During a sale at Banana Republic a while ago, I picked up a top I particularly liked. It was made of very soft tactile material that I could not stop touching. That’s a sure sign I had to get it.
It resembled a long sleeved T-shirt with a built in shrug covering over the shoulders and a lovely scoop neck. It gave me a sleek silhouette which I liked. I wore it often but because of the long sleeved element in our hot humid weather, perhaps not as often as I’d like.
On Friday, while at 1 Utama with Beetrice, we wandered into Jusco – not exactly fashion heaven I warrant but lo! and behold! What did we see on the mannequin but a dupe of the Banana Republic top I had! The brand was Agenda.
The tactile feel of the smooth stretchy material is the same. The design is the same – scoop neck with faux shrug to cover the shoulders and in that same shade of black! The main difference lay in the sleeves – the one at Jusco had 3/4 sleeves vs the long sleeves of my Banana Republic one – better suited for our weather!
Needless to say, we both picked up one each. I do wish it came in other colours than black. I have the one from BR in black and chilli red because I could not decide haha… I’d have loved to pick up one in red from Jusco too!
Price wise its very good. I paid RM49 or so for my top from Banana Republic during the sale. The original price was closer to RM100 The one at Jusco is RM39 normal priced. Perhaps I should have picked up another :P
I did do some damage at Jusco’s clothes department that day. I haven’t gone there in a long time to look at their clothes, but the designs and quality seem to have improved somewhat. It might be time to rack up the Jusco points again :)
Have you picked up any fashion gems over the week? Do share if you have :)