The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fashion Hunter



Once you complete the Pretty Little Planters Quest and clear all the upstairs areas at the mall including the cinema court area (read this post for more information) you can then build the fashion hunter bargain center:


Once built the time limit for this hobby will begin and your adult and teen sims will have to complete the hobby collection in 7 days to unlock the indoor skydiving wind tunnel at the mall:

TIP: I recommend having lots of LPs before you start this hobby, I started with 100LPs and used up most of them because without them completing in time is almost impossible! Check out this post if you don’t have any LPs

You can have up to 5 adult or teen sims completing this hobby at once, you need to click on any store upstairs, the sale stalls or clothes racks to get the option:

  • Hunt for Fashion- 5 hours 30 minutes


NOTE: only 5 sims can complete this hobby at one time

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the fashion hunter collectibles. Every time your sims complete this hobby their hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the fashion hunter collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL Browse Makeup
1-2 50%
2-3 25%
3-4 12%
4-5 7%
5-6 5%

The next table shows you for each level what fashion collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Fashion Flailer Prep Up and Urban are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 First Offer Taker So Smart and Retro-vert are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Bargain Lover Harajuku Panic and Rags to Raggedy are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Fashion Eye Street Smart and Punk’s Not Dead are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Dream Dealer True Glamour and Casual Friday are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Style Shark Sporting Chance and Gothic are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?

The completed fashion hunter collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘reset the collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):


The first time you complete each row you will unlock a new mall store, after this time you will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles


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

Check out my Guide to the Mall post for more information on these stores

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the indoor skydiving which can be found at the mall: image

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

The rewards for completing this collection are the simtown cinema and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the cinema (even if you don’t complete the hobby in the time limit) The cinema can be found at the mall:


  • From the second time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP

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 LP I would suggest earning some before starting this hobby if you want to complete it in the 7 day limit.


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here

Related Hobbies: Makeup Artist & Bowling & Catwalk Model


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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. 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.

  3. 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.

      • 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!!

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!!

  10. 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?

  11. 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

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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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! 🙂

  19. 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

  20. How many LPs would you recommend I have saved up before I start? Don’t want to miss out on the sky diving. Thanks.

  21. I have had someone doing this hobby at all times for months and still can’t finish the last line. This is so frustrating!

  22. I just finished this hobby on time. But this hobby is literally impossible to be completed in 7days without spending LPs if you do the math. Leveling up from lv.5 to 6 requires to do the hobby 20 times because each action yields 5% of hobby experience. That alone is 110 hours which is almost 5 days!
    I ended up spending roughly about 100 LPs and a time extension.

  23. Hi. I am experiencing g the problem that most of you have had with the fashion hunter hobby, however – I am now on level 6, with one box to find directions, to unlock the skydive center. But, when I click on the greyed out Lock (on the skydive center) it says “Fashion hunter Hobby – Limited time prize won”. Does that mean I have already achieved the skydive center, but it’s waiting until I get all fashion hunter items, before opening the sky/center ? I just don’t understand what the “limited time prize won” means… thank you.

    • It will be greyed out because you need to unlock all the fashion items in the time limit, if you haven’t found them all yet you need to keep going and find them all to unlock this limited time prize.

  24. I really didn’t have a problem with this Hobby. I only used one Sim and just sped up the action every time. Completed it in 3 days.
    I horde LP’s from the cooking hobby though.
    P.S. I love your blog! Great stuff!

  25. Thank you so much for your blog, it’s my everyday go to. Anyway, I’ve already started building the bargain center and I haven’t farmed any xp from the cooking hobby but now that I know how incredibly tough this hobby is, I’m getting right to it. Your blog is really awesome and so are you. Thanks

  26. Glad I read this post before I started this hobby, thanks for putting it together. Sadly I have now spent 160 LP’s and only have 10hrs left with 3 still left to find. I have 5 Sims doing it (1 at level 6) and just get the same ones over and over. Have all my other sims cooking and doing other hobbies (pre teens, teens, toddlers and babies included) to earn LP’s, but I am just burning through LP’s faster than I can earn them. So frustrating, them making it so hard just takes all the fun out of it.

      • I don’t blame you, this hobby was definitely a nightmare! I ended up using 208 LP’s in the end to complete it within the time limit. Very glad to see the end of this one. Thanks again for this blog post, I don’t know how I would have completed it without knowing the need for so many LP’s first.

  27. I have been at this hobby for a couple weeks now, down to just 1 sim Hunting for Fashion now since I missed the time limit. Problem is, I STILL havent gotten that last Gothic outfit! I feel like I’m missing something…do I need to have ALL the available stores built to complete this question/hobby??

  28. For levelling up to level 6, sims had to hunt for 2+4+100/12+100/7+100/5= 50 times
    It takes 5.5 hours for sims to hunt each time, taking 50×5.5 =275 hours, around 11.5 days
    Sims FreePlay gave us 7 days to finish.
    Great…It’s impossible okay?!

  29. I’ve had 5 sims on this hobby nonstop for 7 days (my time is up in 3 hours) and they haven’t even finished the second line. Ridiculous, impossible hobby. No way I’m spending money or LP’s, on principle. They can keep their indoor skydiving along with my irritation. I just wish I didn’t have to keep going to build the stores and cinema. 😦 Worst hobby ever.

  30. This hobby is the worst. I’ve had five sims doing this hobby around the clock and still only have five items. This is the first time I’ve ever had to use lps for a hobby.

  31. So, it takes 50 times it must be completed to get to level 6.. only one sim needs to complete it to unlock it for everyone, so if you have 250 LP you can get it to level 6 immediately, if you wait until 1:59:59 action time you can spend 1 LP each action and shave off 2 hours from each action. Dropping the time limit to just over 6 days to get to level 6.. spending 2 LP can shave off 3 hours each action making it a sweet 4 days..
    Just thought I’d drop this math here for anyone interested. My opinion, if you have 250 LP use it or if you have time you can do it every 3 and a half/2 and a half hours for a much less demanding 50/100 LP respectively.

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