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What to do to clothes that are not suitable for Sg weather?

Post by jam_1211 » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 2:20 pm

Hi all :D ,

Just curious and want to know what u do to clothes that are not suitable for Sg weather(winter clothes), which u know u might not need anytime soon. Esp for children's clothes and they will get out of size very soon by the time u get posted back home.

Are they thrown away or just kept in the wardrobe? Or given to Salvation Army perhaps? For children's clothes, I understand that they tend to be quite new and still in gd condition. Will they still be thrown away?

Any views on buying 2nd hand (winter) clothings among expats here? How is the mindset like? Eg "No, i won't want to touch them. Old and dirty" or "Let me take a look if the price is gd" ?

I am a student from a local university and currently doing a school proj. Really want to hear your views soon! Would keep u all updated on my progress too!

Thank you so much :D

Regards :wink:

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Post by Baron Greenback » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:08 pm

How times have changed, when I was at university we ...... oh never mind I can't bear to hear myself turning into my father :(

To answer your question most people are quite practical. If they know they are coming to Singapore for a fair amount of time they will not bother with winter clothes. If they visit a cold country often, they will keep them.

Common sense usually prevails, if you are strapped for cash then of course you will buy 2nd hand clothes - however I don't know anyone who would buy 2nd hand underwear that's just too eeewww :shock:


Now be a proper student & go to the pub, it's friday!
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Post by jam_1211 » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:41 pm

Hey ya... of course i dont mean 2nd hand underwear!! hahaha :D

I believe that there are some expats who might come to Sg and bring along all their winter clothes and other stuff, including worn but new-looking ones for their kids. Then after a while, they realise they dont need them anymore, or can't fit in anymore. I mean, it's a waste to throw them away, isn't it? :o So what happens? karung-guni? hahaha :P

Regarding 2nd hand clothes, I just thought that some would like to buy some winter clothes when they go home or travelling to a cold place, and are unable to find their preferred brands in sg. So, resort to 2nd hand (but still gd quality coz hardly-worn) clothes for the time being?

Thanks for ur comment, Baron Greenback! :D

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Post by jam_1211 » Fri, 03 Feb 2006 5:55 pm

Oh sorry, forgot to add. By the way, the 2nd hand clothes i mean refer to those branded ones. Those well known in their local countries. Eg Target and Pumpkin Patch in Australia, etc....

Thanks!! :D

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Post by Baron Greenback » Sat, 04 Feb 2006 10:45 am

I don't have kids so I will pass the responsibility on to someone who can help.... :)
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Post by mswhite » Sat, 04 Feb 2006 2:50 pm

I think you should get a vaccum pack and store all your winter clothes in it. This way, your clothes won't come in contact with Singapore's humid weather. :)

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Post by mswhite » Sat, 04 Feb 2006 2:53 pm

And oh! I do buy vintage a bit from Sg (although it's not very affordable here) but from what i know from the shop owners, they only source for old and vintage clothes overseas. They don't take in used clothes locally. So i think it's best you sell them on an auction page (maybe Yahoo Auctions or eBay?) or give them away to Salvation Army.

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