WHERE: Pasar Baru
If you’re from Indonesia, you would know that any place that is called “pasar” is moooost likely going to be ratchet af. And for me, it’s not exactly the place where I want to go shopping… But because I need to feed my obsession with thrift shopping, I decided to visit Pasar Baru!
I was skeptical at first as I walked around the dusty hallways of Pasar Baru. There were racks and racks of vintage clothes but it didn’t look promising at all. I noticed that one seller was selling racks of vintage clothes for Rp. 10,000,- (50p!!!) and being the cheap person that I am, I had to look through. The most important thing to remember when you’re vintage shopping is to be EXTRA patient. After going through a few racks of clothes…
Lo and Behold!!!!!
I found this pink suede blouse and what made me grab it was the rusty pink color. It’s in the size large so it’s obviously oversized on me…which I’m not upset about. Thankfully, it’s perfectly oversized.
Tube top: Boohoo
Mom jeans: Zara
Officially my favorite clothing item I’ve purchased this summer. It’s this white jean jacket that’s once again, perfectly oversized!! Love how it looks worn out and vintage looking. I don’t see a lot of white jean jackets in the market so I think it’s a great switch up to the usual denim jacket.
Leather Skirt: Missguided
Disclaimer: I sent both to a laundrette because who the fuck knows what/who wore this lol.
Definitely going to go thrift shopping again at other places in Jakarta because it’s so damn cheap and I might be lucky enough to find some hidden gems. The experience itself is a lot of fun and you also get to help local businesses! It’s a win-win.