Thursday, June 7, 2012

Online shopping- Yes or No?

Tips for navigating the online fashion world:
You can buy pretty much everything online these days, with many of us ditching the high street shopping experience altogether. Whilst you browse the latest fashion trends from the comfort of your own home, take a quick look at our guide on the pros and cons to online clothes shopping. 
Con: Can’t Try Before You Buy
Let’s be honest – trying something on in store and being able to see exactly how you look in an outfit, feel the fabric and the test quality of the garment, is the best way of knowing whether something is going to suit you. Ordering online means you won’t know how it looks or feels until it arrives. 
Pro: Easy Returns Policy
Having said that, if you do find yourself with something quite different from the image you saw online, there is always a returns option. This is usually fairly straightforward and online retailers with physical shops will often allow you to return your garment to your local store if you’d prefer not to entrust it with the postal service. This means that if you love a certain brand, such as Oasis clothes at, then you can enjoy browsing their new styles both in person and online.
Pro: Variety and Choice
The online shopping pros will tell you that knowing your exact measurements and what suits your body shape best will save you the effort of returning items and will help make your online shopping experience count. The variety of options available online will also allow you to experiment with new ideas away from the beady eyes of sales staff. This varied choice will enable you to consider styles you’d normally walk past in the shops, expanding the diversity of your wardrobe in a heartbeat.
Pro: Affordable Prices
Prices are often cheaper online than the high street due to the lower overheads. If you’re worried about the cost of delivery, check for special offers. Many sites have free delivery when you spend over a certain amount or offer VIP accounts with next day delivery all year round.
Pro: Convenience
The biggest plus of shopping online is the convenience – you can shop at anytime, day or night. You don’t have to deal with crowds or the hassle of changing rooms or partners and children complaining that you’ve dragged them round the high street for hours on end.
With so many benefits, is it any wonder that the online retail world has revolutionised the way we shop? 

Tell me, is online shopping your cup of tea, or not?

Thanking you                                                                                                             Yours fashionably 


  1. true you can't try things on, but i think it is fairly easy to return things. i personally love online shopping..

  2. I rarely shop in person. Although you are so right about all the pros for shopping in person, I just can't deal with malls and huge stores!

  3. Great post, I have to try to buy something online, finally :)

  4. I love browsing on the shopping site but am usually hesitate to buy thing. I hate dealing with mailing the items back.

  5. I LOVE online shopping, especially for forver 21 because the forever 21 store near where I live is sooo messy.

  6. i love online shopping as well! I love f21 and asos free shipping and etc :) i buy alot from online actually lol

    id appreciate it if you could take a look at my blog as well :)

    Figure of Chic

  7. I like online shopping if they offer free shipping. nice post! :-)


  8. Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

  9. I agree that one of the main downside is that you can't try clothes on before you purchase them, but still, I love to shop online very much, it's a norm now :)
    would you like to follow each other?

  10. Online shopping is really convenient and saves you a lot of time. But when I buy clothes I like to try them on first, you can't do that through online. So that's a bit of a turn off.

  11. Most of my shopping is done online and if they dont fit i return to the store. I've gotten my measurements down packed and I've learnt from experience which designers run big or small. I shop online cos I don't have enough time to go to the mall.
    K at