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Style Theory Gift Guide: Preloved Gifts for the 5 Women in Your Life

What do Christmas, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and birthdays have in common? A celebration’s always made sweeter with a gift! From designer dresses to vintage clutches and hard-to-find designer bags, preloved gifting can be made all the more special when you get to check dream items off a loved one’s wishlist.

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Why buy preloved gifts? 

Today’s buy-and-throw-away culture is all the more rife when it comes to festive gifting. From layers of wrapping paper to excessive gift set packaging, the current culture of gifting weighs heavy on our environment. 

Preloved gifts, however, are a far more sustainable choice for the environment — and your wallet. By choosing preloved items, you’re extending its lifespan and giving it a chance at a second life! Not to mention, you can make dream wishlists come true at a lower cost as most preloved items come with a reduced price tag. 

Is there a stigma to buying secondhand gifts?

The thought of receiving a ratty and used secondhand item as a gift is enough to turn one’s nose up. But, who said that all secondhand gifts have to be half-used, tattered, and worn? With a dose of good judgment and a discerning eye, you can find many secondhand items in pristine conditions that are quite literally as good as new! 

At Style Theory, all our preloved clothes and designer bags are 100% guaranteed authentic. We  list each item’s conditions clearly so that you can be rest assured your loved one gets the best gift experience with no nasty surprises.

Loving the idea of preloved gifting? We’ve rounded up our picks for the 5 women in your life:

The Busy Mom

For the busy mom in your life, roomy totes and shopping bags with plenty of depth are a great and thoughtful choice. We love one-and-done dresses and tops too, in stretchy fabric or in free sizes to accommodate that wide range of motion that comes with chasing after the young ones! 


The Shopaholic Sister

For the sister (or anyone, really!) who’s a shopaholic, you’d win their hearts if you snoop about for their shopping wishlist. Trust us, they have one at the ready. If they don’t, you won’t go wrong with these unique and stylish preloved designer bags or apparel with feminine flounces and prints. 

The Eco Warrior

If you have a sustainability guru in your life, preloved gifting is the only way to go! We picked these preloved designer bags that give a nod to the nature lover in them. Planning to gift preloved clothes instead? Pick items of their individual styles that they’d wear over and over again!

The Bold & Beautiful BFF 

Glitz and glamour doesn’t have to come with extravagant price tags. Choose bold colourways or styles with loud logomania, and our personal favourite — this vintage 2008 Saint Laurent Minaudiere. As for preloved apparel, your bold and beautiful BFF will appreciate dramatic silhouettes and intricate details.

The Lady Boss 

Whether you’re gifting for a workaholic friend, or your actual lady boss, workwear staples are where it’s at. We love classic black styles that add dimension through a pop of colour, or with intriguing details that go from subtle and mysterious to bold and fierce.

Browse our full collection of preloved apparel and designer bags on Style Theory Shop here! 

On a budget, or looking for a last-minute gift? Buy an e-gift card to our Apparel or Designer Bags Rental Membership for an unforgettable gift, starting at S$59! 

About Author

In pure Aries fashion, Nicolette’s passions reveal themselves in fiery bursts — tell that to her 4-year-old flugelhorn still in mint condition. If she isn’t DM-ing you memes from private Instagram accounts, she’s probably snuggled up to a sitcom. A huge admirer of the harmonious coexistence between the style sensibilities and atrocities of the ‘90s. Yin and yang, baby.

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