Here’s another post on how I bagged a designer piece for dirt cheap.
A few months ago, I was admiring a DVF blazer on Shopbop. It’s a marble print blazer covered with clear sequins. From the pictures of it being worn by the model, I gathered that this was a structured blazer. I was crushing on it for weeks… but even after the price of the blazer was slashed to more than half, it was still too expensive for me to consider.
A fortnight ago, after admiring blazers at a store this on a weekend, I was reminded of the blazer again and looked it up on Google. It’s been months, so it wasn’t surprising to see that it’s been sold out almost everywhere. One search result, though, led me to a page on eBay – a person from the UK was selling the blazer in my size and it was open for bidding. The starting price was £9.90. Just my luck!
After monitoring the bids, I placed mine just hours before the end of the auction. That morning I woke up, learning that I won the blazer for only £30, from its retail price of $795 (in the US) or £690 (in the UK).
I repeat… I won a DVF blazer for only (approximately) RM150!
Received it yesterday. The blazer was still covered in its plastic bag (clothes bought from online retailers e.g. Shopbop are shipped with clear plastic bags covering them) and the original tags were still intact.
The blazer is pretty — I love the prints and the clear sequins!
Here are the limitations of the only shopping: you can only imagine so much from the pictures that are presented to you on the websites. Turns out that the only structured parts of the blazer are at the shoulders, thanks to the shoulder pads — elsewhere it’s relatively flimsy. It was also a size large for me.
Good thing I got it at a super discounted price because although I love the blazer, I wouldn’t pay full for it hehe.
At the time being, I’ll wear it slightly oversized. If I’m still bothered in the future, I’ll need to get it altered.