Tophatter Tips

If you like to shop then Tophatter is for you! I got to experience Tophatter first hand by shopping and bidding on items I liked. It reminded me of an old school bidding website only hyped up on steroids. My head got a bit dizzy with how quickly things happened. Let me run through a typical transaction.

tophatter tips

I downloaded the Tophatter app to my iPhone and was able to quickly create an account. From there I was able to immediately start bidding on items Iiked. Tophatter features many different types of items like jewelry, handbags, coins, toys, and much more.  I was immediately drawn to the jewelry and decided that was what I would bid on. I focused on the rings in particular because they featured larger sizes. I like to wear a ring on my middle finger and have a hard time finding a size 10. Tophatter made my search so much easier.

The varieties of ring designs were vast and beautiful. Not only was there large cocktail style rings but there was a style for every taste.  I chose a silver banded ring with a black square stone. I picked this ring because it was simple and I wanted something with a black stone.  Things get a bit more complicated after choosing an item to bid on.

The bidding happens really quickly and you can’t really shop per say. I would recommend staying focused on the item that you intend to purchase because you could be outbid very quickly and at the last minute. Every time you or anyone else places a bid it extends the auction by 10 seconds.  You have the ability to “heart” an item so that you can get reminders when it goes up for auction. The reminders go right to your phone and are super convenient.

The one thing that frustrated me about the app is that you MUST pay for your item before being able to bid on other items.  I decided that I didn’t want two of the items I bid on and was blocked from bidding on the app permanently. My advice is that you take your time and bid on items you know you won’t back out of to prevent the issues that I had.

Have you ever used Tophatter? Show me what you won!


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Fragrance Outlet


Did you know that you can order your favorite fragrances online?

Fragrance Outlet

Fragrance Outlet is just that! It’s your one stop shop for fragrances. They offer a wide selection of designer perfume at affordable prices. They carry popular names like Escada, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, and so many more recognizable scents. Fragrance Outlet takes pride in being able to offer our favorite fragrances at huge markdowns, unlike most department stores.

Fragrance Outlet Bamboo

My Experience

It was expected that I order a particular fragrance that I had not heard of before. It is called Bamboo from Franck Olivier. This retails for $89. Maybe I am not fancy enough but this is not a brand I am remotely familiar with. I am really not sure why this particular scent was THE one I had to order.

I am, however, happy I was asked to branch out a bit. I am very happy with the scent. It has top notes of violet leaves, black currant, and ivy. The heart notes include freesia, ylang ylang, rose, and lily. The end notes are vetiver (one of my favorites), cedar wood, and musk.


I simply went to the website,,  found the size and ordered. Shipping was just days and the website was a breeze to use.

With Fragrance Outlet shopping is easy. You can find a store near you to find a new scent or you can order your already favorite scent online. They offer free shipping on orders over $50. I was also able to find 50% off codes for many of the advertised scents. I believe Fragrance Outlet is the perfect option for the man or woman that knows exactly what they are looking for because it saves a trip to the department store! It’s also a good idea for anyone that wants something new. Walking into a local store can present scents you may not have tried before.

What’s your favorite fragrance? I bet you can find it on