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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fashion Hunter


This is another time limited hobby, if you complete in 7 days you unlock the indoor skydiving wind tunnel at the mall.

TIP: I recommend having lots of LPs before you start this hobby, without them completing in time is almost impossible!

Who can be a fashion hunter?

Adults and teens- you can have 5 sims complete this hobby at once

How can you be a fashion hunter?

You need to complete the makeup artist hobby then clear up the other side of the mall (memory lane) and build the fashion hunter bargain center, then the time for the hobby will start

Where can you be a fashion hunter?

At the mall

What is the fashion hunter option?

Hunt for fashion- 5 hours 30 minutes

You can click on any store you have built upstairs, the sale stalls or clothes racks to get this option.


What are the fashion hunter levels?

  1. Fashion Flailer
  2. First Offer Taker
  3. Bargain Lover
  4. Fashion Eye
  5. Dream Dealer
  6. Style Shark

What fashions are there to collect?


What do you win?

The first time you have 7 days to complete to unlock the indoor skydiving wind tunnel at the mall.

Once built you can have a solo sky dive for 10 minutes or wait for a partner and tandem sky dive for 20 minutes.

If you don’t complete in time you still unlock the cinema

Also with each row you complete you unlock a new shop in the mall

Further times you complete you receive 3LPs

What shops unlock and when?

Find the first row of fashion to unlock:

  • Tuck’s- 180,000 16 hours

Find the second row of fashion to unlock:

  • Friday Night- 225,000 1 Day

Find the third row of fashion to unlock:

  • Jack and Jill- 14o,000 16 hours

Find the fourth row of fashion to unlock:

  • Summer to Winner- 150,000 1 Day

TIP for completing in time?

I completed in time by using the lucky spin on level 5 and 6 fashions because my sim was taking too long to level up even when I used LPs to speed up the hobby. This hobby is incredibly difficult to complete in the time limit, if you are busy don’t build the bargain center yet and if you don’t have any LPs I would suggest earning some before starting this hobby if you want to complete it in the 7 day limit.

I can’t find one of the fashion items, any tips?

The only advice I can really give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random.

Is it worth using the lucky spin?

I usually say no but for this hobby I used lucky spin to get level 5 and 6 fashions because it was taking too long to level one sim to level 6.

How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click start a new collection at the top of the list to start over.

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

I hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!


Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 21 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

75 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fashion Hunter

  1. There were several times that I clicked on the mall from the town map rather than going to one of the sims doing the hobby in the sim tracker and a couple of them would complete the task early.

  2. I like your review style, Weightless Magic. Very authentic🙂. Would love to feature your reviews in our weekly curated email digest that goes out to thousands of people.

  3. Oh thanks🙂 how many LPs do you need for the lucky spins for level 5 & 6? (Is it 20 for level6?) I’ve saved up 100 LPs so far, not sure if it’s enough yet.

  4. How many lps did you end up using? I really want the skydive thing and want to know what the minimum number of lps I would need to complete in time.

    • I didn’t count but it was probably over 50

      • Having read these tips, I waited… started with about 450LPs … completed with over 4 days remaining…. but at a cost of over 200LPs. I had one SIM focussed on levelling up…. with the others “picking up the slack”…. level 5 adds 7.5% a time… so 14 repeats needed… (half an hour, plus 4 LPs… * 14 = 7 hours and 56 LPs)… level 6 adds 5%… so 20 repeats… (total 10 hours… and 80 LPs). Not impressed !! But glad I’ve been farming LPs!!

  5. So does this mean that the timer for the hobby start with building the bargain center and not from cleaning memory lane?

  6. This hobby sucks!!! Sorry for my language but i cant find another word to describe it…

    Its even impossible to reach lvl 6 before times up and the amount to do lucky spin is ridiculous…

    After i failed in make up hobby now i will fails again in fashion hunter…

    im already move on after i failed in make up hobby, i just lost an item after all…But reward for this hobby is a building!!!

    • I agree. This is the WORST “hobby”. I used LPs a couple of times to speed up. I “failed” with one stupid “look” to go. AND I had 2 sims who were supposedly at level 6. Thanks for your comment. I feel a little bit better for all of the time and LPs I wasted. I don’t even care about the skydiving. I just want to open the cinema, but still. So unfair!

  7. I had to do the same. It was absolutely maddening. Even with 5 sims doing this hobby at my mall, it’s a pain. I did have the same glitch as Ellen though; sometimes, this hobby completed itself early. Same goes for the sim I had doing it in a neighboring town. But without using the lucky spin (which was lucky, for once) once each for the last 2 rows, it was doomed. Now, my mall is fully complete. Hopefully, they’ll add a third floor one day, perhaps? Haha.

  8. I find how to trigger this instant finish glitch with succesful rate 95%…

    Well I know sharing glitch is bad but this hobby is too difficult to finish it without lot of LPs, so @TGWG feel free to accept my comment or not…ok lets start:

    How to do:
    1. Open the game and go to the mall (make sure your sims didnt do it yet)
    2. Bring your 5 sims to do fashion
    3. Open your sims list and go to any sim who is in the house (i never try choose sim in the public place like park etc, so idk its work too or not)
    4. When you are already in the house, open sims list back and choose any sims who doing fashion hunter
    5. Now some of you sims will finish instantly (usually 1-3 sims)
    6. Now can the rest of your sims who didnt finish yet and close the game and back to point #1

    When you are in point #4, you can specifically choose any sim who you want to lvl up it first…with this i can lvl up a sim from lvl 4 with exp 50% to lvl 6 in less than 2 hour and the closest exp from my choosen sim is still in 30% exp…(succesfull for choosen sim just around 60%)

  9. I noticed that if I have a sim use the escalator to go down to the food court level, touch a rack to have them hunt for bargains, leave while they’re going back up the escalator, visit a house, go back to the map, and hit the mall icon, the sim would be finished with the task early. I leveled a sim from 2 to 3 in a minute doing this.

    • This works every time. Thank you.

      But this hobby seems impossible without using LP.
      Even with this glitch, I executed the hobby at least 50 times and still need 3 items…

  10. Hmm… I’ve completed the Fashion Hunter collection twice and still haven’t been able to unlock the theater. It congratulates me for unlocking it,yet it remains greyed out. Has this happened to anyone else?

    One thing I did notice on my end is that the hobby isn’t timed for me, so maybe the limited prizes are over?

  11. I used my LP to quickly get just one sim up to level 6 not with the lucky spins but by completing the task early, then had 5 sims work on the hobby at the same time. The collection was completed in under 6 days.

  12. This hobby is so slow!! Im also annoyed with the amount of teen only stores they added, lol.

  13. Do I have to build the new stores that are unlocked while doing the Fashion Hunter hobby before I can complete the hobby? I have done it literally 50+ times and I cannot get the final one in the last row. It’s a ‘rare’. UGH.

  14. Okay! There is hope, guys… I promise.

    I finally completed the fashion hunter hobby with 3 days left and I used ZERO life points to do it. The escalator trick does work. Have your Sim stand around the lower floor (by the burger bar or even very lowest floor, any where they have to go up an escalator works), click anywhere that gives you the option “hunt for fashion” and then go back to where your Sim is running towards the escalator. I waited until they were stepping on to the escalator and then opened the menu and selected another Sim that was at a house (doesn’t matter what they are doing, task or just standing around). Then once at the house, I opened my menu back up and selected the Sim that was fashion hunting. When it took me back to the mall, 99% of the time they were done. On the rare chance it didnt work, I canceled what they were doing and tried again.

    This hobby is INCREDIBLY repetitive. I almost gave up especially because I got to the point where I only needed one last item (Goth) and I did it close to 100 times and still wasn’t getting it. Honestly I thought my game was messed up or something and almost stopped trying. But then out of nowhere I got it!

    Don’t give up no matter how frustrating it gets. It becomes almost hopeless, but I promise, the escalator glitch DOES work and you WILL eventually get all the fashions using it, without using a single life point🙂

    ***tip*** pick 1 Sim for this task and only use them. Having multiple sims doing it is a waste of time. Use one Sim and they’ll keep leveling up until they are at level 6 (doesn’t take long at all with the glitch) and that’s the fastest way. Like I said, I completed this hobby with 3 days remaining using only 1 Sim and no LPs.

    Hope this helps anyone who is losing their mind in frustration over this nightmarish hobby🙂

    • This is genius. Thank you so much for sharing. I leveled up to level 6 in no time. Now I’m just missing the two rare items on level 5 and 6 with 3 days remaining. I sent my other 4 sims home and am now only using the level 6 sim. Thank you !

    • OMG it works! Thank you so much for sharing, I had the Romance Update and I only have 11 hours left to complete the quest but I just did exactly what you wrote and after hundreds of LPs and almost giving up (I only need 1 to complete it) now HOPE HAS BEEN BORN🙂 Running to complete the quest! Thank You🙂

  15. I just started this hobby. I think they fixed the glitch with last update. Is anyone still having success with the glitch ?

  16. The escalator glitch is awesome! It took me about an hour to get a sim from level 1 to a level 6. And it took me about and hour and fifteen minutes to get all the icons but the three rare ones. I only used LP when the glitch did not work which was about 7 times over the course of the hour. Hope that helps. Thank you Santana for sharing your strategy!

  17. Do u remember about how much LP you spent? I’m using the cooking hobby to get LP and I’m wondering how much should I do it before I start the Fashion hobby in order to get the skydiving-Thank you!!!

  18. I had no problem finishing quest. My problem is that after building skydiving center and starting to build cinema, my phone died while still on the app. When I switched batteries I had to reload my game from the cloud… From 22 hours earlier. As soon as I booted up it said time had run out and I did not finish in time. No skydiving center for me. Is there a way that I can get the skydiving center back?

  19. How long does this hunt take really????? I feel like I have been it for a few months and not getting anywhere. All the hobbies anymore you can never finish because they take months and months to finish when all these sims do it the hobbie and eat when they are about to die

  20. Do yo know if they fixed the glitch for this hobby during the latest update? Thanks for all your help, TGWG. Your blog is A+. 😎

  21. Hi weightlessmagic, I’m just about to start this hobby and I was wondering, does the glitch still work for you ever since the tropical romance island update? Thanks for your time!

  22. I have finished the hobby list but the lock on the indoor skydiving is still gray and I can’t build it . Help

  23. I’m about to build the fashion hunter booth, do you think 200LPs would be enough for using the lucky spin to complete the collection for the time-limited prize? Or should I save up some more before I build it?
    And thank you for creating this really helpful and informative blog! Thank you so much!

  24. If you do, by chance, go too slow and miss out on the skydiving center. Do you EVER get another chance?

  25. I had 3 days left and 2 rows to do and I woke up today with it telling me limited time event was over, cant get skydiving but can do cinema, ( with 2 stores apparently never to be unlocked). I watch very closely at my events and I even have a couple time extensions to use but was not given a chance. It just shut itself down early. Kinda maddenig and the first time ive seen it do that in the couple years ive been playing. BTW this blog is awesome, thank u for great help!

  26. Just to note. I’ve already said that when EA makes odds such that you have to spend actual money, I’m out. So….my fashion hunter is now on week 4. Constant. Forget about the limited 7 day time prize. I’m already onto they’re just so you purchase LPs. So 4 weeks continuous, my fashion hunter isn’t even at level 6. And they expect you to complete a time prize in 7 days? I repeat, please, please watch out that EA are making goals even more unrealistic just to make money while,we are happily mooching our sim towns (someone mentioned it takes 3 days more time to complete cooking goals for example than previously) and I agree. Most of the time prizes are kinda dull. And it really worries me that EA are,preying on younger audiences who can’t resist the ‘have to win’ option. Girl who Games would be really good to get your opinion on this. For the last 6 months, everything geared so that nothing is possible until you spend real cash. Barring that island event. But one event doesn’t detract from entire game being about EA upping the money anti on a freeware version.

    • I understand your point but you also need to remember that EA are a company who are trying to make a living, they need to pay their game developers and everyone else involved too so this is why such events are created.
      I do agree they are making them more and more ridiculous to complete in the time limit, I mean look at the spa event at the moment, you actually have to play day and night to be in with a chance without using several hundred SPs! But at the same time it is good that they add things like the cooking hobby so you can make LPs easily without buying them because personally I don’t buy money, I will buy items but not money.

      If players want to spend money on this game then ultimately it is their choice and I don’t feel I should be telling anyone what to do one way or another.

  27. Does the glitch in this hobby still works? Pls reply im really curious.

  28. I just finished this hobby in THREE HOURS using the escalator glitch (to be fair, it was all I was doing for three hours straight, my fingers were glued to my iPad for pretty much the entire time and I only had one short bathroom break, lol). Three hours only, with 6 days 21 hours to spare. I did not spend a single LP. To those of you wondering, yes, the glitch still works – I’m writing this comment after the spa update.

    So guys, this hobby is frustratingly monotonous and repetitive, and it WILL be boring. I recommend putting something on as a distraction if you want this hobby done fast and in one sitting. I actually had the latest episode of Game of Thrones playing in the background, and then a movie after that, so I could be suitably entertained while my hands were mindlessly at work doing this hobby (it barely requires any concentration, you just need to be patient and do it over and over – and over and over and over………..).

    Some tips I can share with anyone who needs it:

    – Santana’s comment is correct – using more than 1 sim for this hobby is messy and a waste of time. Use 1 sim only, and stick with them.

    – Expect the glitch not to work every single time. If it doesn’t work, then simply cancel the action and do it all over again from the beginning.

    – To add to the above point – I don’t know if this will be the same for everyone, but I noticed that I had much better chances of the glitch happening when I clicked back into the mall from the town map (pretty much 98% of the time) instead of from the sim tracker (about 70% of the time I think). I discovered after a while that clicking in from the sim tracker only to have the glitch not occur was happening too often, and I got frustrated, so I just stuck to clicking back in from the town map after that. The glitch still didn’t work a few times, but the glitch not working was happening much less often, and it was a very noticeable difference.

    – Here’s my personal tip to help save time: start by standing next to either the juice bar or the burger bar, and always stay on the side of the mall that the sim is on. It will allow you to click and move (and thus complete the hobby) much faster. If you’re starting at the burger bar, then click on a rack/store right above you that’s closest to you – don’t pick one on the other side of the mall. Same with the juice bar. Do the same thing when the sim has finished fashion-hunting (for those of you who have never done this hobby before, just so you know that your sim will move around the entire upper level of the mall for this hobby, so they will almost never end up in the same place where they started) – if you’re standing on the side of the mall that’s above the burger bar when you finish, then go to the burger bar to make things quick, not the juice bar. Same thing vice versa. Then start all over again!

    – The last one (Gothic) will be extremely hard to find, and you should expect it to be. I think I found the first 11 fashions in about one and a half hours, and then I spent another one and a half hours just trying to get Gothic. I think I must’ve performed the glitch 150-200 times before I finally got it. It’ll be annoying and frustrating, but with patience, you’ll definitely get it eventually, I promise. You should also expect the “rare” (yellow box) items to be very very rare – I only got those rare fashions once each, whereas all of the other ones (blue box) I got numerous times. It’s just the way it is, unfortunately.

    Here’s the funny thing: I wanted the skydiving center so badly that I was really nervous about the possibility of not getting it, so I waited until I’d farmed 500 LPs over the last few months from the rewards of other hobbies. I can’t believe I didn’t end up spending a single one of them and that I finished this hobby so unbelievably fast! I paid with my patience instead though, and it was very tiresome😛

    Happy fashion-hunting, and I hope my tips can help someone!

  29. Is this glitch still working with the police update?

  30. The glitch still works! I’ve just finish it today. Thanks for sharing guys. I followed Santana’s advice by using one sim only and Nat’s tips by clicking the town map instead of any sim at the house coz it works 100% and I have time to harvest simeleons & xp at the town. I also farmed 200 LPs but did not use any. If I sum the hours I played, it is about 3-4 hours and I have 6 days remaining.
    So to those who are about to take the hobby event, follow the escalator glitch and the advise above.😀 still the best blog!

  31. First I would like to say that this is my go to website for this game. Simple and beautifully written.

    Just letting everyone know as of August 5th, 2016 the elevator glitch still works.

  32. I’ve been trying to complete this hobby for (no joke) atleast five months now, it have every fashion apart from the bottom right (Gothic), I haven’t managed to get this yet and I am quite fed up of ‘just keep going’ because…..five months of ‘just keep going’ are a bit ridiculous. I don’t want to do the lucky spin because 20 LP are yet another ridiculous part of the game and it won’t guarantee me the fashion I’ve had three sims looking for over the past several months (nearly every day) on top of the fact that I have no more than 30 LPs after using about 70 on a limited time event. Does anyone also have this problem, is it a bug, can I sort it?

  33. I personally love this time limited hobby..
    especially with this glitch which still works..
    and it doesnt need much effort too..
    I’ve completed this hobby in 5 hours…
    so there’s soooo much my time remaining
    I thought that Rare Goth item is Really really hard to find..
    But in fact I’ve found it right after reach level 6
    Im only use 1 sim…
    Thanks Elevator Glitch…haha😀

  34. Thank you very much Weightlessmagic, for this blog, Santana and Nat.
    The elevator glitch is very helpful. I don’t know before about the glitch, and I already wasted the LP😦
    But I can finish the quest immediately!❤

  35. Glitch still works, just finished the quest in 4 and half hour, thanks for sharing.

  36. Hey girl! I have a problem. When I visited a neighbors mall it started this hobby and time limit for me and I haven’t even built any of the stores to get to the hobby yet. Will I still earn the skydiving area and will it save my progress, or will I lose all the progress when I go back into the game a few days later. I had the same problem with the make up hobby. I went to a neighbors mall and the hobby started right away. It said I had 6 days. 3 days in, it said the time was over and I didn’t get that wonderful vanity I wanted so badly for my sims. If you have any info that would be lovely. Thanks! 🙂

  37. Why I can’t unlock the skydiving thing at the mall? I’ve already completed the fashion hunter hobby before 7 days.Please help me

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