With the 100 million sample sale sites there are out there, it’s hard NOT to shop online. And lately, it feels like the instant I’ve decided “no more spending for the week” some amazing Groupon/Gilt Groupe/must-have-item appears out of the blue. And I have just a few minutes to make a decision so must hurry and make a move! (You know this happens to you too; especially if you’re familiar with the 6 stages of online sample sale shopping.)
No matter how smoking the deal is though, there’s just some stuff I can’t buy online. And for the life of me, I can’t understand how some do. Especially from places with a no return policy which, no matter how safe I’m feeling about the purchase, I just won’t do.
If you’re a newbie to online shopping or thinking about taking the plunge, here’s 5 fashion items I’d stay away from.
I do not get this one. At all. Everyone’s face shape is so different. I must go out and try on a million different pairs at the real life store to find one that’s cute. However do you buy them online? I will give credit: a lot of stores are showing sunglasses online pictured on a model or a mannequin. I suppose you could decide if your face shape is similar and then buy. But really, that seems like way too much work. And not a fail safe plan, at all.
Confession: I HAVE bought shoes online before. There are exceptions. Like my last three purchases from Sole Society. BUT, I can return them if they don’t fit, if I don’t like them, if they’re uncomfortable–whatever. Zappos has this awesome policy too. Otherwise, there’s no way. Because even though when it comes to shoes I’m very willing to sacrifice pain for style with some pairs, you just don’t know what you’re getting into until you try it on in real life.
I’ve seen the occasional La Perla sample sale online and have been super tempted. But the way your girls fit in lingerie is some tricky business. I’ll take the risk with panties but with bras, not so much.
To me, hats and sunglasses are in the same category: totally varies depending on your face/head shape.
P.S. Does this Juicy Couture $78 hat not look strikingly similar to my poolside glamour post? Try the Target version for $10!
Why? See this post on everything that’s wrong with shorts.
What do you think? What kind of fashion items do you buy or say pass to when it comes to online shopping?
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