Beggers Cannot Be Choosers:Jakarta:Piombo Saffiano Metal Prada Wallet

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 3:21 PM

Unless you were born as a millionaire where money flows like the Danube, you could not care less about what to buy because most of the times, you will pursue for something extravagantly expensive and new of the rack but for a bargain hunter, most of the times, we are living by the saying of "beggers cannot be choosers". We want the best from everything that we spent and same as me, I would love to purchase the perfect item that includes the respective label, interesting design, reasonable pricing and good condition like this piombo saffiano metal Prada wallet that I bought for a 40% less from Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta . For a careful spender like me, I do think this is a successful buy because at least it is a Made-in-Italy-only-last-season-interesting-colour-good-condition-discounted Prada. I personally think bargain hunting is suitable for those who are afraid to spend because at least you will not ended up just talking, dreaming and hoping for the best purchasing without buying some!

Jakarta: Blue-Framed Prada Sunglasses

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 3:14 PM

I dont find buying sunglasses from any glasses outlets satisfactoring because I always love the whole packaging of the paperbags, boxes and compartments so I bought this last season blue-framed Prada sunglasses for 40% discount straight from the boutique

Jakarta: Celine Denim Purse

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 2:56 PM

I was so surprised that Celine was having their own megasale for 50% in commemoration of the year end sale including those signature Boogie bags but I settled for this denim purse

Jakarta: Pink and Purple Lacoste Polo

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 10:53 AM

Besides Ralph Lauren polos, I always fascinated by the simplicity of Lacoste's. Just paste the crocodile logo and done, RM229 per piece! But luckily I found these pink and purple at one of the many warehouses in Jakarta for only a fraction of that

Jakarta: Offwhite Guess Long Sleeves Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:35 AM

I love this funky offwhite all over written Guess long sleeves shirt that I got for a 50% discount on already cheap price at one of the warehouses

Jakarta: Burberry Collar T-Shirts

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:22 AM

I found these two low prices Burberrys at one of the warehouses before I realized that they are not needed and quickly sell the stripes one to one of my housemates. The black polo was bought for one of my friends here.

Jakarta: Black and White Ralph Lauren "Big Pony" Polo

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 9:16 AM

My ultimate goal of visiting Jakarta was getting as much as Ralph Lauren polo and hese are the first two, black and white big pony version from one of the warehouses. Trust me, it costs just a friction of money!

Jakarta Oh Jakarta!

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 10:47 PM

I have a new profound respect for Jakarta, at least for their diversity of shopping places which suited with my bargain hunting-ness, from their warehouses to big discounted on big labels. Because the purchasing power is much greater there, there are like 10 KL's Pavilions in the city alone! I got the chance to visit the city during the year end holiday which paralleled with their year end sale for 5 days which was fabulous. The trip was strictly for malls hopping only and it was extensive but successfully accomplished. The city itself is not so bad at all and it is just the matter of the gap between the rich and poor is too big but very crowded too. It is as big as 3 KL combined together and with population over 8 million, it is the 12th largest city in the world.

Grand Indonesia Mall, Jakarta, the house of Harvey Nichols

Many thanks to the family of Abang H and Kak E for their generosity to let us stayed there and their hospitality while we were there. I will share my shopping experiences for the next new postings. Enjoy!

Black Patent Leather Prada Sneakers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, December 15, 2008 at 10:36 PM

You guys seriously have to check out the first time Prada is having a 50% clearance on selected men's shoes like this simple but gorgeous last season classic black patent leather Prada sneakers that I bought at The Pavilion, which stocks men's collection . They say Prada's is the most comfy so, let's just try it out!

Red TZ Factory Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 10:33 PM

It is official. TZ Factory of Jusco is going to be one of my places to get good clothing like this red long sleevs shirt. I got it for only RM14.70 from original price of RM49, a cool 70% discount. I love the metal buttons and the pockets' lighter shades of red

Brown Classic Monogram Gucci Tote

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 7:03 PM

This current economic downturn is actually a blessing in disguise for a bargain hunter like me. With discounts flying off the rack from major labels, I got this brown classic monogram Gucci medium size tote for a generous 30% discount. I was told by the sales assistant that it was sold out within days. Perfect as my weekend bag!

Black United Colors of Benetton Handbag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 6:48 PM

I think this is a great looking affordable simple black handbag from United Colors of Benetton that I got for 30% discount. Love to buy and resell it back to any of my customers


Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 1:31 PM

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Best Dressed: Chloe Sevigny

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Friday, December 5, 2008 at 9:57 AM

I was chatting with my friend about this year's Oscar noms tracker, when suddenly I remembered something back then about Chloe Sevigny's drop dead gorgeous black Yves Saint Laurent dress for her 1999 Oscar night, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the legendary "Boys Don't Cry". Enjoy the red lips, side swept do', a total old Hollywood glam!

White Vinyl Gucci "Joy" Medium Boston Bag

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:12 PM

You know the annual year end sale has already kickstarted when all these major labels are having their own clearance sale. I think among all, Gucci is the most "affordable" in terms of the price that comes with Made in Italy's quality and signature looks. I chose this white vinyl Gucci "Joy" medium Boston bag because of its simple design, monogram looks and the spaciousness. For a 30% discount, I know it is not really chic and cheap but for a Gucci, it still considered as a good buy!

Brown Calvin Klein T-Shirt

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on at 10:03 PM

This is another clean cut and simple looking brown Calvin Klein t-shirt that combines two colors at the back and front. I got it for only RM70 from an original price of RM199, a cool 65% discount

Beige Pedro Slippers

Posted by The Bargain Hunter on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 2:14 PM

The annual Year End Sale has officially started on November 29th and Pedro is one of the places that you should go for a great bargain for shoes and slippers. I got these beige Gucci-inspired pair for RM74.50 from an original price of RM149, a cool 50% discount