So I noticed, I’ve been asked many many times to give advice on where to shop … on-line, obviously (I’d take all of you with me of course, but most of the times we can’t!).
Well, maybe it’s about time that we go through a quick overview of where I like to shop !
For now, I’ll try to summarize all my fave web places in one post only …in the future we’ll see if we need more!
Just a couple of clarifications, before we get started:
° I don’t receive any compensation from these websites; in case this situation will change in the future, I’ll specify it.
° I only write about e-shops where I actually shopped, or periodically shop at. Same as before, if this doesn’t apply in certain cases, I’ll specify.
Ready? comfy shoes on? shopping bags on hand? let’s go!
Of course, I need to start with one of stores I visit more. I like Bonprix because it has a good range of products, at medium to cheap prices. I generally use it for basic items of my wardrobe – everyday blazers, shirts & Tshirts, jeans, leggings…these kind of plain, simple clothes. But you can also find some very cute items, looking with care. The size chart is quite accurate, but you’ll have to be very careful to the description of the item: it always says if it’s tight fitting or loose, elastic or not, etc. They have a plus size section, but most of the items in the general store are also fit for bigger sizes. Delivery is within 15 working days …sometimes a lot less, sometimes a little more: it depends a lot on the time of the order, so you’ll just have to be ready & see.
★ La Redoute
Also a big fave of mine. As I often said, it is expensive – sometimes a little too much for me. But one thing you can be sure of: the clothes are worth it. Great fit, great materials, great variety…goes from super-classy to country girl without losing its stylish touch. As for the previous shop, they have a plus size section, too; but most of the clothes fit big sizes as well. The size chart is a little messed up, as far as my measurements are concerned…but I figured how/what/what size to order in a pretty quick time, so I’m sure you’ll do too (ex. I’m an apple shape – small butt, big belly – so to order pants I rely more on the measurement of my belly rather than my butt. simple uh?). I ordered almost anything from them; I never ordered shoes tho, so I have no idea about how they would fit. Delivery time is not as precise as I’d like it to be: they give you a span of time, but if the item is not immediately ready they tend to “forget”…meaning, you never know when you’re gonna get it. It happened to me more than once; I never had problems with the ready-to-ship items, anyway.
I love the variety, the style, & the “air” at Asos. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked that shop…even before shopping there. To be true, I have to say I haven’t shopped at Asos as many times as I have at the other places…but in my experience so far it is as reliable as the others. The range of products is huge, as you all surely know already – I never bought shoes here, either. I got clothes & accessories, & never had problems, even before they had an italian version of the the e-shop (I used to buy at the .uk one! lovely!).
★ Irregular Choice
How do I even explain Irregular Choice?! my heaven on earth (ehr…on internet, sorry) for shoes. I love them – crazy, beautiful, silly, incredible (& a little expensive, but I guess it depends on the £ rate!). They’re always a little uncomfortable at the beginning …but they become amazing after a while. & they are sooooo beautiful! have I mentioned it already? sorry. I love them. They take ages to deliver, sometimes – true; even 3 weeks, which is a long time considering that I live in Italy & they’re based in the UK…it’d be quicker to me to go & collect them by myself, but oh! who cares? they have pretty boxes, too! I’m literally head over feet (ehm, yeah) for these shoes. Oh, let me just show you one of the first pairs I got … & then that’s it.
First of all, let me say that I’ve only shopped at their “real” store, never online. But since I like the products, & they also have an e-shop, I thought I could drop it here anyway. I consider Kiabi my “cuter Bonprix”! I know, it sounds silly, but I’ve got my reasons: first of all, there I find all the current/most recent trends (thing I can’t say about Bonprix); I also find cute, original items that I only saw online in other shops…but at lower prices! too bad they don’t always have my size – this pisses me off a lot, especially ‘cause their plus size section is ugly, most of the times. oh & by the way, they use the french sizing, which I still don’t get, so…I know, it sounds complicated, & sometimes it is: but I have to say that I got many treasures out of my Kiabi hunt! so I’m gonna leave you with my most recent purchase, & you can make your own decision!
Please remember that I’m fully available to provide advice & help on all of this!
I am also available for Outfit Requests – you found an item, but don’t know how to match? you want an outfit with things of a precise brand? you have an occasion & you don’t know what to wear? drop me a comment & we’ll talk about it!
Goodbye for now, love you all