If you will have ventured out of the web purchasing world not too long ago and really went purchasing #IRL, you most likely would’ve heard of Refash. On the floor, it seems to be like a standard style attire chain — the designs are stylish, and there are shops at widespread malls like Orchard Gateway, Suntec City and City Plaza.
However, Refash is definitely a thrift store in Singapore the place you should buy and promote your preloved garments.
Not solely does this idea align with the zero waste movement, it additionally makes good cash sense. Instead of spending more cash every time you store, you should utilize the money you constituted of promoting your preloved garments to purchase new ones. If you purchase from thrift outlets too, even higher.
Here’s how thrift purchasing and promoting works on Refash. Plus, we shortlist another secondhand outlets to strive your luck at.
Refash — purchase and promote preloved garments
- Dresses beneath $25
- Tops & bottoms beneath $15
- “Branded” garments at $30+
- $10 off first buy if you join the mailing checklist
Refash doesn’t actually “really feel” like a thrift store. In truth, the primary time I went to Refash, I didn’t truly know I used to be preloved garments. It was not till I picked up a gown and the tag stated “$14.90, like new” that I realised it was a thrift store.
So sure, the tags will let you know the value and situation of the merchandise, and you may determine if it’s price your time. There are literally model new objects as effectively, as some blogshops put their past-season items there too.
I’ve discovered that the majority objects are actually low-cost and you may get clothes for beneath $25 and separates for beneath $15. However, a few of the extra “branded” ones — like items from Love, Bonito or The willow Label — then it may well go as much as $30+ and even $40+. I utilized filters for garments in dimension XS/S, beneath $25 and in “new with tag” situation, and listed here are a few of the choices:
Not half dangerous, I believe.
Plus, in case you join their mailing checklist, you get a neat $10 off your first buy.
Being a vendor on Refash.sg
- Refash takes a 19% lower (“dealing with price”)
- however it’s important to pack and mail the merchandise (reimbursable)
If you’ve ever discovered your self whining that your wardrobe is bursting however you continue to don’t have anything to put on, then thrift purchasing and promoting is actually the answer.
Depending on whether or not you wish to promote on the Refash web site or retailer, the steps are barely totally different. Although the FAQ states that promoting on Refash.sg is “free”, and that there’s “no itemizing or registration price”, that’s not precisely true.
There is not any itemizing or registration price, however there’s a dealing with price, and it’s a major 19%. This cost is for Refash to deal with all of the gross sales and enquiries to your objects…
If you don’t assume that is price your 19%, there’s all the time Carousell.
If somebody decides to purchase your garments, you’ll have to do the packing and mailing of your merchandise to the customer. Refash will deduct the 19% dealing with price from you and pay you the stability. They’ll additionally reimburse your for postage charges.
Selling by way of Refash shops
- Requires minimal 10 items
- Receive citation inside 14 days
- Receive 150% of the quote in case you settle for retailer credit as an alternative of money
If you will have a minimal of 10 items, you may also head all the way down to the bodily Refash retailer to drop your objects off. In my opinion, that is higher since you don’t have to attend for somebody to purchase your garments.
Instead, Refash will reply with a citation inside 14 days and you may determine if you wish to settle for their provide or not.
If you do, you’ll get the money inside 30 days. Alternatively, in case you settle for “fee” in retailer credit, you get the quoted quantity, +50% extra.
If you assume it’s too little, they’ll nonetheless put your garments up on the market, however on a consignment foundation (so like the web promoting mechanic).
Refash has a list of “preferred brands” — like ASOS, And Well Dressed, Dressable, and so on — that may supposedly “quick observe” the promoting course of. You simply want to point that you’re promoting these manufacturers and so they’ll velocity it up.
To be trustworthy, I’ve by no means carried out this earlier than, however I believe I wish to strive. If you will have expertise with promoting on Refash, please share your expertise with us within the feedback — I’m to know what their quoted costs are like!
Other thrift outlets in Singapore
Refash is nearly the one thrift store who’ll purchase your used garments and/or put them up for consignment sale. There are, nevertheless, many different locations you possibly can donate and store for used objects.
For locations to donate, learn our article on Where to Donate Secondhand Items in Singapore: Clothes, Books, Furniture & Others.
For locations to buy… listed here are extra thrift outlets in Singapore to take a look at.
The Kint Story
Founded by two 20-somethings, The Kint Story is a web-based thrift retailer. The title is impressed by the Japanese idea of “kintsugi”, which is the artwork of repairing pottery by filling up the cracks with gold.
The garments are curated by their staff, after which priced in line with the situation and model of the merchandise. There is not any explicit fashion, however the items are fairly distinctive. If you’re bored of the mainstream blogshop aesthetic, you possibly can take a look right here for some quirky finds.
You can self-collect the garments without cost at UnPackt (OUE Downtown Gallery), or pay $1.70 (regular) / $3.90 (registered) for postage.
New2U is a thrift retailer by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO), so all proceeds go to their initiatives and the Star Shelter.
It’s quite a bit much less “glam” than a few of the different shops that spruce up the items and have them professionally modelled and photographed, however there’s a lot to buy right here. So in case you look onerous sufficient, you’re certain to search out some hidden gems.
They settle for donations for (and promote) not simply garments however luggage and equipment as effectively.
Praisehaven Mega Family Store (by Salvation Army)
Praisehaven is the most important thrift store in Singapore, however that’s as a result of they’ve every thing — from garments and books to furnishings and electronics.
I’ve learn that there garments are barely costly, however they’ve a becoming room and every thing so that you can strive on the objects. Also, it goes to the Salvation Army so it’s not all dangerous.
Praisehaven was once fairly inaccessible (it’s alongside Upper Bukit Timah), however now that the downtown line is up and working, it’s very close to the Hillview MRT station.
Instagram thrift outlets in Singapore
Looks like inexperienced actually is the brand new black: some eco-conscious (and to not point out, fairly enterprising) younger girls have additionally began creating Instagram thrift outlets to promote their classic finds.
Here are a few of the extra widespread ones:
Where else do you go thrift purchasing in Singapore? Tell us within the feedback under.