I love shopping only twice a year – in January and July when I see the “upto 70% off” sign. Recently I mentioned about unlimited variety of clothes in different malls in Budapest. But there is only one problem – clothes here are quite expensive when you wish to buy them at a regular price. And recently I fully understood how big margin the owner of the shops put on random pieces of clothes to get bigger profit.
I bought below jacket in PROMOD for 5000 HUF, which is 22USD, however the original price was 30 000 HUF, which is 134 USD. Sounds crazy? For me, definitely YES!
And I still assume, that this 22 USD price fully covered the cost of production, transportation and so on, otherwise nobody would sell a product where the cost of production would be higher than the end price. Second example is of my leather boots which are also bought in PROMOD, the original price 23 000 HUF – 102 USD, on sale – 7000 HUF – 31 USD. What is the conclusion? Never buy clothes in a mall for the original price, they will always rip you off! Do we have some alternative in Budapest? Sure, either you will buy clothes twice per year, or you visit the outlets, where they sell the last pieces of a collection, which have been not sold in stores. There is at least 4 outlets like this in Budapest, located next to the main streets. You will find there, the collections from Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius, Next and many other similar ones. Just to give you an idea on how to look trendy for a very small amount of money, check out my latest photo shoot!
Jacket/Boots – Promod, Jeans – Bershka, T- shirt – New Yorker (men section), Clutch – Top Secret, Necklace – Forever 21
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