For such a small island, Bermuda’s second hand community surprisingly thrives. As a community, Bermudians recognize the importance of reusing all manner of things, including clothes. We are very fortunate that most Bermudians think to donate still usable, but perhaps grown out of or seldom worn clothes, rather than throwing them away.
These clothes, still in wonderful condition, make it to the thrift stores, charity shops, and vintage shops on island. Interestingly, shops like these often offer high quality clothes with more choice than you could never find on island.
Lived-in clothes can often be picked up very cheaply, and still look trendy. Dressing your outfits up with a bit of vintage influence can add personality to an ensemble like nothing else can. Why not explore these quaint shops that can become treasure troves of forgotten fashion?
PALS Thrift Shop (pictured above)
Located at 18 Point Finger Road, Paget, PALS Thrift Shop is bursting at the seams with drapery, wall decor, furniture, beautiful clothing and shoes, books, toys, games, puzzles and so much more! Having just opening in March of this year, PALS Thrift Shop is has quickly become a one-stop-shop for all your thrifty needs and all in support of the Home Cancer Care in Bermuda and patient care. Shoppers can check out a preview of items available via their Facebook page but don’t wait to buy, items go quickly! PALS Thrift Shop is open on Saturdays between 9:00am and 3:00pm and on the first Sunday of each month between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Second Look Thrift Shop
Second Look Thrift Shop has made a name for itself in it’s short time since opening in 2017. Not only does the store offer tons of gently used second hand items but gives it’s customers a preview via it’s popular Facebook page. Good quality clothing, accessories, shoes, housewares and children’s toys are all in abundance at Second Look Thrift Shop, located upstairs in the Muslim Church at the corner of Cedar Avenue and Laffan Street. What’s more is that Second Look Thrift Shop can collect your donations, saving you time and effort it would take to drop off. Second Look Thrift Shop is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Second Hand Rose
Located at The World Heritage Centre in St. George’s the Second Hand Rose shop is not the place to look for second hand clothing but it is the place to go to housewares like high-quality dinnerware, decorative vases, beautiful artworks and stunning silverware. Second Hand Rose is the perfect place to find a vintage or antique something worth taking home. Visit the Second Hand Rose shop Monday through Saturday, between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Check out their Facebook page for more information and to preview items available for purchase.
This trendy store is located on the upper level of the Red Cross and all proceeds go to the charity. It is a small store simply bursting with clothes and accessories for men, women and children. Trendsetters will no doubt find a ton of chic looks inside this quirky store. Visit the Red Cross on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 6:00pm. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
The largest charity store on island, the barn carries many second hand items besides clothes, including books, home wares, kid’s toys and more. The Barn is run by the Hospitals Auxiliary Board, and all proceeds from The Barn go towards hospital fundraising. Because it’s been in operation for so long and so many people know about it, The Barn can afford to be selective in what it chooses to display. Visit The Barn on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
The Salvation Army offers a range of clothing and shoes for very affordable prices. Located in Hamilton, the friendly staff are happy to help you find a bargain, and the store even includes an area for items that are further reduced. The store is a treasure trove particularly for affordable work wear, and they have a range of matching business suits. The store has variable hours but is usually open 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays.
Orange Bay Company
The only store on this list that’s not a charity store, Orange Bay Company is a consignment store, allowing buyers and sellers to come together in a way that’s beneficial for both parties. Clothes, shoes, accessories and home furnishings that are sold to the store go down in price the longer they remain there. For this reason, you may want to try your luck waiting for an item to drop in price before buying it. The store is full of high quality vintage and contemporary clothing that will make any fashionista swoon. Visit Orange Bay Company from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday. Check out their Facebook page for more information and to preview items available for purchase.