#Whereto: 5 Places for Thrift Shopping in Indonesia


Many people like to go thrift shopping to get bargain deals of branded items. Sometimes, some of these items are export surplus, while the rest are preloved items. Although it takes a lot of energy to find the items that you want, there are numerous thrift shops in Indonesia for you to find what you want.

Here are the 5 places you should go for thrift shopping:

Pasar Baru

Metro Atom Building at Pasar Baru is one of the locations many would recommend to go thrift shopping. What differentiates this thrift shop from others found in Jakarta is the comfort that if offers. As it is located within the building, the place is neatly coordinated shops, the modern look and air-conditioner for visitors. This makes the place very popular among local celebrities.  Some of the things that you can find in here are vintage clothes, imported cosmetics and beauty products here. Vintage clothes are priced from 10k to 100k,  mostly curated from pasar baru. The sellers most often selected according to a certain quality standard, washed clean and sold.

Address: Jl.. KH. Samanhudi, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Utara, RT.1/RW.3, Pasar Baru, RT.8/RW.6, Ps. Baru, Kecamatan Sawah Besar, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10710
Phone: (021) 26071113

Pasar Senen

Pasar Senin is the ultimate location for people who want to go thrift shopping in Jakarta. Despite the reputation, keep in mind that the place is hot and stuffy due to poor air circulation and lots of dust. Yet there are a lot of people who like this place, because if offers tons of choices for vintage clothes. The items are not sorted so you have to spend extra energy and accuracy to look for good items. Items are sold starting from Rp. 5,000 / clothes and some even sell Rp. 10,000 for 3 goods. When it’s late in the afternoon, sellers bring their items to the parking area to be sold very, very cheaply. If you’re lucky, you can get clothes for only Rp. 1,000!

Address: Jl. St. Senen No.14, Senen, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10410

Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills is located on the upper level of Pasar Santa, a more modern and hip market that sells various items from vintage clothes, collector’s items and even delicious food. This store is especially noteworthy, for it offers carefully hand-selected pieces from various like the flea markets to stores around the region. Although they mostly sell vintage t-shirts, they also provide a small section of used books, shoes, action figures, and others priced at 100k to 250k. Be quick when choosing what you want to purchase, for rare and well-sought after collections are sold fast, considering they also ship worldwide.

Address: Jalan Cipaku 1, Pasar Santa Modern Market Lantai 1 Blok AKS No.57, Petogogan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Phone: 0878-8877-1066

Tarigan Collection

Although Tarigan Collection has similar atmosphere to pasar senin with no AC and hot, stuffy rooms, don’t let the setting fool you. It is not rare to find clothes from famous brands like Adidas and Giorgio Armani. You will be able to find various clothes from fancy leather jackets or branded dresses, all at affordable prices from 30k for shirts and denim-related items starting from 80k. The clothes did not come from other stores, but rather directly from the Tanjung Priok port.

Address: Jl. Walang Baru Raya No.12, Tugu Utara, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta

Pasar Anggada

This last one is not located in Jakarta but close by in Bogor. It may not be as well-known as Pasar Baru and Pasar Senen, but the items it offers are as good. Rather than preloved items, this places focuses more on export goods that are sold at very cheap prices starting from the price of Rp. 35,000 to Rp. 100,000. Another interesting thing about this market is that stores will have a bazaar, where you will be able to find clothes starting from 20k to 100k.

Address: Ruko anggada indah blok a1 no 39-40, Jl. Raya Mayor Oking Jaya Atmaja No.39-40, Bogor, Jawa Barat

Going thrift shopping gives personal satisfaction for whomever tries it. In these places, not only will you be able to find quality items at a bargain, but you can also find old memorabilia that takes you back to the past. Which is why thrift shopping is a must in Jakarta, in order to expand your knowledge as well as find ‘hidden treasures’ while having fun.

What do you think about these places? Have you ever been to any of it? Share your experiences in the comment section below!