Like most introverts, I prefer to shop for clothes online, as long as the details are specified. Among my usual dependable sites are Zalora and Shopee. FB is not bad as well. As for shawls, though I frequently wear RM10 shawls which I bought at kiosks in shopping malls, once in a while, I do treat myself to the slightly more expensive ones. Probably two or three times a year, on special occasions such as Raya or close family weddings. Therefore, it is really inevitable that I found myself finally doing online shopping for lovely shawls at Radiusite and J Labella Atelier.
A Shawl from J Labella Atelier
When I googled for ‘shawl’ just now, I find numerous sites offering beautiful shawls at competitive prices. Didn’t think about googling before, duh… The shawls that I bought (at fabulous discounts) in November 2018 and early this year, were from the online shops J Labella Atelier and Radiusite. J Labella was referred to me by my sister, when I was looking for kurtas for my boys (young men, actually). Then I spotted a huge discount, so I bought myself this shawl and those kurtas for the boys (walau dah berjanggut pun they will always be my ‘boys’):
Mizza shawl is a very long rectangular shawl and it’s stiff enough to sharpen at the top. I particularly like the flowery designs and soft colours.
The usual price of Mizaa Shawl was RM99, but I bought it for RM29 only. While the Asrael Button kurta is RM109 (RM50) and Kofman Zip kurta is RM99 (RM50). Free shipping. For those who are interested, the discounts are still on. Those kurtas are very stylish and comfortable to wear. Because the measurement details were good, I was able to pick the perfect size for them.
That’s me, wearing Mizaa shawl. Fyi, I was not reading a sob story or making a speech. I was actually serenading the guests with a Datuk Siti song at a wedding – another first-time for me. Come to think of it, I have done lots of ‘firsts’ in public last year. Yeay! Based on my cousins’ remarks, I deduce that I was a better singer than an MC that day. Also the first time MC-ing a wedding reception, hiding behind that rostrum, while sitting on that chair.
Now, this Mizaa shawl is one of my favourites.
Rosette Shawls from Radiusite
Early this year, I was intrigued by an instagram story/review about shawls from Radiusite that can last for years. More than 5 years, mind you! It’s called Rosette. A large number of ladies have worn Rosette all these years and I have only known about it this year! I am so ignorant! Well, my shawls barely last 1 year, so I thought such a durable shawl is worth buying, if the price is right.
The price was not bad. It was RM42 each for a plain-coloured shawl. Immediately I thought, really? Would I spend almost a hundred on a pair of shawls which I have never tried before? Fortunately, they give new members discount of 20%. That considerably eased my mind.
So, I purchased 2 Rosette Shawls at the actual price, but minus 20% (new member’s discount) plus shipping RM12. My order arrived more than a week later because of Pos Laju’s problems. And when I tried it on, the quality was remarkable. I love the colour, the stretchability of the material and the way it drapes around my head. I am already thinking of buying a few other colours to match with my long-lasting clothes. Stay tuned to a review on the shawls’ durability next year, hihihi. 😀
Now, tell me, where do you buy your shawls? Care to recommend your favourites, the ones that are less than RM100, please…?