October 20, 2012

EPIC TAOBAO SEARCH GUIDE

If you've read my tutorial on how to shop on Taobao, here's the ultimate cheat sheet to search effectively on Taobao.

Below is a list of things I'm covering:
  • Clothing
  • Types of Shoes
  • Types of Bags
  • Accessories
  • Styles
  • Types of Materials
  • Types of Prints
  • Colours

Clothing:
  • Tee - T
  • Tank top - 背心
  • Blouse - 衬衫
  • Tube - 裹胸
  • Bra - 文胸
  • Sweater/Knitwear - 针织衫
  • Collar - 翻领
  • Jacket - 外套
  • Dress - 连衣裙 
  • Romper - 连衣裤
  • Shorts - 热裤/短裤
  • Parka - 风衣
  • Skirts - 半身裙
  • Leggings - 打底裤
  • Socks - 袜子

Types of shoes:
  • Pumps - 单鞋
  • Sandals - 凉鞋
  • Flats - 平底鞋
  • Canvas shoes - 帆布鞋
  • Sneakers - 高帮鞋
  • Oxfords - 牛津鞋
  • Boots - 靴子
  • High heels - 高跟鞋
  • Flatforms - 松糕鞋
  • Platforms - 防水台
  • Wedges - 坡跟
  • Peeptoes - 鱼嘴鞋

Types of Bags:
  • Backpack - 双肩包/后背包
  • Sling bag - 斜跨包
  • Clutch - 手拿包
  • Handbag - 手提包

Accessories:
  • Sunglasses/Shades - 太阳眼镜/墨镜 
  • Spectacles - 平光镜
  • Ear Studs - 耳钉
  • Earrings - 耳环
  • Necklace - 项链
  • Choker - 项圈
  • Bracelet - 手链
  • Bangle - 手镯
  • Ring - 戒指
  • Hair clip - 发夹
  • Belt - 腰带
  • Watch - 手表
  • Phone casing - 手机壳

Styles:
  • European/American - 欧美
  • Harajuku - 日本原宿
  • English - 英伦
  • Retro - 复古
  • Punk - 朋克
  • Japanese/Korean - 日韩
  • Japanese/Korean Drama Inspired - 日韩剧
  • Clubwear - 夜店
  • Lady - 淑女
  • Sweet - 甜美

Types of Material:
  • Denim - 牛仔
  • Lace - 蕾丝
  • Suede - 磨砂/绒面
  • Leather - 皮
  • Faux Leather/PU - 仿皮/人造革
  • Canvas - 帆布
  • Chiffon - 雪纺
  • Knit - 针织
  • Cotton - 棉
  • Velvet - 丝绒

Types of Prints:
  • Galaxy - 星空
  • Colour block - 撞色
  • Tie-dye - 扎染
  • Cross print - 十字架
  • Skull print - 骷髅
  • Tribal - 民族风
  • Army - 迷彩
  • Pure colour - 纯色
  • Spikes - 铆钉

Colours:
  • Black - 黑色
  • White - 白色
  • Grey - 灰色
  • Lilac - 浅紫色
  • Purple - 紫色
  • Red - 红色
  • Blue - 蓝色
  • Navy - 藏蓝色
  • Yellow - 黄色
  • Orange - 橙色
  • Brown - 棕色
  • Camel - 卡其布色
  • Cream/Off-white - 米色
  • Nude/Beige - 裸色

TIPS:
  • I'm sure you have seen those Korean sprees that blog shops hold all the time. Just search for stylenanda and you will find that many of these spree clothes will pop up in your search results! 
  • For those of you looking for Dr. Martens boots, type 马丁靴 in the search box.
  • Like something that your favourite celebrity have worn? Taobao may have its replica! A tip that might show you the cheaper listings is to key in 同款 together, which refers to replicas. 
  • There are plenty of international brands such as Topshop, ASOS, Zara, H&M and F21 etc. which many Taobao sellers tend to sell the factory version of it, which is much cheaper. Try searching for 外贸原单 which basically means real goods from brands outside of China.
That's all I can come up with for now, which I believe will pretty much cover most of your searches.

Thanks for reading!

6 comments:

  1. Wow this blog post is really useful! Anyway you know what to type like finding shoe size 43-45<<?

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  2. how about watch ? what is watch in chinese ? :)

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    I would vouch for http://www.chinabuy.com.au and they don't charge a service fee if you're in Australia.

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