I love it when a blog post gives me an excuse to shop!
This post stems from my curiosity for Ebay ‘dupes’; are they just as good as the real deal, despite being a fraction of the price? Well I wanted to find out. I set myself a £20 spending limit, to include p&p on all items, and went searching from cute products that I’d never be able to find for that price on the high street, and this is what I got:
First up, inspired by my Summer Vibes wishlist, I bought two Triangl bikini dupes. I knew I wanted the pink, orange and yellow design, and I picked another multi-coloured three toned one, but the seller contacted me quickly to tell me that they were out of stock and offered me an alternative, and I thought the turquoise was quite nice. The mix up with colours did mean the order arrived a little later than originally predicted, but only by 3 days so I was still quite happy with that. As for the products, they look great! I went safe and ordered a large, which is a tad roomy but not significantly enough that I think I’d risk falling out, and the colours are just as bright as pictured. I’ve yet to wear them into any form of water, but they feel like they’ll hold up pretty well. For 2 bikinis, I paid £10.09 including postage
Next up, a pastel yellow suspender skirt that caught my eye on Pinterest! Its available in a few different colours, but I couldn’t resist yellow, and actually arrived way before the predicted delivery date. I had imagined it to be a heavy, stretchy fabric, but it was in fact very lightweight, with a zip fastening at the back, and the suspender straps are attached by large plastic buttons inside the waistband, so you can remove them. I checked the size guide on the listing and ordered a large, but considering I’m a size 10, it was pretty snug! I actually really like it, but it is very short so I don’t know if I would wear it without leggings. I paid £4.49 including postage.
Lastly, I bought two hats. I’ve been looking for a cat ear bowler for a while now, and figured this challenge was the perfect time to get one on the cheap, and as well as a classic felt one, I also got a summery straw version in yellow! I love them both; the black felt is snug but stays in place nicely, and the yellow is a little larger, making it perfect for summer and I can’t wait to wear them both! Two hats cost £4.25.
I’ve not included any links to the specific items that I bought, purely due to the fact that listings end all the times and lots of the items are available from loads of different shops.
Overall I paid £18.83 for 5 items, all of which arrived within one month of purchase! Not bad, huh?
Wanna take the challenge? Let me know how you get on!