Retro Singapore – A guide for vintage hunters

An old school typewriter for sale at Tong Mern Sern Antiques

Don’t you just love vintage shops? They all seem to have their own little personalities that spring to life with the history behind people’s treasured belongings. The mixture of perfumed scents, sixties incense and leathery goods waft towards you the minute you enter and a myriad of colours greets your searching eyes. Perusing shelf upon shelf, rack upon rack in a second-hand shop is a true adventure; knowing that you will exit your favourite little …[Read more]

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Time to declutter, now that the festive season is behind us!

For those among us who have too many clothes and too little to wear! Tips to organise your wardrobe

  It’s time to sell. The tree is in the compost, the trinkets and baubles have been wrapped and stored, the last of the turkey leftover finally eaten up, and your kids are already bored of the booty from Mr. Claus. The holiday season is officially behind us. In Singapore, the season starts with Diwali, Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas and finally the madness of New Year’s Eve. Irrespective of where you were as the …[Read more]

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When older is better! Christmas gifts ideas that celebrate the test of time

Christmas gift for your friends - vintage movie posters. You can't go wrong with an Audrey Hepburn poster!

At Secondsguru, we have a soft spot for all things old, so here are some Christmas gift ideas , this season of giving, all carrying a whiff of romance from the past! Retro Casio watch We all have friends still pretending it’s the 80s – unwilling to stop playing The Police, dressing up to insane lengths at costume parties, insisting on sitting through Back To The Future reruns – this is the cheapest and awesome-est gift …[Read more]

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Buying a preloved designer bag? Handy tips!

For affordable branded bags, look for deals in the pre-loved market. If maintained well, luxury secondhand bags can last you a lifetime!

It’s a girl’s dream to have a selection of designer handbags stashed away in her wardrobe just waiting to perfectly accessorise a favorite outfit. But when the cost of a Prada tote is comparable to a plane ticket to a far-off destination, it’s difficult to justify such a luxury. But don’t despair – if you are willing to put your girl-on-a-mission hat on and prepare for a journey to the secondhand branded bag (pre-loved as …[Read more]