Believe it or not, despite a love for all things new, there’s a growing scene in Dubai for buying and selling second-hand items. Cars, furniture, clothes, accessories – whatever you don’t need, someone else is likely to want…
Buy and sell clothes
Label lovers, you’re in for a treat! If you’re a fashionista who isn’t keen on spending the big bucks, we’ve found not one but two uber-trendy fashion houses that allows you to buy and sell preloved luxury handbags, shoes and clothes.
If you’re looking to get your hands on top names without forking out full price, then you’ll also love Reem’s Closet.
Buy and sell furniture
For those wanting to do-up their home with quirky furnishings and statement pieces, we have found an eclectic favourite that stocks both the vintage and the contemporary. It’s a two-tiered treasure trove of funky furnishings called The Odd Piece at Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz.
For those looking to make money rather than spend it, there’s a second-hand emporium called Cash Converters waiting to be discovered in Al Quoz. You’ll find good-quality home appliances, white goods and furniture items.
Buy and sell cars
Looking for a deal on wheels? Check out one of our favourite auction houses, Emirates Auction, which specialises in cars, vehicle license plates, real estate and even VIP mobile numbers. I have five dirhams over here. Do I hear ten? Twenty? And sold!
If you’re not keen on hitting the auction houses, tap into autotraderuae.com instead. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, this online favourite takes the stress out of the process.
Buy and sell accessories
The Luxury Closet is a one-stop destination for affordable luxury. Bargain detectors at the ready, ladies, we’ve found one of the city’s top sites for second-hand luxury. With prices of up to 70% off the retail worth, this online boutique offers everything from jewellery and shoes to bags and clothes. We love their ‘Sell it!’ feature.
Buy and sell quirky gifts
Got a friend or family member who prefers the thought over the expensive gift? Ditch the mall and head down to one of our favourite markets, Dubai Flea Market, where you’ll find a selection of unique second-hand goodies from handmade jewellery to antique house accessories.
Buy and sell via the app
Are you the type who dreads being seen in the same outfit twice? Well, we’ve found an app named Shedd that’s going to make your day. Whether it’s a pair of designer heels or a bag you no longer want, this online trading platform lets you sell and buy women’s apparel.
Buy and sell just about everything
You’ve had your fun in the sun for the past few years, but now it’s time to pack up and leave. What are you going to do with all those belongings you’ve acquired? Check out Dubizzle.com – a popular site for buying and selling second-hand items of all sorts.
Fed up of buying and selling? Maybe you just want someone who’s willing to collect all your unwanted goods and take them away once and for all? No problem. ‘Take My Junk’ will take your junk – yup, they’ll actually collect it.