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Located in the heart of Chinatown, The Née Vintage Store is not your regular vintage boutique. A unique shopping experience for both vintage and non-vintage lovers awaits in the three-storey shophouse. While sharing our love for secondhand vintage goods, we also hope to raise awareness on sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism amongst our community.

Upon walking into our spacious yet intimate space, customers are greeted by our welcoming staff and wide arrays of vintage designer bags and accessories on display. Curated vintage designer bags are carefully placed and arranged amongst antique furnitures around the store. We take pride in providing the best shopping experience for our customers. Hence, a lot of thought and effort has been put into the interior design of the store for an unforgettable vintage shopping experience.

The Née Vintage Store is heavily inspired by the thrift shops in Europe. Unlike the existing secondhand consignment stores in Singapore, where the bags are tucked behind glass displays, here at The Née Vintage Store, you are able touch, feel and even try on all our pieces. We believe that this is an essential step in your shopping experience, allowing you to make a better decision. As we are also advocates for vintage fashion, do ask our team a question or two about the history of the pieces. We would be more than happy to share our knowledge! You’ll be surprised when you learn an interesting fact or two about the bag you’ve just purchased.

Other than bags, we carry a wide range of vintage accessories including watches and necklaces (perfect for gifting), ready-to-wear and even homewares. Our brand selection is extensive including major fashion house brands like Hermès, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. We have a wide collection of carefully selected pieces including highly sought after Dior Saddle bags and the iconic Fendi Baguettes. These early 2000s styles are back in fashion and we are here for it.

Located on the second floor of the shophouse, nestles a collection of every girl’s dream - vintage Chanels. A whole floor dedicated to vintage Chanel pieces including ready-to wear (think Chanel tweed jackets), accessories (vintage clip-on earrings, rare one-of-a-kind brooches) and of course, bags. Upon entering, you’ll be greeted with a wall of rare vintage Chanel bags. A collection we are personally impressed ourselves. A spiral stairs, in the middle of the room, leads up to a private lounge area where you can enjoy an intimate shopping experience. You have to visit us to experience it for yourself! We welcome you with open arms to join the The Née Vintage Community.

I consider myself a progressive fashion lover. One who appreciates history and style. But also one who is conscious of her own consumer habits. So that is why I’m here to tell you why you should love vintage (especially luxury vintage bags) as much as I do.

So…what defines vintage? According to Harper’s Bazaar, it is something designed and manufactured in the past 20 years or later. Vintage bags are not just bags, they are (1) a piece of history. They (2) have character. Vintage bags are (3) rare, (4) one-of-a-kind and (5) speaks stories. I have stated five good reasons why you should shop vintage in just two sentences!

Furthermore, buying luxury vintage is one great example of (6) conscious consumerism - the buying practices driven by a commitment to making purchasing decisions that have a positive social, economic and environmental impact.

Let me give you an example…The Fendi Baguette bag was one of the most sought after bags in the fashion world after it appeared on Sex and The City back in the year 2000. When the sequel “Just Like That” recently aired on HBO, 22 years later, there was (again) a sudden peak of interest in Fendi Baguette bags (should add a link to a page where we sell Fendi Baguettes). So instead of rushing to the nearest Fendi boutique to get my hands on a Baguette, I sourced out a Baguette in the vintage market for one-third of the retail price. Not only am I giving a second life to an existing bag (cues no wastage of new resources), my shopping decision was (7) better for the planet and also, (8) my bank account.

The Nee Vintage Store is here to make luxury vintage goods affordable for everyone. Most vintage pieces are priced relatively lower than retail price. But should you be embarrassed to be seen carrying a vintage? Absolutely not. IT-girl celebrities like Bella Hadid and Madison Beer are always seen rocking vintage pieces in their daily street-styles.

So the next time you want to purchase a new bag for your personal collection, consider buying vintage from The Nee Vintage Store. Together we should champion sustainable fashion and normalise buying vintage designer items. Wearing vintage is the new green.

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