Thrift shopping lovers unite! Ultimate ukay queen and prodigious photographer Shaira Luna is doing yet another one of her legendary closet sales this May 18 and 19, and we can't wait to get our hands on the pieces that will be up for grabs.
Excited? Us too! Here, we pause for a quick chat with Shaira herself on what fascinating, storied treasures we might be able to dig up at the sale.
What are the most interesting items we can look forward to at the closet cleaning sale?
"Each year gets more interesting because of the mix of creatives who participate! Last year featured lots of '80s and '90s items, but I feel like streetwear will be felt stronger this time around. I also think this year will be a little more exciting for the guys, because among our first-time sellers are former Preview art directors Eugene David and Mark Buenaobra, who will have lots of cool jackets and menswear from their closets for sale!"
Any vintage designer goodies?
"Vintage designer goods always steal the show during our garage sales. Stylists from Rabbit Hole Creatives and producer Jonard Palteng always bring their best designer selections, from blazers and dresses to shoes and bags. It's always so tempting to take things home!"
Any cool stories about some of the pieces?
"I have a few more dresses from the '60s and the '70s that I've decided to part with. I bought them years ago, in New York and Los Angeles, even though they were too big for me, thinking it would be easy to get them resized. Years later, they are still untouched. I hope they find better homes and a wearer in the right size, so that they remain in original condition."
Your ultimate favorite piece in the sale?
"My ultimate favorite piece in the sale? More like pieces! [laughs] My designer shoes, probably. I just don't go out to events enough to wear them. I will also sell my beloved Harley Davidson boots, which I have outgrown."
Which other stylish industry names will be selling their preloved stuff?
"Stylists to the stars Ryuji Shiomitsu and Sidney Yap, makeup artist Xeng Zulueta. And, we are super happy to welcome stylist Florian Trinidad and her squad, who will definitely raise the sale's coolness level to 100x."
What's the sale's general price range?
"P25-P1000! Designer bags are higher, but that's usually the price range."