By My Old School: Charming Vintage Store In Singapore Is A Treasure Trove Of Curiosities For Sale & Rent

By My Old School: Charming Vintage Store In Singapore Is A Treasure Trove Of Curiosities For Sale & Rent

Lifestyle Shopping
By Karmen on 22 May 2022
Digital Editor

Shopping malls and the Internet have no shortage of beautiful things, yet often, they're cookie-cutter, mass produced products. If you're looking for something one-of-a-kind, whether for yourself or as a gift, vintage shopping is the way to go.

Singapore has its fair share of vintage stores, and a lesser known hidden gem is By My Old School, a by-appointment-only store at Commonwealth Drive with a huge variety of vintage treasures packed like sardines in a 1,000 sqft space.

Oozing nostalgic charm, the chaotic space houses every vintage item imaginable from records, homeware, luggage and typewriters to gadgets and nautical items.

Be My Old School vintage store
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Vintage collectibles - Be My Old School
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For the 90s aficionados, there are retro toys and coin banks in vibrant colours, and for those who love the aesthetic of the 50s to 70s, there are gorgeous vintage typewriters, clocks, mechanical instruments and other curiosities.

Vintage mechanical instruments - Be My Old School
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Vintage mechanical instruments - Be My Old School
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Among the items are some well-known brands like, Smith-Victor an American heritage brand that has been making photographic accessories since 1874. A pair of Smith-Victor lamps sport its original paint, lettering and red wooden handles, and can be repurposed as industrial-style pendant lights or floor lamps.

Smith-Victor lamps - Be My Old School
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All these items are not just for sale but also available for rent. By My Old School's vintage props have starred in various TV shows, documentary productions and advertisements, helping to create the world of the past.

Couples who fancy a vintage theme for their wedding or photoshoot are also welcome to rent the items as decor.

Gramophone Prop - Be My Old School
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Chinese Decor and Enamel Cup - Be My Old School
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Another section of the store displays a range of vintage men's accessories including cufflinks, tie-pins, tie-clips and pocket chains from renowned heritage American brand Swank.

Vintage cufflinks and other mens accessories - Be My Old School
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By My Old School
Address: Blk 115A Commonwealth Drive #03-24 S149596
Contact: 98792088 (by appointment only)

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