Online clothes shopping -- do you or don't you?
For a long time, I was the timid girl in cyber corner, hiding from the best online clothing boutiques. Even though everyone was getting the best online deals (those online laptop deals have jaw dropping prices), and enjoying the convenience (had no idea that you can get prescription drugs over the internet, just check out canadadrugpharmacy.com), I was still convinced that nothing felt better than battling the crowds at the stores.
Victoria's Secret - One of the Best Online Clothing Boutiques
Then came marriage, and a baby. This mama suddenly had no time for shopping -- nope, not even for designer clothes for women. So, to cyber space I went, and I can't seem to come back.
Online clothes shopping, however, takes trial and error. If you can't try the clothes on, you are bound to make mistakes.
Here are some tips for online clothes shopping I learned from my mistakes, to save you trouble from making the same:
1. Know Your Brand
Whether you shop at an online clothing boutique or a national chain, always buy familiar brands, especially your favorite brands. This way, you already know the fit, style and sizing.
2. Know Your Size
Speaking of size, definitely be sure of your size at each store. Different stores have different sizes. If you feel uncertain, measure yourself and look up the sizing chart on store websites.
This is one of my purchases from Victoria's Secret online. Couldn't have been happier with it. So glad I measured myself before purchase.
3. Read the Fine Print
If you do get your size wrong, you can always return. However, many stores charge extra for mailing returns.
Read the fine print for each store. Find out what extra charges are, such as shipping, taxes, deal qualifications, and sale policies.
4. Browse Clearance
Online stores have the best clearance. For one, there's more in stock, because websites don't need physical storage. Also, it's straight forward. If an item goes out of stock, you know right away. No more digging through piles of back racks.
Cheap dresses online are hard to find.
Very happy I found this Fredericks dress on sale.
5. Read Reviews
Some things, especially popular items and designer clothes for women, receive a lot of reviews. If you don't feel comfortable buying something, find out how others liked them.