Saturday, March 2, 2013

December 2012 Gmarket Purchase

Sorry I haven't been on blogging for a while.  I have been quite busy for the last few months.  I can't believe it is already March 2013!

I had ordered my Gmarket stuff back in December 2012 but had only gotten it recently, early February 2013 as there was one item that was holding back my whole order.  I had emailed and requested them to cancel my one item and they were initially helpful but soon disappeared.   My Korean friend had to help me contact them on the Korean site to cancel that one item so they can release my order.  Anywho, back to my purchase.  I was super happy when I got my stuff, the delay had been so long that I had forgotten what I had bought!  Everything was a nice surprise and everything was so awesome!

I bought a large black purse.  I currently use it as my everyday purse.  It's fairly large and the material is very soft.  It feels like soft leather, but of course it is not leather.  I love the tag detailing of  the purse.  It is very sturdy and I would buy from this seller again. :)  It came with a cross body strap as well.
It was about $40.00CAD
Link: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=261260041
front of bag
with cross body strap attached
back of bag
close up of tag
A second bag I bought was this almond brown coloured purse.  I like the colour and the details of the pockets and stitching.  Again, the material of the bag is nice and soft.  Both bags are super sturdy and feels expensive.  Something strange about this bag, it also came with a cross body strap but there is no where to hook the strap onto..puzzling.  Well, it can still be worn as a purse so the cross body strap is technically not essential for me.  This bag was about $23.00CAD.
Link: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=235121326



front of bag
mystery cross body strap- no where to attach!
back of bag
I picked up a green safari jacket.  I wanted one for a while but didn't find the right one here in Vancouver.  The only possible one that I had my eyes on was this one at Aritzia and it costs $120.00CAD.  I couldn't justify spending $120.00 on that as it's not even a warm jacket...I shopped around on Gmarket and found one for $40.00CAD, woot woot!  When I opened it, it wasn't exactly what I thought it would be..it was padded and thicker than what I thought I would be getting.  I assumed it was going to be one of those wind breaker material jackets...thin...but it wasn't!  Awesome!  I can actually wear it now during our cold rainy weather..and so I do! 
Link http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=153571520
quilted padding- warm!
this is relatively the colour of the jacket..perhaps a bit more green.  Sorry, my room's lighting sucks.
with hood on
I bought a few long sleeve graphic tees and they are all nice quality.  First up is a green Long sleeve shirt with pictures of a model.  It's long enough to cover my bum when I want to wear leggings.  It is actually fairly hard to find long shirts here in Vancouver.  I tried for months to find inexpensive long shirts but couldn't find any.  I wasn't willing to pay $20.00+ for a cotton tee so I turned to Gmarket.  It seems like Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong like to make shirts that are long....that's good because I like wearing leggings and I find it uncomfortable if my shirt is not long enough to cover the front and back.  Leggings are not quite pants and I find it awkward when I see some ladies wear them as pants.  Nothing super special about the 3 long sleeve tee shirts, they are just regular cotton tees. ;)  This green one was $13.00CAD.
Link: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=166290085

Next is my long sleeve white tee with skull with mustache.  This was about $9.00CAD.  It pops under my green jacket because of the skull guy's red beanie.  The words under him are quite cute, it says "mustache nice, good good very good". Haha..cute
Link: http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=236444334
Third shirt is a black long sleeve tee shirt with contrast words.  It was the same price as the skull shirt, about $9.00CAD.I bought this at the same place as the mustache tee.
Lastly I wanted to buy a ring that doesn't turn my finger green but didn't want to spend too much.  I ended up finding a simple sterling silver heart shaped ring.  So far so good, no green finger!  This was about $3.00CAD
Link http://english.gmarket.co.kr/challenge/neo_goods/goods.asp?goodscode=185258196
Happy shopping guys!  I have 2 more orders from Gmarket coming shortly.  More reviews again shortly! :D

-Carmen

10 comments:

  1. Wow, great purchase! It sucked that it took so long for the order to arrive. I love the green jacket! I just got one from Old Navy for about $40 too but yours look so much better - especially the padding!

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      It did a long time to arrive but technically everything arrived in the Gmarket warehouse in a few days and everything was ready to go except for that one item from this seller. Not really Gmarkets fault at all so thats why I keep shopping there..lol OOooo $40.00 at old navy!? I gotta check that out. Thanks for commenting! :)

      -Carmen

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  2. hi, i've always enjoyed your gmarket hauls lol..great purchases!

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    1. thanks for reading and commenting! :)

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  3. that skull tee is totally awesome :P nice haul!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Mido! :)

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  4. Seeing all your Gmarket purchases, I think I will make one. =_=
    But after I come back from Japan. lol

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    1. You should. Provide reviews! Shops lots in Japan dada!

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  5. I love seeing gmarket hauls. Love those bags and sweaters!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting miemiemie!

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