Online shopping? 5 Mistakes you don`t want to make

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

People get bored often, especially women. Some women would change their wardrobe every 5 minutes, other would travel all the time, a few would renew their library first, and many women will do all the above. If we are talking about typologies, today I would like to mention two different women categories: those who want to have unique clothes and those who don`t give a damn if someone else wears the same clothes as they are.

Welcome to my blog no matter what side you pick. There is nothing wrong with trying different styles we see in the online world. Before venturing out on websites less popular and shopping on Stylewe, Shein, Choies,  Romwe, Zaful, there are some aspects you should take into consideration. As an example for today, my case study is Stylewe. I worked with them last year when I wrote the article MOTIVATION – A WINTERY LOOKBOOK but I realised I haven`t done a  detailed review on shopping on their website -pros and cons.


Oamenii se plictisesc des, mai ales sexul frumos. Unele femei și-ar schimba garderoba la fiecare 5 minute, altele ar călători tot timpul, câteva și-ar reînnoi biblioteca mai întâi și multe le fac pe toate la un loc. Dacă tot vorbim de tipologii, astăzi o să vorbesc despre 2 categorii de femei: cele care vor să aibe haine unice și cele cărora nu le pasă dacă altcineva poartă același haine ca și ele.

În oricare categorie te-ai afla, bine ai venit ! Nu e nimic greșit în a căuta și exprimenta diferite stiluri pe care le vedem în online. Înainte de a te aventura pe site-uri necunoscute și a face shopping pe site-uri precum  Stylewe, Shein,Romwe, Zaful uite câteva lucuri pe care ar trebui să le știi. Am luat spre exemplificare compania Stylewe. Am  colaborat cu ei anul trecut când  am scris articolul MOTIVAȚIE – UN LOOKBOOK DE IARNĂ dar am realizat că  nu am făcut un review super detaliat cu bune și cu rele.

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

[EN] IS THE WEBSITE SECURED?

Before you get into the craze “Hey Internet, Take all my money, I want new clothes”, make sure the site is secured. In the event of a cyber attack, you want your card details to be encrypted, right? At checkout, verify the website extension. If the extension is HTTPS instead of HTTP, you are saved. Stylewe passes the test.

SHIPPING

Stylewe delivers in 10 countries and the time you get your package varies between 10 and 17 days. For orders over £50, the shipping is free. Do you pay duties or VAT? If you live in the UK you do. It depends on the country though but it`s recommended to read their shipping column. On my first order, I was notified that the duties were not paid (being a collaboration with the Stylewe team, they are responsible for paying the taxes). I  had to write an email to them. They were very receptive to my email and I placed another order.


[RO] ESTE  WEBSITE-UL SECURIZAT?

Înainte de a intra in frenezia “Hey Internet. Ia-mi toți banii, vreau haine noi”,  asigură-te că site-ul vizat este securizat. În eventualitatea unui atac cibernetic, vrei ca detaliile tale de card să fie în siguranță, nu? Verifică extensia site-ului în momentul în care ești pregătit să dai check-out, dacă extensia este https în loc de http ești salvat/ă. Stylewe trece testul. 

TRANSPORT

Stylewe livrează în 10 țări iar timpul în care îți primești coletul variază între 10 și 17 zile. La comanda de peste 50 de lire sterline, transportul este gratuit. Se plătesc taxe vamale sau alte taxe adiționale? Da, și de aceea este recomandat să citești rubrica shipping înainte de a cumpăra ceva. La prima comandă am fost notificată că nu s-au plătit taxele vamale (fiind o colaborare cu echipa Stylewe, ei au fost responsabili de plata taxelor) și a trebuit să le scriu un email. Au fost foarte receptivi la email-ul meu si am plasat o altă comandă. 

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

[EN] RETURN / EXCHANGE 

The warehouse is located in China, and the return process will give you a massive headache. First of all, you cannot return purchased clothes from the Final Sale section. Secondly, you have to pay for the parcel you decide to send back, again different prices apply + taxes. I did not return anything. I preferred to keep the item as an example in this post. 

PRICE/QUALITY

One thing I cannot deny: clothes’ design is brilliant. Stylewe has unique pieces and patterns I have not seen on similar sites like Shein, Romwe, Choies. But the clothes are a little bit pricey. The cheapest dress starts from £ 47. With the same money, you can as well shop at Zara, Topshop, H & M, etc. Pay attention to the composition of the materials, the grey dress I chose is exquisite, but the fabric is terrible. The red dress, in turn, is made of silk and feels more comfortable on the skin.


[RO] RETUR/ SCHIMB DE PRODUSE

Depozitul este localizat in China iar returnarea hainelor îți va da bătăi de cap.  În primul rând nu poți să returnezi haine cumpărate din secțiunea Final Sale. În al doilea rând ești responsabil pentru plată returului și alte eventuale taxe. Eu nu am returnat nimic, am preferat să păstrez hainele pentru această postare.

PREȚ / CALITATE

Nu pot nega faptul că designul hainelor este absolut genial. Au piese unice și modele pe care nu le-am mai văzut pe site-uri similare gen: Shein, Romwe, Choies. Dar prețurile sunt mult mai mari. Cea mai ieftină rochie la reduceri pornește de la 47 de lire. Prețuri similare poți găsi la magazinele high-end precum Zara, Topshop, H&M,etc. Mare atenție la compoziția materialelor, rochia gri pe care am ales-o e superbă dar materialul e groaznic. Rochia roșie în schimb are în componență mătase și se simte mai comfortabil pe piele. 

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

[EN] SIZING

The sizes are very deceptive, and the size table is even more confusing. The description states the model wears a size S and the available sizes start from L ??!! Why? My advice is to check the measurement for each garment in order to make a decision. If in doubt, their chat is active all the time, and you can contact them. The red dress is way too big for me, even with a belt you can see the excess of the material.

Some feedback for the team: try to implement a review section. Possible buyers can read the real opinion of others. 


[RO] MĂRIMI

Mărimile sunt foarte înșelătoare iar tabelul cu mărimi e și mai confuz. În descrierea se precizează că modelul poartă un articol mărimea S iar mărimile disponibile încep de la L. Cel mai bine este să verifici dimensiunile pentru fiecare piesă vestimentară pentru a lua o decizie. Dacă ai îndoieli, chat-ul lor este activ tot timpul și îi poți contacta. Rochia roșie îmi este foarte mare, chiar și cu o curea în talie se poate vedea excesul de material.

Un feedback bun pentru ei ar fi să implementeze secțiunea de reviews. Astfel, posibili cumpărători pot citi opinia altora.  5 Mistakes you don`t want to make when shopping online - 1 - secured website 2 - shipping 3 return 4 sizing 5 quality

Outfit 1 |  DRESS -Stylewe (HERE) |  SHOES – Valentino dupes via Tkmaxx | BAG – eBay

Outfit 2 | DRESS – Stylewe (HERE) | SHOES – Zara (season 2016) |

BAG & BELT- thrift via second-hand shops

I would love to hear your opinion! Are you brave to try new website while shopping online? Is the return process an aspect you would take into consideration or are you not bother at all?

Rămâi fidelă site-urile cunoscute de îmbrăminte sau te aventurezi încercând altele noi? Este procesul de retur mai important decât hainele în sine? 

* Disclaimer: Stylewe sent me two items of my choice for an honest review. All opinions mentioned here are 100% my own.

15 Comments

  1. September 26, 2017 / 9:54 AM

    I really liked your dressing sense and would be looking forward to chance so that I can imitate them. Thanks for sharing ideas for online shopping, I often tend to make mistakes.

  2. September 23, 2017 / 3:33 AM

    These are some great tips when it comes to online shopping! I’m little skeptical about size, therefore choose those brands with whom I’m familiar with! I LIKED both of you dresses and you looked absolutely gorgeous in it!

  3. Ali Rost
    September 22, 2017 / 5:18 PM

    Such beautiful looks! Especially the blue/grey dress .. the detail is incredible. As for online shopping, I tend to stick to brands that I know how their clothes fit my body. For those I haven’t tried on before, I’m always appreciative when others leave comments about whether their clothes are true to size. x

  4. Elizabeth O
    September 22, 2017 / 2:15 PM

    I really like your dresses. You looks so perfect on your dresses and your shoe is so beautiful it’s really fits on you.

  5. September 22, 2017 / 9:05 AM

    I always wanted to make shop online because it’s really convenient for me since I have two toddlers I don’t have a nanny and my hubby was all day in work I can’t go to the mall, I order twice and the sizes don’t fit me.

  6. September 22, 2017 / 6:49 AM

    I think the hardest thing I have found with clothing that comes through internationally is that the sizing seems to vary greatly depending on the location you are getting the clothes. Everyone has a very different idea of small and large depending on where they are at. But these are great tips when it comes to purchasing things online.

  7. September 22, 2017 / 4:12 AM

    That top about the site being secure if it’s one you’re buying something from is such a good one and easy to forget in the haste to buy something tlyiu really want. I’ve started almost exclusively buying my clothing online now, it’s so expensive in stores at the mall and never quite my style but as long as you know your measurements then online shopping is stress-free and easy.

  8. September 21, 2017 / 3:08 PM

    There are quite a few things I look for before buying from new places online and reviews are always a good option as you’ll know if it’s a legit site or not x

  9. September 21, 2017 / 1:41 PM

    I would always wanted to order online shopping. But thinking about the sizes, it will make me back off. lol!

  10. Bhumi
    September 21, 2017 / 6:48 AM

    I would love to try out new sites (or at least surf through them). I liked the red silk dress. It suits you so well. I’ll visit the sites for more information. Hope they ship in my country.

  11. September 21, 2017 / 6:25 AM

    This post is so useful for someone like me, who’s always a newbe in the world of online shopping. Your look is so cool! I love the belt on the red dress more than the rest

  12. September 21, 2017 / 6:21 AM

    Very true as sometimes we women specially are so tempted to buy things online and in the end we regret on our choices. Before buying online proper research should be done without getting emotional. I now stopped buying clothes online and now I look for something extra special like some tool or specific items like book/stationery which are not available in market.

  13. September 20, 2017 / 7:36 PM

    There is nothing worse than ordering on line and the sizes being off. I’ve now started ordering items in three different sizes and then having to send back the other two!

  14. September 20, 2017 / 6:40 PM

    Sad to say, I a once small neighborhood shop owner, could never shop locally again. For most things that is. The variety quality and pricing of online retailers, is to overwhelming for small brick and mortar shops to match.

  15. September 20, 2017 / 6:33 PM

    I’d definitely be brave enough to shop on a new website. Otherwise I think you get bored of the same shops and styles. I’m always on the look out for new places to spend my money!

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