Insider Roundup: Met Gala 2020 'Timely' Theme & More | Clozette

We've got only 51 days to go till we ring in the new decade! Not so thrilled? We feel you. Starting a new era can surely stir a mix of emotions in us, but the good news is there are a lot of exciting things to look forward to. For one, the theme for next year's Met Gala may be the most relatable yet and we're already excited to see how it will pan out. There's also the release of anticipated movies like Mulan, Black Widow and A Quiet Place II. Keep reading to know more about what to expect in the coming days.

Met Gala 2020 theme is very 'timely'

There's no doubt that this year's Met Gala Theme — Camp: Notes on Fashion — is an experimental and futuristic one. However, for next year (which marks the 150th anniversary of the museum), it's gonna be the opposite. Called "About Time: Fashion and Duration", it will be about looking back and celebrating the evolution of fashion and the style trends from the past 150 years. With throwback looks still very much in vogue, we're sure this one will give us major fashion inspiration. 

Takashimaya x Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design

Takashimaya Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design

Getting ready for the gifting season? Check out Takashimaya's collab with Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design for festive gift wrap options. Third-year students from the institution were invited to design the shopping mall's Christmas packaging for 2019. To showcase the creative designs, there will be an upcoming exhibition that will be situated at the atrium of Takashimaya Shopping Centre. It will remain open to the public until 21 November. Follow their Instagram account for updates.

G-DRAGON's Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" is about to launch

G-DRAGON Nike Air Force 1 Para-noise

Sneakerheads, rejoice! G-DRAGON's hotly-anticipated Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" sneaker is about to be launched. With an upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by the hip-hop icon, this pair is really a unique gem that will add value to your shoe collection. Exact details of the launch are yet to be released, but what we do know is that in Singapore it will be available via an online raffle at Dover Street Market

adidas x MISSONI

For quite some time now, luxury brands have been dipping their toes in streetwear territory and it looks like the trend is going strong. Sportswear label adidas has been making some major advances in this fashion category. Following the success of their limited-edition line of Ultraboosts, adidas has partnered with MISSONI to give their Pulseboost a space-dyed makeover that will feature the Italian fashion house's iconic pattern. Aside from that, adidas is also rumoured to have another luxury sneaker collab next month with Prada. How exciting, right?

L’Oréal is developing paper bottle packaging

The race for sustainable packaging has officially begun. Leading cosmetics company L’Oréal 
— alongside Carlsberg, Absolut and Coca-Cola — gets a headstart by partnering with PaBoCo (The Paper Bottle Company) to accelerate its paper-based packaging innovations. Right now, all eyes are on the first carton-based cosmetic tube, which is made with a bio-based certified paper-like material that can harmlessly degrade if accidentally put in nature. The first development is underway with a target launch date in 2021. Any thoughts?

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Since sustainable fashion is becoming more popular, you should consider shopping for vintage pieces the next time you go abroad. You never know where you’ll stumble upon a classic treasure as you roam around, taking in the sights. It’s not only sustainable to purchase investment pieces like bags, but such finds also hold a certain charm and character that only comes with time. Interested to know where to start your treasure hunt? Read on for the places to visit for shopping vintage bags in Tokyo.


Numerous floors of both new and second-hand treasures can be found within Komehyo. From jewellery to clothes to bags that range from new to well-loved, you will have a great time digging into their wide range of selections. While the newer bags can be found right on the first floor, the third floor is the treasure trove of second-hand luxury bags with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and Balenciaga available. Komehyo uses a ranking system that identifies if the item on display is brand new, slightly used but in near-mint condition, to well-loved. They have a lot of stores strewn around Tokyo, so you can browse through their wide selection of genuine luxury bags.

Don Quijote

This popular drugstore is not only the home for Japanese snacks and skincare, they also have a section in their Akihabara store where they have both vintage and brand new luxury bags. Bags from Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Prada are tucked away behind a glass display. You can also find luxury-brand watches and wallets in this section. If you’re a tourist and happened upon this aisle, make sure to bring your passport to claim the tax-free perk on purchases that amount to JPY5000 and above. Luxury items sold in Don Quijote are examined and certified to be authentic prior to going on display.

Amore Vintage

Amore stores can be found in Shibuya, where they house vintage clothing, accessories, and bags from beloved brands such as Chanel, Hermes, Christian Dior, and Fendi. This boutique vintage shop also has very rare finds so take your time to browse through their aisles or research their stock through their blog.

Vintage Qoo Tokyo

Vintage Qoo Tokyo

Vintage Qoo Tokyo is a well-established vintage shop found near Omotesando’s alleyways. Its white and pink interiors give a feminine, sophisticated chic vibe as you shop the rows of designer bags and shoes. Their display is proudly '80s- and '90s-centric, including some vintage furniture and interior décor. They have two other stores in Osaka and Hong Kong.

The flea market

It goes without saying that some of the best vintage finds won’t be found in-stores. If you have the time to stroll around on Sundays, some areas of Tokyo have a weekend flea market where locals sell their wares. You can score some second-hand vintage bags that hold a lot of character here.

(Cover photo from: @vintageqoo)

Check out these Japanese fashion trends to try before the year ends.



All of us are guilty of splurging a little bit (or a lot) when deals and sales are around the corner. It’s just inevitable. And with Singles’ Day luring us with pleasing discounts from our favourite brands, it’s just hard to say no. But what do you say about turning things around a bit and actually using the discounts to our advantage by going for mindful rather than impulse buys? Whether it’s for you or for gifting, we’ve got great value-for-money selections ahead, handpicked from 11.11 deals, to get you started.

JENNER 3Pocket Helmet Bag from Sift and Pick

Jenner Multi-functional bag

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Sift and Pick is having a major sale from 11 to 18 November and we’ve spotted just the right pick for those who are always on the go. Made from 100 per cent nylon, not only is this multi-functional tote gender-neutral and mostly ‘day-proof’, but it also provides enough space and pockets for all your knick-knacks — with even more room to boot!

Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck Longsleeve Shirt

Uniqlo Heattech Longsleeve

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Heading anywhere chilly for the holidays? Catch Uniqlo’s 11.11 sale today and score discounts up to SGD50 off from some of their select items. We’re stocking up on some Heattech Turtleneck Longsleeve Shirts that are not only stylish on its own but can also double up as innerwear for some cosy layering. It’s also value-for-money because it perfectly fits the casual-chic category if you’re feeling a bit dressy during normal days at the office.

Pomelo Smocked Polka Dot Crop

Pomelo Polka Dot Top


With everything going up to 90 per cent off both online and in-store only until today, it’s kind of hard to sift through Pomelo’s myriad of pretty fashion choices. But since we’re talking about mindful buys, our best bet lies on this Smocked Polka Dot Crop top. Not only is it in a classic print and colour, but the whimsical silhouette provided by the fitted bodice and the puffy sleeves also make it a versatile piece for either a semi-casual day at the office or a night out with your best gals. With the right bottoms and accessories, you can even pass this off as a part of a semi-formal ensemble (and we're sure we're not the only ones who love a multi-functional piece).

Spur Urban Mine Clip Belt LoafersSpur shoes loafersSGD49.90 (

We all have favourite shoes but we must accept that they also have an expiration date. This Singles’ Day sale may just be the sign for you to finally swap out your beloved — but worn-out — pair. These Clip Belt Loafers from Spur Urban Mine Shoes not only caught our eye for its chicness, functionality, and comfort-for-wear, we’re also loving that just for 11.11, its price is slashed almost in half from SGD109 to SGD49.90!

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