Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Wise Shopping

I got lots of pressies before and after I was born that Mum didn't have to shop for my clothes for a good 6 months. Some of the pressies are stored away as they are for 2 -3 year olds and some new unworn ones were passed to my lil brother (Dad's brother's son). Mum keeps an eye on the stored clothes as I tend to grow too fast for a one year old's shirt/tee/shorts/jeans/etc.

We have to LOVE the shopping in HK - you can get a mix of cheap good stuff as well as expensive bad stuff. Mum can't help but go in to every shops that have displays of kids' clothes - be it an outlet or the higher end stores. Once she bought a tee for HK$200 and saw the same tee in a stall for HK$50 and she nearly banged her head on a pole when walking past that stall. OK - quality was a bit low but everything was nearly and perfectly similar to the expensive tee. I'm growing up fast so the expensive tee was worn only for a good dozen of times and Mum couldn't seem to store it away as she felt like it wasn't used to a max (C'mon Mum, my belly was hanging out of the tee - not a good look on me!).

Yes, she learnt her lesson! For HK$200, she started coming home with 4 tees instead of one and I wear a different one everyday and even if it outgrows me in 2 weeks, Mum doesn't mind anymore (No more hanging belly *YAY*).

The places she normally shops are the lanes in Central, H&M, Mongkok market, Jordan market, Stanley market, Giordano, Bossini, Mothercare and Marks & Spencer. The 3 in 1 and/or 5 in 1 pack is of great value!

8 comments:

RoseBelle said...

We all definitely learn from our shopping mistakes. I think these mistakes make us become better and smarter shoppers. For my first child, I spent unnecessary money on buying expensive clothes and shoes for my son. Thinking back now, it was such a waste of money because he only wore it a few times and there was no one for me to pass the clothes to so I ended up donated all of them.

Mr. Stupid said...

Hey Ash. Your mum did a great thing getting 4 tee's instead of one. That's a lot of money saved. The costly clothes are always bad compared to the cheaper ones. At least, I think so in terms of colors and designs.
Have a good day...:)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love a good bargain! Love to be stocked up it always is nice to have close in several different sizes too!

Brandy said...

there must be some kind of currency translation because $200 on shirt for a baby does not sound right.

Serline said...

Same experience here in Bangkok. You can get a fake for one tenth the price just outside the mall where the real thing is sold. Little children grow up so fast these days; I just try to do the prudent thing and get something practical and economical, and curb my urges to unleash those credit cards from my wallet...

Stacey 18 said...

Your Mum is a very wise woman. We probably would deny it but Tasha, Holly and I are very competitive with our photos. I'm glad your mum didn't pick a favourite.

Great blog!!

Have a great rest of the week.

From the 3 sisters 365,
Natasha, Stacey and Holly

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

oh sounds great!

Buckeroomama said...

I can't bring myself to buy from those boutiques anymore when I know I can the same at Stanley for MUCH, MUCH less! You said it --kids grow up so fast that they do not get that much wear out of each item of clothing that will justify my spending over HK$200 per item.

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