Kate Spade purse for £30/$40

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Yes, this is another 'china buys' post. I like china things okay. Poor person probs. 

This one is a Kate Spade replica purse. I didn't get this one off my usual AliExpress though. Oh no, this china shopping has got to a whole new level of extreme. I got it from a site called TaoBaoFocus, which is basically a way to order things to the UK from TaoBao (which is a major china domestic shipping site on which everything is dirt cheap). So i saw this purse, was like yes please, added it to my cart. Now, the TaoBaoFocus way of ordering things is a little complicated but don't fret. You pay an initial payment for the item to be shipped to their warehouse. They then take photos of it, you can see these pictures on your order page and then if you are happy with the item and its the correct colour etc. you then make a second payment for shipping. There are multiple shipping =options depending on how fast you want it and you can also elect to minimise the packaging of your item to save on shipping. Once shipped, it is fully trackable and mine arrived in exactly a week from the date of shipping which is so good considering i chose the cheapest air mail option! 

Overall, i really like the TaoBaoFocus shipping service! I contacted the team a few times on their online chat as i got a bit confused during the whole ordering process (I'm not used to so may steps!) and they were really helpful. Even with my dumb questions! 

The wallet is my new favourite thing. I'm not 100% sure if its real leather but for this price i really can't complain. The wallet i believe was $25 and shipping was $15 which isn't too bad! The original purse price does include a service fee but this isn't much at all! I'm really impressed with the overall quality and it looks literally identical to the real ones. IDENTICAL. The inside is also identical (which i was going to photograph but didn't want to reveal all my banking details to the interwebz soz) but let me assure you, it is a beaut. 

Heres a link to the original if you would like to see the inside layout - is that the correct way to say the inside of a purse?! 

So to summarise, i love it. Ive had my ted baker purse for years and it is definitely in need of a refresh! 


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