RECAP: THE THRIFT FESTIVAL
From 4th to 7th November 2021, we held our biggest event of the year; Singapore’s First & Largest Thrift Store & Sustainable Brand Gathering! Called The Thrift Festival, our Orchardgateway store was converted into a mega fashion buffet filled with clothing, accessories, and even lifestyle products — with more than 10,000 resale apparel to choose from!
Needless to say, the event was a HUGE success! 🎉 For many years we wanted to do an event like this, and what started out as a dream has become a reality. Months of planning and hard work paid off, and it was all thanks to you guys!
The line outside our store on Day 1! 😲
We were very heartened and grateful for the support those few days ✨ To all those who took their time off to come down; thank you for embracing preloved and upcycled products, as well as supporting budding entrepreneurs. Your support motivates us to work even harder for this meaningful and thriving industry! 💚
If you weren’t kept in the loop or missed out on the event, here’s what went down during the 4 days of the Largest Thrift Store Gathering in Singapore!
P.S. Read till the end for a surprise coming your way 😉
The Thrift Festival featured over 30 merchants ranging from fashion, accessories, to lifestyle products. We categorised them into 5 different zones for one’s convenience and shopping pleasure! 😍
Taking up most of our store’s space, we have the Thrift Zone. One could expect like-new pieces from brands you love at up to 80% off retail prices. REFASH pieces were at $4.90 storewide, with premium items at just $9.90! We also invited industry friends such as Lucky Thrifty from Lucky Plaza and Conscious Climate. For the first time ever, our event also featured pre-loved branded kids clothing, via PreLouLou.
Y2K fashion is all the hype now, hence one could not miss out on the Retro Zone! While REFASH doesn’t carry them, we brought in prominent vintage and thrift stores that do — Vintage Wknd, Fuwarishop, and many others. Retro clothes that don’t break the bank? Count us in!
Introducing the Sustainability Zone. We invited Singapore's top sustainability brands; The Sustainability Project and Restore, to join us for the event for all the sustainable and earth-conscious people! Most of you might be familiar with The Sustainability Project being one of our Local Market merchants. Restore, on the other hand, specializes in upcycling fabric into tote bags, bucket hats, and other items.
Over 10 accessories merchants joined us for the Accessories Zone. One could choose from a wide variety of accessories — including handcrafted resin jewellery from Tinker Aerie, crossbody phone cases from Taizjo, and handmade cosmetics from Blushed Co!
FASHION FOR GOOD: INFLUENCERS' CLOSET
Lastly, we have the Influencer’s Closet. A bonus section for all Thrift Festival Shoppers, we collaborated with Sheila Sim (Celebrity Actress), Tina Yong (YouTuber), Melissa Koh (Fashion & Lifestyle Influencer), along with 4 other popular personalities to curate an influencers’ closet. One could shop their fashion-forward styles, snag great bargains, AND contribute to charity at the same time!
In conjunction with this meaningful Fashion for Good segment, 30% of the proceeds were donated to Daughters of Tomorrow which aims to support underprivileged women in their back-to-work journeys.
FREE GOODIE BAGS
What’s a festival without freebies? We gave out free goodie bags with over 30+ products & cash vouchers worth $240 to 50 purchasing customers each day! Containing all these freebies is our very own REFASH tote bag. ✨
SURE-WIN LUCKY SPIN
That’s not all! Customers who spent $50 in a single receipt got to qualify for our LUCKY SPIN! One could win REFASH shopping vouchers as well as other attractive prizes (worth $6,000) from brands like Taizjo, Celebloons, The Source and many more!
Some of our lucky winners! We hope you love your gifts 😍
Now, for the surprise…
We will be holding a second Thrift Festival in December! 😆 🎉
Following the success of Thrift Festival #1, we decided to hold a Christmas edition for you to shop till you drop this holiday season! If you missed out on the previous edition, this is your chance to come down and experience it for yourself 😉
The Thrift Festival: X’mas Edition will be held from 17th - 19th December 2021 to celebrate the holidays. It will also be held at our NEW Plaza Singapura outlet, so it’s an event one should definitely not miss!
📍 REFASH @ Plaza Singapura #03-41
17th - 19th December 2021
Stay tuned as we release more details! We hope you’re as excited for it as we are 🙌