The fashionistas that swarm Zouk every weekend are now finding themselves another reason to come to the ultra hip club in the daytime as well. The Zouk Flea and Easy Market is a quarter-yearly event that attracts people of all ages with the promise of an afternoon of shopping and even partying! Raved to be the most chic market in the nation, its regulars would gladly testify to its bona fide hype.
Zouk comes alive in a very different light with over 70 different vendors selling a myriad range of items that will definitely overwhelm. A kaleidoscope of colours, every inch of the club is occupied by many stall vendors, most of whom are young and incredibly fashionable themselves. The goods range from second-hand clothes and vintage finds to exquisite handmade accessories and even home-baked cookies. The festive aura in Zouk is indeed irresistibly enticing.
For those who thrive on searching out the lowest priced items, you will love the second hand deals can dip as low as just $2 for a shirt, and branded bags at more than 50% discount. The flea market also attracts young entrepreneurs to set up stalls peddling their own creations, which is perfect for individuals who have preferences for quirky and unique items that are one-of-a-kind. Many of these young sellers also have online stores, and take the opportunity to promote their businesses to the public. However, all the goods sold at this market must be paid in cash, so do prepare your moo-lah in advance.
Even if you do not find anything you fancy, you can always indulge in a Mocha Frappe at the Wine Bar and watch the world pass by. Many people have commented on the attractive people that have been spotted at these events, decked out in the most chic outfits, which is reminiscent to the clientele that Zouk normally hosts at night as well.
This is one flea market that is definitely recommended!
Zouk Flea and Easy Market Where : Zouk, Jiak Kim Street When : Once every 3 months, on a Sunday from 2-7pm Who : Fashionistas, young designers, pet dogs as well! What : Everything fashionable.
Interested in exploring other flea markets? Here are some popular ones that are occurring around the nation. Now who said that shopping in Singapore is expensive?
Lime Flea Market
When : Bi-monthly Where : Held at *Scape ( the youth hub behind Cathay Orchard Cineleisure ) What’s good : Quirky handmade jewellery and vintage finds of clothes and bags Who’s there : Youths and families
When : Every Sunday from 11am to 7pm Where : red dot design museum, 28 Maxwell Road What’s good : One of a kind accessories, clothes, shoes and plush dolls The crowd : Young, artsy professionals
What : Everything. Gorgeous accessories, vintage clothes, second hand designer items, music and even books. Who : Everyone. Usually the “artsy” kind. Youths between the ages of 16 to 35, fashionistas, art lovers, working crowd, designers etc.
Where : Timbre Bistro, 45 Armenian Street (The Substation Garden ) When : Every month. The next Timbre flea market will be held this Saturday from 6pm to 1am . What : Second-hand clothes, bags and jewellery, vintage finds and collectibles Who : Mostly the young crowd ranging from 16-35. Indie music fans swarm this flea market as the are special performances by local bands as well.
Tanglin Mall 2 nd Hand Fashion and Jumble Bazaar
Where : Along the perimeters of Tanglin Mall When : 1 st and 3 rd Saturday of the month from 3-11pm What : Only Second-hand fashion and accessories are allowed to be sold here. Who : Everyone of all ages, locals and expatriates alike.
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