Like everything else that’s moving at lightning speed nowadays: new F&B establishments (apparently, hipster cafes are a thing of the past), technology devices (how are they getting so smart?) and even the way we date, this is especially so in the way we shop: that fun high-street dress you bought because it’s on sale and was “perfect” for Friday night might end up dumped into the back of your closet a day later. Is it terrible? Well, global warming says so but is it a problem you can actively solve? Tresor Anne Tan and Carolyn Tan of The Treasure Collective certainly think so.
“We created The Treasure Collective as we recognised a common problem still facing many consumers, ourselves included – and that problem being a constant desire to have new clothes, but yet, blinded to the reality that a large percentage of our wardrobes is severely underutilised or neglected.” says Tresor.
A statement-making top and midi skirt from Russian label A.W.A.K.E gets that glamorous touch with a fancy cocktail bag.
At just $399 a month (it’s called the Club Infinity subscription plan), you have access from over 1,000 designer pieces that run a variety of styles: Company D&D? There’s a billowing Marchesa gown with sequins for that. Casual weekend? A peter-pan collared Miu Miu dress in the prettiest of pinks. Glamorous cocktail nights? The Treasure Collective has the perfect bubble-hem Lanvin dress. Once you’re done with either piece or all three of time, opt to swap them as many times as you’d like with others. “When developing our platform, we were very conscious in ensuring we can serve as large a community as possible and not just for a certain segment. Beyond having traditional evening wear for rental, availing stylish yet practical looks for daily work wear is another core offering of TTC’s.” says Tresor.
Each piece when returned is sent to For The Love of Laundry: the only company in Singapore that uses toxin-free technology GreenEarth and an eco-friendly liquid silicone for fresher and cleaner clothing.
Consignment options are available too: just prepared a minimum of 50 pieces and the good people of The Treasure Collective will sieve through them before putting them up on site for two-months with payment dealt at the end of it. “TTC will serve as a sustainable rental platform where fashion lovers can still enjoy the benefits of having an extended wardrobe with infinite options, while at the same time play a part in reducing wastage.” Says Carolyn.
Start renting today at https://thetreasurecollective.com/.