection of vintage toys and old-school brands from all around the world.
Address: 29 Haji Lane
Tips For Visiting Haji Lane
Haji Lane is an excellent place to visit, especially for travelers on the lookout for great vintage deals. If you’re headed to the hipster central, visit during midday to make sure that all the shops are open.
Travelers taking a taxi should ask the driver to drop them off at either end of the street since Haji Lane is car-free on weekends. Commuters may also take the train to the nearest MRT in Bugis.
A trip to Haji Lane is incomplete without sitting down for a cup of brew in one of the many cafés along the alley. Get the KKday exclusive at Selfie Coffee for a cup of coffee with your face on it!
*Featured image via Tang Yan Song on Shutterstock