Sunday, 10 January 2010

Thrift Or Splurge #03


Below: Military Green Scarf... Would you 'Balmain' at € 210.00? or...



Below: Zara at SGD $39.90 (aaprox. € 19.00)...


Below: Me with my newly acquired Zara scarf...



Military Green Scarf: Zara vs. Balmain

I rarely am able to buy anything from Zara's sale. Not only because it's always a mess with no clue on where they keep the sizes but also, by the time I am aware of the sale, all the good stuff have flown off the racks. To be honest, the non substantial discount is also not encouraging me to brave the crowds for Zara's sale.

So I was surprised when I found this Zara Military Green Scarf beckoning to me yesterday on my casual visit to Liat Towers store before my appointment to sell a bag. I remembered seeing something similar from Balmain at lusiaviaroma.com but I can never bring myself to buy a plain scarf for that price of € 210.00. However, for more than 10 times less the amount, I am surely able to grab this Zara version. I paid only SGD $39.90 or approx. € 19 (markdown from SDG $49.90), how's that for some 'Balmain-esque' without breaking the piggy bank?:-P I know I am happy! The viscose material though not exactly luxurious, feels so soft and lightweight. And the frayed fringed adds a rough edge when you wear it.

What about you, die hard Balmain fans? Will you defect from the original and go for something cheaper? Or stay loyal no matter at what 'costs'?

(Last note: I am in no way promoting luisaviaroma.com and earning a cut from featuring them constantly on my blog. You hear about them more here because they are the ones who has plenty of new Spring Summer 2010 collection pictures online from my favourite brands. So naturally, as a responsible netizen, when I use their pics, I have to credit them back.:-) I operate an independent blog with no advertising revenues. All time and effort involved are the sole contribution and resources of yours truly. No help, no sponsors, no freebies (although I dun mind! Hehe. But that will not deter me from speaking my mind and curating what I feel I want to feature:-P My blogging principle is feature what I like. What I dun like I seldom will bother to talk about it. It's a waste of time and energy for something negative.)

Source: www.luisaviaroma.com

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me what brand belt did u wear it in the pix?

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

The thin black studded belt is from Zara! Very cheap...only SGD 39.90:-P

tedore said...

Please tell which brand are the sandals?

Soon Jeremy said...

I KNOW RITE! I never liked stuffs that are on sale at Zara. Except a yellow tee which I randomly bought XD Didn't bother to buy anything from Zara today.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Tedore, those are Prada from SS2008:-P

tedore said...

bad memory-mine ;)

nice ones :)

How about this summer 2010...your top 5 or 10 sandals?

martis said...

OMG, Prada.... luv these shoes!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

I love them too Martis! They are one of the most innovative shoes I ever found for guys:-P I should have grabbed another pair when it was on 60% sale in 2008!

Anonymous said...

please can you tell me where you got you t-shirt from , and how much it was please :D

Anonymous said...

prefered the jeans.. xD

is it frm Zara too.. ??

it looks fit.. frm the women sec too..?

Anonymous said...

loved tat jeans too, how much you bought? sell it to me pls..