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Shopping to help end violence against women in Singapore and the region

Buy To Save supports the work of Singapore Committee for UN Women. The pop-up features pre-loved designer items, including Marc Jacobs, Tod's, Miu Miu and Jimmy Choo.

Buy to save. That is exactly what we tell ourselves each time we encounter that four-letter word: Sale. But what if you could save money and lives at the same time?

You'll want to keep an eye out for Buy To Save 2018, an annual pop-up sale that gathers some of the best pre-loved designer ware collected from Club 21’s on-going Style It Forward initiative.

Proceeds from this three-day affair at Forum The Shopping Mall, starting from Oct 26, will support Singapore Committee for UN Women’s work to end violence against women in Singapore and the region. This year, 20 per cent of the proceeds will support the humanitarian efforts to build safe spaces for refugees in Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh, where women and children make up half the population.

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With a fashion partner like Club 21, it is no surprise that the headliners read like a fashion week calendar with names such as Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Issey Miyake, Miu Miu, Marni, Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Tod’s, and Mulberry.  

Curious what gently-used ware is up for grabs? CNA Lifestyle offers a sneak peek.


Trina Liang-Lin hangs up her dancing shoes. (Photo: Singapore Committee for UN Women)

“These are stylish and comfortable,” said donor Trina Liang-Lin, who is executive board member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women. The snazzy, leopard-print platform sandals were part of her Jackie-O get-up for a costume party. “I hope someone else will rock this pair with her own fashion sense!”


Georgette Tan's love affair with Donna Karan started with this leather tote. (Photo: Singapore Committee for UN Women)

Georgette Tan, President of the Singapore Committee for UN Women, takes her bag style seriously, and this unusually constructed bag was saved for special occasions. “I found the opportunity through Buy To Save to share this with others. Perhaps they will experience the same joy I felt when I bought it, and the same pride I had when using it.”


Jin Lu never has to worry about wrinkles when she's in her Issey Miyake pants. (Photo: Singapore Committee for UN Women)

“I have worn the blue version (of these pants) many times, and strangers have come up to me to ask where I got them,” shared Jin Lu, Singapore Committee for UN Women's treasurer. She is offering up this mint-condition black pair, so someone else can experience the fuss-free, versatile style of Issey Miyake.

Buy To Save 2018 happens on Oct 26 to 28, 10am to 8pm, at Forum The Shopping Mall. 

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Source: CNA/yy