Accessorize Yourself with Duriana!

We all know that girls love accessories. Whether it’s a necklace, earrings, colorful bracelets or a wristwatch, the right accessories can make any girl look like a showstopper. Every girl has her own style statement and accessories can help them stand out. These are the five accessories that we loved on Duriana and would like to share with you. 🙂

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Rose White Dangle Earrings – RM 72

These beautiful earrings are handmade and are made with polymer clay, crystal chaton and antique silver plating settling earring hooks. You can get them made any way you want by pre-ordering them.

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Plain Colorful Bracelets – RM 15

These bracelets are available in several vibrant colors. You can always match these accessories with your outfit or wear them to add a little color to your style when you’re wearing a plain outfit.

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H&M Statement Necklace – RM 60

Statement necklaces are making a trend this year. Whether you want to add a color to a mono color dress, add the unexpected to basics, make a white shirt look more fun or even dress up your office outfit, this statement necklace is perfect for all these situations. Check it out!

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Kaca-Kaca Sunglasses – RM 55

Sunglasses have now become a fashion essential. Freshen up your wardrobe with these trendy pair of shades.

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Wristwatch – RM 15

Add a unique touch to your outfit with this wristwatch. Buy it now on Duriana!

How To Grow Your Duriana Following

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If you’re fresh off with Duriana or a seasoned veteran Duriana user, we know you’re looking to grow your following. And why wouldn’t you? More followers leads to more exposure for your listings, which can lead to more sales! How do you do it? We’ve got four great tips for you.

User page on point

First thing’s first, make sure your listings look attractive and eye catching at all times. This tip, we highly recommend – If your listings do not catch the eye of others, they may not follow. Make sure to fill your page with a la variety of items that are in good condition, if possible, and ensure your photos are clean, clear, and stylized. Plus, the more listings you have, the better.

Follow on

Following others is a very simple way to get people to notice your user page. You can find people to follow by tapping on search tab in the bottom left corner of your feed. And if fellow Duriana users like what they see when they take a peek at who just followed them, they’re more likely to tap that follow button right back!

Share, share, and keep sharing

Sharing other Duriana users items is a great way to show off your personal taste, expand your network, and contribute to the evolving Duriana community. After all, when you share the love, it always comes back to you. All of this sharing means more opportunities for someone to take a look at your page, love what they see, and follow.

Get your social on

Take your sharing efforts beyond Duriana for maximum potential. By sharing your closet and listings on other social platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, you have the potential to catch new members. Also, did you know that if your Facebook friend joins Duriana, they’ll automatically follow your closet? Boom, instant new follower! Just don’t forget to spread the love and do the deed!

We hope this works and you gain double your followers. Tell us if you do! Do you have tips on how to get new followers? Share in the comments below.

7 Reasons To Shop Secondhand Items

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Duriana readers a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Maaf Zahir & Batin. As we enjoy the long weekend, stuffing our faces with delicious traditional Malay Cuisine (lots of rendang, lemang and cookies!!) we’ve listed the following 7 reasons you should consider shopping second-hand on Duriana; it can make a greater difference than you may realize.

1. Much more Affordable
Whether you shop at thrift stores, weekend bazaars or as we encourage you daily, with your mobile, on Duriana, your money stretches much farther. On average, used products are generally 50% cheaper, allowing you to save money for other important expenditures. Smart shopping, anyone?

2. You Get to Experience the Thrill of the Hunt
On Duriana, you deal in the unknown. Scouring categories and options until you have found that have-to-have item at an unbeatable price can be exhilarating. In this way, second-hand shopping is much more rewarding in a way retail shopping could never be.

3 . It’s Easier to Spot Quality
Since most of the merchandise you come across has already been broken in, you can see what has quality and what does not. (If you rather see the item in person, you have the option of chatting with the user on Duriana) Practical and affordable.

4. It’s Green!
Buying used goods cuts down on manufacturing demands and keeps more items out of the landfill! Because a large amount of man-made goods are routinely thrown away, re-using gives a longer life to common household items another family could use, saving the Earth in effect.

5. Inspire to Recycle
The flow of second-hand giving goes both ways. Items or clothes you no longer use, you can sell on the Duriana platform and offer up goods another may be searching for. The act of recycling not only enables us to feel good about our actions but, again, keeps money in the local economy and supports the green living movement.

6. Brand Names
If you’re an individual who worships the tag, you’re likely to find many recycled, brand-name clothes available. It’s a great way to suit your stylish needs while saving a bundle and helping the environment.

7. Updated Merchandise Daily
Duriana receives updates daily with tons of lisitings, so the hunt for that unique item is always new and fresh. If they don’t have what you’re looking for, chances are in a couple of days it might be present.

Because shopping is such an essential part of our consumer-driven economy, indulging in second-hand or rather pre-loved items and opportunities is a way to beneficially promote the economy, save the environment, and still satisfy your craving for unique clothes and items. Wait no more.

Till our next post, keep discovering.

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4 Easy To Do Hijab Fashion Projects

This one is dedicated to the Duriana hijabis! We bring 4 simple DIY hijab accessories hacks that you can personalize in time for Hari Raya Aidilfirti. We understand your needs in styling your hijab with different accessories. With a dash of creativity you can make your own accessories and alter the things to give it new style, it could even be an alternative way to earn income on the side.

#1 . Paint Hijab Bobby Pins with Nail Polish For New Look

Paint the bobby pins with different nail polish colours bring variety in your accessories.

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#2. DIY Donut Hijab Pin Organizer 

If you find yourself loosing a pin after removing hijab and end up having to look for them, then you definitely need this. Sew a foam in a donut shape and voila – You can now organize your pins with ease.

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#3. DIY Hijab Button Pins.

Most of you have to tie your hijab with pins and most of us ladies use common pins to do that .Why not to enhance the beauty of hijab by making those pins look pretty. This simple DIY button pin tutorial is the simple way to do that, join two buttons with glue stick then attach the pin with it, that’s about it!

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#4. Necklace over Hijab

Don’t know how to utilise accessories you have worn one too many times? Here’s an idea on how to reuse an old necklace – Wear it over your hijab as a head piece, perfect for parties!

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Since Ramadan is a special time for all of us and we don’t want to celebrate by paying a small fortune on some decorations. This is your opportunity to try it!

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Must Watch: How To Take Great Photos On Your Smartphone

This video teaches you how to up your photography game in three easy steps!

Calling all sellers! Don’t have the budget to invest in a fancy DSLR? Well, great news – this handy video teaches you how to use props to improve the quality of your pictures — and potentially, your Duriana store sales too!

Start selling from your mobile phone today! Duriana is Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app! Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

6 Tips On How to Give Your Wardrobe a Makeover (On A Budget)

Living from pay check to pay check and in need of a closet makeover? Well, we got six tips on how to maximise your current wardrobe to its full potential!

Alter your pieces. Styles and trends come and go like the seasons and altering an old pair of jeans into shorts or taking a few inches off a dress are easy tricks to make it current again. There are lots of alteration tailors around Kuala Lumpur such as Za Altera, who have a branch in almost every major mall – Sunway Pyramid, MidValley Megamall, Bangsar Shopping, KLCC among many others. Although, they can be a little pricey. Alternatively, you may opt for your home-based neighbourhood tailor like Jess Alteration.

Other options: Sew N Sew Alteration at Lot 07-07, East, Seventh Floor at Berjaya Times Square.

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Sell it. Duriana, a new marketplace shopping app is a great place to start when decluttering your wardrobe. The app is the perfect platform to sell your pre-loved goodies to other bargain hunters in an easy and fuss-free manner. List your items in less than 30 seconds and connect with potential buyers. You can even trade with them if you can fancy! This is a cost efficient way to breathe new life into your closet without breaking the bank.

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Buy Secondhand. Instead of paying a (costly) visit to high-street brands like Topshop and Zara, do your pocket a favour and rummage through weekend bazaars and marketplace apps like Duriana first. You may find hidden gems from quirky sellers at knock off prices. It beats getting a RM200 dress from Topshop, only to discover half of KL owns it. Ouch.

Tie-dye it. The dip dyed ombre is all the craze right now, and you can jump on the bandwagon DIY style. Find an old t-shirt and rinse it in an assortment of dye paints to get that hippie flower power touch. Check out The Signature Bow’s easy tutorial on how to tie-dye a pair of shorts. You can get your dyes at Dylon Malaysia.

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Organize your wardrobe. Identify what you need and don’t need. If you haven’t worn it in a year or two, there’s a good chance you will never wear it again. It is good to compartmentalize your wardrobe according to the different areas of your life. Do you have too many party dress and not enough work attire? A good housekeeping job will allow you to address these issues and avoid spending money on things you don’t really need.

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Upcycle. Now that you’ve identified which items you don’t need, perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad idea to upcycle these items. An old denim jacket you got a couple of years ago has gone out of style. The cut is dated and no longer relevant – but you’d be surprised what a little creativity can do. Adding loose pieces of fabric, studs and sewing on patchwork are nice little touches that can revive an old piece of clothing.

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If you’re looking to sell and buy secondhand goodies, download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite pre-loved closet! Browse through hundreds of products and undiscovered steals from the palm of your hand. Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

#360bazaarKL: A Duriana Review

After a hectic past few weeks, our blood, sweat and tears came together at 360 Bazaar Kuala Lumpur. Here’s the Duriana review

Our city’s skyline provided the perfect backdrop for the first 360 Bazaar Kuala Lumpur, which kicked off after 11am despite a slight drizzle. Vintage sellers lined the entrance pathway, selling quirky items like old records, copper antiques and silk scarves at bargain prices.

The day before... setup at 12pm & 12am.
The day before… setup at 12pm & 12am.

With the Duriana street team in hustle mode, distributing our non-woven tote bags, the event started smoothly. Of course with Wak Dayok in attendance, we saw everyone’s selfie game go up a notch (armed with monopods and all).

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Our two stations – the collectibles and pre-loved area – managed to attract a steady stream of visitors. Our collectibles section showcased some of Duriana’s unique items – old 60s and Top 40 records, an antique cord phone and other American sportswear memorabilia.

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All these items can be found on Duriana

Our pre-loved section was adorned with accessories, kitschy eyewear and secondhand dresses from high street labels like Zara, Topshop, ASOS and vintage markets. We were letting go tassle necklaces from Bali for RM10, clear-framed glasses for RM15 and our pre-loved dresses for a reasonable RM20. Although, if visitors made a bid through our app, we knocked off RM5. No surprise, it worked.

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As colourful as the items on sale, we met a bunch of diverse people – a group of dapper gentlemen from Singapore, a couple travelling through Asia from Germany and a bunch of backpackers from Sweden. As organizers, this is always a great sign, so we were happy campers indeed.

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Although the rain towards the end of the first day put a slight damper on festivities, spirits were restored on Sunday with a bigger crowd (and better weather). Big thank you to vendors who made the event possible and guests for your support. We would also like to give a big shoutout to our co-organizers PINTUmERAH, whose experience ensured the event went on without a hitch. Thanks guys. We are looking to next year’s event – and we hope you are too â˜ș

Do you have lots of pre-loved items to sell or love a good bargain? Your new pre-loved obsession has arrived! Buy & sell from people around you today. Download Duriana: iOS http://taps.io/LRzA | Android http://taps.io/LRzQ

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Duriana Booth @ 360KL!

Only three days left to the big day and we’re expecting a full house this weekend at 360 Kuala Lumpur. The Duriana booth, located after the entrance point, will be bursting with energy. Here’s why:

1) Free Tote Bags
As you may have read on our event page, we will be giving away non-woven totebags to the first 500 guests who come by our booth with the Duriana app on their smartphones. After reviewing the T&Cs, we’ve decided to open this giveaway only to guests and not vendors.

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2) The Big 360 Giveaway
Throughout the course of the two days, we will be running a steady lineup of giveaways which will include Desiderata magazines, Gimme Shelter’s scrumptious salted caramel and biscotti sets and Moon E-Store’s practical wooden vintage boxes.

All you have to do is download the app (assuming you haven’t already) and simply make an offer of any amount on the items. Duriana will then pick one lucky bidder at pre-determined time slots of 2pm, 4pm, 5pm and 6pm. The winner will be notified via Duriana’s messaging feature so keep your phones close by at all times!

3) Our Pre-loved Station
If you love a good bargain, be sure to swing by our little makeshift pre-loved market of vintage trinkets, arts and crafts to clothes at the main Duriana booth. From Topshop dresses to old thrift finds, there will be plenty to rummage through. Of course, all items on display are listed in Duriana, so if you make an offer through the app, you will receive a RM5 discount. We will also be conducting how-to tutorials for novice Duriana users on how to use app, list products and maximize sales.

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Market Day x BBQ Party!

With the blessing of the weather gods, our Market Day x BBQ party kicked off in perfect Sunday sunshine. Here’s a recap of what went down

With 110k listings under our belt, we started our weekend as Malaysia’s biggest M-commerce platform – not a bad way to kick off our first fleamarket event. With cheese sausages, grilled chicken wings and lamb chops on the BBQ pit, the crowd trickled in slowly but surely. The kitschy interior of Palate Palette provided the perfect backdrop for our vendors – who sold everything from pre-loved clothes ranging from RM5-25 to handmade notebooks. DJ duo Stellar Dreams played a steely three hour set and even dropped a few sneaky Justice and Daft Punk tunes. Cheeky fellas.

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Overall, the event provided the perfect platform for our buyers and sellers to interact on a more personal level. More than a mobile commerce platform, Duriana believes in creating little communities that extend beyond the online world. It was great meeting our key sellers, and we look forward to helping them build their businesses on our platform. An exciting road lays ahead. Thank you to all our vendors who participated.

Our honour roll: Sisters Craft, Fashion Forward, The Oldees, Iconic, Eiffelz, Tempatan, Quad Blogshop, Creole and Medium Rare Store. We look forward to having you all at our next bazaar!