Tuesday, May 19, 2009

final week of sale

Thank you so much for your overwhelming support this past couple of weeks.

Almost all the furniture and lights in the shop have been sold. The only items left are the microwave oven ($30), the carpets ($10 each), wooden hangers ($0.50 each), plastic hangers ($0.50 each or 10 for $3), assorted fabric ($3 per metre), trimmings ($2 per metre) and other notions like zips and vintage buttons (various prices, all below cost).

At the same time, we would like to appeal to the customer who paid for the wooden coat stand to contact us, as we were so swamped that we did not get your details. Do call us with your receipt number so we can arrange when you can collect the coat hanger. So sorry about that!

Saturday will be our last day of operation. Sad face. But we are also looking forward to new challenges ahead, which we will announce soon, hopefully. Happy face.

P.S. I have some fashion diary photos to upload. We have not forgotten, just been incredibly busy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

flea & easy fashion elite edition

With the fashion season kicking into high gear with fashion week, the Swirl Girls are joining in the fun too at the Flea & Easy Fashion Elite Edition.

The word may be elite, but not to worry, our prices will be democratic and inclusive and affordable to all!

WHAT: Flea & Easy Fashion Elite Edition
WHERE: Zouk & Winebar, 17 Jiak Kim Street
WHEN: May 10, Sunday, 2pm to 7pm

Past season Swirl items will be on 70% off, while our new limited-edition collection -- mostly one-off pieces made with vintage fabrics -- will be on 20% off. Also prepare to swoon over the pretty prints in our capsule collection of vintage dresses and tops.

The other 59 stall holders include fashion insiders, such as stylists, magazine editors and designers, so you will be able to pick up bargains from $2 to $400 in air-con comfort.

The Swirl Girls are all prepared to do some serious bargain hunting this Sunday. Are you?

See you!

Monday, May 4, 2009

swirl clearance sale!

We have good news and bad news.

Let's get the bad news over with first -- the Swirl boutique at Stamford House will close after 23 May.

But don't be too sad, because the Swirl Girls will still have their online shop and you can also still find Swirl clothes at stockists such as Hide & Seek at Hong Kong Street, Odette at Raffles Place and Pluck at Haji Lane.

Now for the good news -- Clearance sale!

All past collections from Swirl will be sold at super duper bargain price of 70% off in May (applicable at Stamford House and at all stockists).

In addition, our consignors - Fashion is Spinach Vintage, Belle & Dean, Capri, Dottedline, Yumumu - are also joining in with discounts ranging from 15% to 50%.

What's more, we will also be selling our furniture in the shop as we do not have enough space to store everything. If you've been there before, you will have seen our lovely chandeliers, vintage glass and wooden cabinets, old skool clothes racks and more. Everything must go, even the hangers, so do check out the pictures in the post below.

You have less than a month, so do drop by and say hi and bye to us before it's shutters down for good.

We'll miss you and thank you for your support over the past three years!

swirl goods for sale!




Big wooden frame mirror, $150 SOLD






Vintage glass cabinet, $100 SOLD


Vintage cabinet, $50 SOLD




Gold chandelier, $250 SOLD




Cream chandelier, $250 SOLD




Circular steel clothes rack, $100 SOLD




Vertical steel clothes rack with wooden pole, $50 BOTH PAIRS SOLD




Fabric notice board with elastic ruffle bands, $5 SOLD














Fabric (varying yardage available for each print, some vintage), $3/m




Vintage sewing machine (display only, not in working condition), with foldable doors, $100 SOLD


Mini fridge, 2.5 years old, $50 SOLD


Microwave oven, 2 years old, $30




Worktable from Ikea, 3 years old, $40 SOLD




Wire drawers on wheels, from Ikea, $10 (2 available) BOTH SOLD




Mannequin, able to fit both skirts and pants, adjustable, 2 years old, $80 SOLD


Raffia-like carpet, from Ikea, $10




Brown carpet, from Ikea, $10








Green carpet, from Ikea, $10


Sofa set (includes a 3-seater, two arm chairs, one glass-topped table and one glass-topped side table), $300 SOLD




Wooden coat stand, can be dismantled, $30 ALL SOLD




Wall lights, $10 (two pairs available) BOTH SOLD

All items are available (unless we update to indicate it as sold), and we do apologise that we are unable to reserve them. So do drop by the shop if you are interested. We will require a deposit and most items are available for collection after May 23.

Update: Thank you for the tremendous response. We're sorry but because we are a little overwhelmed at the moment, we are unable to take any reservations via this blog, email or phone calls. Please drop by the shop personally. We will try our best to update this page as and when the pieces are sold. Thank you!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

grrl power


Great rejoicing after the vote of no confidence was passed with a majority of 65 per cent at the Aware EGM on May 2 at about 8:13pm.

It was an epic afternoon -- we were there from noon till 9pm! -- and a watershed in civil society. I really don't know what to say except that I am so proud to have been there and to be a woman.

Friday, May 1, 2009

fashion diary


Zann is having a super slack day.
T-shirt: Uniqlo UT, Seoul
Jeans: Topshop
Jelly shoes: Muji, Seoul
Scarf: H&M, Hong Kong
Purse: Vintage


Beaded jewellery pouch. It holds loose change.


Jellies are in again, and these mock Crocs are way more comfy.


Pink flamingo print tee = instant happiness.


Zann goes to work in her PJs -- complete with bed head.
Top with ribbon brooch: Seoul
Jeans: Topshop
Flats: Cotton On


Zann is wearing all her new purchases from Seoul.
Dress: Codes Combine, Seoul
Heels: H&M
Belt: Chinatown
Bag: Slow & Steady Wins the Race