Sunday, April 13, 2008

Thrift Shop Visit

As planned, I made my way to Something Old, Something New yesterday. It was raining heavity late morning but luckily the sky cleared by noon. My Dad dropped my off at the thrift shop with me carrying 3 bags of donations and a pair of old clutches (the walking aid, not the purse haha).

The thrift shop was brightly lit, well-ventilated and it was definitely a comfortable shopping experience. I met Anna Tsang, one of the 3 ladies who set up the thrift shop. Anna was wearing a deconstructed red and black top which she designed! I would have requested to take a photo of her, if my camera battery has not given way! Did I want to kick myself in the butt then!

Before I went to the thrift shop, I promised myself that I would only buy 1 item there. I found quite a number of lovely items in the shop and it was a struggle deciding what to buy. Take a look at the pictures and guess which one I bought in the end? :)

Struggle #1: A purplish pink wrap around top with green and light brown straps. The fabulous color caught my eye and I think this would be great for the boho look.
Struggle #2: A black tank with lace embellishments strategically sewn on. This is made of stretch material and the shape is rather good. Quite a steal at only S$2. Great for layering.

Struggle #3: This black suit with gold buttons and white lace all over it. I don't fancy the jacket but the skirt is really pretty.


The skirt with white lace at the bottom that caught my eye, underneath the jacket-that-has-too-much-detailing:




Struggle #4: I found this beautiful turquoise blue jacket in a corner, at the end of the jackets rack. This fitted jacket has fat round buttons, and black and gold detailing around the round collar (I like this kind of collars) and sleeves.


Struggle #5 and #6: A Laura Ashley fuchsia pink corduroy shirt with ruffles. My camera battery gave in at this moment and I could not take a picture! Right next to it, I found a classy black and gold striped blouse with puffy sleeves (imagine that!). Just when I was thinking about it, another girl took it to the fitting room (if she didn't buy it, I'm going back next week to get it ).

I had fun and it was a good shopping experience. I'm also impressed that the shop assistants were very efficient: by the time I left, I already see the things that I brought neatly tagged and displayed on the shelves.

I'm definitely going back there again. For your information, the shop is opened daily from 11am to 430pm (closed on Sundays).


25 comments:

Regine said...

oh.i love the black jacket and the skirt!!well done :))

jenny h. said...

i love the pinky coloured wrap.
that could look fabulous if worn the right way!

e.jay said...

Cute! Can't wait to see what you do with that suit.

greenlaundry said...

Oh wow, that turqoise jacket!

On Track said...

Oh my gosh that black and white jacket is the cutest thing Ive seen, its lovely :D

Secretista said...

Great findss!

nannies crochet said...

the eyelet and colour for the last img is awesome :P

suzy. said...

you only bought one?!? i think it was...the black tank top with the lace...maybe.

Benedicte said...

I like #1, the purple wrap

lara said...

I like the lat one :)

yiqin; said...

i like no 1 :) i tink i'll go down tmr! :D

Molly :] said...

Ah, the joys of thrifting! I love the black white lace jacket. Gorgeous. :)

Benedicte said...

Thanks ^^

Natty said...

I love the blue jacket! What did you buy? Dont keep us in suspense!

The Clothes Horse said...

Cute finds!

blazedanielle said...

What fun finds!! You are so brave and disciplined to promise to buy only one item!! I don't know if I could do that!! :) I think that I like the blue jacket best, (however, I would want to see those puffy sleeves!)

I hope your weekend was very enjoyable! Thank you for the advice on my blog! Your kind words were so encouraging!

Wendy said...

The pink wrap is lovely!

Sheryl Wong said...

Yes, I only bought one! The blue jacket! The fit was perfect!

Romany said...

Oh I quite like the black jacket. Don't you just hate buying things you know you're not supposed to, lol??
Romany
xx

Sara said...

I love the blue jacket! Is it wearable in Singapore's weather? I'm glad you bought it. :D

Sheryl Wong said...

Sara, thanks, I'm glad I bought it too. :) I wear jackets in air-conditioned areas, so it's fine. It's too warm outside (most of the time)!

Anonymous said...

how did the black and gold shirt with puffy sleeves look? was it like organza silk and the puffy sleeves had like slits?

Sheryl Wong said...

Anonymous: The black and gold top was made of something like Thai silk. The sleeves were puffy but I'm not sure about the slits. I went to the shop today and it wasn't there. Were you the one who bought it? Or perhaps that was your blouse originally? :)

Anonymous said...

nah not mine, visited the shop and saw it there..

Sheryl Wong said...

Anonymous: Really? When did you go? I searched high and low for it!