I honestly can't recall what happened today besides shopping. I think that's all I did the entire day... shop. Being in Hong Kong is really burning a hole in my wallet. I saw on a YouTube video that there are a few Sasa outlet stores, so I wrote down the nearest one and went on a mission to find it. After class, I took the metro to Yau Ma Tei district and success! There was one right next to the station exit. I was thinking it would've closed down already, but nope, still there. I was so happy you have no idea. Sasa is already cheap in itself, but an outlet?! Dirt cheap prices. Yes, I went a little crazy in there. I ended up getting a lot of gifts for family and friends.
Then it was off to Mong Kok once again, my favorite place to shop. It's right next to Yau Ma Tei, so it was really convenient. I visited that street that was lined with fashionable boutique stores and found a lot of bargains. There was a store called Mirror that was black-themed and had so many cute things for cheap. I was trying to look all over for something to get for my mom, but for some reason it's so difficult to find anything that matches her style. Everything here is either too cutesy or form-fitting. I'll try looking again later. I got this super cute dress and a romper(?) for only US$17.73. The saleslady was trying to give me this cheap looking belt with the dress that looked nothing like the advertised one, but good thing I took the dress out of the packaging to inspect it or I would be one angry woman when I got home. The quality of everything is pretty good too. Looks a lot more expensive than it really is.
I also found a nice bling-y camera strap. Mine was so ghetto looking.
I got this outfit after seeing it on the mannequin. Very Cali-ish. I had to crazy bargain for it and still didn't get the price I wanted... It wasn't too bad of a price though.
So what did I learn after bargain shopping on my own today?
- A majority of bargain stores don't let you try on anything. You just have to guesstimate on whether it'll fit or not.
- Some spots let you bring back the items within a short period of time (such as 3 days) to exchange for a different size.
- Try walking away if you're not happy with the price. They tend to give you a better price to get you to come back.
- Sizes in Hong Kong tend to run small.
- If you see more than one thing you like, make an offer. They will most likely give you a better deal.
- Sometimes there aren't prices listed. This means they get to make up their own price, so don't be hesitant to shop around before you make a purchase. Sometimes you can find a better price elsewhere.