Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Second Week is a Charm

Hello ladies,  hope you grabbed some of the deals that I posted last week.

Here are three finds for this week.

1. Update your LBD with this Nanette Lepore Usual Suspect Floral Lace Dress.  Retail for $398 and sold out.  Current ebay price: $49.99.  Shipping cost: $5.  Condition: new without tags.  Size: 6.  Auction ends in 5 days 1 hour.

Would be perfect for a night event or just pair it with a cardigan or blazer for work.

2. Rebecca Taylor Leopard Sequin Dress.  Retail for $335 at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's now. Current ebay price: $39.99.  Shipping cost: $5.  Condition: new with tags. Size: 2.  Auction ends in 6 days 6 hours.

So many possibilities to wear this dress. Wish it was my size.

3.  Givenchy Hidden Platform Black Patent Classic Pumps.  Retail for $425. Current ebay price: $9 without a reserve price.  Shipping cost: $11.  Condition: new with box.  Size: 36.  Auction ends in 6 days 22 hours.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Crazy About Shoes!?

Here are some great deals on designer shoes for today and hope you will enjoy shopping and knowing how great a deal you have gotten these!  Some shoes are in listed European size.  Although the official conversion of the shoes sizes are 37M = 7M in US and 37.5M = 7.5M, the conversion is true for some brand only. Most of the 37.5M shoes fit like 7M in US size. Please contact the seller regarding the fit. If you are in between sizes, ask for the measurement of the insole and then compare that to a similar pair of shoes you own.

It usually costs more to ship shoes than garments due to their size.  Reasonable shipping should range from $9.00 to $13.00 depending on where the shoes are shipped from, with or without shoes boxes, and the styles of shoes of course (e.g., sandals should cost less than boots).

1.  Elizabeth and James Suede Peep-Toe Ankle Boots Bootie.  Retail for $168 (sold out).  Ebay current price: $13.50 (10 bids).  Shipping cost: $8.95.  Condition: new without box. Size: 7.5M.  Heel height: 4.5 inch.  Auction ends in 1 day 10 hours.

Elizabeth and James' shoes normally fit true to size.

2. Sergio Rossi Marissa Cut Out Patent Leather Pumps.  Retail for $550. Ebay current price: $55.  Shipping cost: $0.  Condition: worn once.  Size: 37.5M.  Heel height: 4 1/4 inch.  Auction ends in 2 days 12 hours.  

Note: the first picture is a stock photo and the second picture is the actual items for sale.

3. Kate Spade Bow Toe Gold Metallic Leather Sling Back.  Retail for $285.  Ebay current price: $60.  Shipping cost: $9.50.  Condition: new without box.  Size: 7M.  Heel height: 3.5 inch.  Auction ends in 3 days 8 hours

Here is to TGIF!

Last post for this week.  When I saw these two pieces, my jaw almost dropped.  Talking about one of a kind pieces.  Ladies, you have to check them out.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW Collection Chevron Velvet A-line Skirt.  The whole collection can be seen here.  Current ebay price: $34.  Shipping cost: $4. Condition: new with slight scratch on the fabric. Size: S.  Auction ends in 2 days 19 hours.

Note: the first picture is the item on the runway and the second picture is the color of the actual skirt.

2. Vena Cava Runway Fall 2010 RTW Collection Black One-Shoulder Dress.  The whole collection can be seen here.  Retail for $540.  Current ebay price: $79.99.  Shipping cost: $6.  Condition: new with tags (belt not included).  Size: 4. Auction ends in 6 days 23 hours.  You have plenty of time to grab this stunner.

LRD (Little Red Dress)

As much as I like the LBD (Little Black Dress), I think the LRD (Little Red Dress) is much more fun to wear. It is flirty, conveys exuberant energy, and turns heads (who doesn't like that).  If you are looking for a LRD, here is a great deal for you.

Halston Heritage Ruched One-Shoulder Red Dress.  Currently retail for $295 at Neiman Marcus.  Ebay current price: $50 with a buy-it-now for $100.  Shipping cost: $10.  Condition: new with tags.  Size: 4.  Auction ends in 3 days 10 hours

Thursday, April 12, 2012

the FIRST hit

1. Halston Heritage Pleated Cocktail Dress in Rose Gold.  Retail for $450.  Ebay starting price: $49.99.  Current bid: $51.  Shipping cost: $10.  Auction ends in 3 days.  Condition: worn 1 time.  Size:2, but fits 2-4.
2. Joie Silk Dress - Alanna Floral Printed.  Retail for $288 at Bloomingdales.  Ebay starting price: $35. Shipping cost: $5. No bids yet.  Auction ends in 5 days.  Condition: new without tags.  Size: M.
3. Elizabeth and James Brocade Tulip Skirt - High Waist with Light Pink Belt.  Ebay starting price: $25.  Shipping cost: $5.35.  No bids yet.  Aucution ends in 4 days.  Condition: used once, need dry clean. Size: S.
4. Elizabeth and James Starry Night Charlotte Strapless Mini Dress.  Retail for $465.  Ebay starting price: $59.  Shipping cost: $8. No bids yet.  Auction ends in 3 days.  Condition: new without tag (belt missing).  Size: 4.

Note: First two pictures show the style and fit of the dress.  The third picture shows the actual color of the dress.
5. Theory Paintball Nathalee Stretch Silk Mini Dress.  Currently retail for $234 at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Ebay starting price: $17.99.  Shipping cost: $5.  No bids yet.  Auction ends in 3 days.  Condition: new with tags.  Size: 2.
6. Alice + Olivia Bonnie Lace Detail Silk Dress.  Currently retail for $158 at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Ebay starting price: $17.99.  Shipping cost: $5.  One bid at $17.99.  Auction ends in 3 days.  Condition: new with tags.  Size: 4.
7. Tibi Cashmere Blend Beaded Cardigan.  Currently retail for $127 at Neiman Marcus.  Ebay starting price: $17.99.  Shipping cost: $5 One bid at $17.99.  Auction ends in 3 days.  Condition: new with tags.  Size: S.
8. Tibi Sample Strapless Silk Dress.  The only one in the world.  Ebay starting price: $92.  Shipping cost: $5. No bids yet.  Auction ends in 4 days.  Condition: new without tags.  Size: 4.

The Beginning of A New Shopping Era!

Dressing is a way of life.  -  Yves Saint Laurent
I love fashion and therefore I decided to start a blog.  But there are so many fashion blogs out there already. What is so special about this blog? Unlike other fashion blogs, I will bring the designer/couture pieces to you that you can afford and people will ask you: where on earth did you get that?
Every woman likes to wear unique clothes, nice clothes, designer clothes, right? As a matter of fact, these are the only things that I would wear in an ideal world.  They are made with better fabric, better construction, and better tailoring.  But they are expensive.  Well, this is where I come in.
I have been shopping on ebay for more than 5 years and I have bought countless designer garments and shoes at bargain prices in new or excellent condition (e.g., Zac Posen silk runway dress for $68, Vera Wang Lavender label sheath dress for $68, Ralph Lauren Collection wool dress for $69, Vivienne Tam silk dress for $28, 3.1 Phillip Lim pants for $39, iisli cashmere sweater for $29, Kate Spade leather pumps for $60, Tory Burch sandals for $48, Elizabeth and James pumps for $42, and the list goes on).  More than often I come across designer clothes, shoes, handbags at bargain prices but not my size, not my cup of tea, or I just simply won't look in it because of my body type.  Some of them are from sample sale which means they were never manufactured and sold to the public, therefore are truly one of a kind pieces.
I am using this blog of mine as a vehicle to pass on these designer/couture bargains to the ladies out there who like to use fashion to express themselves as unique individuals at bargain prices.  The sizes of the garment that I will be posting are: 2,4, and occasionally 6XS and S.  The sizes of shoes are 7M - 7.5M.  All styles and sizes of handbags and other accessories as I come across them.  I can expand the sizes and categories later depending on the feedback.
Since Ebay is an auction style website, the listing prices do not represent the final purchase prices of the items that I will be listing here.  All designer/couture pieces listed are in new or excellent condition.  I will also be discussing some tips buying at Ebay that might be useful to you related to the items listed here.  Remember: you are always welcome to email me any questions regarding listed auctions.
Now sit on tight and enjoy deals brought you by couture bargain, ladies!
Note: I am not affiliated with Ebay or any sellers on Ebay.  I am simply passing the information.  I am not responsible for the quality and fit of the garment. Please contact the Ebay seller for any issues you might have regarding any purchases.  I am more than glad to help you with resolving any issues.