Friday, 18 July 2008

A Shopping Dilemma #01


HELP! Shopping Dilemma...

Wanna get some opinions...I have my self impose 'deadline' till this evening...

I am torn between 2 shopping choices..(although I promised myself not to shop anymore for 2 months...but I am very inspired after seeing all my fellow bloggers frantically shopping away.:-)

I have been eyeing on 2 things for now..but I can only buy one in order not to get myself into lifetime membership at Baked Beans club.

One item is a spring summer 2008 navy pinstripe suit jacket at almost 60% off....I love the cut when I first tried it at Club 21 mens...but it was so expensive I had to forgo it...now it is on sale...and at a fraction of the original price. But the size available is one size bigger than what I wear. I am worried it may be too big and difficult to alter to my size. But I do trust the tailor at Club 21 could do wonders since they managed to shorten my Raf Simons jacket's sleeve, that was major alteration. The jacket is from a website so I cannot try it. One important thing, it is seldom I get to buy this jacket from this label at this price. This is a very rare chance. Miss it and it's gone forever. I might have major regrets later.

2nd item is the Guccissima Leather tote bag which I have been unable to get out of my mind. Another bag again...but this bag will be one I could use frequently as the size is just right. Of course the price is within my range as well. With the right bag charm...this bag could look even more outstanding. But I can get it anytime as the bag is available in Singapore.

So the question is which one should I get...

1) the 'not my size' jacket online? (which could be a gamble as I am not so sure how much I can alter to fit me, if it works..then I get a super good bargain!) But I get a hefty savings. If I do not get it, I risk having major regrets at a later time.

2) the bag that will not go wrong but I pay full price and the bag can be bought later since it is available locally and new fall winter 2008/2009 item.

What do you guys think?

If only I can have both...grrrrr.....

20 comments:

brieuc75 said...

hello, for me the bag is intemporal and the shirt just for now... but it's the pleasure of shopping : to have choice and impossibility to buy everything...

fallapart said...

hi kevin, if you are keen on the guccissima leather tote, i can get 10% off for you, VIP discount :)

but my SA tells me new colors will be coming in for the guccissima leathers, you might want to wait?

Kevin said...

thanks for the first 2 inputs!:-P

Thanks Brieuc...I would love to be able to buy both...tough choices...shopping is fun!:-P hahaha

and nathaniel...cool...if I want the bag...I get your help. :-P What other colours are coming out? Any insider info?

fallapart said...

sure, i just need to be there when you purchase it :)

and regarding the color, it depends on what colors they're introducing next season. no insider info, but i suppose the likes of black, blue or red perhaps?

Kevin said...

That's one more advantage to buy the bag! :-P

uclaboi said...

I'd say get the bag, since you don't know how the jacket will fit on you. Plus, you have to go through the hassle of getting it altered. Happy shopping!

jeremy said...

For me, I'll ask myself which item can I live without? :-p
I have the Black Guccisima Leather Messenger version though and I love the print. hehe...
Much much better compared to the fabrics logo which is so common everywhere..

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing..! Well, I always careful and aware about online shopping.

00o00 said...

what jacket? so secretive :P

bagcraze said...

if u ask me... of course bag LOL
i always pick bags over clothing items :p

Peter said...

get the bag.

i actually got the guccissima leather tote myself a week ago, thanks to your blog. got it for around USD900 here in Seoul ... not sure if I could have gotten it cheaper elsewhere but who cares, i'm lovin' it.

thanks for the tip.

Kevin said...

Hello Diana, thanks for the advice! Yeah, bags are always top choice for us..the bag fanatics:-P I love the Gucci tote...went to check it out just now. It's so light and perfect for me.:-P

But the jacket still haunts me. I need to make a decision by tonight to put myself out of the 'misery'.hahaha.

And Peter, good for you. Glad my blog helps you make the decision. I am sure you are enjoying the tote bag. It's lovely. Hope I join your ranks soon...will have an answer soon!:-)

Kevin said...

Oh Joseph,

it's fun to be secretive..hahaha:-)

just kidding:-P

Still deciding..so will reveal after I have decided.:-P

DO you think a jacket can be altered one size down? My raf simons jacket apparently can shorten and taper the sleeves...as for the shoulders and body..it was slim enuff original at one size bigger, so I do not have to alter.

Decisions is tough. Especially shopping ones. I have a good mind to buy both. But my conscience does not allow me. I dun want to have baked beans for the rest of the year...lol

deluxeduck said...

go for the bag.

Kevin said...

What if there is a way to get a bag and the jacket at the same price as the gucci guccissima leather tote?:-P

hehe.

Seems overwhelming vote for the Guccissima Leather tote.

Jens said...

Kevin, as a contrarian, and gambler, I would probably choose the jacket..
Gambling because you don't know exactly how it will fit, and if you can alter it, which you probably can, but it's exciting anyway. Something tells me you're actually leaning towards the jacket yourself..

Kevin said...

Hi jens:-) Will reveal the answer soon!:-) and you will know if you are right:-) hahaha. Bear with my mystery for now:-)

Alfred.G.R. said...

baggg.

bagcraze said...

so kev, which on do u go for? LOL
the last time i'm in the dilemma like yours, i ended up buying both things ha ha ha...

Kevin said...

Good suggestion Diana!:-) It solves the dilemma for sure!:-P