I know that the majority of my readers are from every country possible but unfortunately, today's post is catered more for my local readers (I know there are Singaporean readers out there despite never leaving a comment, because I have a blog tracker...eheheheh.....), so sorry to my international readers, however if you do ever come to Singapore, be sure to check out this nifty little (okay, it's not really little...) store, that's pretty underrated locally.
For my local readers, if you're still scratching your heads at what kindda store I'm talking about, does This Fashion ring a bell? I knew the majority of you would reel back in disbelief or even gag at the very thought of going within a 5 feet range of the shops' vicinity, however, despite the mostly, shoddy, poorly made and even downright tacky clothes they have, there are hidden gems waiting to be found if you have the patience, time and energy to try dig around.
I have come to learn that This Fashion is actually pretty up to date in terms of being on trend, heck, I once even found some clothes that I strongly suspect came from the Tokyo Girl collection that Donki sells, and considering the rate at how people describe the quality, I have a strong hunch that they are actually the very same pieces.
Still don't believe me? Well then lets see what I managed to find on 2 separate shopping trips to the same This Fashion store (in this case, it was the 4 stories shop at Dhoby Ghaut):
Tibetan fur vest
Monotone and animal print zip-up cardigan/mini dress
Leopard print and shoulder detailing, again a very Mode-inspired piece
Animal print, monotone and studs all rolled into one cardigan
They also had a whole load of Spring/summer trend items such as white lace dresses and denim shirts/dresses and such that they were trying to clear. Not to mention, if you actually check the quality of the clothes, some of their stuff actually are of decent quality! Take the coat that I ended up buying for example, it's actually made of the same materials of a similar coat that my mom paid like nearly $80 for (and that's when it was on sale!), it is made of a stiff water-resistant material, with a silky inner lining and the lapels fit perfectly on my shoulders! No one believes me when I tell them I found it whilst browsing thru This Fashion or the fact that it costs only $35! Yes! Your eyes aren't fooling you! Okay, technically it was being sold at $40++ but the price was lowered as I got it during a sale! But the point is, people think I paid thru my nose for it when it's just the contrary!
Plus, all the clothes that I've tried in the above pictures, the trench coat was perhaps the most expensive article of clothing. The rest were around $35 at the max, if memory serves me right but I remember most hovered around the $25-$30 range.
So how about giving this store a try the next time you walk past it? Who knows what steals you might be able to get at waay cheaper rates?
P.S. A number of my cosplay friends and I shop here too for clothes to incorporate into our costumes, haha in fact, whilst helping my friend with her outfit, a separate group of cosplayers assumed we had her costume specially tailored!
(Oh yes, do remember to try your luck at my giveaway! It's still opened till the 11th of September!)