Tear Wayde and the Infamous Jacket


For starters, I LOVE me some Teer Wayde. She is signed to Bella Models as a plus size model make me gasp every time I see her in photos. Seriously, she kicks *ss AND takes names.

Plus Model Teer Wayde

So, while perusing her site, Curves to Kill, she has THE best test shoot up shot by Giuseppe Dante Sapienza, aptly titled True Vamp. Why? Because in fabulous True Blood form (YES I am a HUGE FAN), poor Pam who is now severely rotting away due to a curse- I digress, is rocking this bad number from BEBE right here (Cause you KNOW I had to find out its origin!):

Pam from True Blood in Vinyl Jacket

BUT. TEER. FREAKED. IT.

Plus Model Teer Wayde

Plus Model Teer Wayde

HOWEVER, on twitter yesterday, I caught @_designprincess or Musings of a Fatshionista chatting about this jacket and how another vendor was rocking it…

Funnily enough, during Full Figured Fashion Week in New York, Ashley Stewart worked this jacket right here, causing the crowd to pause, rewind, and look again. BUT! Enter in City Chic (the Australian site which carries quite more and exclusive pieces- like Alison’s dress from FFFWeek by Damn You Alexis) who happened to have the SAME jacket on their site.

Ashley Stewart vs City Chic

I suppose it would not be that big of a deal, however the marketer and retail manager in me wonders why they did not get exclusivity when purchasing this from whomever made this? This jacket is TOO memorable to be just popping up everywhere- YOU KNOW?

In addition to being at two completely different type of retailers (their positioning in the retail world), the prices are going to be easily varied! I mean, City Chic has the jacket for $65, and looking over Ashley Stewart’s site, they do no t have a jacket more than $49.50… SOOOOO… kind of interesting right?

Hands down, the jacket definitely is popular and packs a punch of edge, AND Teer freaked it, oh so nicely!

Here is my QOTD:

If you saw the same jacket from two retailers (NOT designers), what are YOUR determining factors in buying it and from whom? Does it matter?

I find this amusing and quite intriguing… 

And Teer Wayde is FIERCE!

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  • http://theplussideofme.com/ theplussideofme

    I’d buy it from whoever had it in higher sizes. CC only goes to an XL which is I believe a 22 in the US, so if AS brings it out in a 26 then it’s mine! :)

    • http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      I love the idea by buying first based on size availability! Good observation! Thanks for stopping by! BUT what if sizing wasnt an issue? What would you do then? 

    • http://thecurvyfashionista.mariedenee.com Marie Denee

      I love the idea by buying first based on size availability! Good observation! Thanks for stopping by! BUT what if sizing wasnt an issue? What would you do then? 

  • http://theplussideofme.com/ theplussideofme

    I’d buy it from whoever had it in higher sizes. CC only goes to an XL which is I believe a 22 in the US, so if AS brings it out in a 26 then it’s mine! :)

  • IfTheCrownFits

    For me, it would all depend on which jacket looked best and fit me best. I live in a suburb of Detroit, MI, and the Ashley Stewart chains are pretty popular around here. While I really enjoy some of their looks, as a curvy girl one thing I CANNOT stand is to see myself coming and going looking like “errbody” else  :)

  • Monzi

    I would check the materials to make sure i wasn’t choosing between pleather and leather or polyester and cotton, and if it truly seemed like quality was not a factor, i would undoubtedly go for the cheaper option because one of the things I hate most is feeling like I’m being ripped off, and paying more for the same item is being ripped off to me.  We see it all the time when we realize a lot of designer items are made wholesale and then someone puts a fancy label on it, so I don’t see this is much different.  City Chic comes off as more exclusive so they can dupe me? no thanks!

  • Monzi

    I would check the materials to make sure i wasn’t choosing between pleather and leather or polyester and cotton, and if it truly seemed like quality was not a factor, i would undoubtedly go for the cheaper option because one of the things I hate most is feeling like I’m being ripped off, and paying more for the same item is being ripped off to me.  We see it all the time when we realize a lot of designer items are made wholesale and then someone puts a fancy label on it, so I don’t see this is much different.  City Chic comes off as more exclusive so they can dupe me? no thanks!

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