update

Looks like this Dance For Japan update is taking way longer than I thought it is.

Virgin Clothes Buffet

I went for my virgin clothes buffet maybe 2 saturdays ago.  It was this shop called Victoria Jomo located at Haji Lane. They stock mostly work dresses, casual tops and vintage dresses. There’s a sprinkling of vintage clutches as well.

I was up, bright and early on a saturday morning, how unlike me.

Like the namesake, shoppers had the option of purchasing a carrier at either $55 or $35. Because I was a savvy chiongster, I headed straight for the big bag and I managed to stuff 4 work dress, 1 toga top and a normal tee, all for $55. My friend was even more pro than me, she stuffed like 6 pieces of clothes + 1 clutch. The clutch alone cost $36.

Was it a worthwhile experience?

Yes, I think because each piece of clothing was less than $10 for me. Considering they are dresses for work when I foray into the corporate world, I think it is worth the time and effort. The event started at 9.30am and I was there about 8.45am and was the second batch to go in. This kind of thing must go as early as possible because by the afternoon, the clothes will be all mussed up and tossed on the floor. Also, there is a possibility that the clothes may not have enough stocks. It was fortunate that Victoria Jomo’s owner had enough foresight to guess how kiasu Singaporean girls are.

Each shopper was allocated about 30 mins to shop and man, was it intense. There was like no talking and each girl was frantically digging for bargains. There was no “Eh this top nice not?” or “You think this worth it?”.

It’s a skill too to squeeze all the clothes into that carrier. I think it would be smart to bring rubber bands next time so that each piece is tight and snug. The staff at Victoria Jomo required all the bags to be sealed before leaving.

I read about this event through Qui Qiu’s blog. Hopefully, there will be more of these events for cheap thrills and bargain hunters.

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