One of the things I miss most since moving back to Taipei is thrift store shopping. Of course women in Taipei can easily find cheap and fashionable clothing in many local stores as well as online. However, I missed wandering through thrift stores for interesting and unique pieces. Luckily Taiwan is starting to embrace the idea of thrift shopping in recent years. Weekend flea markets and small independent second hand stores are popping up almost everywhere in Taipei.
Here’s an adorable used clothing store worth checking out! The name’s Little Sparrow and it’s hidden in a quiet alley close to New Taipei’s Jiangzicui (江子翠) MRT station. I paid the store my first visit couple weeks ago and was instantly smitten! The shop is tiny yes and from the outside it didn’t look like much. However, the decor of the shop was simple but thoughtful, and the staff were very friendly! Little Sparrow carries a good number of gently used clothing items and accessories (for cheap too), along with some brand new items, and pieces created by local and international independent artists. I honestly think this is one of my favorite second hand stores in Taipei. So if you’re ever in town, do make time to visit Little Sparrow, you might just be able to discover a side of Taipei you may not have explored before =)