|Just look at those Louboutins!
POST UPDATE March 2015: Unfortunately, Chic Stash has now closed their doors 🙁
I’ve often heard many people say that the online shopping scene in Singapore is somewhat lacking. Agreed, I think the mega-sites like ASOS, THE OUTNET and NET-A-PORTER are firmly ingrained in our online shopping mentality, but there are some good up-and-coming contenders paving the way in Asia that shouldn’t be overlooked. Cue www.chicstash.com, one of the latest online stores to hit Singapore’s shores.
The brainchild of two US expat sisters, Denise and Dianne, Chic Stash is an online fashion marketplace selling pre-owned clothing, shoes and accessories at discounted prices. Having always been inspired by fashion from childhood and having worked in related industries, upon both relocating to Singapore three years ago they decided to create an online store with a bit of a difference. Users can create their own style profile and buy and sell pre-loved items with others across Asia and beyond.
If you’re a complete techno-phobe, but still want to get rid of some unwanted items in your closet, you can email for an appointment with one of their New York trained stylists who will help you rifle through your wardrobe and will pick up your items for you. They are also able to help you with a free closet detox! They’ll post all of your items on the site, and you simply wait for the cheque once you’re pieces have sold.
|Very SATC Samantha, don’t you think? Just needs some leather pants and stilettos heels|
Chic Stash is a great place to find one-off vintage pieces and designer bargains online. I currently have my eye on a pair of Guess heels and a Dolce & Gabbana dress, both significantly discounted enough to warrant the temptation (I can practically hear my wallet sighing). You can, however, shop certain items knowing the proceeds will be going to charity (these items will be marked on the site) which makes the whole process a little less guilt-free, right?
(By the way, you don’t have to worry about fake or inaccurate item descriptions on
the site. Everything is screened and monitored by the team. Think of it
like an EBAY, but with quality control!)
So. Not only does Chic Stash offer a fun new online shopping experience, its also a great way to keep things economical and eco-friendly. Instead of throwing away old clothes, you are re-selling them on, keeping them in the clothing chain. If you have a designer piece you’re reluctant to just give away, by putting it up for sale on Chic Stash you can make sure the person who buys it will appreciate the bag and the story behind it. Just like this cute little Gucci Bamboo bag below, for instance, which according to one of the Chic Stash founders, was bought in the 1970’s as the sellers first designer piece (currently going for a mere S$300 by the way 😉 …).
But don’t take my word for it. Shop Chic Stash for yourself at www.chicstash.com
***A Fashionable Leo readers can enjoy at $15 discount off any $100 purchase at Chic Stash by entering discount code ‘fashleo’ at checkout. Valid till the 30th September!