Feeling like you have absolutely nothing to wear even though the reality is quite the opposite—it’s a conundrum that fashion entrepreneur Tresor Anne Tan knows only too well.
Together with co-founder Carolyn Tan, Tresor runs The Treasure Collective, Singapore’s first subscription-based peer-to-peer designer clothing rental platform that offers you access into other members’ wardrobes. Launched in November last year, with only womenswear in its collection, the company is looking to expand into menswear, while building a collection of streetwear.
Tresor may be running a fashion business while amassing an impressive wardrobe filled with contemporary and luxury designer clothing, but there was a time when she didn’t have a firm sense of her own personal style. “A lot of people find this hard to believe, but I was a really late bloomer,” she shares. “I only started having a real sense of my style in my late twenties. Before that, I was clueless and just chased popular brands without understanding what worked for me personally.”
But all that changed when she started climbing the corporate ladder in banking. With more high-profile meetings to attend and armed with a little bit more financial freedom, the former corporate communications director looked to fashion magazines to learn about trends and luxury brands.