I’m back again after a while with another review on an online shopping site- BOOHOO! (or Boo woop! Rave or diss. Hit or miss.)
During a period of heavy assignments, I was searching for a black fitted mesh top online(as I didn’t have time to wander around) and the only site that sold what I was looking for was Boohoo.com.
Honestly, I wasn’t too keen on purchasing off Boohoo due to online reviews on the fit and sizing of garments if not the quality of them – but then ‘shit quality’ is expected of fast brands. I tend to read the worst reviews possible to prepare myself for what could happen so I was expecting the package to not even arrive! I had bought from Boohoo two years ago, a clear PVC envelope clutch which I still have and it still lives to its day despite being used so much – though it’s probably attributed to the fact that it is constructed of a stiffer material to the shirt I bought(in the images below).
Standard shipping for orders that do not meet the ‘free shipping’ amount attract a fee of $4.99, with additional options for faster shipping. Also, there was a 30% off all tops sale so the total racked up to be $18.99 AUD instead of $24.99 AUD.
I was about to pay with my debit card when I saw that there was a Paypal option so I clicked that instead in case anything went wrong with the order. There’s so many complaints about Boohoo customer service but I was talking to a friend who emailed Boohoo about a fault in the boots she ordered – a patch of leather was missing/was torn off near the sole and they responded relatively quick (1-2 days).
The package was estimated to arrive by Tuesday, the 21st of June 2016 but instead arrived on Thursday, the 23rd of June.
I was still shocked that the package arrived in the first place so I failed to notice the ‘ball of fluff/pilling‘ initially. Not a major issue because I intended to wear this shirt once. Luckily, I read that sizes run small so I chose a size 10 instead of a size 8 and for some reason, the sleeves of this shirt feel tight against my arms which is weird since this is a size up but the sleeves feel like a size 7 perhaps?
The thing with popular fast fashion online stores is that they sell trendy garments that often lack in quality whereas domestic on sale fast fashion garments tend to be of a higher quality but lack the diversity in designs. So basically, customers rarely win with fast fashion especially if they’re on a time budget.
Would I purchase again off Boohoo?
Probably not. If I had to(as in other online stores that I frequent from do not stock it and only Boohoo does) purchase off Boohoo, I’d need to check the item construction and fibre content (as I do with other online stores) to ensure I’m getting my money’s worth.
Disclaimer: I am in no ways professionally affiliated with any brands mentioned in this blogpost.
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