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!

Weekend Beach Getaways: What To Bring?

With the Raya holidays coming up in two weeks, it’s perhaps time to pencil in a weekend getaway. We pick four items you will definitely need for the journey

For every beach holiday, there are four essentials – a sturdy pair of sunglasses, a bikini, a durable bag to weather the conditions of sea and sand and a comfy après-beach dress. Here are our finds from the Duriana marketplace:

Karen Walker inspired shades, RM55

Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3Cw
Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3Cw

We love the frames of these shades – very Karen Walker. Only difference, it retails for a mere fraction of the price of a pair of Karen Walker shades. At RM55, what’s there not to love?

Bikini Swimsuit, RM79

Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3CA
Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3CA

Floral Hawaiian prints are super trendy at the moment –  and we’re totally crushing over this little bikini with mini skirt bottom.

To find this listing on your phone, search @SummerSense. Scroll down and you will find lots of other bikinis, including the floral mini skirt bikini above!

To find this listing on your phone, search @SummerSense. Scroll down and you will find lots of other bikinis, including the floral mini skirt bikini above!

Textured Bucket Tote Bag, RM72

Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3Cg
Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3Cg

The good thing about drawstring bags is that are a lot more spacious than structured bags. Yellow is a great colour for beach getaways – vibrant and playful. This bag, in particular, is selling for RM72 and is made form quality textured PU leather with suede inner lining. Alternatively, it is also available in white and mint.

Beach Printed Dress, RM65

Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3CQ
Buy Now: http://taps.io/L3CQ

This dress, made from high quality stretchy material, is a perfect companion to evening dinners after a day out in the sun.

To find this listing on your phone, search @NudeNot. You will see her wonderful collection of quirky dresses such as this Beach Printed dress. Leave a comment and tell her how awesome it is!

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Like what you see? Start buying and selling from your mobile phone! 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.

The Duriana Luxe Listings Guide

When it comes to all things designer, you don’t exactly have to spend top dollar every time, all the time. We compiled Duriana’s best luxury listings from a pair of pre-loved Chanel earrings to a vintage Hermes scarf! Find out what else we found…

Hermes Kelly S$16,900

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVg
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVg

This is probably Duriana’s most expensive listing ever but with reason, of course. Seller @AndreLau in Singapore is letting go of her Hermes Kelly 35 Gold Retourne bag, which comes in Togo leather and palladium hardware, for a steep S$16,900. And as her product description reads the offer is “slightly negotiable” — so don’t expect too much of a cutback!

Authentic Chanel Classic Earring, S$360

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LtaA
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LtaA

As far as luxe accessories go, a pair of Chanel earrings will glam up any outfit – even if you’re wearing a simple tank and jeans. The seller @SHOPPEScollection rates condition as 9.8/10, almost like brand new.

LV Speedy Monogram S$750

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVQ
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVQ

For those who love a classic design, this model by Louis Vuitton has most certainly stood the test of time. Seller @shopNBfab rates condition 8/10, comes with original no dust bag.

Prada Wallet S$690

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVw
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyVw

According to Feng Shui beliefs, a red wallet energises success — and the money that comes with it. So, if you’re going to own a wallet in the colour of prosperity, it might as well be Prada.

Authentic Hermes Silk Scarf, USD165

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyXA
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LyXA

Whether you use it as a scarf, bandana or to tie around the handle of your bag, Hermes scarves are the fanciest kind of accessory one can own. Although, its a little pricey (USD165) — just remember, it is vintage 🙂

Download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app, and start browsing! Sell anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

Modern Melayu: Top Five Baju Raya Picks

We select our top five Baju Raya picks which marry style and comfort while firmly retaining that traditional look

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After a quick troll in our marketplace, we discovered user @ShahidaShariff who has plenty of modern Baju Kurung listings to light up your line up of open house visits this Hari Raya. These days, it’s safe to say we’ve traded the Baju Kurungs of yesteryear for more modern silhouettes.

From girly lace embellishments to sarongs with oversized bow ties, we took the time to handpick a few modern Baju Kurung designs which may tickle your fancy too!

Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx4w
RM295 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx4w
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5Q
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5Q
RM325 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5A
RM325 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5A
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5g
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx5g
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx4g
RM190 | Buy Now: http://taps.io/Lx4g

Download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app, and start browsing! Sell anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

5 Surprising Finds On Duriana (You’ll Never Believe it!)

We’re not playing around when we say the Duriana marketplace is a treasure trove of rare and quirky items you’ll probably never find anywhere else. Don’t believe us? Keep on reading then…

Tabletop Joystick Retro Game

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LuvA
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LuvA

Who remembers Alien Attack? A tabletop arcade game from the 1970s! This console is fully functional, works like a brand new game and is also in mint condition. Priced at SGD 150.

M&Ms Candy Dispenser

View: http://taps.io/Lmlg (SOLD)
View: http://taps.io/Lmlg (SOLD)

For those with a penchant for candies, you’ll go gaga over this listing – an M&Ms Candy Dispenser! Great little addition to any kitchen for candy lovers of all ages. Fancy hearing another interesting fact? Seller @Ameliachiang bought it from New York City! Yes, you won’t be able to find it in Malaysia!

Vespa Super 150

Buy Now: http://taps.io/Luug
Buy Now: http://taps.io/Luug

It is no secret that the Vespa is the most classic motorbike model in history – used regularly as a starring prop in countless movies from the golden era of European Cinema. Duriana seller @apekaiman129 is selling his for a cool SGD850.

An Autographed No Doubt T-Shirt

Buy Now: http://taps.io/LrJA
Buy Now: http://taps.io/LrJA

Seller @nightsurferules walked away with this SIGNED No Doubt t-shirt during a contest, and is now selling it for RM60, which is a real steal if you ask me. It is a Return Of Saturn t-shirt, which is the band’s fourth album, but first as a quartet following the departure of their keyboardist Eric Stefani. And, it was released 14 years ago! Wow… talk about a piece of music history!

Thai Bank Note

Buy Now: http://taps.io/Luuw
Buy Now: http://taps.io/Luuw

A 100 baht note commemorating the 60th Royal Wedding Anniversary of the King and Queen of Thailand. Comes with free folder and free postage.

Like what you see? Download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app, and start browsing! Sell anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. Download the app now – its free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

Sell from anywhere, anytime with Duriana

Our Community Manager Hajar walks us through Duriana, a new app for buying and selling on the go. Check out her tips and best finds from the Duriana marketplace

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Duriana, we are a new social marketplace app, which allows users to discover a world of wonderful products from pre-loved goodies, unique arts & crafts items to quirky vintage buys. If you love rummaging through weekend bazaars, good news – we’re bringing the market experience to the palm of your hand.

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How do I start?
Our app is compatible with all Apple and Android phones. You can download it here: iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg. Once you’ve downloaded the app, pick a unique username. For business accounts, pick your shop name for easy reference later down the line.

How do I start selling?
Our listing process is easy as 1,2,3. Click sell, snap a picture of your item, give it a price, item name and select category. Be as descriptive as you can when giving your item a short description – what size is the dress? Is it a limited edition item? Vintage? Make sure you convey its story – don’t leave the special details out.

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How do I browse?
You can choose to browse from 18 categories such as gadgets, women’s fashion, designer fashion, photography, vintage and music among many others. For more refined searches, hit the search icon and type in whatever you heart fancies (in this case: Peplum Dress).

What kind of stuff can I find?
With over a dozen categories to choose from you really are spoilt for choice. I’m a sucker for all things vintage, and let me tell you, the app has plenty of little treasures. I came across @Ahmad, a yearly vendor at the Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival, and his extensive collection of vintage hankies from 1980 to 2006.

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What are my best finds so far?

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A pair of vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Buy here: http://taps.io/Lq8g

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Authentic Hermes Silk Scarf by Philippe Ledoux. Buy here: http://taps.io/LpzA

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A briefcase clutch bag. According to the item description, the seller bought this little baby in India! I love it when sellers take the time to add more detail in their descriptions. Buy here: http://taps.io/Lpyw

So, what are you waiting for? Start selling anytime, anywhere from the palm of your hand. Our app is free, download it today: http://taps.io/Lr2Q

Everything You Need To Know About Our Gift Boxes

Our Duriana gift boxes have been getting a lot of attention lately… Here’s all you need to know about these mysterious boxes stocked with wonderful keepsakes

As a social marketplace, it is important for us to maintain a close rapport with you, our users. Our gift boxes offer a personalised way to discover some of our most unique and creative items. So, whether you’ve bought something on our app or currently own a shop, we would love to hear your ideas on what you think should be in our monthly gift boxes.

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If you see something you like… drop us a PM on our Facebook. Heck, we’ll even reward you for your suggestions! We are also extending an open invitation to our quirky shop owners and crafty DIY-ers to drop us a line if you want your creations/items in our box. We’re all ears.

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For our first gift box, we decided to go with a pretty DIY animal top jam jar, a vintage hankie and a box of party games which will light up any Friday night in. Fancy a closer look at these quirky items, continue scrolling down…

Animal Jars
Instead of discarding your peanut butter jars, why not up cycling them into cute little containers for your stationary or for gifts?

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Party Games!
Say goodbye to lame ‘get togethers’ and get the party started with Party Games box. Whether it’s a birthday bash or just a slumber party, with this box you will never get short-handed of fun and thrilling party game ideas. Each box comes with cards of illustrated party starter instructional, just perfect for every occasion.

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Vintage Hankies
The best part of vintage items is the story behind it. Did you know these vintage hankies were purchased in 45kg bundles, most of which originating from the United States between 1980 to 2003?

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Download Duriana, Malaysia’s favourite social marketplace app and purchase our gift boxes here. Our app is free! iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and for Android http://taps.io/Kisg. Browse through hundreds of kitschy products and undiscovered steals from the palm of your hand. 

Channelling Coco

The Coco Chanel legacy brought us fashion favourites like the little black dress, the Chanel Suit and the unforgettable Chanel No. 5 perfume. Here are a few Editors’ picks from the Duriana treasure trove. 

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Chanel Makeup Bag http://taps.io/Lb3w | Le Boy Inspired Bag http://taps.io/Lb4A
Chanel No. 5 http://taps.io/Lb4Q | Chanel Phone Cover http://taps.io/Lb4g
Chanel No. 5 http://taps.io/Lb4Q | Chanel Phone Cover http://taps.io/Lb4g

Duriana is a new Malaysian social selling marketplace app, which allows you to discover a world of amazing products for sale – from your friends & neighbors, trendy blogshops or cool local shops you have yet to discover. Download our app today. Its free – iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

3 Stylish Ways To Wear A Denim Jacket

Although the sweltering heat does not often permit us to prance around in denim jackets, it is a stylish addition that can jazz up any outfit. We take a look at 3 easy ways to give your look an upgrade

ROLL ‘EM UP

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Whether you’re pairing your denim jacket with a simple tee-and-jeans ensemble or bold prints, rolling up the sleeves and accessorising with lots of arm candy is a simple way to give your outfit a bit of pizzazz (in a subtle way, of course!)

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Buy now on Duriana: Denim Jacket http://taps.io/LaDA
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Buy now on Duriana: Vintage Acid Wash Jacket http://taps.io/Ka8g | Denim Jacket http://taps.io/LaDQ

SLING IT OVER

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Too hot to wear? Well, just drape it over your shoulders with a crop top and a pair of shorts.

MIX IT UP

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Take an unconventional route and layer a dress with a distressed or cropped denim jacket. For a more casual look, opt with a short dress and sneakers. If you’re after a dramatic effect, a maxi dress with a pair of flats should do the trick. Perfect for those lazy Sundays.

Duriana is a new Malaysian social selling marketplace app, which allows you to discover a world of amazing products for sale – from your friends & neighbors, trendy blogshops or cool local shops you have yet to discover. Download our app today. Its free – iOS http://taps.io/KiuA and Android http://taps.io/Kisg.

Vendor Highlights at 360KL

From local labels to vintage toys, 360 Kuala Lumpur promises a kaleidoscopic selection of vendors. Here are some of our top picks!

Desiderata Magazine
Amongst food and fashion vendors, there is Desiderata Magazine, a quarterly magazine about travel, food and everything else in between. Written by Malaysians for Malaysians, the mag is a breath of fresh air! Put your Kinfolks away, support local. Plus, who ever said print was dead?

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Moon E-Store
You’ll find a great catalogue of vintage knick knacks and accessories at Moon E-store. Be sure to look out for them.

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That2Tattoo
For those who have always fantasized about getting a tattoo, we’re giving you a chance to ink yourself (without the pain and pangs of regret). That2Tattoo will be airbrushing tattoos at a modest charge throughout the two days. As their website states, “Tattoos are no longer the exclusive province of bikers and gang members; like Harleys, Hummers, and body piercing, they’ve gone mainstream baby”. Oh yes, we agree.

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forever + ava
Unique hand-sewn outfits for little girls. All forever + ava pieces are one-of-a-kind with no two pieces being exactly the same. They also all take custom orders.

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Iconic Works
Looking for pop art at affordable prices? Iconic Works is your answer. Decorate your walls with past Hollywood heroes and music legends!

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Tin Tin Toy
Channel your inner child with Tin Tin Toy, a business that sells vintage toy robots, cars and the like. We came across their adorable items at the Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival last year and we’re looking forward to seeing their new inventory.

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The 360 Kuala Lumpur Bazaar promises to be a two-day gathering of city’s best vendors, covering a wide range of categories for shoppers of all types from quirky vintage collectors to discerning fashionistas. The event is joint collaboration between Duriana, a new social selling app and Pintu Merah, annual organizers of the Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival. It will take place at MaTic Lanai, Jalan Ampang on Sat & Sun, 5-6th April, 11am-9pm. Click here for the event page.