Black Moschino Criss-Crossed Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 8:21 AM

This frock is one of my most successful act of bargaining intems of the percentage of the discount for a well known label. At first, it was tagged with a 80% discount from an original price of RM1050 which means an affordable RM210 for a Moschino shirt. But as I was inspecting for any defects on the shirt, there was a noticeable mishaps at the neckline. I persuaded them to give me another extra 10% and they agreed which means the price is slashed to RM105, a jaw-dropping 90% discount. It is very daring with the criss-crossed effects (but cant be seen here) but subtle with the help of black

Oscar 2008's Best Dressed: Marion Cotillard

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 9:15 AM


With a sea of red and dark hues at this year's Oscar, the modern-day mermaid-looking Best Actress winner shines in this delicate gold and white scalloped-shell edges Gaultier Paris Haute Couture ensemble. Cotillard pulled a major upset denying Julie Christie's second attempt for the Oscar by portraying lagendary French singer, Edith Piaf (the original singer of La Vie En Rose). Simply fashion forward!




Timberland's "The Bottle Bag"

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 9:33 AM

Anya Hindmarch's "Im Not A Plastic Bag" was certainly a fashion craze and annoyingly sparked an immitation frenzy but inspiringly encourage others to promote a better "shopping life" without plastic including Timberland with the support from Isetan with this limited edition "The Bottle Bag" made from 100% recycled plastic bottle. Wanna play your role as a small scale environmentalist? Go and grab them for only RM29!

Esprit Faux Croco Pattern Handbags

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:15 AM



I had a very blast weekends, I was able to sell 3 items to my wonderful buyers, from Bukit Jalil and PJ respectively and I headed straight to Esprit sale. It was fun indeed, choosing these two 50% discounted faux crocodile leather handbags with a prominent Esprit initial,each. The original price of the smaller black one was RM149.90 and the larger red one was RM199.90. They were such a hit with the girls at the office that they went sold out immediately. Who says elegance is expensive?



Grey Guess T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:05 AM

I never had any of Guess t-shirts because of their nonsense prices but this one looks simple and affordable. The retail price of this grey T with tattoo-ish print was RM129.90 but I got the price slashed down to RM51.96, a very emphathetic 60% discount

Blue Energie Collar T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Friday, February 22, 2008 at 9:12 AM

Energie is a well known Italian label for men which is not really familiar here. If I am not mistaken, you can find them inside Miss Sixty boutiques. I never had any forms of Energie before and to my surprise, I found this t-shirt in Brand Outlets, Ampang Point which I bought it for only RM19.90. It's perfect for my casual Friday, very playful-ly formal. I dont think the original price was any near from my warehouse price. For further readings, please click www.energie.it

Tips For Shopping Part Three: BE REALISTIC

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 9:21 AM

The most important aspect that you should keep on reminding yourself while shopping is definitely your own budget. Unless you were a gazillionaire, each of your spending should be carefully watched. No judgement but there are a lot of working-office-job-get-paid-later-on-monthly-people who likes to purchase one single thing for one big chunk of money and later on stucked with that item for the rest of their lives leaving a big sum of debt in their account (the most annoying some, keep on whining about it!) . This is something SERIOUS.

LV's coin purse? No no, it is a pure leather souvenir from Bangkok


As a hardcore shopper, I definitely looking for something that is affordable, down to earth kind of pricing because I UNDERSTAND THE LEVEL OF SPENDING THAT I NEED NOT TO CROSS OVER due to my 8.30-5.30 salary. Logically, again, unless you were a gazillionaire, what the heck are you going to do with a RM3,000 bag (an average price for designers') when you can diversify it to several warehouses' branded items and you can constantly doing your own shopping every week giving you a variety of looks plus a few hundreds more for nice dinners, coffee etc. Sorry guys, I have a every-week-must-have-at-least-one-new-item policy and I dont do the so called wish lists. That's why you never see any wishlists of designer items here. Of course if I have been given any choices, I want all my working shirts from Raoul, all my luggages from Louis Vuitton or all my shoes from Gucci but life is not some kind of a Lalaland. It's either you could afford buying something or not. Fashion is practical. You wear fashion. Not dreaming of something you couldnt afford it!

Another RM10 Google Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 8:36 AM

I love this black long sleeves Google shirt that I got from Jusco Maluri for only RM10. It has two pockets, front and backbones but you couldnt see it very clearly here (no wonder uber stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe is avoiding black because it doesnt look good in photos). It's very perfect for my working attire because I do not fancy buying expensive office outfits because they tend to look very formal so I opted for the cheap ones but of course from any decent labels

Brownish Mustard Esprit T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 9:12 AM

I love this bright brownish mustard colour on this simple v-neck t-shirt. You can still get it from Esprit for only RM29.90 from an original price of RM99.90 and it only comes in limited sizes

United Colors of Benetton "Batches" Sling Bags

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, February 18, 2008 at 9:29 AM

I always interested in the look of uniforms including these black and brown military/scout inspired sling bags accessorised with batches. They are among others remarkable almost-70% discount items. The original price of these bags was RM229.90 but I purchased it for only RM80. In my opinion, purchasing accessories is better than garments because the value is higher

Grey Replay T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:21 AM

I dont think Replay can survive with their current over the top prices (the effect of pounds, of course!) but Parkson is having a clearance on selected brands including this grey t-shirt. The original price was at an astounding RM190 but I got it for only RM57, a cool 70% discount. I never had any of the Replays, so why not?

Sony Playstation Cap

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 8:58 AM

I am not a cap person but this is a cute gift from a reporter friend which he got during the brand's function. I like the denim look on this cap and the futuristic PSP initial

Silver Versace Complimentary Notebook

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 10:16 AM

One of my most treasured fashion memorabillia that is still well-kept is this silver Versace 03 complimentary notebook encrafted with huge iconic logo. Oh so chic!

Victoria Beckham at Fall 08 Fashion Week

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 10:38 AM

Designer Michael Kors, left, Heidi Klum, Victoria Beckham and Nina Garcia pose for the cameras at the Project Runway show during Fall 2008 Fashion Week in New York on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 (Courtesy of Yahoo Images)

Victoria Beckham was the guest judge for my fave reality programme show, Project Runway which has already catapulted into Season 4. I personally think she is the perfect choice as a commentary judge based on her passion for fashion and some bold fashion choices

Philosophy Slippers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:34 AM

This is another look of Philosophy oriental slippers which I bought for my mum. She tried mine earlier on which is slightly different and she thought it was very light and comfy

A Gift(s) For ChicNCheap

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 8:25 AM



I got a tremendous support from everyone who's visiting or visited this site including these 5 sets of exclusive drawings which were gifts from an illustrator from NYC by the name of David McGrievey for ChicNCheap. He has about 8 illustrated books under his belts and was once trained during his study by the late Antonio Lopez, arguably the last celebrity illustrator in the world. If you are interested to know more about his work, please email him at Davidstudio1@aol.com now. These illustrations are effortlessly stylish and chic for editorial magazines and publishings. I dont know where to put them so I simply make this exclusive token of appreciation thread. Thank you!











































Prada Linea Rossa Logo Thong Sandal in Army Green

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, February 4, 2008 at 10:09 AM

My desperation to have at least a Prada (in a chicncheap kind of style, of course!) has come to an end with a purchase of this pair of black slippers. With a price of RM360 (what was I thinking!) per pair, this is the cheapest wearable item available in the boutique. The selling point of the saleable item is each pair only comes in one size

Blue Sisley Polo

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Friday, February 1, 2008 at 9:15 AM

This may look like a very basic looking blue polo T from Sisley but the original price was a whopping RM129.90! Luckily, I got it for 70% less and another RM10 cash voucher from Parkson that brings an altogether 77% discount. I guess I am craving for more bargain polos from other different brands now!