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]

People: Shikha Lamba, the jewellery transformer!

Jewellery resetting, revamping

Secondsguru.com is all about recyling, upcyling and reducing waste. Given this, we simply dig people who contribute towards this effort. Our featured guest blogger, Shikha.S.Lamba is one such person.  Shikha is an entrepreneur, a mother, a jewellery designer and above all a transformer of old jewellery which often languishes in peoples cupboards. So if you have gemstones or baubles or just pieces of jewellery you do not know what to do with, reach out to her and she will spin her …[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]