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Second hand shops in Mauritius: here is where to buy, sell or donate preloved items (updated 2024)


For the green living enthusiasts and the bargain shoppers, buying preloved items is the way to go! Skip mainstream shopping malls, instead get great deals at the second hand shops in Mauritius for a total guilt-free shopping therapy. This is the perfect solution for conscious shoppers who’d like to contribute to a more circular economy while getting the best deals. Some stores even include a social component by giving back to the community. From online second-hand marketplaces to pop-ups and flea markets or charity stores, we’ve done the treasure hunting for you with this list of places where to sell, donate and buy preloved items in Mauritius. 

Best second hand shops in Mauritius to find great deals


1. Facebook

Facebook Marketplace has been introduced by Facebook in 2016 to help people buy preloved items and sell their own items. The marketplace in Mauritius is quite active and you’ll also find a lot of small sellers of brand new items. Facebook has also a lot of private groups which are very active such as Acheter Vendre Mauricien Etranger Ile MauriceLe Bon Coin Mauricien, Les Petites Annonces de Maurice, ti Annonces Ile Maurice, or for clothes only Vide Dressing Mauritius and Shop Second Hand Clothes Mauritius by Little Closet
Just be aware that there are scammers as well, so make sure to pay only when you get the goods. 
Facebook marketplace

2. WeShare.mu and DressMe.mu

Even though it’s only available in French at the moment, WeShare.mu is a great place to shop for preloved items in Mauritius. The platform launched in 2016 and has become the fastest growing digital project in Mauritius.  As with Facebook Marketplace, you can browse by categories of items, by region and more. All categories are available on the platform, from home appliances, furniture, electronic gears, leisure, sports stufss but also cars and houses. 

The same company, NetLab, also launched DressMe.mu, a platform focused on clothing and accessorizes only, to shop or to sell.  

The user experience of those websites is very nice and they are very active. NetLab’s platforms received 1 million visits in 2020, and you’ll find something new every day on the platform. 

Weshare.mu website

3. Double Life Mauritius (Center)

Located in St Pierre (Moka), Double Life Mauritius is now the biggest consignment shop on the island, where you can resell your preloved items and buy international and local brands at discounted prices. Here you’ll find clothes, shoes, bags and accessories from Mauritian’s most exciting closets. The pop up resale events started by three childhood friends in 2021 have grown to a permanent store open every day.  In February 2024 alone, they have put back into circulation more than 2,200 items by either reselling them in their shop or donating them. 

Address: 1st Floor, Quartier General, Old Post Office Road, St Pierre. Open on week days from 10am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays and Public Holidays from 10am to 2pm. 

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Photo Credit: blog.airmauritius.com

4. The Good Shop (North & Center)

The Good Shop is the place for shopping therapy as it is a 100% feel good shopping experience. This social enterprise started with a mission to address inequality and environmental issues, to give more opportunities and help people in need to reach their full potential through employment opportunities.  They have several boutiques across the island selling items in good condition: housewares, kitchen items, decor and art, books, toys and baby equipment, shoes, phones, computers and electronics, appliances,  and clothing. They hire people who face barriers to employment and as a social enterprise, 100% of the suprlus goes to scaling their impact and also scholarships for at-risk youth in Mauritius and job training initaitives. 

Addresses :
– School Lane, Calebasses, Pamplemousses. Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
– 24 Meldrum St, Curepipe. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5pm. 
– Royal Road, Petite Rivière. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5pm (only for furniture)
– Le ReStore, Vivéa Business Park, Moka. Open Monday to Saturday from 9 to 5pm. 

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5. The Charity Centre in Tamarin (West)

The Charity Centre is another place to go all out without any guilt if you are in a shopping mood because all profits go for a good cause and everything you’ll find here is very cheap. The centre is raising funds through the sale of second hand items to help the underprivileged, people with disabilities and animals. 

Address: Avenue des Vacoas, Tamarin. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 2pm.  

second hand shops in mauritius
Tamarin Charity Centre

6. Mission Papillon

Another exceptional initiative that deserves to be mentioned is Mission Papillon. A group of women who is raising funds through various pop up resale events around the island, to fund the improvement of shelters for children in Mauritius. Find out about their next pop up event on their Facebook page


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Resale pop up in Grand Baie for Mission Papillon

7. Flea markets

Flea markets, which can be translated by “Vide Greniers” or “Brocantes” in French, happen regularly all across the island for those looking for one-of-akind furniture, vintage wares and all sorts of wonderful steals.  There is one flea market every month, on the first Sunday of the month, at La Place Cap Tamarin.  Follow this Facebook group or our weekend guide by subscribing to our newsletter to be updated on the next one in your region.

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second hand shops in mauritius - flea markets
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  1. Hello,
    Thanks for the good tips.
    I’m surprised you haven’t discovered The 2nd Chance second hand Charity Shop yet.
    In Curepipe and opening soon in Rose-Hill as well.
    Pay us a visit.

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