Time to Purge Your Wardrobe Of Old Clothes 

 

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I’m guilty – I buy bagfuls of clothes from H&M, bring it home, wear it out once, then leave it to stale in the depths of my storeroom. Besides Craigslist, eBay, and the infamous Carouhell, there’s got to be another way to get rid of our old clothes and profit at the same time. Well, fret not. Here are 7 ways to get rid of our impulse buys from the depths our closets in Narnia.

 

1. Refash

 

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Best for: Clothes (Youth) in 8-10/10 condition

Refash is like an eternal flea market, except that Refash does the selling for you, and you don’t have to lift a finger. If the clothes you don’t wear anymore are still in mint condition, you’re in luck. Just pack them, send them to Refash, and watch them dollar bills roll in.

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You get up to 70% of earnings when items sell, but even then, it’s totally worth it. They’ve got a constant stream of pre-loved clothes from youths, so if you’re looking for some trendy pieces, they’ll have something for you.

With Refash, you’ll never have to meet with low-ballers online again.

Address: City Plaza, 810 Geylang Road, #03-130, Singapore 409286
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 1pm – 8pm

 

2. H&M Garment Collection

 

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Best for: Clothes (of any age) in 1-5/10 condition

Unlike Levi’s that only accepts old jeans, H&M accepts clothes from any brand and any condition. Even if it’s from an ulu roadside stall from Malaysia. All you need to do is fill a bag, take it down to a H&M store, and you’ll receive a $10 voucher that you can use on your next purchase of over $80. Talk about killing three birds with one stone.

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3. Singapore Really Really Free Market

 

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Best for: Clothes (of all ages) in 4-6/10 condition

Yes, in the true blue Singaporean spirit, everything is free at Singapore Really Really Free Market. Perks of setting up a stall include getting rid of the stuff you don’t want, and taking home someone else’s pre-loved clothes to fill the wardrobe space you just created. Look out for the occasional quirky free service – last year’s was tarot card reading – during the event happening again on 9th October 2016.

Just announce your participation on their Facebook event, and you’ll be well on your way to cleansing your closet.

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Address: For 9th October Event: Lorong Ah Soo, Blk 138, Singapore 530138
Opening Hours: For 9th October Event: 2pm-5pm

 

4. Swap and Buy SG

 

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Best for: Clothes (of any age) in 5-10/10 condition

Swap and Buy SG aims to be everything that Carousell is not – transparent, reliable, and accountable. Allowance into the group is only by connection, but if you don’t have a friend already in the group, just PM one of the admins, Tracey or Maggie, and they’ll get you in. You get to decide if your item is for sale or swap, but there are rules, though: no reselling what you bought from the group, and no advertising of businesses.

 

5. Rent a Stall at Flea Market from $40

 

Duke’s Bazaars:

 

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Best for: Clothes (Youth) in 8-10/10 condition

If you’re looking to make all your five luggages of old clothes disappear at once, you’re in good hands with Duke’s Bazaars at *SCAPE. Rent starts from $40, and the location is prime, especially on weekends. Here’s a tip from veteran flea market stall owners: aesthetics are everything. If your stall looks Insta-worthy, you’re going to make money.

Address: 2 Orchard Link, *SCAPE Mall (next to Cineleisure), Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: Friday to Sunday: 12pm-10pm
Open on Public Holidays

Flea Party @ Lucky Plaza

 

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Best for: Clothes (Youth) in 8-10/10 condition

If you’ve got a friend or two to share the rental cost with, you might be better off with Fleawhere.com’s weekly Flea Parties. Rent is slightly steeper here, at $107 on weekends, but the crowd is worth the price. There’s going to be intense, sometimes absurd haggling, but stand your ground, and someone’s bound to buy your polka-dotted shirt printed with grammatically incorrect French. Fleawhere’s flea categories – Youth, Artisanal, and Car Boot – help to make sure that you’re selling at the right place, at the right time, for maximum profit.

Tip: Items can go for $1 during the last hour (or sometimes for free), so whether you’re the seller or the buyer, be prepared for some zombie apocalypse hustling.

 

6. Karang-Guni.com

 

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Best for: Anything in 0-5/10 condition. If you’ve got furniture, that’s even better.

Even Karang Gunis have up-ed their game online. Now, we have Karang Guni on-demand. Instead of having to wait for your neighbourhood Karang Guni man to come honking at your door, Karang-guni.com shows up when you’re ready to sell. You just have to pack your stuff up, give them a call, and they’ll come to collect your old items. If you’re not sure how much your stuff is worth, their website is great help. While you’re there, browse through their online shop for second-hand household items at wallet-friendly prices.

We suggest only sending the seriously CMI textiles here, because an average of 10kg of textiles of any sort goes at an average of a paltry $3.

Address: 29 Hillview Terrace, #04-06, Singapore 669245 (By appointment only)
Contact: 8500 9782

 

7. Clothes swap 

 

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Best for: Clothes (of all ages) in 8-10/10 condition

Why go through the buying/selling process when you can go straight to getting new clothes? Just bring your swappables (laundered and folded in a bag) to Clothes Swap, collect your coupon, and swap to your heart’s content. There are a few rules though: you can only trade in up to 12 items, there is a $10 entry fee, and the best part – first 100 to check in will receive a door gift and a cash voucher.

The event happens every September, so keep an eye for the next one in 2017. Meanwhile, you can take your time to gather everything you won’t wear again – someone else will.

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Refresh Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

 

Pack up those 2014 fringe tops that lay idle in your closet, because it’s time to say goodbye to frustrating buyers who’ll cancel meetings on you an hour after you’ve reached the meeting point. With these 7 ways, your trash becomes someone else’s treasure, and even better – you’ll save some extra cash (and years of life) for the next Kendall+Kylie collection.