From Click and Order to Brick and Mortar. Closet Quickies now have a physical store at Jln. Bangka Raya No 103, Kemang – Jakarta Selatan. Yess…I’m so excited and also relieved at the same time that it’s finally open and I can breathe a little..:). It feels like having another child.:D.
It’s nice to be back to this area of fashion. I used to work for GAP Inc. a few years ago and fell in love with the retail world. How can you not when you’re surrounded by pretty clothes and meet lots of different people everyday? So owning a retail store has been a long time dream for me…and if I am allowed to brag a little, Closet Quickies is n.o.t just another store, it has its own concept that, I believe, is totally new for this town. So what makes it different than the rest of the stores?
- Our concept is BUY. SELL . TRADE . Besides shopping, you can actually SELL your clothes there and we pay you cash upfront, or you can choose the TRADE option, where you will get vouchers to shop at the store.
Here’s how it works: You come in to the stores with your bags of clothes, we sort them, price them, then pay you 45% in cash of the store’s selling price or 60% in trade.
So you see, we are giving solution to all fashionista across town to:
- Earn money. If you have so many good quality gently-used clothes that don’t fit or don’t suit your lifestyle anymore, sell them at Closet Quickies for extra cash. You don’t need to sell it to friend or go through the hassle of taking the pictures and upload them on your multiply/facebook one by one. You don’t need to wait for the next bazaar to come and have to spend money to earn money on the booth fee.
- Save money. If you are really careful with your shopping allowance, shopping at Closet Quickies will really stretch your money because we have so many stuff for under IDR 100,000. Lots of high street brand items for 80% off their original retail price.
- Help green the environment. New clothes used so many energy and resources from mother nature’s womb so if you want to pay a homage to mother nature, buying used clothings is an easy way to do it..:). Did you know that we dispose over 18 billion tons of worn clothing and textiles annually and EPA studies show 5% of our landfill is composed of textiles. Being the world’s 4th most populous country, Indonesia is sure to contribute significant amount to that. Recycling and reusing clothing is one simple way to help reduce landfill waste.
If you are still not familiar with the idea of using pre-loved clothes, we also have a selection of brand new items. There were a few occasions didn’t realize that the ones they tried were pre-loved since they look new. Besides high street brands, we also have top quality vintage items that were sold off the racks before 1960s. We also accept high ticket designer label on consignment system.
Meeee at the cash register..:D. Sorry for the mess!!
Besides our environmental mission, Closet Quickies’ is dedicated to help the community in one way or the other. To start with, during the Ramadhan, portion of our sales profit will be donated to support the Indonesian Street Children Organization (ISCO). ISCO Foundation is a non-government organization, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, dedicated to improve the quality of life of street children through education. The main goal of ISCO is to help to improve the quality of life of these marginal communities and give them not only hope, but also the means, to change their futures for the better. It is our mission to support social responsibility and to give back to the community!
Closet Quickies is open everyday from 10 am to 9 pm so there’s plenty of time for you to stop by, and please do visit my humble store…:) It’s not far from McDonald’s Kemang. If you are coming from Prapanca heading to Kemang, just make a left at Jl Bangka Raya. Closet Quickies is not too far away from there on your right-hand side, just before and Kepompong school and Ke’kun area. The online shop will still be running but currently we have much more selection at the store. There’s a small private space in the back end corner for me and Koukla’s workstation which currently serve as FashioneseDaily’s temporary office…:). Although we are usually mobile and don’t regularly stay there, we welcome everyone to stop by and say Hi. So, hope to see you there!