Burberry pleated leather skirt OR Madewell mini leather skirt?
Madewell mini leather skirt (burgundy), here
I took it home with $117.60. (after an extra 20% off all sale items, and 30% off entrire purchases)
It was $895, but on sale at $537. I expect an extra 40% off at the day after Christmas (fingers crossed).
It might not be fair to compare Madewell to Burberry, but I would like to focus on the skirt itself rather than the brand. It is not easy to capture the color at my home, so please refer the above pictures for the real colors. Madewell skirt is burgundy, which is brighter than the Burberry one (mauve pink, between purple and brown to me). The length of Madewell skirt, 16 1/2 '', is slightly shorter than the Burberry one (18 1/2 ''). Style is different too, mini vs. pleated. Price wise, I got the Madewell mini with $117, a fraction of the Burberry one even if there is an extra discount later. Size wise, Madewell mini is size 0 (27'' waist), fitting me well if I tuck a sweater in; the Burberry one is size 6, with an elastic waist of 25 '' (without stretch). Burberry brit skirts run small this year! A size 4 Burberry might fit me better, which I haven't gotten a chance to try (don't want to pay $12 shipping). With a belt, I have no problem to handle this size 6 skirt.
Quality wise, it is hard to say which one is better. Both of them are made with extremely soft leather and fully lined. The Burberry skirt is slightly thicker (heavier) than the Madewell mini, and has a slightly better lining. The elastic waist is definitely the downside of this Burberry skirt.
Although the Madewell mini skirt is final sale, I won't see any problem to sell it on ebay to get my money back; the Burberry one I just tried it to capture couple pictures, so I will be able to send it back. Dear readers, which one should I keep? I am desperately looking for a nice leather skirt for cold days, and holidays as well. Considering my age and figure, which of them is better for me? Thank you very much!
Thank you again for your reading and I am looking forward to hearing from you!