Ladies, it’s time to spring clean your wardrobe and find some new threads, but without breaking the bank! A few members of the Expat Living team are keen on clothes swaps – a cheap way to add new pieces to your wardrobe and meet some people, too. These events are fabulous for those who are moving house or country or just wanting to freshen up their wardrobe. Here are five upcoming events that are worth a look:
Calling all fashionistas for this ladies and children fashion exchange. Donate gently used items and take home as many as you can carry. Raffle prizes and lucky draw including oceanfront boutique villa holiday in Bali worth US$1200.
18 April from 7pm to 10m
19 April from 10am to 2pm
Cover charge of $20 includes drinks and nibbles
Astrid Meadow Clubhouse, 50 Coronation Road West
Contact Britt at 9298 8127, Henny 9734 8746, May 9116 7648 or Maria 9396 8574
Clothes can be dropped off a week before the event
Bring clothes that you no longer fancy and grab what you like at the event. All funds raised go to Habitat for Humanity and all remaining clothing is donated to the Salvation Army. There’ll be cocktail specials and door prizes.
7pm to 9pm
SpeakEasy, 50 Tanjong Pagar
$20 door fee
For enquiries, email Laura at email@example.com
PRE-LOVED CLOTHING AND SHOE SALE
In sizes suitable for expats, a collection of pre-loved and some new clothes from US brands such as Banana Republic and Calvin Klein. Shoes in sizes 39 to 41.
10am to 4pm
27 Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village
Phone Amanda on 9111 4804 for more details
F-3 CLOTHES SWAP
All types of clothing, swimsuits, handbags, shawls, accessories, hair ornaments and shoes are accepted and on offer at this well known clothes swap run by Jo Clary Maughan. These nights are only held every two months and are so popular that booking early is essential.
Cost: $50, includes wine and Mexican supper
7 to 9.30 pm
5A Ridley Park, #08-01 Tanglin Park
RSVP essential by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A fashion charity event that donates 100 percent of proceeds to Action for AIDS. Selling both quality pre-loved and brand new items from carefully selected boutiques, women’s fashion, men’s fashion, accessories and homewares.
11am to 3pm
Talent Café, 34 & 36 Tras St
To donate clothes, go to Swirls Bakery or the Talent Cafe on 11 and 25 April or 9 and 23 May from 5-8pm and on 2 June from 4-8pm.
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