Speaking of local brands, here’s one knowledge about them. Their production capacities aren’t necessarily massive, especially compared to international labels. Most of them manufacture their products at in-house workshops with small team of designers and workers, while others trust the work of local tailors and couturier.
Hence, the regular stocks aren’t many and it usually boasts the exclusivity and even rarity of the products as the year passes by. Meanwhile once you miss the order placements, seasonal and collaboration products will be even more challenging to stumble on.
Seeking preloved can be one alternative, but it isn’t exactly piece of cake. We have checked a lot of online thrift stores, preloved and secondhand marketplaces, but so far we are quite impressed with Carousell. We have worked with Carousell Indonesia last year, however we have never realized how it turns out to be the place for local brand owners to sell their treasury collections.
We have compiled a list of five rare preloved local products which can be found at Carousell. Each list has been linked to the thread where you can proceed with the transaction.
1. Stussy X Potato Head Bali ‘Mount Agung’ Shirt
In 2017, the notable beach club was the host and venue of International Stussy Tribe Gathering on October 28th – 29th. Not only providing venue, Potato Head created merchandise line in collaboration with the streetwear brand. The results were three variants of the ‘Mount Agung’ aloha shirt. This particular piece is the navy and sold at IDR 1.000.000, IDR 350.000 cheaper than the retail price.
2. Oldblue Ultra Black Okayama Denim
First released in 2015, it was constructed of 14.5oz sanforized black denim from Okayama, Japan. Interior details include red and white chambray pocket bag, red line selvedge, and open seam construction. It is still currently sold brand new at More by Morello for IDR 1.750.000, but the secondhand piece will only cost you IDR 1.400.000.
3. Tenue De Attire Citoyen Du Monde Navy Wool Kimono
Possibly one of their earliest collections, Citoyen du Monde was Tenue De Attire’s 2016 Final Season collection. Back then, they already made ultra-simple designs with undistinguishable patterns and save choices of colours, showing their consistency over three years of journey. The preloved item is the Navy Wool Kimono, an understated outerwear with a straightforward ‘Citoyen du Monde’ writing on the back. Original price was IDR 459.000, but now it is only IDR 200.000.
4. Public Culture X Pop Up Market 2018 Bowling Shirt
This item is the most recent product to be featured in this article. Last March, Public Culture (PC) teamed up with thematic bazaar Pop Up Market to craft a special merchandise collection. Among them were three t-shirts and this particular bowling shirt which can be considered quite special from the lineup. Accentuated by PC’s signature bold graphics, true PC enthusiast wouldn’t let this collectors item slip away. It is also considerably a good bargain for only IDR 250.000, when the normal price was IDR 500.000.
5. SAGE 5th Chieftain Denim
As a celebratory product, SAGE released the Chieftain to commemorate their fifth anniversary. Specifications include 19oz unsanforized deep indigo, big red selvedge line, Stealth X Hidden Mountain arcuate, and exclusive vegetable tanned ‘SAGE 5th Chieftain’ leather patch. At the time of the release, it was only available for limited pre-order and costed IDR 1.200.000 new. Now, you can get it secondhand at relatively proper condition for IDR 1.050.000.