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20 November 2015

STYLE | My favourite ripped jeans and REVOLVE's new express DHL delivery for HK ❤️

Photo's by Lorraine Lo

Being the avid shopper that I am, I can honestly say that online shopping is one of the most efficient ways to grab that must-have item for your wardrobe. Not only are you offered the luxury of shopping from the comfort of your bed, you’ll be exposed to brands and special releases from around the world that aren’t usually available in your hometown. I swear, most of the things I buy nowadays is bought online. Given that, I'd say I know a fair amount when it comes to trusting these online retailers with my hard earned cash. But as you may already know, online retailers come by the dozen these days. Considering the wide selection we get, having too many choices can be a major turnoff if you don't know what you want.

I was recently approached by online retailer REVOLVE for a sponsored post and this being my first time, I was really attracted by their selection that featured contemporary luxury to unique street brands which were more upmarket than your usual Cheap Monday (Don't get me wrong, they're still one of my favourite brands!). With that in mind, I can say wholeheartedly that it would be out of character to plug a brand if it doesn't fit my aesthetic.

After reading an article on Fortune about Revolve's online success, I realised one of their keys to success (and the chagrin of my wallet) is that their items are ahead of trends before they're even made popular. The reasoning behind that lies with their experience back when Juicy Couture was all the rage. After realising those who bought the heinous tracksuits were 'late adopters' to the trend, Revolve realised that they needed to push ahead in order to maintain their core clientele who were social media savvy and 'on the beat'. So instead, the moment something trending hits the mass market, they remove the offending style and choose to stay ahead of the curve. It's reassuring then to know that whatever you see on their site is fresh and something you didn't know was even trending. Talk about an education!

But that's not the best part... Eyeing Hong Kong's shopaholics as a market worth tapping into, REVOLVE is now offering free 3-5 days express DHL delivery upon spending $100 USD. And to celebrate this glorious new service, they're offering a special sale for friends and family that discounts 20% OFF your entire order! Simply visit their website here and email two of your friends to receive your coupon and spread the word. Do hurry though as the sale ends on 23/11!

More convenience for you, less so for your wallet :)

And now a little about what I got from REVOLVE:

I have to point out that the ripped jeans I bought from niche denim brand, Mr Completely, has become one of my favourite items of the season. I've always wanted a pair but have never really found the right one that had the perfect amount of 'distress' and wash. This magical pair has the softest cotton I've ever felt for a pair of jeans and the placement of the rips are just right. There's also a range of denim pieces from the same label that are worth checking out here, in case you're curious :P

Also worth noting is the Fred Perry 'Barrel Bag' that I've always wanted but never came around to get. Its varsity colours and striped style lends itself a timeless appeal that goes with pretty much any outfit. The duffel shape also comes in handy for weekend trips or whenever you need a larger sized bag to carry your essentials - a much better variant I'd say to the branded gym bags that bankers carry around everywhere. Multiple zips come in handy when you need to compartmentalise items, while the adjustable strap allows you to carry the bag either on the side or around your back like a backpack. It's safe to say that I've left a happy customer and will definitely be returning again...

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