Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review: Romwe.com

I don't especially like this store. I think they have a lot of replicas and I'm skeptical of products from China in general. A lot of people on Lookbook buy products here so I thought I might as well give it a try since when you sign up for their email list you get some coupon codes. And the products aren't very expensive.

In general, there are too many products so browsing through them all bores me. I'm interested in galaxy prints and spikes right now. So I only look at those items usually.

I ordered the
Mysterious Universe Asymmetric Skirt
Multi Point Spike Headband
 
(subtotal) $50.25 - (discount code) $10.05 = $40.20 (total)

  • Ordered (August 28)
  • Order confirmation (August 28)
  • Email item shipped with tracking number (August 31st)
  • Item arrived (September 7th)
But....
I got the WRONG item. I got the Mysterious Universe Tulip Skirt instead. I emailed the customer service and they told me that they would give me a 70% refund. I guess this is better than shipping an item to China because the cost of shipping and the time it would take.
 
Still, makes me kind of regret buying from this site from the first place. Online shopping sites depend on efficient quality control and mistakes like this are how a site fails, no matter how cheap and well made their products are.


Friday, September 7, 2012

Review: Black Milk Clothing (updated!)

My review for Black Milk Clothing http://www.blackmilkclothing.com/ They are based in Australia

Relatively easy browsing. Lots of items but get sold out quickly although they do restocks often. Certain items are limited so if you want it, you got to buy it now!

Very pricey but for good reason. The leggings are amazing quality (I've bought cheap Chinese ones off of eBay before).

The sizing is a little confusing but their clothes are stretchy so I guess with my sizes: Waist 25in (63 cm) and Hips 35 in (89 cm) I could wear a small or xsmall. I've bought both and I prefer small because I feel like there is more design shown.

Shipping Australia ---> USA

I'm only interested in printed leggings (which are also cheaper and have awesome designs).

Total for one pair of leggings = Price + Shipping = $87.50 AUD ($94.17 USD)

Usually they ship the day after you order.
  • Ordered (July 30th)
  • Shipping Confirmation (July 31st)
  • Arrived (August 9th)

  • Ordered (August 22nd)
  • Shipping Confirmation (August 23rd)
  • Arrived (around September 3rd [I wasn't home when it arrived])
They don't provide a tracking number unless you want to pay more for shipping. But in general, it takes 10 days for it to arrive.

Although, one item I bought during a discount code
  • Ordered (August 10th)
  • Shipping Confirmation (August 27th)
  • Arrived (September 7th)
It took 17 days after I ordered for them to ship it out. The item I ordered after this already arrived. It's annoying that they didn't ship out this item for so long. But they do get a lot of customers and Black Milk rarely does discount codes.


I have one neutral experience with Black Milk Clothing. I ordered the Leg Bones Leggings and the print was misaligned. I'm overly picky but considering how expensive BM is I hope to get my money's worth. 



I emailed and they said that it matches the rest of the stock, so no partial refund/exchange etc. Maybe I'm nitpicking but I think it's noticeable, especially since it's a design that makes it obvious.

This won't prevent me from buying from them again but I'll be careful of what designs to buy, in case there is misalignment as obvious as this.

DO NOT USE THE FEDEX SHIPPING OPTION!
You will have to pay for "customs tax" but it's more like Fedex taking a chunk of money. I paid around $300 from BM and I had to pay around $75 to Fedex. And you can't ignore it or they'll send a debt collector and you could get a permanent mark on your credit record. 



Saturday, September 1, 2012

Review: Gothic Lolita Wigs Store

I've been buying wigs from Gothic Lolita Wigs Store www.gothiclolitawigs.com for awhile now. Might as well do a review!

List of wigs I own from them:

Their wigs are great! Although some wigs seem to be made out of different material than others. The older wigs such as the Split Lolita series and the Wavy Lolita series get tangled more easily. Newer collections such as the Sweetheart Collection and Rhapsody Collection and Peek-a-Boo Collection are a lot easier to comb through.

Service from this site is always good. This store is Texas based so shipping is pretty fast. US shipping is free! They provide a tracking number for USPS after you order and ship out pretty fast.

The wigs usually all come with wig caps. I don't really use them, I don't really need 15 wig caps... But it's great if you don't really feel like buying wig caps from eBay or making your own.

I once had my items lost in the mail. They contacted USPS and reshipped my items. Such a plus for an online store!

TIP: wait until discount codes. They do discount codes all the time. It saves money and gives you an excuse to buy a lot of wigs! Haha. Also, subscribe to their email list! They give out exclusive codes, so more money saving!

Sometimes it takes awhile to restock items but eventually it happens. I've made my own wishlist for this reason.

They also have new collections and items all the time! New styles and colors! I keep up with their Facebook for this reason. Also, their models are so cute! I'm a fan of Pixie_late, she's definitely the cutest but doesn't have as many photos with them.

I also do the customer coordinates showcase which you can get $10 off coupon! Do it! http://gothiclolitawigs.tumblr.com/ccs-rules