Ok we are going to be very honest about this one – this store is for SERIOUS vintage/ thrift store customers ONLY. If you can only handle buying clothes from Chanel or Prada where everything is clean and shiny, than Oakham market (O-mighty) store on Haji Lane is NOT the store for you.
But if you are looking for some really unique, different fashion pieces that will definitely not be on the racks in Zara etc etc, and you are willing to sort through a whole world of bizarre, tacky and sometimes clothes so wacky you either need to tweet a pic of it or perhaps even start a bonfire right in the shop….. (we may put that yellow smiley dress in the below pic in that bonfire…)
Other “interesting” aspects about the shop – prepare to enter a club with pounding music that plays the most random songs you will ever hear (it’s actually hysterical after about 5 minutes in the store) and the lady at the front counter definitely had a “punk-rocker” attitude (i.e. couldn’t care less if we existed or not!).
Anyway now that we have the negative out of the way…. (don’t say we didn’t warn you)… check out the gems that CAN be found if you spend a bit of time searching through the shop!
This dress below was also very cute and had a vintage feel with printed roses on it. From memory the lining needed re-doing, but for the serious vintage lover we are sure that wouldn’t be too difficult. But the price tag was a little higher on this one – $49SGD
Ok this pic below is a little furry, but you got to remember we had pounding music, neon lights and can you see that glittery mardi gras-esque curtain on the left? yes it was that kind of place, and we’re going to blame their loud subwoofer for shaking our camera (ahem). Anyway the blouse was very cute with airmail postage stamps, and the skirt matched perfectly with the top (we liked the contrasting blue at the top of the skirt), however both outfits were $50SGD. The blouse was worth it, however the skirt had a bit of a weird shape when we tried it, it buckled a little at the bottom.
In case you want to look at their (REALLY CRAZY) website… and we can honestly say hand on heart that we have never viewed such an epileptic inducing website before in our lives….then check out the shop’s website below – don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Would we go back? Absolutely! It was a fun filled occasion that was definitely more interesting than browsing through Orchard road for the hundredth time. Our tip – go at night and with a bunch of girlfriends!
Oakham market (O-mighty)
Address: 45 Haji Lane, Singapore
Opening hours: From 2pm – 9pm