How’s it going?
Have you ever seen a price tag and asked “do you have it in Malachite?” *insert
brokegirl alaroro tears*.
Today, I will be sharing 5 things with price tags that shocked me o and alaroro recommendations a.k.a affordable dupes!
- That Balenciaga “IKEA” bag
a.k.a the Balenciaga Arena Creased Leather Holdall! Just so you know, this item inspired this post! So, apparently, Balenciaga did an expensive dupe of the IKEA blue
Ghana-must-go bagco super sack style 90c bag! The best part? This leather holdall costs $2,145 – two taozan one hundred and fortifive dolllllurs. What’s the current exchange rate?
Alaroro Recommendation: I really think this bag looks like a wide Bagco super sack, so nah! If you still want it? Get the IKEA Frakta bag for 90 cents. If you really need a leather weekender… Check this one out.
- A Shirt that looks like that?
I was strolling through the interwebs and I came upon this shirt. I love striped shirts and I know the deconstructed shirt trend is totally in, so I clicked the link real fast.
- It is a TShirt fogossake
My curiousity over the striped shirt led me to look at more of the designers’ works and I saw a number of things that I liked. Sequined tees? I love those.
I’m all for saving up for designer items that you like especially if you can
a) get them on sale and b) resell them for a good price!
- Shoes with Scalloping?
These shoes are so cute and they are Chloe’s. Isn’t it weird that a name puts a whole lot more value on an item? *enters Pentecostal Pastor mode* Sisterrrrr, what is your naaaaammmmeee?
These shoes are cute and they look comfortable, but with a price tag of $575 – it ain’t that cute! ( -_-).
Alaroro Recommendation: The ASOS SULTAN Scallop Detail Heels. Scalloping (check). Block Mid Heel (check). Almond Toe (check). For £28 or $36.20.
- Exaggerated Sleeves
Well, not just the ruffles *eye-roll* the whole top!
The Cameron Long Sleeve Blouse from Intermix is so classy. I loved it when I saw it. This pretty white blouse has flounced sleeves that feature an exaggerated bell shape. It is really pretty, don’t you think?
Alaroro Recommendation: This is not the exact style of sleeves, but this gives that exaggerated sleeve style that is totally in right now! The T5S Ruffle Top (NGN 5000). Follow the5kshop on Instagram, so you can see all the other prints it might come out in!
So, there you have it guys! A dupe list for when prices give you a headache. I am not against buying designer items – everyone has their reasons for doing what they do, right? However, I’m all for saving up for designer items that you like especially if you can a) get them on sale and b) resell them for a good price! Case in Point – The iPhone: no matter how much you shudder at the price of an iPhone, the resale value is pretty decent (even after you have used it for so long).
Is there anything you are eyeing and searching for an affordable dupe to? Drop a name and a link and I can help you search for one! *wink*