How To Shop From "Cheap" Online Retailers
WHERE TO SHOP
SHEIN / BOOHOO / ROMWE
I know a lot of you have had questions on buying clothing from those sites that seem "sketchy" or too good to be true! So I decided to do a little recap and give you some advice on what I have learned while shopping from these sites, what I have liked, and what to stay away from! A few sites that you may have seen on Pinterest or while shopping online (I swear I always have ads for them on the sides of my internet pages, but that might be because I shop there a lot haha!) are: Shein, Boohoo, & Romwe.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
x Shipping takes about 10-12 days.
x Pay attention to sizing for EACH item, on some I am a small, others I may be an XL.
x When in doubt, use a measuring tape!
x Order off of the US site, not the UK site.
x Read reviews on EVERY item.
x Know that these items are meant to be trendy and not last more than a few months to a year!
I have personally shopped from both Shein and Boohoo, and found some of my favorites pieces of clothing there! Just like any site you are buying from, always read reviews and see if anyone has uploaded photos of the clothing to the site. When there are pictures I can compare different body types and sizes and try to find the best items for me. It has been so helpful, especially on Shein, because there are so many items that women have uploaded photos wearing!
I also like to take measurements of my body & make sure I am reading every items measurements before adding to my cart. It is important because often on these sites you can't just order your size & think it's going to fit properly. You have to really look at the measurements and order the size accordingly. Once you have your measurements down you can just keep them in a notepad on your phone, and any time you order things from online just check that to make sure it's going to fit!
These are some things I have found that are super helpful in order to successfully shop at these retailers online. I would stay away from items with bad reviews or if the sizing seems really off. I think I have so much success with shopping at Boohoo and Shein because I only order things I am certain are my correct size, the material won’t shrink right up, and I have read reviews.
I also think you have to keep in mind that these items will not last for years, and may not last months honestly haha! If you are spending $10 on a sweater, chances are it’s not going to last. These sits are not made for keeping clothing forever; they are fast fashion and trendy, so they expect you t wear the item a few times and then probably get rid of it. I do have some items that are nicer quality than others & have lasted a year or two, but the majority of the items will not.