Shop with Shedd

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Are you the kind of shopper that likes to hunt for a bargain? Often, what looks great under the bright lights of the store doesn’t always impress once you get it back home, however, and so it’s relegated to the back of the closet. More often than not, there it remains, lonely and sad, waiting for an occasion that never comes. So, when we came across an app that promises that we can shop more responsibly, while making cash on all those wasted purchases, we had to find out more. We spoke with Tariq Zabian, co-founder of www.shedd.ae, who has made shopping a whole lot easier.

How did you come up with Shedd?
Shedd is a social marketplace for pre-loved fashion, where you can seamlessly buy beautiful items around you, from people who share the same taste in fashion. We began our journey almost a year ago while tinkering with the idea of an alternative marketplace that looked beyond buying and selling. We were quickly drawn to the large segment of women who repeatedly post “like-new” pre-loved fashion items. After research and testing, we set out to build the most vibrant pre-loved fashion marketplace in the UAE.

How have you evolved?
Everybody we chat to seems really happy that we are addressing their irresponsible shopping habits head on. In the end, we believe everyone should enjoy shopping irresponsibly, without the guilt. And that’s why Shedd is here. If you don’t like it, it doesn’t fit, or you overspent, you can always sell it on Shedd!

So how does it work?
Browsing through Shedd is almost effortless. When you download the app for the first time, you are greeted with the latest items posted today in your city. If you’re not into inspirational browsing or are hunting for something specific, you can always try searching for brands, styles and colours using our hashtag search. Once you’ve found something you like, you can reach out to the seller using our in-app chat and arrange a time and place to meet up.

Any cool plans for the future?
We’re working on making the shopping experience even more seamless. In the coming months, we’ll be launching features which will make shopping on Shedd far easier than running to the mall to pick up a last-minute piece for your weekend festivities. Keep an eye on our website for more information over the next few weeks.
Visit www.sheddapp.com.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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