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Shopping on A Budget – Are You A Label Whore?

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, January 25, 2008

Do you buy nothing but label brands? You know the ones I mean, Gucci, Prada, Juicy Couture, D&G, Louis Vuitton…. Is your closet full of the stuff or are you just a wannabe?

Do you live in Canada and find it hard to obtain these labels? Maybe you live in a remote area where they have never heard of these labels, let alone have stock to sell you.
And let’s not even think of the fakers, they are everywhere, but the genuine product can be hard to find, let alone fit into ones shoestring budget.

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Well have no fear Canada as I just discovered a site that carries your favourite high end brands at very reasonable prices. Ok, so they do not have major selections in all labels, but if you are looking for jeans, purses and mens clothing, I highly encourage you to check out Style Sector an “online fashion store” catering to the above labels and many more.

A little bit about them:

“Welcome to StyleSector. We are a team of young and hard working men and women who travel the world in search of the best prices on high end, high ticket fashion items. Back in 2001, We decided to take our small local business running out of a strip mall located in beautiful Alberta, Canada, and hit the online marketplace. We soon realized that our prices were far more competitive than other sites selling the same clothing we were. We decided to expand our inventory base to include a wider variety of European luxury goods to offer to our customers. We’re using our years of fashion retail experience to bring our great selection and superb customer support to our international fashion clientele.”

They have 50,000 square feet of products for their online store and apparently purchase stock in volume, thus keeping the prices low and reasonable. It’s hard for me to tell if the products are last seasons or last years for that matter, as I am not a label hound myself. I do love a bargain though and apparently their prices appear to be just that.

They also have a flat rate for shipping, although they do not state if it’s worldwide or not, of only 18 bucks USD per order regardless of the number of pieces you order. It can take up to 10 days to receive your order though as they state:

“Please allow 5 to 10 business days for your package to arrive at your doorstep, we always need the time to check over your order and make sure all your shipping information is correct. We have a quality control rule here at StyleSector, do not ship to the client unless the package and product are 100% perfect, no flaws, no defects and certainly no damage whatsoever. All the Items ordered come with specific tags and certificates to ensure authenticity.”

After going through the shopping cart the only drawback I can see is that the site does not clearly state whether it is dealing in USD or Cdn funds. Given the strength of the Cdn dollar and the fact that this is the web, one can only guess that your card will be charged in US funds. This needs to be clearly stated somewhere on the site, instead of making the consumer wait to see it on their credit card statement. I sent them an email asking for clarification but have yet to hear from them… hmmm customer service… we’ll see.

Style Sector could be the next best thing to purchasing these well known labels, but a word of caution I would always give: try to get to a store where you can try on the goods and get to know you size for each of the brands. Same as with any online environment, always check the “Return Policy” to ensure it works for you.

So if you are a label whore or even a wannabe, check out the site…. Who knows, you may even save a buck or two….

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4 Responses to “Shopping on A Budget – Are You A Label Whore?”

  1. Kerri said

    Just wondering if anyone has shopped here? Were the products authentic??

  2. gottabkd said

    Hello Kerri,
    Thanks for dropping by…. I personally have yet to order from them, but they do promise authenticity. I can’t imagine they would be on the WWW selling fakes, especially with all the exposure of the web, but skepticism is good.

    I spoke to one of their online chat reps and this is what she assured:

    Guest: How is authenticity guarenteed?
    Lisa: All items we sell are 100% authentic products. All items come with their original dust bags and or tags/labels of authenticity. All items we sell are brand new items. We strictly do not sell inspired and/or compared items
    Guest: are all prices in usd?
    Lisa: Yes they are.

    So there you go… check them out and thanks for the comment.

  3. Elaine said

    I don’t think they’re authentic.

    Each article of clothing is an AAA quality product. AAA means high quality replica.

  4. gottabkd said

    Hello Elaine,
    That is very interesting… I did not realise that “fakes” got a rating.
    It’s also interesting because of the guarentee they provide and the statement “Class AAA Product” kinda contradicts that doesn’t it… but on further investigation, not all products have that rating…

    I suppose if you are not happy you can return the atricle…

    Thanks for the info Elaine and commenting 😉

    ****at the time of writing this, I did try to get their live help on the line, but they were busy. I’ll let you know what they say when I ask them about “Class AAA Product”****

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