Mid-month motivation – SALES!

Out with the old and in with the new! That’s actually the store manager’s mantra, and how we rationalize our shopping, though we never actually through any old stuff out. We’re not about to make it any easier… by rounding up the four noteworthy sales, plus putting them on our specially created Google Maps so you know how you’d like to be drawn and quartered this weekend:


Promises crazy never-before-seen prices in their annual “Raid our closet” sale! At 79 Chay Yan Street, from 20 – 21 October, 12pm – 7pm.

Ong Shunmugam, Al&Alicia and Obey

Save the dates and pad those pockets! Here are three sample sales you should check out:

1. Ong Shunmugam

20th September 2012, Thursday
12pm to 9pm
16 Raffles Quay, #B1-36 Hong Leong Building

Expect kick-ass catering and end-of-season prices. RSVP to info@ongshunmugam.com. Details here.

2. Fred Perry

Pop-Up Sale Shop
21st – 23rd September 2012, Friday – Sunday
11am to 10pm (last entry at 9pm)
*Scape Warehouse, 2 Orchard Link Level 2

Look forward to up to 60% discounts off womenswear, menswear and kids apparel. V Ave Shoe Repair and Asylum Shop brands will also be there! Additional 10% off for UOB Cardmembers.

3. Al&Alicia 

28th – 30th September 2012, Friday – Sunday
12pm to 8pm
7C Binjai Park, Little Man

Promising Al&Alicia’s Ready-To-Wear togs and Never Released Styles all under $50! Cash & Nets Only.

4. Obey 

28th – 30th September 2012, Friday – Sunday
12pm to 8pm
7C Binjai Park, Little Man

Kill two birds with one stone. Obey’s Womens Sample Sale is happening at the same time and place as Al&Alicia’s sale. Cash & Nets Only.

Over the moon at noon

If you’re a broke shopaholic, you’d know that 12pm is the most important time of the day, on important days.

If you friends are shopaholics too, you’d know that at (or slightly before) 12pm, they are readying in front of their computers, on the internet, to log onto the most popular website in Singapore at noon time on special days: WWW.REEBONZ.COM

For the uninitiated, 12pm is the time when sale events of up to 70-80% on labels such as Prada, Miu Miu, Kate Spade opens, and everyone swarms in to nab the best. If you need an invite, email us.

You’re guilty, I know. I look as stupid as you do clicking refresh x583618 right before 12 noon just to see the events page with the goodies.. But lately, at least I have the luxury of doing so in the comfort of my own bed, not in the corner of the school library or in the office with many back-up tabs to quickly switch over to, haha.

Anyway, you can now get a dose of Reebonz credits along with some sweet pills for popping. Cheekily called the Fashion Overdose, it’s great for your friends this Christmas, or for yourself so that you don’t OD on the shopping, and credit card. It comes in denominations of 50, 100 and 150, so together with the already awesome discounts, you will be a happy puppy.

The good people at Reebonz sent us a bottle and all I can say is, NOM NOM! 😀 Am looking out for the Dior, Fendi, Burberry and Prada events coming up in the next few days!

Soooo… even though it’s not noon now, you still should go over to Reebonz to get this bottle o’ pills and credits.

Tried and test. Hardly any side effects. Happiness guaranteed 😀

Reebonz

Here’s an equation that holds true (at least for this month, for Singaporeans, and those who like to shop):

GST rebate + sales = consumer spending (GST rebates are given to Singaporeans, from our beloved government to tide us through these tough times)

So with the increase of consumer spending, you increase the aggregate expenditure of the economy, and in turn, the national income. Woohoo!

A great place to start helping the economy is…

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Reebonz!

Reebonz holds sales events for local and international upmarket labels. You get online during the sales period, choose what you want, click around, and get your excloooosive designer togs at bargain prices.

But wait. Before you can even get into the site, you must be invited. And lo and behold, Reebonz has provided us with a special invitation code for our readers.

Log on to http://www.reebonz.com with the invitation code: wcool

After you have registered with Reebonz, you too can invite your friends. You’ll earn credit that you can use for your purchases with every purchase from the members you invite.

In times like these, it’s good to stretch yer dollah. Even better when your dollah comes free!

So far we’ve heard that Reebonz has tied up with local brands like alldressedup and hansel. EXCITES! Then there are international brands like La Perla and Skagen.

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If you use our invite to register and log in, you’ll see that they’ve g0t Miu Miu, Givenchy, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli on the line up as well.

You have to go register. Like, now.

Log on to http://www.reebonz.com with the invitation code: wcool

This invitation code will be valid till 8 March.

(Cash) Strapped

I’m guilty.

Within the past two months.. I’ve acquired (I say acquired because I didn’t buy some of them) nine belts. And I didn’t realise that I had so many (I still have about… seven belts that are not pictured – yes I have sixteen waists) until…today!

(It’s Sarah’s idea to display belts on a nekkid mannequin. Sadly, I just keep all my belts on a hangar)

From top to bottom:
M)phosis silver two-belt ($6!)
Giordano Concepts black pin studded extra long belt
Target Xhiliration black pyramid studded belt
This Fashion yellow square buckle belt ($6!)
Mango white elastic waist belt – I kinda regretted this buy.
(underneath) Munk khaki paint splattered obi belt
Aldo powder pink leather belt ($15!)
Zambesi black big bucklet belt
Mango olive zip elastic waist belt ($15 during the sale!)

They’re not very very unique, but I do like them all the same. Except for the white elastic belt… It just looks too bright white! Gah.

I wish I had a bigger room… a bigger closet, and a bigger shopping budget!

UPDATE!

ok, my exams are over and Jo has been bugging me to update.

There were several interesting finds at the felt sale.

First up were pear-shaped coats by Jayson Brunsdon, fully lined, all seams hidden, in jim thompson-esque thai silk.

The material was stiff enough to create a scrunched effect but was not stiff enough to make to collar area have more volume. It gave me the impression of ‘neither here nor there’. Moreover, there weren’t any buttons so you’d either have to find your own brooch or leave it as it is. (Jo thought she looked like an onion) We didn’t get them, but they were really fun to play in. hehes

and Jo, had some flasher tendencies

(she did something like that again on the train today, but it was an attempt to keep me and a friend warm on the journey home)

There was also a Hansel jacket.

Top: Marks and Spencer’s tank top

Jacket: Hansel Sample Jacket

Bottoms: by Melly

Shoes: Charles and Keith boots <3!

AND a Zambesi wrap top (that strikes me as a more wearable version of Balenciaga’s Spring ’08 RTW collection) even though it is from the Winter 2006 collection.


Photos from Zambesi and Style.com

But the Zambesi wrap at felt was in a dark blue fabric with red and pink ovals. (if you click on the Zambesi link, the colour is called ‘confetti’)

The model’s hair covers the shoulder details partially but the silhouette is similar. What I like about the Zambesi wrap is the tie at the waist, even if tied loosely, it still creates an hourglass figure.

By the way, does anyone have a camera to recommend? I’d prefer to post better quality photographs for everyone’s benefit. My budget is about $500 (I suppose) [even though I don’t have money to spare after all my purchases from felt