Wednesday, May 30, 2007


sexy dresses & pretty girls @ the Plaza Mont Kiara Sunday market

They are Jasmine (left) & Yvonne (right), friendly vendors I met last Sunday on my rarest trip to the the Sunday market at Plaza Mont Kiara. I stopped going for a while because of the number of second hand dealers = very very few.

Imagine my delight when I found two stores there on Sunday, the first store was Janice's, got a cute cardigan from her. Second store belongs to Jasmine & Yvonne...theirs was tucked right at the end of the small crowd of the market.
Black dress with killer zippers (imagine the possibilities) - RM 20
Funky red stripy blouse - RM 10

Yes, I bought these, and a couple more fab pieces. Yvonne said that she would be stopping her involvement in the store soon due to a job change. Jasmine will be the lone operator soon but do go to the market yourself and check out some of the rather quirky items they got. The first store where Janice (yet another petite and pretty vendor) operates got pretty cool pieces too, good mix of safe n chic and some for the ones with more edgy taste.

Due to a massive `renovation' process in the court yard of the plaza, the market folks are now stationed next to McDonald's restaurant, by the side of the plaza building.

I like candid shot...


Thursday, May 24, 2007


Jumble Sale in GCB Court Condo, Ampang on Saturday May 26!

comes this time of the week, my flea market fairy god mother SeeMing would give me tips on the weekend sale, today I got this from her...

MAY 26, 2007

9am -11am

Function Room
GCB Court condo,
Jalan Ampang

All household goods for sale plus books, linen, kitchen appliances & clothing


Friday, May 18, 2007


Jalin Garage Sale TOMORROW! - May 19, 2007

A Jalin Realty community project.
Jalin Realty & Residents in Sri Hartamas
will be having a garage sale on
Sri Hartamas 3, 10, 12 & 15
19th May 2007
from 9.00 am. to 12.30 pm.
Further info 019-2345 654


Thursday, May 17, 2007


Take A Second Look, says New Straits Times

Thanks to May Yee for forwarding the story to me :)

Klang Valley Streets: Take a second look
Ruslina Yusoff
COSY: The rattan furniture set costs RM1,600.
COSY: The rattan furniture set costs RM1,600.

They offer quality products at reasonable prices. RUSLINA YUSOFF is bewitched with the offerings at two second-hand stores.
FAIR PICKINGS: The Second Choice Shop offers a wide variety of items.
FAIR PICKINGS: The Second Choice Shop offers a wide variety of items.

SECOND-HAND shops these days are not what you think. They're not dumping grounds nor do they retail unwanted items. On the contrary, they are often treasure troves.

Aishah Abdul Ghani, who started a second-hand business more than a year ago in Section 13 of the Tadisma Business Park in Shah Alam, said that while the concept is just catching on among locals, it is a common practice in Kelantan.

The 29-year-old marketing graduate from University Tenaga Malaysia said the idea to set up her own shop was born after a visit to Cash Converter.

She followed up with a survey and finally set up her shop called The Garage Sale, with financial support from her family.
Items offered at the shop include crockery, golf sets, baby cots and play pens, baby carriers for cars, luggage, paintings, handbags and soft toys.

The soft toys and hand bags cost no more than RM10 while the crockery set can be had for RM25, oil painting (RM90), sofa set (RM350) and a three-door fridge (RM600).

The warranty period for electrical goods is one month.

However, Aishah is willing to reduce the prices on items that are hard to sell.

Most of the items are bought from individuals. She also buys items from wholesale shops in Singapore as well as over the Internet.

However, Aishah does not accept damaged electrical goods, office furnishings and wristwatches.

A large proportion of her customers include young people and newlyweds. Even pasar tani and pasar malam vendors buy goods from her.

"People often sell off their goods because they are upgrading and not necessarily because they are desperate for cash," she said.

Production houses have also rented some of the furniture sets which were on sale.

Believing that there is potential for the market, her challenge now is to convince people that second-hand items are value buys.

Her shop opens daily from 10am to 8pm (weekdays) and 10am to 6pm (weekends). For details, call 03-5519-1703.

A block away is another second-hand dealer called Second Choice Shop which was set up less than five months ago.

Wan Noor Azmira Wan Alias, who manages the shop, said most of the items were sourced from Singapore.

The crockery set is one of the more popular items at the shop.

"It is tough to get hold of a full crockery set. We also sell hand bags and if you are lucky, you can get a genuine article for a steal," said Azmira or Mira as she is popularly known.

Mira quit her job to help run the shop which is owned by her uncle, Mohd Rashidie Sidik.

Other items on sale include luggage, collectibles such as a wooden motorcycle, rocking horse and electrical items.

The shop is open daily from 10am to 10pm. For details, call 012-2097481.

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