Are you sick and tired of browsing merchandise at impersonal shopping malls? Then it’s probably time to start going to flea markets and buying and selling things.
If you’re looking to get your craft or hobby noticed, a flea market is a great place to do so.
If you’ve accumulated too many possessions and need to get rid of them without having to deal with the often hair-pulling experience that is Carousell, then these services are for you.
When you shop at Singapore’s flea markets for second-hand and handmade goods, you’re supporting the circular economy, which not only saves you money but also protects the planet from the ills of excess production and consumption.
Flea market booths can be put up at any of these locations in Singapore, whether you’re a budding business or just trying to escape being approached for the next episode of Hoarders.
Singapore flea market booth rental costs
Having a booth at Public Garden
Having a booth at Public Garden is a great way to connect with other small businesses and designers in the area. Instead of a location to sell your unwanted H&M merchandise, they brand themselves a trade expo where you can showcase your handcrafted goods. To put it another way, it’s like a huge flea market, but with a focus on handcrafted items.
An invitation-only policy is in place for sellers to join the platform. In order to be taken seriously as a “brand,” you must provide a description of your products and a link to your social media profiles on their website.
Finding a place to store your luggage at The Luggage Marketplace
At the present, Singapore’s largest second-hand market is arguably the Luggage Market. Every Sunday, it is hosted near the Paya Lebar MRT station. The flea market sells out weeks in advance, so you’ll need to reserve your space online well in advance if you want to attend.
To avoid having to haul clothes racks or tables, sellers don’t need this service. You don’t even need a storefront; all you need is a suitcase full of things.
At times, the market is so packed that bargain basement prices can be found among the many products being sold. After the event, if you still have unsold clothing, you can have it delivered for free to local donation centres.
At a Flea Party, you can sell your wares.
In addition to the Flea Party, Fleawhere organises a variety of activities. Every day from 1pm to 7pm, Lucky Plaza Level 6 has a flea market. Most people go out on Sundays, therefore weekends are always extremely busy. Two seats and a table are included in the rental fee.
Whether you’re seeking clothing and accessories for young people, or if you’re a hip young person looking to get rid of last season’s trends, Flea Party is the place to go.
Other impromptu gatherings
It’s very uncommon to see impromptu flea markets and pop-up swaps springing up all across Singapore at any given time, such as Carouselland, which will take place at Marina Bay Sands .
If this is something you’re interested in, keep an eye out for events that are being advertised on Facebook.