When I want to buy something unnecessary, I know somehow the universe has a way to encounter me. Let me tell you.
Oct 12, I saw this batik top from Mimo, very simple and looks good (on the model, of course). I always want a not so-batik top for office, so this was a right choice. I asked the admin about the size and based on her, I am size S. So order done.
Oct 15, the package arrived. It wasn't my first time buying online, but I was still curious about the detail. Although in female daily forum has good review for Mimo quality, I do think I'm a conventional buyer, which touch and try go best whenever buying clothes. Then I have to say, Mimo really have their quality. The fabric is soft (compared to Batik Keris). But... the size is way too big for me.
Oct 16, I emailed Mimo admin, to return the top to size XS. They are based in Surabaya, so it's quite easy to do the exchange things. Thanks to office boy.
Oct 18, I got the XS one. Still, it's too big for me, you can see at the picture above that the arm hole has a big cutting T_T. But I dealt with it. I considered that is the way it is. So I went home, washed it with warm water (as they suggest). The next day, I got shocked. It got discolored! X(
Oct 19, I emailed Mimo, told them the story, and thanks to their good will, they let me change the new one (I believe there's no company who want to exchange the goods if it's already been washed). They said, perhaps it got discolored because of the hot water. I sent my office boy back there again. Discolored problem solved. But how about the size? I still have to alter the top T_T
Nov 3, I finally got the chance to Pasar Atum, which is the only place I know to alter clothes. It was Saturday, and packed with people. The tailor said it will takes 4 or 5 days to be done (in weekdays, they can do the alter just in one day). Dizzy with the crowd, I said yes.
Nov 8, I called them to ask about my top and begged them to deliver it to my office. They said okay as long as I want to pay delivery charge. I really have no willing to back to Atum any sooner. I just said yes. Altered top done. Then I got home, washed it with cool water using shampoo (got the advice from my boss, who wears batik every day).
Nov 9, here I am wearing my Mimo Kartini Beige. It's almost a month. Whew! The thing is I'm not quite sure if I like it, this top gets rumpled easily I think o_O
Mimo Kartini Beige : IDR 270
Delivery charge: IDR 9,5
Office boy tip (twice): IDR 20
Alter charge: IDR 35
Delivery charge : IDR 15
Total: IDR 349,5 (!!)
Really this experience makes me think twice to buy online again.
Latest Update 14 Dec:
The batik got discolored again! Arghhhhh!