Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Subscriber Gifts and a Free Hunt at Mangula

Mangula is a Venezuelan womenswear store in Second Life (SLURL) which is well-known for its detailed, high-quality original mesh clothing and footwear.

Did you know that, at the moment, you can pick up well over 40 different pieces of clothing and footwear for free in their in-store hunt? You are looking for black gift-wrapped packages lying on the floor of the store.

In order to snap up these gifts, you first need to do one thing: click on the subscriber group sign located behind the front desk of the store, opposite the entrance. This action will add you to the Mangula subscriber group. Mangula used to charge L$100 to join their subscriber group (as I wrote before), but recently they have decided to drop the fee, and it is now free to join!

Also, the Mangula subscriber group does not take up one of your limited Second Life group slots. For example, as an avid freebie fashionista with a Premium account, Vanity Fair is constantly having to leave and rejoin fashion groups to stay within her limit of 72 groups. I would gladly pay for an account upgrade which includes a higher number of groups!

Don’t forget that, in addition to all the hunt boxes, there is also a very generous selection of free subscriber gifts you can pick up. In almost all cases, these subscriber gifts are full clothing and footwear fatpacks, not just a single colour! I have noticed that Mangula tends to rotate the items on the Subscriber Gifts wall in-store, so you might want to drop by every couple of months just to see what’s new.

Anyway, here I show you just a few of the gifts I picked up from the hunt. Most gift boxes contain three or four items of apparel which can be combined or layered in various ways to give you several different outfit options. Please note that Magnula apparel only comes in sizes to fit Maitreya Lara, Belleza Freya, Slink Hourglass, and Meshbody Legacy mesh bodies, plus a fit called “Curvy”, which I assume is for the eBody Curvy mesh body (although I could be wrong).

The Olivia dress in red comes in versions with out without sleeves, plus an optional tooled leather belt:

The Paula outfit consists of a gray turtleneck knit dress with a wide leather belt, and a separate, loose denim jacket to wear over it for those cooler days in SL!

This Leila set is a lovely, simple white minidress with a separate black demin jacket (there’s also a longer, mustard-coloured dress in the hunt gift box):

The Zoe set combines a soft pink top (with detachable sleeves), with faded blue denim capri pants:

There are also many, many other hunt gifts, including footwear; in fact, there are several full fatpacks of shoes and boots to be found in the gift boxes!

I am a big fan of Mangula avatar fashion, and I admire their generosity with the large number of freebies they give away to promote their brand. Given the ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela, I’m sure it can’t be easy to make ends meet! So if you can, please consider spending some Linden dollars while you’re already in the store, to support the owner. Second Life might be his or her economic lifeline!

In fact, the only possibly negative thing I can say about Mangula’s beautifully detailed apparel is that is sometimes increases your Avatar Rendering Complexity quite a bit! So, if you want your avatar to be seen by other avatars properly (as opposed to showing up like a “jelly doll” in their viewers), please keep this in mind.

I don’t know how long the Mangula hunt will last (or, for that matter, how long you can join their subscriber group for free!), so hurry down to vacuum up some fabulous freebies for your wardrobe.

Happy freebie shopping! Here’s your taxi to Mangula.

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Mangula

Mangula is one of those stores that specializes in sexy, skin-baring outfits. (Hey, if you have the perfect body in Second Life, why not show it off?)

Mangula has recently implemented a L$100 subscriber join fee (it used to be free, and lucky are those of you who joined the subscriber group when it was!). This group does not take up one of your precious group slots, either. To join, just right-click and pay the subscriber group panel located behind the front desk:

They also ripped out all the lucky boards, and in their place, they have put up subscriber gift panels. In total, there are no less than 32 subscriber gifts to pick up, and many of them are complete outfits with many options and components, even footwear is included! So you actually get quite a lot for your L$100.

Let me show you a couple of examples.

This is the most recent subscriber group gift that I have seen other bloggers post: this so-called Summer Party outfit comes in a complete fatpack of 32 colours, including the ass-kicking boots, three heights of fishnet stockings, the see-through dress, even a bodysuit option to wear underneath instead of the included, separate top and panties you see here! This is truly a mix-and-match outfit!

The downside to this outfit is that it is going to cost you dearly in Avatar Rendering Complexity—a whopping 326,644 for this particular outfit combination! You may look good, but trust me, you’re going to appear as a coloured “jelly doll” to pretty much everybody else in Second Life. So keep that in mind (it’s all the fishnet and the see-through minidress that brings it up to such an eye-watering figure).

However, there are many, many more outfits that will actually be visible to other SL avatars, such as another subscriber gift, the slinky laced-up-the-back Violet minidress with the high-heeled sandals included! This dress comes in a short version, a longer bodycon version, and just as a top! There are separate, optional sleeves. The fatpack HUD gives you 20 different colour choices for each part of the dress, top, and shoes.

And there are 30 other outfits you can pick up for your L$100. Not all of them are fatpacks, but as you can see, you are truly getting your money’s worth here! Considering that you could easily drop L$300 or more on just a single outfit in Second Life, this is a real deal.

Here the SLURL to the Mangula store. Happy shopping!