Showing posts with label Curves Boutique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Curves Boutique. Show all posts


Glam Stage

First of all, sorry for the slow updates! Been busy busy busy!

Today's post is about this new shopping site known as Glam Stage.

Glam Stage is another online shopping site that runs mainly using Facebook. They were established back in March 2012 so they are considered new to the crowd!

New competitior in joining the crowd of popular online shopping sites like Doublewoot, IIvory Couture, Curves Boutique and Attire Attic.

Why do I say that? Mainly because the line of clothes they are selling are the same. Not all, mostly the same. So for shoppers who love designs from Doublewoot, IIvory Couture, Curves Boutique and Attire Attic, you do not have to worry if you can't secure your favourite dresses cause its OUT OF STOCK or SOLD OUT, you have more options now!

Although Attire Attic is recently taking a change in their collection, not so many office wear but more to casual wear. You might not necessarily see the same designs you see in Doublewoot, IIvory Couture and Curves Boutiques now at Attire Attic.

So GLAM STAGE! Name also damn GLAMOUR-kan. Here are some of the information you might want to know about them, taken from their own Facebook Page.

They do not provide POSLAJU delivery so far as I know. Only registered mail. They are based in Kuala Lumpur.

One thing that they have that most of the online shopping sites dont is they have their prices in SGD as well. So I'm guessing they have quite a huge customer base in Singapore.

For example the dress below

Here is the pricing in the picture below. You can clearly sees the price for Ringgit Malaysia (RM) and Singapore Dollar (SGD). And wow, they are earning quite a bit from Singaporeans ah. SGD40.90 is RM98.16. 

Well but sweat not, the price in SGD is including postage! HEHE so not that bad LAH!!
I have previously blogged about this dress at Fake Victoria Beckham. You can check out the prices there. Here is a quick one for your easy reference.

Doublewoot RM69.00 Curves Boutique RM70.00

This design is so far not spotted on IIvory Couture and Attire Attic yet. As far as prices are concerned Doublewoot is the cheapest. Maybe Glam Stage should check out their competitors more and reduce on their selling price. Not to mention that Curves Boutique and Doublewoot gives out free postage as well.

Here is another design that can you get to see in these few boutiques.

I am not saying it is bad but just think twice before you buy because the more boutique selling it means more people will be wearing it and you don't want to be caught in a situation where you are face to face with someone who is wearing the same piece as you.

On the other hand, it is good news for those who doesn't mind to be seen wearing it because if one boutique doesnt have stock, you know you always have other options *winks*

I have bought from all of those boutiques and I will do a write up about all of them soon. Comparing their service, prices and quality of garments. It will be a long post though. HAHA.

Until then, hope you enjoyed this post!


Trash Talk

I posted something on 4 shopping sites selling the same dress and  received massive feedback. Some thanking me cause they do not know about it and well of course, some not so positive responses.

Since this Anonymous chose to comment publicly, I decided to state my opinion out as well.

Read these comments found under the post One Dress 4 Sites. Smarty pants decided that shoppers shall go for high fashion designer brands if you want exclusive garments.  
Well hello Smarty Pants. I am thinking you are either one very very fair person or happen to be one of the friends or maybe the owner of one of the online sites that were being reviewed.

First of all, YOU GUESS ITS NOT FAIR? So even you think that there is a possibility that it is fair? If you guess its not fair, the other guess is that it is fair, am I right?

Second, BAN? Who am I to ban other brands? And have I ever mentioned the word BAN for those online shopping sites?

Third, I dont even know if you thought about it before commenting. VINCCI? Seriously? Do they even sell dress? Your example does not stand at all. If you are so smart, find one design from MNG Esprit Guess and Giordano that is the same. I will then go ahead and BAN them since you think I can do it.

Fourth, "difference of those boutiques and the brands mentioned?" OMGEE really? I need to explain that to you? Those brands are first of all BRAND. Boutique is a SHOP. 

Fifth, everyone wants their penny spent to be worth, be it a cheap deal or a designer brand. Well of course if one can afford to go for designer brand, I do not think they will really care much of what others are talking reviewing or selling. So for shoppers who buy online, they still want a good deal. Unless you are speaking as a seller, then it is different. 

Sixth, if you can say that you like the dress and will still buy them despite other sites are selling it, what is the point of your comment? Isn't it a bit conflicting?

Seventh, oh good, so you attend a lot of events. Please be a doll and update us if you see any dress from an online shopping site in any events you attended, that case, I am sure the readers will be more than happy to know.

Here is my humble reply to the comments.

Received the same identical comments on 2 different posts. This was found on the Cocktails & Martinis post. What a good job you did as well Smarty Pants anonymous, copy and paste your own comments.

(ps : check on the time) 

And hey, just in case you missed out, I did state that if one is really interested with a particular design, they are always entitled to buy what they want. Afterall, its their cash, not mine.

Next time if you want to comment negative things suggesting me to ban brands, either because you want'to be fair' or 'to stand up for your favourite online sites', don't hide behind the shield of anonymous. 

Curves Boutique - Shoppers Feedback 1

First of all, I would like to thank this shopper who choose to remain anonymous for giving us her feedback and her shopping experience.

I know that a lot of readers out there might think that I bash other shopping sites and put them down. But hey, if you don't like it, don't read it. There are readers out there that appreciates and wanted to share their shopping experience to caution other shoppers. I believe any online addict shoppers will like to know all information about a particular online site before buying.

This shopper messaged me on facebook telling me about her shopping experience with Curves Boutique. Her name is S for the purpose of this context. All her details are hidden for her own privacy. 
S shopping experience with Curves Boutique
So she bought a dress, paid but did not received it.

Curves Boutique (CB) stated that there is a defect and asked S if she wants to change to another dress.

S is willing to accept the dress even though there is a defect but CB has already returned it to the factory.

Just a few questions running through:
(1) Payment was made on 31st May 2012 but she was only informed about the condition of the dress on 2nd June 2012. 

Even if CB does not check all their stocks (assuming they did not), how would they know there is a defect? If they really do check, then why the 2 days delay in notifying the shopper about the defect?

(2) I believe when it comes to online shopping, its a first come first served basis and S is actually one of the earliest that made payment for the dress but was only informed about the defect 2 days later when she is actually expecting to receive the dress.

(3) It may just be S own theory that CB gave the dress to their own friends but considering S claimed that she has already paid for it and was one of the earliest to pay, it does not take a genius to be suspicious.

Well, let me know what you think and if anyone has ever experienced the same situation.

And just in case anyone thinks I am making this up (like I have nothing better to do), here is my reply to S asking her permission to post this and the following is her reply stating she would like to remain anonymous. We respect her wishes and couldn't thank her more for sharing her shopping experience.
My reply to S

S prefers to stay anonymous
Cheers to the shopper for speaking up!


One Dress 4 Sites

Shocker shocker.

I have to admit, I LOVE THIS DRESS. But I refrain myself from buying it because I want to see how available is this dress in the market.

And lucky me, I was right. The dress keep popping out at other sites. Sometimes I wish the online sites do a little bit more of research and not to pick the same design that can be seen at other online sites. 

They always tell you 
'specially handpicked' 
'exclusive labels' 
'Must have' 
'Limited pieces'

Browse through and tell me how true it is. 

30th March 2012, Doublewoot introduced it and sold it at RM70.00
Doublewoot RM70.00
Thinking its safe, but 2 months down the road, Atire Attic is selling it at RM69.00 (cheapest of the bunch so far). Attire Attic uploaded it on 15th May 2012.
Attire Attic RM69.00
Then the ball starts rolling, 18th May 2012, IIvory Couture selling it at RM70.00 
IIvory Couture RM70.00
And finally last but not least, Curves Boutique just launched it as their new collection on 31st May 2012 selling at RM70.00.

Curves Boutique RM70.00
So much that I love this dress, I have to let it go. Like the song Too Much by Spice Girls 

"Too much of something is bad enough"

Stay alert shoppers!

Doublewoot v Curves Boutique

Shoppers alert!

Curves Boutique just updated their latest collection and note that! It is not really 'the latest'. Some of the designs had already been sold at other sites 2-3 weeks ago.

Here are some for you to watch out in case you are interested to buy. Comparison made mainly with Doublewoot! 

Stella McCartney inspired design.
Curves Boutique (31.5.2012) RM69.00
Doublewoot (early May) RM69.00
Frill Dress
Curves Boutique (31.5.2012) RM69.00
Doublewoot RM69.00
Michael Kors inspired pencil dress
Curves Boutique RM70.00
Doublewoot RM72.00 
Aside from comparing postage prices where Doublewoot is giving free delivery, their prices are almost the same. Not huge difference. But you may want to think twice now before you buy because you never know which site will also be selling the same design.

And these designs are copycat or the more preferred term 'designer inspired'. It will be uncool to be spotted wearing the same dress as another on the street especially its something you bought online and not from the designer brand itself.

Its good though for those that do not mind. At least now you know that when one site sold out on the design, you can always stalk on other sites


Cocktails & Martinis

Cocktails & Martinis has facebook page and blog. However the main site running is the blogshop (Cocktails & Martinis Blog). Facebook page is more of updates.

Some information about them which can be seen on their facebook page (Cocktails & Martinis Facebook Page)

Contact : email
Updates : every Sunday (9.30pm) and mini update on Thursday (9.30pm)
Bank : Maybank, Public Bank and CIMB
Delivery : FREE POSLAJU delivery nationwide 
Wide range of clothes. You can get casual, working, girlish and cocktail dresses.
Cocktails & Martinis RM65.00
Cocktails & Martinis RM75.00
No mannequin pictures. All dresses are modeled by models. Model is quite standard size, not too slim. Prices generally range from RM60-RM75. Given that they are giving away free poslaju delivery,  I think the prices are fair.

However,pay attention to some of the clothes though as you can see it at other blogshops. Aside from wanting to get the best deal, you have to always remember that it is not a good sign if a lot of other blogshops are selling the same design. This will only mean that there will be more people out there wearing the same dress as you. Well, unless you really fancy that design, then go ahead.

For example, the latest upload at Cocktails & Martinis, this dress is also spotted at Curves Boutique (10th May), IIvory Couture (18th May) and lately Doublewoot (27th May) and who knows which other sites might be selling it later on. 
Curves Boutique - RM85.00 (normal) RM70.00 (online price)
IIvory Couture RM70.00
Doublewoot RM70.00
Doublewoot RM70.00
Cocktails & Martinis RM 75.00
Cocktails & Martinis RM 75.00
Cocktails & Martinis RM 75.00
Cocktails & Martinis hasnt been checking on their competitors? Latest to sell but selling it at the highest price!

And ladies, look at the design of the dress! Pretty YES Special YES but how embarrassing it will be if you saw someone wearing the same dress as well? If it is a plain black dress, you can still get away with it cause its too simple! Glam up with some necklace and belt and you will be safe BUT THIS? Even a kid can see that its the same.

Anyone own this dress and feeling bad now? Sorry mate!


Here or there?

Brief update!

A reader dropped me an email saying she is interested in the below two dresses and asked me if I have seen it before elsewhere.

Well, yes I do. So here it goes. 

As reviewed before, Curves Boutique sell their dresses at RM70.
The other online site that sells the same dress as them is Doublewoot. 

Curves Boutique - RM70.00
Doublewoot - RM69.00
Not much difference. Just RM1. 

Curves Boutique - RM70.00
Doublewoot - RM70.00
Both online shop are selling the above same dress at the same price, RM70.00. 

However you might want to consider about the postage charges. 

Curves Boutique gives free delivery for purchase of 5 pieces and above.

Doublewoot gives free delivery for purchase of RM100 and above. So basically you need to buy 2 dresses and postage is FREE!

Always remember to add your postage cost and average out the price of the dress. That way, you can get the best value out of online shopping! 

Although you might think that its okay to pay more since the dresses get delivered right at your doorstep, well think again. If other online site can give free delivery and still earn profit, why can't this online site provide free delivery?

Its good to be spoilt by choices and hey, competition is healthy for consumers *winks* May the best site with the best deal wins!


Curves Boutique

Curves Boutique markets its garments via Facebook page. They sell mostly dresses and most of the designs are actually designers inspired piece.

Here is the link to their FB page if you are interested --> Curves Boutique

Here are also some info about them that you will want to know:-

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Postage : RM9 (uses poslaju), 5 pieces and above - free
Contact : Email or SMS
Updates : New designs every week

The average selling price is from RM69. However, they have 2 prices, online price and normal price. 

See? Online specials and Normal Price. 

Consumers, think now. 

What do they mean by normal price? Do they own a boutique shop somewhere? If yes, why is it that me, as a walk in customer needs to pay more? I pay for my petrol to get there, I pay for parking, I spend time to get there, I walk in (energy consuming assuming I am wearing heels) and eco-friendly wise, I do not request for a bag. 

Now online shoppers get cheaper rate. For online transaction, purchase of less than 5 pieces, I still bear my own delivery charges. If the dress I buy is RM69 + RM9 (delivery) = RM78. That is still considered expensive. 

First Rule : Never buy a dress (including postage) that costs you more than RM75. They are not designer clothes, they are copycats of designer clothes. You chip in another RM50, that will be RM128 and you can get a decent Topshop or Zara dress. Even so, I am sure your normal boutique walk in shops will cost you probably the same and you can try it on and feel the fabric.

Do not be fooled by thinking you get a good deal by buying online. It is not! The normal price stated is to make you think you are getting a good deal. Cheaper to buy online man! Sorry girl, you've just help them fatten their account.

Second Rule : Postage should be free for purchase of 3 pieces and above. Seriously, 5 pieces is a bit too much. If you want to save on postage and bought 5 pieces, wrong math girl, wrong math. DO NOT FALL FOR IT! By the time you pay for that 5 dresses, it will be a total of RM345 (assuming all dresses are RM69 each)! Well unless you are sure that the quality is good, it is better not to risk and buy 5 pieces just for free postage. Other online shops have better deals, trust me.

Here is one of the dresses Curves boutique is selling,

Curves Boutique - RM70
and here is the same exact piece from another blogshop called Attire Attic (review on them is coming up soon!)
Attire Attic - RM59
 See the difference? RM59 and RM70. do the math.

Curves Boutique - RM70

Doublewoot - RM72

IIvory Couture - RM70
Same piece of dress, both selling at RM70 and one selling at RM72. Do note however that the postage services they offer will affect the quality of your purchase. For eg, if Doublewoot (RM72) is giving free postage while the other two are not, then of course, the cheapest deal will be to buy it from Doublewoot. RM2 for poslaju! Hella of deal!

In general, Curves Boutique do have nice dresses but not special as I have seen other shops selling it at a cheaper price. Well,  I hope you enjoy reading this and let me know if you bought from them before! I will like to hear your feedback!

I will review the other online shops soon. As you can see above, Attire Attic, Doublewoot and IIvory Couture. Don't miss it!