JEDDAH: Mawakeb Al-Ajer is a shop in Jeddah’s Al-Khalidiyyah district that sells a variety of second-hand goods, including books, clothes, furniture, and vintage items and antiques.
It is a social, economic and environmental initiative that aims to make use of second-hand goods by selling them at relatively low prices.
It also is a center for collecting recyclable substances with an objective to protect the environment as it also encourages the concept of volunteer work.
All profits made from the discarded items go to help low-income families, orphans, university students who can’t afford tuition payments, widows, and much more.
When you walk through the door of the store it feels like you are traveling through time. Spread across two floors, the shelves are filled with a treasure trove of items that filled Saudi homes through decades, including old television sets and radios. If you want to decorate your home with some incredible, and authentic, retro items this is the perfect place to shop.
This is a fun and interesting way to give something back to the community, as you get to discover a host of classic vintage items while doing a good deed.