Showing posts with label IIvory Couture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IIvory Couture. 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!


ASOS Cut Out Dress - Doublewoot, Attire Attic and IIvory Couture!

Thanks for the feedback. I know this will annoy most blogshops but readers love it and competition is important for consumers to get the best deals out there!

Here is one lovely dress sold on 3 online sites and all selling at different prices:-

IIvory Couture - RM60.00

Doublewoot - RM67.00

Attire Attic RM64.00

Attire Attic - RM64.00
As usual Doublewoot wins by selling it at the most expensive price, do note however that they give free poslaju delivery on purchase for RM100 and above. That means you need to buy another dress from them!

Cheapest is IIvory Couture! No free delivery though! So if you take poslaju, you will need to top up extra RM6 or RM7 making the dress total cost to be RM67.00. Same price as Doublewoot selling price but you do not feel obliged to buy another dress to get free delivery *winks*

Attire Attic doesn't give free delivery as well unless you are purchasing 5 pieces and above (which is not quite possible unless you love a lot of their dresses)

You can easily search Doublewoot on facebook or their website.

IIvory Couture runs solely via Facebook.

Attire Attic is still very old school! BLOGSPOT! GO BLOGSPOT!

Pick the best deals buyers!


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. 


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!


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!


Lexi Lyla v IIvory Couture

For those of you that still do not know, Lexi Lyla is an online site in Singapore. Created by their own celebrity blogger, Dawn Yang and her lil sister.

The site looks CLASSY! With the nice design and nice pictures, even the model is ang moh.

Well so I was doing what I always do, browsing through sites, checking the pictures, I came across the new launch from Lexi Lyla and saw this dress in particular; the Catherine Dress.

Lexi Lyla - SGD 62.00
Lexi Lyla is selling it at SGD 62.00, that is RINGGIT MALAYSIA 151.00

Our own Malaysia blogshop; IIvory Couture is also selling the exact same piece at guess what? RM70.00

IIvory Couture - RM70.00

And hey, IIvory Couture posted that in April and its SOLD OUT now. Catherine Dress is Lexi Lyla's new launch, May 2012.

Wow, really? One month later? How slow can the fashion scene be in Singapore? Or maybe because there is no competition?

Unless the material of Catherine dress is damn good, its a bit too pricy dont you think? SGD62 is about RM151.00. YOU CAN BUY ABOUT 3 DRESSES!

Lexi Lyla only provide free local shipping for purchase of more than SGD160. Can't even imagine the cost for international shipping!

Maybe the model is expensive? Maybe the website is expensive? Maybe the photoshoot is expensive? or maybe its just because its Dawn Yang? hmm.....curiouser curiouser

Singaporeans should start looking into Malaysian blogshops. Fast updates, latest trend, cheaper, even if its considered 'international' shipping, it wont cost you that much to bear for that.

Anyone a Lexi Lyla's customer? Really love to hear some feedback!


IIvory Couture

I came across IIvory Couture a few months back and the moment I clicked onto their page, actually its not a page. Its an individual profile and you will need to add them as friends.

Well but sweat not, the pictures are available to the public and not limited. Their dresses are nice but not special. Most of the dresses I see in IIvory Couture, I have already seen it somewhere else.

Then one of my readers suggested me to review them because she liked their clothes a lot. So well, here it is --> IIvory Couture

This is their Facebook profile
They are really nice. I messaged them and asked a few questions for the purpose of this review and they are willing to reply me. I have messaged some online shops before but they are not willing to cooperate. 

They are quite new to the scene, just started not long ago back in September 2011. They are a registered company under the name IIvory Couture Enterprise.

Here are some of the facts about them

Delivery : Only Poslaju (3 pieces and above, FREE POSTAGE)
Contact : Email, FB message
COD : Available for certain areas (what areas? Not specified)
Refund : They do refund but it is on exceptional cases and they judge it upon case to case basis.

They mostly sell designers inspired dresses, target market group will be the working ladies out there. Most dresses are formal enough to wear to work yet still makes you looking stylish and ‘in fashion’.

The prices are quite reasonable, middle range for online shopping standard. Normally RM70 and nothing above RM80. Though sometimes I do think the price fluctuates too much, some dress I would expect it to be their normal price (RM70) but its lower than that! Not that I am complaining but it doesn’t seem consistent. It can be that the quality of the fabric is different.
IIvory Couture - RM70
Doublewoot - RM69
IIvory Couture - RM60
See the above blue dress? Its nice, with the special shoulder cut, looks classy with a reasonable length, great for work wear and the price is RM60! Like 10 ringgit cheaper than their usual price! So you will have to browse through carefully checking the price of each dress and you might spot a cheap deal!

They update twice a week, normally Wednesday and Friday but lately in April and May, they have new updates every week.

I assume most of the dresses are ready stock because they mail out order as soon as they receive payment. For delivery wise, any purchase of 3 pieces and above, postage is free! And pay attention, it’s a free POSLAJU postage so it’s a good deal because POSLAJU guarantees next day delivery!

IIvory Couture - RM70.00
The model you see in the pictures is the owner of the shop. Not the normal stick thin models so it is good for average size women as they can roughly estimate the size of the dress.

No mannequin pictures. All dresses are modeled by their own models. Style of pictures are the standard plain background showing front and back of the dress.
Doublewoot - RM69.00
Their designs are not all unique, you can find the same design in other shops such as Curves Boutique (reviewed previously) and Doublewoot (to be reviewed soon!). You can see for yourself from the pictures above and below.

Doublewoot - RM70.00

IIvory Couture - RM70.00
But you can feel safe buying from them because their prices do not have a huge difference with other blogshops. Sometimes cheaper but that will only be like a RM1-2 difference. With 3 pieces and free delivery, its still a better deal compared to those who do not provide free delivery or require 5 pieces and above!

Feel free to drop me a message if you bought from them and let me know their quality and customer service!