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Wechat Sellers + Taobao clothes haul try-on ft. Gucci, nice denims, and the gray market. : RepLadies

Wechat Sellers + Taobao clothing haul try-on ft. Gucci, great jeans, and the grey market. : RepLadies

My fiancé watching me savagely minimize open a 14lb bundle: “You higher not have purchased extra garments.”

Me: um

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Particulars

Agent: Wegobuy for all the things with bank card

Taobao complete clothes price: $215.50; costs beneath are what I paid on the time.

WeChat sellers complete clothes + knowledgeable service charge complete price: 4246.20 CNY

$99.80 parcel transport price for six.44 kg with SAL

I am 5’2″ (God did not make me tall as a result of he knew I would not act proper), 128 lbs. and my waist measures 27″ with tape, 26″ for a good match. I’ve a bit quarantine weight on me proper now across the midsection and that is wonderful, surviving a pandemic is cool with me and I’ve already dropped a number of lbs with my new peloton. That is the final space to be onerous on myself in. I am a 30DDD/32DD (thanks boob job). My denims dimension differ extensively relying on the model however I am a 27 in Reformation and Body auth denims with some consolation/room within the waist. I will be anyplace from an xs to an m in tops relying on how I need it to suit.

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Timeline

11/10 – 11/11 – ordered all the things

11/14 – just about all of the Taobao stuff was saved within the warehouse by this time

11/21 – just about all of the Wechat stuff was saved within the warehouse by this time

11/22 – submitted my bundle to ship

11/23 – parcel was picked up

11/25 – the airline obtained it

12/05 – made it via customs in LA

12/17 – held at my publish workplace in TX (was out of city)

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Denims are styled with my Wolford Colorado bodysuit and rep. Chanel slingbacks.

Body Le Skinny De Jeanne Uncooked Stagger-Hem – Measurement 27 / Mild Blue

MINE AND MOD | PSPs | STORE | W2C | AUTH

$46.46 USD | auth: $215USD

10/10 Okay I like these denims. They’re of the very same high quality as my different auth Body denims, if not a tad higher, and have such a flattering match. I posted a comparability image of the completely different labels however need to be clear that for those who google ‘Body denim label’ there are many photographs that I’ve to imagine are auth that look precisely like this pair. Jean kinds, labels, tags, and many others. change and differ on a regular basis so these not matching my auth labels actually does not imply a lot and is only a reference. What’s fascinating is the inside seam tag is completely different from my auth pair however the RN# is similar. Probably gray market however undecided. Would suggest these and really feel the value is honest.

Mom The Looker Ankle Fray Denims – Measurement 27 / Lady Crush

MINE AND MOD | PSPs | STORE | W2C | AUTH

$38.07 USD | auth: $210USD

9.99/10 I like these denims! I really feel like they give the impression of being bomb on me and provides me bawdy. I am torn on if these are gray market or not – leaning in the direction of no due to the stitching mistake on the correct butt pocket and the pocket says these are the looker ankle fray denims in woman crush however the inside seam tags counsel they’re a unique fashion. So it is doable they seem to be a gray market reject pair as a consequence of so many manufacturing facility errors nevertheless it’s additionally doable that the manufacturing facility that made these rep denims have auth tags and are simply stitching them on. Most clearly, the ankles usually are not frayed. The inside seam tag suggests that is the dazzler fashion however the match would not appear to match that. I’ve dealt with Mom denims (there are so much at my native Nordstrom rack however by no means in my dimension, sigh) and these are simply as prime quality with an exquisite match, TTS and really horny. Took a tiny level off due to the errors (ankles not frayed, tags not matching what the pocket says, stitching error the place the white stitches are triple-stitched on one of many Ms) however they’re nonetheless leagues forward of a lot of the denims at the moment in my closet and a very good worth.

Toteme Twisted Seam Denim – Measurement 27 / Mild Blue

MINE AND MOD | PSPs | STORE | W2C | AUTH

$43.23 USD | auth: $241 USD

9/10 These are mad cute! I am glad I branched out into one thing a bit completely different from the straight leg tight-fit denims I relentlessly purchase. I’ve by no means owned or dealt with auth in particular person however these are in all probability probably the most prime quality of all of the denims due to how thick the material is and the eye to element. The tags look actually nice. Probably gray market however not assured. These match TTS however are high-waisted on me so I needed to suck it in a bit bit to button. Took a degree off as a result of they don’t seem to be probably the most flattering – the crotch is a bit dishevelled on me and my butt disappears in these, which is ok as a result of not all the things must be pores and skin tight however my butt went poof in these. I prefer it however cannot say I am in love with these denims but – however they’re very cute!

Body Le Skinny de Jeanne Uncooked Stagger – Measurement 27 / White and Black

MINE AND MOD (NSFW) | PSPs | STORE | W2C | AUTH

$40 USD | auth: $205 USD

5/10 These are tremendous common denims on right here and on TB and I am undecided why lol. There is a main discrepancy between colours in terms of sizing. There is not any approach the white denims are a dimension 27 as a result of I can not even get them over my ass. Black is TTS however a bit tight – couldn’t dimension down. In comparison with my auth body denims as properly the labels are inaccurate however body jean labels CAN differ. So sorry the photographs did not focus very properly however tbh you ain’t lacking out on an entire lot. The standard of those denims are near H&M’s most cost-effective pairs as a result of the material is fairly skinny. These usually are not value even $30 however I do just like the black pair and they’re going to serve their function. Perhaps discover these cheaper in one other retailer? I am gonna rule these as not gray market.

Gucci Tights – One dimension / Black

MINE AND MOD (NSFW) | PSPs | STORE | W2C | AUTH

$7.75 USD | auth: $120 USD

10/10 Hey man these get the job carried out. My predominant concern right here was that they might be very skinny, fragile, and susceptible to snagging like many nylon stockings, however these are of a thicker materials nearer to sheer knit tights. The GGs present up very properly and have a pleasant form to them. Nobody will assume I’m sporting the auth however additionally they do not instantly look pretend both as a result of the sample is stylish and refined. For lower than $10 these are a win in my guide. Will wash on the fragile cycle in a mesh bag.

Gucci Jacquard Cardigan – White

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | RAOTONG (WeChat: hh088606)| AUTH

590 CNY / ~$90 USD| auth: $2050 USD

10/10 Out of all the things I bought, that is the BEST THING EVER. Arms down. I am in love. You’ll be able to inform within the attempt on photographs I’m really feeling myself. And to me it is an absolute cut price. I do know $90 for a cardigan could be a bit expensive however for what you get, belief me, I could not discover a top quality and fascinating cardigan elsewhere at that worth. It checks alllll the bins for me – prime quality, trendy, nice match, stands out, and nice worth. I’ve needed a Gucci cardigan perpetually however discover the auth costs completely hysterical. The principle flaw I see is the ‘made in italy’ tag sewn underneath the GUCCI brand tag should not be there. Even the GG … GG sample alignment seems glorious. I’m shooketh by the buttons – they give the impression of being rattling close to an identical to the auth (there’s in all probability a distinction however my eyes cannot discover it), simply sewn on at a slight rotation to the correct as an alternative of a straight vertical. I do not know what the precise composition is meant to be however the rep tag positively suggests a wool mix. And it is so tender and luxe-feeling, I’d rock this within the Gucci retailer with the arrogance of the outdated white guys operating the US authorities. Will hand-wash this.

Chanel Pullover Sweater – Small / Black

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | ANNA (WeChat: anna2020luck)| Fantasy piece?

540 CNY / ~$83 USD

10/10 I’ve at all times needed a chunk like this from Chanel – one thing refined however not refined, a flex however provided that you look, and one thing imprecise sufficient that one would possibly say “May very well be pretend as a result of everybody wears pretend Chanel, however may very well be actual as a result of this woman seems like cash.” It is simple to show down the flex for those who put one thing over this. That is so tender, silky, and comfy. I may’ve sworn I noticed the auth of this in some unspecified time in the future as a result of I just about by no means deliberately order fantasy items, however I am glad I took the plunge with this despite the fact that I can not discover an auth hyperlink. And Chanel garments generally are very troublesome to search out given they are not very accessible on-line and fakes are really all over the place. I used to be tremendous involved the C within the CHANEL on the again would come smaller and extra misshapen than the opposite letters – I stared on the psps for a protracted, very long time. However in particular person, all seems properly to me. In particular person that is extra of an off-white than pure white or cream just like the psps look. The material composition in response to the tag (principally cashmere) feels about proper. I additionally actually just like the match – not too brief or lengthy, not too tight or dishevelled, the small was excellent for me. Will hand-wash this.

Comme des Garçons Play Cardigan – Small / Black

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | PINK (WeChat: duou7479)| AUTH

550 CNY / $84 USD | auth: $400 USD

9.9/10 This cardigan is sooo good however did come a bit lint-y. Appears like I rolled round on the carpet with it however that is the way it got here. My coronary heart says that that is gray market. The main points are impeccable, the center patch seems glorious right down to the place of the pair of eyes and the form and place of the black pupils inside the eyes. It additionally seems correctly positioned. The tag is sewn on precisely just like the auth and the scale half is similar font because the auth. Even the buttons look an identical, shiny and pearlescent and I like that this got here with an additional. The rep tag says 100% wool which is an identical to the auth, and I imagine it’s 100% wool because it would not have a silky really feel like many wool cardigans which can be blended with synthetics to make them softer and stretchier. I do know I will be fast to say one thing is gray market but when this is not gray market auth then this can be a DAMN good rep, like past. No motive to purchase the auth. It is also probably the most costly wechat buy on this checklist. My solely ‘gripe’ is that I really feel it makes me a tad frumpy because the minimize is kind of boxy however maybe that is simply my physique lol. Will hand-wash this.

Gucci GG Wool Jacquard Scarf – Black / Ivory

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | ANNA (WeChat: anna2020luck)| AUTH

477 CNY / ~$73 USD| auth: $480 USD

9.99/10 Have by no means dealt with the auth in particular person however chile. This can be a rattling steal. That is alleged to be principally wool in response to the auth composition checklist and I anticipate mine feels about related. It isn’t as silky as a cashmere scarf however is extra like a very nice wool blanket. I imply have a look at the scale of this rattling factor!! The G sample seems glorious though I feel the Gs themselves may be a tad extra rectangular. Not 100% positive on that. Maybe the frayed ends may very well be longer as properly but additionally not 100% positive on that. The colours themselves look nice however on the aspect with the darkish gray (nearly black) background, I feel the manufacturing facility may’ve blended in additional of the lighter shade with the darkish shade and it might match the auth extra. The tag is sewn on very equally to the auth, it is simply the location of the crimson threads is barely inaccurate. Total this can be a cut price to me and I am past glad with it. One in all my prime three favorites of this haul. Will hand-wash this.

CELINE Cashmere Cowl Neck Sweater – Small / Cream

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | ANNA (WeChat: anna2020luck)| AUTH

396 CNY / ~$61 USD| auth: $1950 USD

9/10 Actually stunning. The standard is past. I’ve felt some Celine auth sweaters and this positively holds its weight when it comes to really feel and high quality. There’s a number of pulled threads on this which can be my unhealthy – it arrived in excellent situation. However I’d think about this piece fragile consequently. The knit sample on the sleeves is so delicate and refined however beautiful when you catch the element. The material feels, to the perfect of my data, like what it claims to be (100% wool) nevertheless it manages to really feel fairly silky I suppose as a result of weave and sample of the fabric. It is alleged to be 100% cashmere in response to the auth. The main points with this aren’t 100% there, just like the strains happening the shoulders that join the sleeves to the physique of the garment are completely different on the rep. But it surely’s rattling shut and I just like the luxe, outsized look this provides. Wouldn’t dimension down. Was a bit involved when trying within the mirror that this made me look a bit frumpy however I am previous that now that I can see some footage of me in it. The turtleneck is a bit awkward although and takes some confidence to rock. Will hand-wash.

Balenciaga Outsized Sweater – Pink

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | RAOTONG (WeChat: hh088606)| AUTH

490 CNY / ~$75 USD| auth: ~$1250 USD

8.99/10 Find it irresistible. A real monstrosity. That is large. I really feel like I am in a snuggie once I put on this and my cat likes to groom it. After I say that is outsized, that is past outsized. I don’t know the place in public I’d put on this besides perhaps to conduct site visitors. Makes an exquisite sleeping robe within the winter. Trendy? Unsure. Comfy? In some ways. Price it? I feel so. The fabric is not silky tender nevertheless it’s like cotton tender, which is nice given that is 76% cotton. The font is surprisingly correct to the auth and the striped nature of the sweater seems an identical. The tags look glorious and high-quality. This can be a tremendous cute sweater and my cats are hooked on it. Perhaps I am going to put this on each time I must grind down their nails and it will make it extra nice? Will hand-wash.

Loewe Brand-Embroidered Sweatshirt – Gray / White

MINE AND MOD | FACTORY PHOTO AND PSPs | ANNA (WeChat: anna2020luck)| AUTH

441 CNY / ~$68 USD| auth: $690 USD

7/10 I do not know why I green-lit this tbh. I needed the coffee-colored model however Anna was out of inventory, so I requested what different colours she had and this was the final one in my dimension. I did not like it when she despatched the manufacturing facility photograph so I am undecided why I mentioned ‘yeah that is wonderful’ however, properly, I did. I did not love the psps both when it arrived to the warehouse. And now that it is right here? I am nonetheless undecided that I like it. I imply it is a sweatshirt that appears prefer it’s inside out lol. It seems a bit odd, which is cool as a result of it grabs consideration and is one thing completely different, nevertheless it additionally seems like I am mistakenly strolling round with my garments inside out. And the gray is kind of boring. Out of all of the wechat sellers I checked with for this, Anna’s LOEWE and brand image seemed probably the most correct. Even evaluating with auth, it seems completely glorious – the font seems nearly excellent, I’d simply rotate the O a number of levels to the correct. The brand seems excellent to me. The within-out fashion simply seems unusual and the espresso colorway seems so good. Sigh. It is a superb rep, do not get me fallacious – it is simply not the colorway I used to be on the lookout for however that is on me for going via with the acquisition. Perhaps I am going to study to like it. Will machine wash.

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Agent satisfaction: 9/10 they’re quick and responsive, and really communicative. PSP photographs are on par with different brokers. The service charge for sourcing from wechat and whatsapp is 5% which imo was honest for the service I obtained. For wechat psps, you really get them emailed to you and they’re severely stunning and look SO good. Sadly I did not save all of them in time in order that they expired and are now not accessible. Do not be like me – save these footage once you get them, you paid for them. I feel ytaopal is cheaper/free however they’re extra of a problem to take care of which is why I branched out and tried one thing new. Wegobuy’s web site will be finicky and annoying at instances too.

Total haul satisfaction: 9/10 I feel this was a rating. I like that I’ve lastly added some rep clothes to my wardrobe; it feels extra full. I am very grateful this gigantic bundle did not get inspected and/or seized and I am glad I picked up some reps out of my consolation zone that ought to final awhile with care as an alternative of paying for fashionable garments elsewhere. TB remains to be a high-risk place for me. I prefer it however I need to like it and I simply do not. It is only a lot to kind via and the standard of what you get appears extra random. I am positively trying to make extra wechat purchases sooner or later. I am glad I adopted dimension charts however nonetheless ended up getting burned with one pair of pants. And now I nonetheless want a pair of white denims lol.

BONUS unsolicited ideas on dressing “like an grownup”:

Awhile in the past I had requested within the each day thread for recommendation on the way to curate a wardrobe and develop a way of favor, and there are a handful of actually nice recommendations on the thread. Since gross sales season (11/11, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and many others.), I invested extra time and cash than I’d’ve preferred into purging my wardrobe and shopping for high-quality staples. I ended up getting an auth Max Mara Manuela coat (about 50% of MSRP from Italy), an auth Burberry giant examine scarf (selfridges, 20% off), some cashmere from Naadam, some silk pajamas from Neimans, some Body denims, and two Wolford Chicago bodysuits (selfridges, 20% off) along side my rep haul. Nonetheless trying for lots of staples so as to add to my wardrobe, however this is what I’ve discovered within the course of:

  • Easy methods to learn care labels and perceive the material and supplies of my clothes. I spent a while actually understanding the way to on-line store for high-quality clothes once I cannot contact and see it in particular person, and the way to make my garments last more. Many manufacturers promote their garments as cashmere or silk when it is a mix so it is actually vital to examine supplies when doable.

  • I am extra of a model whore than I would care to confess. And I will be the primary to confess that I like turning heads and getting compliments, despite the fact that I do not gown for different folks. 90% of what I purged from my wardrobe was quick vogue.

  • I’ve “boring” tastes proper now. I actually like how easy and minimalist issues look on me as of late, maybe as a result of I am biased in the direction of staples and I am all about accentuating my determine (therefore why I used to be so on the fence about a number of the looser objects nevertheless it’s simply one thing to get used to).

  • I care about high quality to an extent. I’m not a type of folks you possibly can blindfold and ask to select the $500 wool sweater vs the $50 wool sweater by really feel. I simply do my greatest to seek out manufacturers with robust reputations and browse composition fastidiously.

  • Rep garments aren’t at all times value it. That is after all particular to your monetary image. My native Nordstrom Rack has Body, Mom, and Paige denim for about $90 a chunk and I’ve seen some on-line for even cheaper than that (though a 27 is hard to seek out when sale). My Body Taobao denims factored out to be about $45 with transport, however I haven’t got the assure that they’re really gray market, I needed to wait a very long time for them with seizure threat, idk how lengthy they will final, and returning them due to poor match/high quality/and many others. is unrealistic. It may be value that 50% of auth sale worth for a lot of, but when I can discover the precise auth at a deep low cost, I am going to simply get the auth. Everybody’s calculation is completely different and it may be simpler to do with purses than with garments since paying $300 for a $6k bag is extra of a no brainer.

If you happen to learn this far, thanks and should your reps at all times arrive shortly and should you by no means expertise a customs seizure!!

EDIT – Thanks everybody for the sort feedback!! My nails are past busted, my braids have to be retouched, and a few of these photographs aren’t even in focus and but…..love this sub 💝💝💝

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