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Shopping in Singapore: Bag a bargain at a clothes swap

They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure - check out bargain shopping in Singapore
They say one person’s trash is another’s treasure – check out bargain shopping in Singapore

 

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:

FASHION EXCHANGE

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

CLOTHES SWAP

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.

25 April

7pm to 9pm

SpeakEasy, 50 Tanjong Pagar

$20 door fee

For enquiries, email Laura at  girl-about-town@hotmail.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.

28 April

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.

31 May

Cost: $50, includes wine and Mexican supper

7 to 9.30 pm

5A Ridley Park, #08-01 Tanglin Park

RSVP essential by email to admin@f-3.com.sg 

www.f-3.com.sg

LeFlea BOUTIQUE

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.

10 June

11am to 3pm

Talent Café, 34 & 36 Tras St

Cost: $5

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.

lefleaboutique@gmail.com

Facebook.com/LeFleaBoutique

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