Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Re-visiting Wholesale-dress.net Haul and Review

A while ago I wrote about my first shopping experience with wholesale-dress.net. I know these types of asian wholesale sites are becoming more popular but many people seem to be displeased with the level of service and  the quality of the products, so they are still controversial.

The issues that shoppers are concerned with are:

1. They don't update their "Out of Stock" message for products on the website quickly or accurately enough. So you can order things and then get an email saying that they are out of stock, then you have to choose a replacement or get store credit. Some shoppers find this concerning. I just make sure only to order items that are relatively new arrivals and still say that there are at "100" in stock. Whenever I break this self-imposed rule I run into trouble.

2. It takes a long time for them to prepare your order. My stuff took just under a month to arrive. The shipping was quick, through Fedex, but the company took ages to fill and pack my order. So, not for those after something for an occasion next week. This doesn't bother me as I wouldn't use these sites for any special occasion clothing.

3. The quality of the items is extremely hit and miss. Some of the items I have received are top level high street quality. Beautiful fabrics, well made. Other items have been really bizarrely bad. I am getting to know how to tell if something will be good or bad through my experiences, so I don't think this is so much of a problem for me.

4. Trouble with the fit of the clothing. The sizes are vague and small. The free size clothing is a small or extra-small. In jeans I have to go up 4 waist sizes to get the correct size. But in general, I don't have too much trouble with the sizing, I know what to expect from asian fits and they seem to suit me pretty well. Plus most of the stuff is stretch or full cut.

However.

The clothes are extremely inexpensive. Jeans are $10 - $20, shoes are bags are in the same range. And there is still the chance that the stuff you order is of a pretty good quality.

So, having a small amount of credit on my account from my last order I was tempted to make another order.

For this order I was able to choose items a little more wisely and I think I ended up with some of their higher quality items.

A couple of pairs of jeans that originally ordered were out of stock, but this time instead of getting store credit I arranged to have some replacement garments sent.

The customer service was perfectly fine, emails went back and forth and were answered promptly, considering the time difference.

Onto the items

For each item I have included the picture from the site and a description of what I actually received.

These jeans are probably my favourite thing that I have ever brought from the site. They fit amazingly and look really fantastic. The denim is stretch but quite thick and the zippers and buttons are great quality.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ain't Nuttin'

Tonight I just had a huge craving for cookies. So as I was waiting for dinner to finish cooking I whipped up these cookies from what I had in the pantry. I was a bit worried that they wouldn't have a nice texture as I didn't use butter and the PB2 can be quite heavy, but they are great! They have a nice crunchy outer layer and a soft centre.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie and a cup of tea

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies