Monday, 14 December 2015

[SHOPPING] Style on a ShoeString @ Freeport A'Famosa Outlet, Melaka

40 Bloggers went on a Fashion Mission. 
[ To find the perfect stylish outfits in the shortest period of time and limited budget ]

It was truly an enjoyable shopping experience, thanks to Freeport A'Famosa Outlet for being such a great host. 
We were invited to see and experience this premium outlet center last December 6th. 
Freeport A'Famosa Outlet offers a variety of designer brands and fashion items, comprising of 81 retail lots, food and beverage units, exhibition and event hall. There are 30-70% sales over 70 fashion brands, an opportunity not to be missed, especially when our greens isn't as strong as we all hoped. 
To me, it was almost a Christmas gift came early as I have initial plans to visit the new 'shopping heaven' after hearing all the too-good-to-be-true words from friends and family. 

Dutch heritage design by leading Australian architects (LGM Architecture)

In conjunction with Freeport A'Famosa Outlet launching, 40 Fashion and Lifestyle bloggers were carefully selected to participate in the 'Style on a Shoestring' contest. We were divided into 2 groups; GROUP A (Stylish Outfit) & GROUP B (Casual Outfits). Each blogger is required to bring the out his and her best when it comes to styling with RM350 and within 2 hours. 

Useful tips on how to shop smart were given by the invited 4 renown influencers; Xandria Ooi (Malaysian Celebrity), Sue Lynn @ Bangsar-Babe, Heidi @ The Fashionista and Nana @ Bwincessnana. 

It was a great opportunity for all of us as we also get to ask questions on things like how improve as a professional blogger. 

HOW TO LOOK STYLISH ON A TIGHT BUDGET


  • Only shop during sales.
  • Consider staple clothes that is versatile.
  • Don't splurge on clothes that you will only wear once.

And we are on the move!

2 hours may seemed long, but in actual, it is not sufficient to cover the entire area comprising of 180,000sq.ft. The fact of long queue to the limited fitting rooms and payment counter does not make things easier. Let's not even talk on the endless line entering the heavily discounted NIKE outlet. 

 
Price slash in Sacoor branded outlets
Image taken in Luv Lux.
Shopping is one thing. We mustn't forget to have FUN :)

Sales everywhere!

I spent the longest hour here in Forever21. It's easy to know why 

Great for travelers, exclusively by Cosas United.

Wish I had more time. Would love to enter that snow globe <3

Wishlist achieved!

After much adrenaline in accomplishing our task, here is my final casual look. 
I managed to purchased 2 sets of clothes and a pair of NIKE shoes. Pretty good deal as everything sums up to below RM400.

Elastic Top from Forever21 (Buy 1, Free 1) worth RM40.
Olive Green Skinny Jeans from Forever21 (RM70)
Wedged shoes from NIKE (RM210)

Here are some memorable fun pictures with the bloggers.
 Group picture with 40 bloggers and influencers.


Wefie with blogger girlfriends. 
From Left to Right | Sharon, Nicole, Yuh Juin and I.

Thank you for the light refreshment at West 57th St by Zang Toi.

Thought of the Day

  1. Noting that Freeport A'Famosa Outlet has just launched in mid November 2105, there are bound to have some vacant shops. Just don't get your hopes too high.
  2.  As there will be major price slash EVERYWHERE, be prepared to face the crowd. 
  3. Although I love my NIKE shoes, I had to admit I got upset during the process. The shoe box labeled RM170 but after waited on the long queue (considering that I was behind time), I was told there has been a mistake at the counter that it actually cost RM210 (which is out of my budget). I didn't want to requeue, hence took the bitter pill. Should have the box been correctly labeled, I would have be able to get extra accessories for my mission. Consoled myself by saying it's still cheaper than getting them at the retail stores. Moral of the story: Ask before buying.
  4. Bring along an umbrella. As it is an open outlet, you may encounter sunny or rainy days. Although they have shades along the side walk, it would be better to be safe than sorry.
  5. And look out for your loved ones. We don't want any missing kids or boyfriends. 
Last but not least, it would be great if you guys can help me to get into the
Top 10 Best Dressed Casual Blogger
Here is all you've got to do.
  1. Like Freeport A'Famosa Outlet Facebook Page.
  2. Like my picture in the Style on a Shoestring - 'Most Stylish Blogger' album
**Contest ends 16th December 2015.
Thank you in advance for all the love and support given :)


About FREEPORT A'FAMOSA OUTLET

Located just outside of A' Famosa Resort Malacca, Freeport A'Famosa Outlet is surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular scenic greenery. The resort is rated as one of the region's foremost leisure and holiday destinations. Freeport A'Famosa Outlet is easily accessible from the North-South Highway, which is about 55 minutes via the Alor Gajah Interchage from the Sungai Besi toll and only 30 minutes from the historical town of  Malacca.

Freeport A'Famosa Outlet aim to provide joyful and exciting shopping experience with partnering popular fashion brands such as Nike, Cotton On, Espirit, Puma, G2000, Carlo Rino, Clarks at an unbeatable low price! The unique setting which is family-friendly, will guarantee an unforgettable time.

Follow their social media page for the latest updates on special deals and activities.

Freeport A'Famosa Outlet



xoxo
Juneci 

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