Fashionistas on a budget who love their designer labels and bargain hunters with good taste and a good heart, REJOICE. There are not one, but TWO charity bazaars coming up featuring the pre-loved and brand new items of your fave celebs, where you can shop happy and guilt-free, because all proceeds go to charity. Mark your calendars for:
#1 PASAR GLAMOUR
When: May 12 & 13 (Sat & Sun), 11am to 7pm
Where: National Design Centre, Level 2
What: New and pre-loved pieces from the likes of Jeanette Aw, Kym Ng, Kate Pang, Andie Chen, Glenda Chong, Benjamin and Narelle Kheng, and others.
What to expect: Crazy bargains galore and good times with great folks. Organised by local entertainment personalities Janice Koh, Pam Oei and Petrina Kow, this is Pasar Glamour's second year, and besides stuff from celebs (don't expect tags saying which items are from which celebs though, 'cos, as Janice tells us, "It's a bit creepy, and also because some of our best items are not contributed by celebrities"), there's also, perhaps more excitingly, past-season brand new items from local brands such as Ong Shunmugam, SabrinaGoh, Max.tan, Ling Wu, Carrie K, Stolen and Dzojchen. There are also brand new and pre-loved designer shoes going for a song (new Louboutins at $250 or second-hand Tod's for $80, anyone?).
Who's the moolah going to? Arc Children's Centre, Daughter of Tomorrow and Wild Rice's Gift of Theatre programme. Items unsold this weekend will be put online for sale, so check back for details at Pasar Glamour's IG @pasarglamour.
#2 "RE-EMBRACE" CHARITY DRIVE
When: May 19 (Sat), 10am to 4pm
Where: New2U BAZAAR at 96 Waterloo Street
What to expect: Organised by homegrown multi-brand jewellery retail store, Embrace Jewellery, along with the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisation (SCWO), this jewellery charity bazaar is back to dazzle with an array of not just fab accessories from the likes of local artistes like Kelly Poon, Diana Ser, Constance Song, Yasminne Cheng and Oon Shu An, but also jewellery donations from members of the public (that's you!). Till May 18, you can drop off your donations at three locations: Embrace Jewellery at Takashimaya Level 3, The Giftbox; Kai Life at Holland Road Shopping Centre, #02-04; and Embrace+ at Tanglin Mall, #02-27.
Who's the moolah going to? SCWO’s Star Shelter and other SCWO initiatives. Besides the bazaar on May 19, you can also visit SCWO’s New2U Thrift Shop on weekdays from 10.30am to 2.30pm to purchase the donations and contribute to the cause. For more info, go to https://www.scwo.org.sg/what-we-do/facilities/new2u-thrift-shop/.
Remember, bring lots of cash, and have fun shopping, recycling and doing your bit for charity!