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Model’s $32 outfit ruins $108k Porsche

A British model has been left horrified after she claims a $32 Missguided jumpsuit “ruined” her brand new $108,000 Porsche – by staining black dye across its cream suede upholstery.Nina Bailey, 30, from London, says she splashed the eye-watering five-figure sum on the new Porsche Macan less than a year ago yet was furious to…

A British model has been left horrified after she claims a $32 Missguided jumpsuit “ruined” her brand new $108,000 Porsche – by staining black dye across its cream suede upholstery.

Nina Bailey, 30, from London, says she splashed the eye-watering five-figure sum on the new Porsche Macan less than a year ago yet was furious to find the cream-suede car seat blackened with dye.

Nina claims it also “completely dyed” her crisp white bedding “to the point of no return”, yet she could not see any product information indicating that the colour may run.

She claims Missguided have apologised but “haven’t accepted liability”, as they informed her the product had been tested and “the dye does not transfer”.

After various garages claimed the upholstery was not salvageable, Nina resorted to taking the car back to Porsche who said they can try to get the dye out – however, she says there is “no guarantee it will definitely come out”.

The loyal Missguided shopper was forced to throw away her bedding and won’t be wearing the “dreaded” jumpsuit again or making further orders until the problem is sorted.

“The jumpsuit has 100 per cent ruined my seat,” she said.

“I was really gutted when I saw it. I thought, ‘Oh my god, imagine how much that’s going to cost to fix’ – for an £18 ($32) item. I was really frustrated about it.

“I’ve been to loads of different garages and because they are dyed cream suede seats, it’s not going to come out.”

Nina claims there was “nothing at all” warning her the jumpsuit dye would run, making her situation all the more annoying.

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“I’ve been able to throw away the bedding but I can’t just get a new seat because it’s a Porsche – it’s kind of stuck with me now,” she said.

Nina said that she first wore the jumpsuit while she was at home cleaning and noticed that the dye transferred onto her white bedding.

“I realised when I got up that my whole sheets, pillowcases and everything was literally black from the dye – I was like, ‘What the hell?’” She said.

“I washed it because of what had happened and went out in my car and the next morning when I got back in it I realised what had happened.

“I thought, ‘Oh my God, that jumpsuit again.’”

Nina said she “probably won’t bother wearing it again” just in case she forgets and ruins more of her possessions.

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“I’ve got a lot of light furniture and don’t want it to happen again,” she said.

Nina claims that she contacted Missguided who said that they’d tested the product and after a delay “confirmed that the dye does not transfer”.

However, she says they have now confirmed that it’s been sent for “further third party testing” and she has been left in the dark.

“They said sorry that it happened,” she said. “I’ve been trying to push for what the options are, but they won’t tell me – I got a bit fed up and thought you know what, I won’t hold my breath with it and assume that they might fob it off.

“They haven’t accepted liability but they did ask for receipts and quotes. I don’t know why they would ask for a quote but at the same time say they tested it and the colour doesn’t transfer.”

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Nina said she used to order from Missguided “all the time” and she had never had a negative experience like this before.

“I’m not going to order anything from them again because I don’t want to give them any more money until I’ve sorted this out,” she said.

In response, a Missguided spokesperson said they sympathised with Nina’s situation and were investigating her claims.

“We understand the disappointment – we obviously take claims of this kind seriously,” they said. “We’re currently looking thoroughly at what happened and we’ll keep our customer updated on the progress.”

This article first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

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