Latest purchases and bargain buys

SugarKane

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I love the excitement of buying a new dress, pair of shoes or accessory, and I get so excited I want to show them off! I'd also like to get a sense of the other members' styles and share some bargains.
I bought a Prada dress and Gareth Pugh top from my auntie (who has a friend who is a stylist), only $240AUD for both! I'll take some photos and put them up if anyone's interested in seeing.
I also bought a very dark blue Givenchy cuff from http://www.lindestore.com/ for a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than I could find online (and they still have an olive green one left if anyone's keen!). I've been dying for one forever, they add instant cool to anything:
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Anyone else buy an amazing item of clothing they're dying to show off?
 
I want some bargain buys! Unfortunately I don't know where to go and even begin, anyone know anywhere in London or some online store where I can get some good pieces at discounted prices. Please share if you do know any.
 
Great idea for a tread! Me and my friends have a "secret" group on facebook where we show our latest purchases and comment :) I would love to know what the skinnies on this site are buying. And thanks for that online shop, has some great stuff
 
My best bargain ever is my use-always Balmain handbag I got for ~90% off in Barcelona during sale time :luv: I haven't a photo of it but I'll snap one later ;) I adore it :)

I'm an eBay addict so I'm always finding something in a shop, looking it up online then buying it there :p less instant gratification but better for my bank account (plus, I get a massive kick out of it! Haha! The thrill! :p ) ;)
 
I want some bargain buys! Unfortunately I don't know where to go and even begin, anyone know anywhere in London or some online store where I can get some good pieces at discounted prices. Please share if you do know any.

I definitely second eBay, I've gotten some amazing stuff from there. For example, a Prada coat originally worth about $3,000 for $300. You just have to be careful you're buying from sellers with a good track record. Some of my favourite stores/sellers are Linda's Stuff, Chanel Dreams, Aga66reading and Centurymom. They're all stores you can rely on for authentic designer clothing in good condition.
As for websites, there is a lot more choice for stuff that ships to the UK than to Australia, so you have more opportunity than I do. Some of the best stores I know that will ship pretty much anywhere are Bluefly.com and The Outnet. Definitely more expensive than eBay, but if you're like me and place a lot of importance in authenticity, these are both good places to go.
 
I definitely second eBay, I've gotten some amazing stuff from there. For example, a Prada coat originally worth about $3,000 for $300. You just have to be careful you're buying from sellers with a good track record. Some of my favourite stores/sellers are Linda's Stuff, Chanel Dreams, Aga66reading and Centurymom. They're all stores you can rely on for authentic designer clothing in good condition.
As for websites, there is a lot more choice for stuff that ships to the UK than to Australia, so you have more opportunity than I do. Some of the best stores I know that will ship pretty much anywhere are Bluefly.com and The Outnet. Definitely more expensive than eBay, but if you're like me and place a lot of importance in authenticity, these are both good places to go.

I like your suggestions, thank you. :luv:
 
I went to a thrift store/vintage shop yesterday called Beacons Closet. I got three amazing tops and a scarf for only $34
 
I went to a thrift store/vintage shop yesterday called Beacons Closet. I got three amazing tops and a scarf for only $34

Beacon's closet is great! I live nearby one, also Buffalo Exchange (not particularly high end, but still quality and good fun).
 
I just went online shopping last night and bought these Dolce Vitas for 70% off:

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And then this Nuvula top for 60% off:

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I almost got a pair of Chloe sunglasses too...but then I started spazzing out over which ones I wanted more so I ended up not getting any. I did get some pretty nice jewelry for 80% off (freshwater pearl bracelet and garnet necklace), and this amazing bag for 80% off:

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My latest purchase was this swimsuit from ASOS. It's also my current clothes thinspo.
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It fits absolutely fine (size 8) but the only problem is my boobs look completely pornographic in it. I'm a 30/32D so I really want to get down to a C cup if I can.
 
My latest purchase was this swimsuit from ASOS. It's also my current clothes thinspo.
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It fits absolutely fine (size 8) but the only problem is my boobs look completely pornographic in it. I'm a 30/32D so I really want to get down to a C cup if I can.

That suit is adorable!! Asos has some really cute stuff.
 
I love the excitement of buying a new dress, pair of shoes or accessory, and I get so excited I want to show them off! I'd also like to get a sense of the other members' styles and share some bargains.
I bought a Prada dress and Gareth Pugh top from my auntie (who has a friend who is a stylist), only $240AUD for both! I'll take some photos and put them up if anyone's interested in seeing.
I also bought a very dark blue Givenchy cuff from http://www.lindestore.com/ for a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than I could find online (and they still have an olive green one left if anyone's keen!). I've been dying for one forever, they add instant cool to anything:
styleheroine1.jpg

Anyone else buy an amazing item of clothing they're dying to show off?

Wow is that a picture of you? It looks great.
 
I really love to search for my quirky clothes on the internet, and I often buy from America and UK ^^
I recently found on eBay a certain swimsuit that I had in my mind since months. I found this brand reading an article about Bar Rafaeli, it's called Agua Bendita. It's very expensive, so I'm absolutely happy that I found a bargain on eBay =p

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There are 3 pieces, bikini top, bottom, and the lovely "cowgirl top" (my main reason for buying it).
I had to do some adjustments tho: the bikini top is very cute, but it doesn't offer a lot of support. Considering that my underbust is tiny (66 cm but I'm a D cup :( ) I have to wear something different so that the "cowgirl top" won't fall and look too big XD
I also went to a tailor to shorten the straps by 10 cm, something that I have to do with most of my clothes, because I'm not simply "short".. I'm small in everything. I think that my limbs look long enough, but everything is tiny ( I can't even wear sunglasses because my head is too small :disgusted: ).

Here is an image of the bikini top, as you can see it doesn't offer a lot of support for Bar Rafaeli too =p

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I attached my result ^^
 

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I love nordstrom rack! Always can find a sweet deal there! I just bought a Kate Spade wallet and iPhone case for $50 all together! I just love a good deal.
 
I love nordstrom rack! Always can find a sweet deal there! I just bought a Kate Spade wallet and iPhone case for $50 all together! I just love a good deal.

I love Nordstrom Rack for shoes and for finding small sizes.

I just got a gorgeous green leather tote from Brooks Brothers for $98.
 
oh god guys, don't ask... I just spent a few hundred dollars online shopping and it's literally too much to show :lol::whistling:
 
I got a Chantelle t-shirt bra on sale :luv: and I just have to say that it is the most comfortable bra I own! I'm tempted to get more and throw out all my Elle Mc's...