If we had it our way, shopping would be accepted as a sport – we like to think we’re at an Olympian level. With second-hand pieces now taking centre stage as sustainability concerns rise, Dubai now has a myriad of shops that offer the same.

Not only is the secondhand luxury fashion industry evidently a booming business, but it’s also encouraging consumers to be savvier with pre-loved when it comes to the items they invest it.

Giving our knowledge, it’s only fair to share our skills and knowledge of the best spots to shop in the region.From e-commerce platforms to brick-and-mortar stores, Dubai’s not short of vintage and pre-loved stores.

So overall, shopping second-hand is a great way to live more sustainably and support local businesses and communities at the same time.

Swipe through our guide of Dubai’s most-sought after second-hand boutique for the ultimate shopping spree experience.

So Much Trouble

By combining shopping with style, Community with fashion, and curated consignment with uniquely creative spaces, So Much Trouble was born. So Much Trouble” has a mission that goes beyond simply offering a collection of exquisite designer pieces. The brand’s name itself carries a subtle message: to redefine the perception of pre-loved items and prove that secondhand doesn’t mean second-best. From vintage to cult fashion, the space brings everything from coffee, cocktails to second-hand retail therapy. The brainchild behind this all is Blended’s founder Dominique Laird. Located in InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Marina, it’s open from Tuesday to Saturday 4pm to 12am.

For more information visit somuchtrouble.com 

The Luxury Closet


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Founded over a decade ago by Kunal Kapoor, The Luxury Closet, based in Dubai, is one of the leading luxury resale platforms not only in the Middle East, but worldwide. With premium brands including Cartier, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Van Cleef and Arpels and more, there are over 40,000 unique items to choose from on The Luxury Closet’s platform. The changing shopping mentality towards seeking unique vintage pieces and pre-loved items has been spearheaded by the millennial generation, Kunal previously told Emirates Woman. “Consumers’ luxury shopping habits are changing; they’re taking into consideration what ownership really stands for and its definition, along with the impact it has on the environment too,” he said. It’s located in Novotel Dubai, Al Barsha, Dubai Marina Mall and more locations across Dubai.

For more information visit theluxurycloset.com



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Retold is a pre-owned fashion boutique that’s home to a variety of high-street and designer womenswear brands. Deliver your unwanted items to the store in like-new condition and sit back and relax while they take care of the rest, in return for store credit. Today the concept is a favorite sustainable pre-owned fashion destination, providing second homes for unwanted perfect condition fashion, offering the best of brands from High-street through Designer and Luxury labels, some even with their original labels attached, with an expansive  3,000sqft store in Dubai (Al Quoz area) and in Al Ghurair Centre (ground floor). hoppers can try on and buy from a huge selection of gorgeous clothes, shoes, bags, kid’s clothes, vintage items, accessories and even jewellery.

For more information visit shopretold.com


As one of of the first vintage clothing shops in the city, Garderobe is home to a myriad of second-hand designer items. By connecting buyers and sellers of authentic luxury goods, they operate out of a large villa in Jumeirah as well as on their slick website. They stock everything from Manolo Blahnik to Chanel but don’t go in expecting steals. Though discounted from their original retail value, the items are still fairly priced so that the sellers make a fair commission. Garderobe was founded in 2010 by fashion enthusiast Micha Maatouk and offers a unique platform for users to search the region’s pre-loved fashion and acquire for less. It’s located in Villa 1224, Wasl Rd and is open daily from 10am to 7pm.

For more information visit garderobe.ae

Digg it Vintage & Thrift Store

A collective of youth inspired by the hiphop lifestyle – with its music, dancing, and graffiti – founded in 2016. Through the years, Digg It has become a treasury of fashion and style for the youth of Dubai with a variety of preloved and vintage clothing ranging from the late 70s to the last decade. It’s located in Al Quoz and is open from Sunday to Thursday 11am to 8pm and Friday to Saturday 11am to 9pm.

For more information visit diggvintage.com 

Reem’s Closet


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As Dubai’s first designer resale store open since 2008. ince opening, Reems Closet has continued to flourish as Dubai’s first and most respected designer boutique for luxury consignment. Reems Closet now boasts two landmark stores in Dubai, an online store as well as an app. With a clientelle of over 6000 people regularly selling, buying and trading, the fashion community has embraced the recycle/resale concept as Reem knew they would and continues to grow every day. The success of Reems Closet comes down to Reem’s own love for luxury fashion and quality, combined with her passion to be a conscious consumer.

For more information visit reemscloset.com 

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