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04 April 2012

eBay vs Topshop

I was browsing eBay the other day when I came across this cross top which I'd been eyeing up in Topshop the week before, I was surprised at just how similar they were and how different the prices were! So I ended up searching for some more Topshop look-a-likes because to be honest I'm sick of how overpriced Topshop is! And that's the story of how this post came about!
Topshop pieces are on the left!

Glitter Crosses Tank, £18 | eBay version, £6.99

Burnout Flag Vest, £20 | eBay version, £6.99
Split Triangle Ring, £6.50 | eBay version, £3.75
XOXO Knitted Motif Jumper, £36 | eBay version, £9.99 (Also available in other colours!)
Peace Leggings, £22 | eBay version, £5.50
Does anything take your fancy? I think I'm going to get the cross top! I have a few other things on my eBay watch list so I think I might do a part two as this post is beginning to get a bit lengthy!

In other news, my SD card slot on my laptop has broken which means I can't get any pictures from my camera onto my laptop, but I have ordered a USB card reader (thanks to Roza!) so hopefully that will be here soon! So please bear with me if there's no photo posts for a while!
x

54 comments:

  1. It's surprising how you can get things that are so similar for so much cheaper! Definitely going to look on there more often.
    Claudia xxx
    www.claudiakitten.blogspot.com

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  2. Thanks for this post, sometimes Topshop prices put me off too! xx

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    1. You're welcome! Topshop are just so cheeky with their prices sometimes! x

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  3. I NEED that cross top in my life, THANK YOU for posting this!
    It'll be funny when we're both wearing the same jeans and the same top haha. xxx

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    1. You're welcome! Haha, that'd be pretty amusing :P x

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  4. That is crazy nearly identical things on ebay! :) I'm def going to have a look around ebay this evening ;) I love the XOXO top xxx

    http://sparkleinsequins.blogspot.com

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    1. Ikr! I'll probably be looking around again on ebay this evening :P x

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  5. This is really incredible! You always show us such interesting things!


    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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    1. :) Thank you, glad you like them! x

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  6. WHat a fantastic post, I want to shop now!

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  7. I love finding cheap versions of clothes on eBay, though - and feel free to call me a snob - I often prefer the highstreet versions! Though acually, the eBay version of the cross shirt looks nicer!

    Pip x

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    1. Me too! I see what you mean, but I'm just a sucker for the price :P I'll have to agree with you on that one! x

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  8. The cross top looks really nice, Topshop is totally overpriced for some things! Especially when you can find dupes so similar at half the price!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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    1. It is just ridiculous sometimes! Especially as Topshop's quality isn't that great. x

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  9. Amazing comparisons :) so many bargains :) I hope you will follow my blog :)

    leopardinleather.blogspot.com

    x

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    1. Thanks :) I love a bargain! I will have a look at your blog. x

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  10. Ooooh wow, the cross top is so much nicer than the Topshop one!!
    xxx

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    1. I have to agree! The crosses show up better :) x

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  11. I was actually surprised how good the ebay pieces look against the topshop ones, some of them even look better. Plus with ebay most of the time your buying to support an independant seller which always makes me feel a little better about buying compared to a big company.

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    1. It just shows you what you can find when you look around! Yes I completely agree, considering Phillip Green avoids taxes - or used to :\ x

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  12. noooooooooo, i bought the cross top from toppers! ripped off :( xoxo

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  13. OMG, love it.. love your blog as well, now following. come check out mine, hope you can return the follow. =).

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    1. Thank you, I really appreciate it :) I'll check out your blog. x

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  14. This is a great post! Topshop is always too overpriced, I mean, £22 for LEGGINGS?! That cross top is beautiful x

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    1. Thanks! It really is. I try to only buy the really unique Topshop pieces as they're just not worth the money. x

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  15. ebay's prices are so much better and the items you found are nearly identical! i love the xoxo jumper:-) x

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  16. I'd like the xoxo sweater ebay version :) To support Gossip Girl, when the series itself already is going down the drain ...

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    1. Ohh, I didn't know it was connected to GG, I don't watch it! x

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  17. Wow, this is actually pretty amazing. Someone's clearly copying Topshop, though. The prices are much more attractive, absolutely.

    [I bought that blue blouse over Christmas. I don't know if they'll still have it as they had pretty heavy sales at the time, but I'm sure they'll have some similar item :) ]

    xo Joana

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    1. I not sure if it's them copying or if they're using the same suppliers? Maybe a mixture of both!
      Thanks for letting me know :) x

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  18. Such a great post, I've been looking for something like that cross top for ages!! May have to make a cheeky little purchase :) xx

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    1. Thank you! The Topshop one is sold out now too :) x

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  19. Topshop is getting RIDICULOUS- great idea!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    p.s check out the giveaway on my blog! :)

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    1. Thanks :) I'll have a look at your blog! x

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  20. oh this is so great! i don't need to go looking now.. :)
    xx

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  21. some of them look even better than topshop! great finds xx

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  22. Ebay is great, but I would feel a little more safe by ordering from topshop though :) x
    - but great pictures, and great idea.

    stop by my blog, please.
    www.monikamustafa.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes as would I. All these items are from ebay shops though so I wouldn't worry too much! Thanks :) x

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  23. Great pictures and lovely style.

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  24. this is such a good post, the ebay items are great alternatives!xx

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  25. i really love these things, especially the jewellery and the cross top and such a good idea to compare the ebay stuff with the topper's clothes, haha. i really love ebay, ordering there all the time! xxx

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