One of the benefits of living in Jakarta is there are many factory outlets here. Every now and then, we will go there and do some treasure hunt. It is fun.
You would think we have paid the original prices for our winter clothes below:
Hack no, we won’t buy any winter clothes without checking out the many Jakarta factory outlets.
As we have said before, shopping in the factory outlets can be a hit and miss. There are lots of fake products in these factory outlets. So have we bought the authentic products?
Check out the actual hoodies and see the labels, textures, and feelings. What do you think?
Are these genuine branded garments or not? We think they are. Our guess is these are current season genuine export clothes. For whatever reason, they are left behind and are now sold in the many factory outlets in Jakarta.
And this is what we paid:
A pale white coloured hoodie by Junk Food.
On sale for USD 40, down from USD 80. Bought for RP99,000 (1 USD = RP9,600)
A grey hoodie by Aerie for American Eagle.
USD 49.99. Bought for RP89,000.
A grey turtle neck long sleeve top . On sale for
USD 19,99, down from USD 39.99. Bought for RP79,000.
Here is the picture of our grey hoodie from the AE website. It is called Aerie boyfriend sweat shirt:
Upon close look, we have actually figured out why our sweat shirt ends up in the Jakarta factory outlet: it’s missing the tie at the bottom of the sweat shirt. Oh, well, guess we can live with that.
We have even seen the cover girl fur collared sweater below as well. It is on sale for RP99,000. But we don’t like the fur collar, and have passed it on.