Tips For Shopping Part Une: ALWAYS GO FOR LABELS

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Friday, December 28, 2007 at 10:37 AM

There are a lot of buyers and online users asking me, "How do you shop?", "Any tips for shopping?" or "Where did you get those items?". One word, labels (that you can afford, of course!). I have to admit that whenever and wherever I go for shopping, I will always go for the label first rather then the design itself. Why? Simply because of the quality. For example, if you are looking for a nice printed t-shirt, it is prominently noticeable that the ones with label, the prints are more vivid and the material is washable friendly like this British India T. Why you have to pay for the less quality ones when you can have a nice RM19.90 T like this? The point is, you have to rigorously go and look out for warehouses and sales, pick a nice one and eventually pay less. But remember, discounted items are very limited interms of sizes and good designs. So, it is vital to choose which one that will look as worth it as the price that you are going to pay. Do not buy pieces that didnt look "expensive". Good Luck!

Black Calvin Klein Jeans Sling Bag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 9:33 AM

This is another very good bargain from Calvin Klein Jeans, Midvalley. The original price stood at RM289 and i got it for 40% discount,RM173.40

White Zara "Images" T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 10:20 PM

This is another piece from Zara "Images" collection with an obnoxious-looking image of a man's face constructed by different patches of face-prints. I got it from Zara KLCC for only RM39.90

Black Calvin Klein Jeans Pouch

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 4:08 PM

If you are using contact lenses, it's really hard to keep them fresh up till the late evening so I decided to buy a pouch so I can just put everything in one place. I bought this nice Calvin Klein Jeans at Parkson, KLCC for a nice RM125.30 from RM179

Black Harrods Small Bag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 4:05 PM

I am not sure why Harrods plays an influential role in projecting a trademark for London but this is a nice souvenir from a friend who visited the city recently

Red Melinda Looi Polo

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 4:01 PM

From Ralph Lauren to Lacoste, every brands need their own signature polo and that includes Melinda Looi. I got this red polo from her boutique in Sungei Wang Plaza for only RM26.70, a 70% discount during this Year End Sale season. I like the long neck buttons and the bold red colour

Black Patent Leather Calvin Klein Ankle High Sneakers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:57 PM

This is truly a beautiful pair of sneakers from Calvin Klein that I bought from its boutique at The Pavillion. The original price stands at RM499 and I got it for only RM250, a nice 50% discount. Patent leather is very in right now because of its sensitivity and shiny appeal

Armani Exchange "Aviator" Sunglasses

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:54 PM

One of the must-have items for accessories is definitely the big sunglasses in "celebrating" our 24/7 of hot and humid. I always prefer the aviotor style due to its shape. This is seriously a cheap line of sunglasses from A/X because you can get this one for a normal price of RM299 at their boutiques. I bought this one from The Garden, Midvalley

Zhoex by ThreePointSix "Tweed" Sneakers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:51 PM

I love the look of tweed on this B & W sneakers that I bought for only RM32.70 from an an original price of RM109 at The Pavillion, Bukit Bintang. Thanx Y.E.S!

Orange Leather Raoul Ipod Video Cover

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:43 PM

Im not really into the worldwide Ipod phenom but I bought this because its cute and 50% less than the original price. Its orange and leather. Suitable as a gift

Beige Raoul Suede Loafers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:06 PM

This is another great bargain from a warehouse sale. A cool all together 50% discount from Raoul. I always love suede because it exudes comfyness. I got an additional 10% discount as Im an HSBC cardholder. Switch to HSBC people, more rewards coming soon especially for the hardcore shoppers!

Philosophy Slippers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:59 PM

I love the oriental look of this Philosophy slippers. It was first introduced by my friends. You can still get it at a retail price of RM33.90 at their respective boutiques. Totally unique!

White "Dotted" Topshop Long Sleeves T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:56 PM

This is another good example on how detailings can spice things up for a simple white T. I got this number from Topshop at a best buy of RM49. Similar to that Freego shirt, the dotted features outside were made of linings sew from the inside

Grey H n M Sling Bag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:41 PM

Some say grey is the new black and that includes my bag! This is actually a birthday gift from my friend, a grey H&M sling bag that he bought during his trip to London. I kind of like the compartments and the "futuristic" look of dark and light grey

Grey Souvenir T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:37 PM

My friend recently went for holiday in London and bought me this v-neck grey print t-shirt. There is something interesting with the colour coordinations

Calvin Klein Khakis Blazer

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:33 PM

This is another affordable after-sale price. For only RM200 you can get this khakis Calvin Klein blazer from an original price of RM1+++. I got it during Club 21's warehouse sale at JW Marriott hotel. I simply love the casualness of this blazer where you can just pair it up with jeans and long sleeve shirts. The wrinkles are the only evidence on how competitive shoppers can be to get their best items!

Green Souvenir T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:28 PM

I love the hippiness of this t-shirt, a souvenir from a friend of mine which he bought from Bangkok. Love the bold green colour too

Red Kenneth Cole Handbag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:23 PM

I was actually a bit dissapointed with the purchase not because its not worth it but I just thought it was a bigger bag. But thankfully, one of my girlfriends loves it and purchased it on the spot! Authentic red Kenneth Cole handbag for only RM35 from a wonderful seller on Ebay!

White Zara "Images" T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:12 PM

This is a very fun t-shirt depicting the polaroid images of a group of friends enjoying themselves from Zara "Images" collectibles. With a sea of Rm1++ t-shirts and shirts, Im kindda surprised with the affordable price, RM39.90

Red Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Co. Wallet

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:10 PM

This was my second attempt of buying something from Ebay after a disastrous first time and it turns out to be a worth buying. Its an authentic Polo Jeans Co. from Ralph Lauren. I love the bold young red colour because it is something really different from the usual black and brown for wallets. I got it for only RM40 from a wonderful seller. Cute!

Grey Topman Vest

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:07 PM

Im chanelling Johnny Depp and Kate Moss with this grey Topshop vest that I got for only RM1++ from RM2++, a nice 50% discount during the label's recent sale at Lot 10. Kindda cool and edgy at the same time if its pair up with nice white shirts or t-shirts. A vest can pull off a more sculpted look as it hides ur belly area but have to carefully choose the size

White Philosophy "06" T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:03 PM

This is a cute white Philosophy t-shirt with a print of "06" timeline. Nice images of certain famous people and places. I got it from their KLCC's branch for only RM39.90 from an original price RM79.90. Actually, the sleeves were folded up to the shoulder, to show more arms but not suitable for me. I dont have skinny byotch arms!

Esprit Long Sleeves Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:00 PM

Who knew that Reject Shop has a lot of branded stuff to offer like this Esprit long sleeves shirt. I got it for only RM40 from an assumed price of RM199. Its perfect for my open-house-hopping-days during raya!

Grey Zara Long Sleeves T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:57 PM

I like this grey Zara long sleeves t-shirt accessorised with metal buttons bordering the print. I got it from Melwani's sale for only RM40

White Freego "Dotted" Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:53 PM

This is not the kind of brand that I would like to highlight on this blog but I rather found it a very interesting piece. On a closer look, you are able to see hundreds of dots which were produced by a meticulous work of sewing them in hundreds of lines from the inside! It has cute red buttons and the price is OK too, RM20.97 from RM69.90 from Metrojaya, Midvalley

Brown Rizalman Long Robe with Purple Corsage

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:47 PM

This is a very special present for my mom to approprietly dress up. Its a long robe with big purple corsage from Rizalman. I got it from Aseana KLCC. A great 70% discount. The original price of this piece was RM1050, which means RM315 after less

Dark Green Calvin Klein T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:44 PM

I love the colour of this Calvin Klein v-neck t-shirt that I wore for my birthday dinner. Its also very comfy and affordable too.I got it for only RM70 from an original price of RM3++ from Club 21's warehouse in Queen's Park

Dark Blue British India T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:35 PM

I love this dark blue British India t-shirt with a subjective architectural kind of print. I got it from Royal, Ampang Point for only RM19.90. This is also from my older t-shirt collection and I almost forgot that it ever exists!

A. Athletics Blue Jeans Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:27 PM

Of all the jeans shirts, I really like this vintage looking A. Athletics mainly because its faded look, the tailoring and the price of course, just RM10!

Calvin Klein Maroon "Bird of Pray" T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:24 PM

This is a very simple and couture-ish looking t-shirt from Calvin Klein depicting an image of an eagle. For RM50 from RM3++, this is another remarkable slashed price item for a designer piece. I do love shopping for friends, so this one I already sold it to one of them but dont worry, you can still get it from Club 21's warehouse at Queen's Park in various sizes

Calvin Klein Green "Preppy" Collar T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:22 PM

I love the preppy look of this green CK that I bought from Club 21's warehouse at Queen's Park. You can get it for only RM76 from the original price of RM3++. Thats almost 90% discount! I already sold it to my tiny winy frame friend because its an "S" S, so it doesnt look good with the big framers

Seed "Military" Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:17 PM

This is another look of military and its from Seed. A gift from my friend. I love all the pockets and buttons and it looks great with brown khakis

FCUK Blue T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:15 PM

I love this blue t-shirt from FCUK due to its backbones effects, if you can see it closely. I got if from Melwani's sale for RM40. The normal price for FCUK t-shirts usually starts at RM1++

Timberland Collar T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:12 PM

I wear this rugby jersey kind of t-shirt during my casual Fridays and I bought it during Melwani's sale for RM40. Usually, the original price for Timberland for the same item stands expensively at over RM1++

A Quick Changed Victoria Beckham

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 1:03 PM


Oopps..she did it again. Victoria has once again stole the show at NY Fashion Week in tight-fitting aubergine-and-gray vintage design by Herve Leger at Marc Jacobs' and a green print during Oscar De La Renta's show. She was out and about at Cipriani Downtown in another Herve Lerger's, a tangerine number earlier on. So much effort but effortlessly stylish!

Key Ng White "Cheerleader" T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:48 PM

One of my friend told me that this t-shirt looks like a cheerleader squad's uniform. I bought it from Key Ng's Isetan, KLCC for only RM19.90. It has a double layer and V-shape yellow-lining collar

ThreePointSix White T-Shirt With Pink Stripes

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:43 PM

This is a very sweet looking t-shirt from ThreePointSix, KLCC. I bought it for RM34.50 from an original price of RM89. I like the fact that it is a simple white t-shirt accessorised with cute stripes of pink

Melinda Looi Embroidered White T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:41 PM

This is my first Melinda Looi that I bought from her boutique in Sungei Wang Plaza for about RM30. I love its embroidered quirky image of whether a puppy or a kitten which is Im not sure. This is another simple white T with a simple and prominent detailing, making it special

Ben Sherman's Yellow 'Patched Batches' Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:38 PM

This is a very fun and “controversial” shirt that I've put on for work. I had a birthday dinner to attend later after working hours so I decided to just gamble and wear it off to the office. I found this unique shirt from Pertama Complex's Reject Shop for about RM30, if im not mistaken. I really like the very Britishness and quirkiness of the batches that scream for something provocatives, but thankfully they are too small to be seen. And you can see a small written "Ben Sherman" at the edge of the left sleeve

Dockers' Essential Khakis

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:34 PM

I dont usually go for Dockers because personally I think its a bit expensive. But to my surprise, as I strolled along The Mall's Parkson Grand, I can see a lot of discounted Dockers up to 50% with prices ranging from RM60-RM100. And I got this blue "D2 Slim Fit Flat Front Straight Leg" (what a description from the brand) for only RM44. Remarkable!

Pink with Blue Strawberry Print ThreePointSix T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 12:25 PM

I love this pink ThreePointSix T with a nice blue and silver strawberry print. I bought it from the boutique in KLCC for RM34.50 from an original price of RM89. ThreePointSix has a lot of funky t-shirts with nice prints and they are very good qualities but a bit pricy. Thats why you have to wait for sale which will be held accordingly from time to time

Esprit's Blue with Black Crossing T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:39 AM

This is another still one of my favourite t-shirts even though I had it since I was a student. People always mistaken and assumed that Im carrying a sling bag because of the big and thick black line crossing at the back and front of the t-shirt. I bought it from Esprit's KLCC boutique for only RM26.70, a hefty 70% discount from an original price of RM89

Orange & Pink Zara Basic T-Shirts

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:35 AM

Zara has a nice collection for basic plain perky and bright color t-shirts. I got these pink and orange version from KLCC's Zara for RM29.90 each from an original price of RM39.90. Plain color t-shirts are very comfy and handy to match up with jeans

Zara's Offwhite with Silver Lining T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:33 AM

I love the simplicity of this t-shirt. Cream colour with shiny silver linings at both of the shoulders. Its also a bit transparent, flowy and very comfy. I got it from One Utama's Zara during their clearance sale for only RM29.90

William Liew's Long Sleeve 'Flo-Jo' T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:30 AM

One of my friend jokingly told me that this t-shirt resembles the legendary American sprinter Florence "Flo-Jo" Griffith-Joyner. I rarely wore any reds but i love the half-stripe-sleeve. I got this from a Malaysian designer, William Liew from his boutique in Sungei Wang Plaza for about RM34.50 from an original price of RM79. Always look out for these Malaysian designers if you are looking for something different from others

Esprit's Brown Sneakers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:27 AM

I heart heart heart this pair that was a present from my dear friend. We found this affordable shoe from Esprit sale. The original price for this pair was Rm2++ but guess what, I had it for only RM89. I love the shoe's material that was made from fabric and suede

Calvin Klein's Nude Skin Colour T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:25 AM

This is undeniably a very very old t-shirt. I had it since I was still a student. But its a very important thing that it have to be inducted to the Hall of CheapNSweet. I bought it from Alpha Angle's FOS for just RM25. It has a nice colour and an abstract pattern accessorised with a written "Calvin Klein Jeans"

Souvenir T-Shirt Part Due

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 11:21 AM

This is a very cool Britannia t-shirt from my sister depicting Bristol, England in a very Sex Pistol-ish. Im gonna wear it clearly for a very cool occasion too. Souvenir t-shirts with the places written are very tacky but the print must be good in a sense of the quality