Thrift Social: What Went Down This Past Sunday

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: September 02, 2019

Thrift Social , the most-hyped fashion market event, celebrated Kenya’s burgeoning fashion, art and music scene yesterday at Delta Towers, Westlands. The theme was  ‘Made In Kenya’. 

The market invites fashion and style enthusiasts to shop from a curated selection of the city’s cutting edge vendors, attracting a plethora of creatives from fashion enterprises, designers, photographers, stylists, models, art directors and other fashion players in the Kenyan fashion ecosystem.


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The setup at #thriftsocial was perfect! So proud to be Kenyan with amazing performances from @shomadjozi @chris_kaiga and @realshinski Drinks provided by @tuskercider

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The installation comes at an opportune time when the local art scene is undergoing a renaissance and introspection.

The first edition with the same theme was held in June 2018 and it brought together award winning Kenyan pop group Sauti Sol -who delivered a world class performance – and visiting American Hip/Hop Soul duo Oshun and Durban singer Shekinah.

Yesterday’s show was headlined by celebrated Kenyan superstar Nyashinski, who was flanked by 2019 BET award winner Sho Madjozi, and Congolese DJ/rapper/producer Alec Lomami.


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Yesterday was like a movie!! @shomadjozi @thriftsocialnairobi #thriftsocialnairobi #event #events #nairobi

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Thrift Social 2019. [ 📸 @shem.obara ].

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‘’Zimenice’’ hit maker Chris Kaiga got the crowd dancing to his bop despite the heavy downpour.

And hunnnnnny! people came dressed to the nines.


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Quenching the thirst @thriftsocialnairobi 😝 #brandexperience #brand #experientialmarketing #marketing #sampling #plusclife #thriftsocial #gamechanging #gamechangermarketing #MadeInKenya

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Shining on your halo . @thriftsocialnairobi 📷 captured by @balishahportraits Styled by @jerry_b.o , @allan_wanjiku Outfit @dalma_designs #pursuitofportraits #portraitphotography #outdoorphotography #model #style #igkenya #picoftheday #thriftsocialnairobi #mensfashion #vogue #portrait #like #moodyke

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Here’s what people wore at the thrift social this weekend #pulsefashion #cute #pulselifestyle #thriftsocial

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*Are you psyched up for the next edition?

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