I discovered ASOS a couple of years ago after being recommended a visit to the online shopping site by a family member. ASOS is a clothing retailer for men and women. Their name stems from an abbreviation of the term 'As Seen On Screen' as they originally sold many items that had been worn by celebrities or in television/film productions. After some success the brand started selling a wider range of items including their own label brand as well as a huge range of designer brand labels. They are now the largest independent online fashion retailer in the UK.
What I love about the company is that it sells items which are just incredibly stylish and unique. There are many things I just wouldn't be able to find on the high street. Yet the prices are affordable for these items too! The website is geared into the latest trends and features a digital magazine as well as a feature by stylists on how to achieve certain looks and embrace current trends. The collection overall seems aimed at women, girls and males who are under 30 although many items are suitable for older customers too.
Asos also now have a boutique marketplace where you can purchase items from independent boutiques around the UK. However, I have not used this part of the site.
I often find myself redirected to ASOS when I've seen a particular famous person wearing an item which I love and would like to wear myself. It's fantastic to be able to have to chance to buy exclusive items which you might have imagined were only available in special boutiques or that were far too expensive.
The website is easy to use and to navigate. Each individual item page shows multiple pictures of the clothing item and gives full details relating to the brand and the item itself. It also tells you what size the model is wearing just for some perspective about how it may fit on you. Detailed size guides are also provided on the page.
I've never had a problem with any of my orders. I've bought tops, some accessories and some socks and tights which all arrived in a reasonable amount of time and which came well packaged and undamaged. Delivery is £3 unless you spend over £20 which is quite a low amount so I feel it's a reasonable charge. If you need to send anything back the returns are also free and can be taken to your local post office.
I would certainly use this site again as the items are great quality and the service is perfect. As a woman I find it quite an exciting fashion site and think it will appeal to a lot of young women who are really into fashion trends.
As online clothes shops go this is one of the best.
I need (ok I don't need but I would like!) a new dress for a friend's wedding I'll be attending in June. I'm not a massive fan of shopping in store because I just end up tired and stressed so I gave the online option a go.
Asos have a lot of choice so I spent some time trawling through pages of dresses just to be sure I didn't miss anything. If you are looking for something specific there are filters you can use to make the process quicker.
Thanks to the 'recently viewed' feature I could build up a wardrobe of possibilities. I then narrowed it down to two that were my favourites which I ordered. The sign up process is easy and the payment options are good. I chose to use paypal for security, as I was nearing the end of the transaction a notification popped up saying that if I spent another £22 I would qualify for free next day delivery. So given that sizes can vary in different brands I ordered the next size up in one of the dresses thus taking me over the limit.
The order was available to track via an e-mail link, in the morning they gave me an hours window when it would arrive and I could check nearer this time for a 15 min window.
It arrived within the allocated time and I ended up keeping both of the dresses and sending back the extra size I didn't need. This was an easy free return, just a matter of dropping it off at my post office.
ASOS has the best range of maternity clothes I have found online. They have great options for work, as well as stylish casual options. I have found their dresses to be fantastic and feel fashionable wearing them. I think ASOS is a great option if you don't want to feel frumpy during your pregnancy.
One thing I particularly like is that there are multiple pictures of each piece of clothing online as well as a catwalk options for most items. The catwalk option allows you to watch a video of a model wearing the clothing, this allows you to see how the clothing hangs and moves as you do.
The pricing of the maternity clothes is middle of the range. I have been satisfied that everything I have bought has been value for money and the quality is such that you could wear the items during subsequent pregnancies.
The range of sizes is wonderful, I have found that if you buy clothes in your pre pregnancy size they will fit well. They have all been comfortable to wear as well.
The site is well laid out, you can search by item, price and size.
All my orders have arrived promptly and if anything is not to your liking they have free returns. You are able to return items in the bag they are supplied in, which has resealable strips inside and there are a range of options of how to return so you can pick the one which is most convenient for you.
My first introduction to ASOS was just over a year ago. A size 22 work colleague of mine was looking for something for a night out and was talking about the huge amount of choice ASOS offered her.
Earlier this year I decided to have a look. I am a size 16 and do not have too much trouble finding clothes, but the amount I can choose from at ASOS is insane. Some of the ASOS own brand products can be a little too expensive, but there is the choice of a number of other brands. They also have discontinued products from other shops (such as new look) on there, so if you have missed something it is always worth a look on here.
All of the clothes I have purchased have been great quality and the four times I have ordered, they have come well within the time frame described. I have had to send a couple of things back (not everything suits, when bought online), and the free quick and easy returns was fantastic. I took them back to the post office and two days later, I had my refund.
The products also come well wrapped and folded, so nothing is damaged.
The website is really user friendly and it is easy to search,filter and refine. You can even pick your price range and they have lots of pictures and a catwalk for most item.
My favourite thing about ASOS is their sales, they have some of the best deals and I once bought five items - dresses - for £40.
I adore this site, but normally save my shopping for the sales so I get the most bang for my buck!
I have been using asos for that long, I can't even remember how I first found out about it, but I'm so glad I did. I now use ASOS all the time, and probably visit the website more than twice a week.
Firstly I think their own brand clothes are amazing. If I ever need something, this website is the first place I will visit. It just makes it even better that students get 10% off all the time with the odd 20% and 25% discounts. I find that the majority of ASOS own brand clothes are made of high quality, last for ages and are usually readily available in a variety of colours and sizes which means you usually always manage to get what you want.
As well as own brand, they also stock hundreds of other designers from New Look to Juicy Couture, all of which are included in student discount so long as they are full priced. It's great to browse so many designers in one place and compare similar items from different brands.
The range of make-up on ASOS is also quite good, there are often a huge range of shoes and my boyfriend also says the men's section is good, with loads of choice.
I would absolutely reccomend this website to anyone, and would also say to get the £9.99 offer of free next day delivery unlimited for a year, with the chance to shop until 9 or 10pm and still get it the next day! Returns are straightforward and I think overall ASOS is one of the best websites for men and women! :)
I spend a lot of time browsing the ASOS site and app! The site is well laid out and easy to use and the app is even better! I like that ASOS provides a wide range of clothes and accessories, from coats to necklaces, and that there is a huge variety of brands and prices. ASOS' own brand label is of very good quality and is great value for money. I have bought several t-shirts and hooded tops from their own brand make and they have lasted me a great length of time. The material seems to be of good quality and is very hard-wearing.
The customer service at ASOS cannot be faulted and my deliveries have always arrived within the specified time. The only problem I have ever had with the site is when I was sent the wrong size of hooded top. I contacted them about this problem and received a prompt reply. I returned the item using the return label provided and received my item in the correct size very quickly. I was kept up to date every step of the way.
Overall ASOS provides great clothes and their service cannot be faulted.
This is a review of ASOS - the online clothes retailer. This is a review specifically of the ASOS store - although the ASOS website also contains -
ASOS Marketplace (where independent sellers and boutiques sell their wares)
ASOS Fashion Finder/Outfits and Looks (links to fashion blogs and suggested outfits/up to date trends)
*What is it?*
ASOS is an online department store specialising in clothes, shoes, bags and accessories for men and women - although they also sell some make-up, beauty products and gifts. They stock 850 brands including other retailers such as River Island, New Look and (most recently) Primark. In addition to high street brands they also stock a lot of designer labels such as Arrogant Cat, Gwen Stefani's Lamb and Motel ASOS also have their own brand of clothes which tends to be cheap and cheerful. They also have fairly recently added an 'extra size' ASOS brand which caters for larger sizes, as well as maternity wear range.
*The wesbite and navigation*
The website seems fairly reliable and easy to navigate. In all the time I have used it (which is several years now) I have found it down once or twice for maintenance which is a bit disappointing - although it never seems to be down for long.
In terms of filters these are contained at the left hand side of the website and you can filter searches according to size, colour and style amongst various other things. Due to the large amount of stock ASOS have I do find this useful. You can also choose how many items you view on a page at a time. I tend to find the 'what's new' filter which is at the top of the page really useful as I can pick up on recent trends and season specific clothes (eg. jumpers at winter time). If you know what you want you can also 'google' search in the box at the top and 9/10 I can easily find what I want - you also get the option at this point of splitting your search into men or women.
I haven't had much experience of ASOS marketplace which is separate to this site, however wonder if it would be useful if ASOS marketplace stock was included in this main search to avoid you having to search separately. Understandably this would be a LOT of stock so may on reflection make searching even more difficult.
ASOS is an international website and there is a currency convertor at the top right hand side of the website meaning that you can change the currency according to where you are.
In order to use ASOS you must have an ASOS account although this is really easy and quick to create and once it's done you just need to sign in each time you buy. Most major cards are accepted - although I find paypal much easier and an efficient way to pay.
On ordering you get a confirmation of your order receipt and when it has been sent to courier you get an email to let you know it has been dispatched - which in my experience is always just a few hours afterwards. This is great but if you do have a change of mind after purchase it doesn't given you long to 'go back' on your order.
There are different delivery options available and you can pay extra for next day delivery. I never do this though as
a) most of the time if you spend over a certain amount you get next day for free
b) I have never experienced an order taking longer than 3-5 days
Because of the free delivery options I tend to prefer to buy my River Island stuff from here too (if it is stock that is) as River Island charged £3.95 for delivery.
Delivery is very reliable and made by courier. If the package is too big for the letterbox you need to be in and sometimes have to sign for it - when small enough they just post through the box and also seem happy to leave with neighbours or in recycling boxes etc at your request.
Usually my stuff has been packaged in the silver ASOS plastic bags and are securely wrapped. Sometimes if I have ordered shoes or have made a big order it will come in an ASOS brown box. In the years I have used ASOS (and I use the site at least once a month) I have never had a late delivery, a delivery not turn up or missing items.
As you don't get the benefit of trying things on before you buy I do tend to return a lot and have never had any issues with it. Returns are within 28 days and you can make via post or collect (free of charge). The returns form is easy to use and I just repackage in the original packaging. I have never had any queries about returns and usually find the money redeposited in my account within 14 days. Sometimes it has been a little longer and I have contacted ASOS by email - their responses are always very quick and the staff seem pleasant.
*Other stuff to know*
You can place items in your bag for up to 60 days - which is great as some sites only allow you to place for a few hours. It is important to remember that this does not reserve stock though - and stock will only be reserved for 60 minutes, which is standard for most sites.
10% student discount - which is really easy to use (unlike the Dorothy Perkins website which always seemed to previously reject my number - perhaps it has improved now).
If you shop via nectar e-shops you can get nectar points.
Gift vouchers available.
You can also chat with a personal stylist online - although I have never used this service so cannot comment.
Absolutely - fast, efficient service - I could happily never step in a shop again!
I spend way too much time and money on this site! The first thing I like about ASOS is the free delivery option, which saves a lot of money when you place regular orders. It is the only online fashion retailer that I know of that offers free delivery, the new look, river island, dorothy perkins, topshop sites all charge quite a bit for postage so it is a really great saving.
When I first began shopping with ASOS I thought that because the delivery was free it would take much longer for my things to arrive but over the course of about 2 years I've never waited longer than a week, the service is excellent. No lost or damaged parcels either which is a problem I've had with a few other online retailers. ASOS use a couple of different packaging methods, usually a plastic mailing bag for clothes with the clothes and receipt folded neatly inside and a cardboard box for shoes, jewellery, make-up and other items, but in the past there have been times when a t-shirt, a single lipstick or a pair of knickers has arrived in a cardboard box big enough to fit a pair of shoes in which was laughable and a total waste of packaging however in recent months this hasn't happened so I think they've thankfully realised how silly that packaging method was.
ASOS send parcels via a courier, usually Hermes, the delivery people I've had have always been chatty and friendly towards me, never had any problem with delivery at all. Parcels rarely need signing for which is good as I work during the day so am not home to sign for parcels, sometimes they do (hardly ever) and sometimes they don't (99% of the time) I don't know why some do need signing for and some don't, seems a little bit strange but it isn't something that puts me off using the site because the courier always leaves a card with information on how to arrange re-delivery.
While shopping on ASOS it is easy to spend hours of there looking at all the clothes, this is thanks to the attractive, eye-catching layout of the site. The site has quite large pictures showing the models wearing the clothes and once you click on one picture there is also a slideshow on the right hand side showing items similar to the item of clothing you've clicked on, this includes prices and through this I've found a lot of bargains and also a few things I wouldn't usually wear, it's a good way of finding hidden gems, as sometimes items don't show up in searches for some reason.
The clothes themselves vary in quality as ASOS sell a lot of different brands of clothing, including new look and river Island and more recently they've been selling primark clothes. They do have their own range of clothing most of which is reasonably priced in my opinion but a small majority of the prices are a bit extortionate and silly. The quality of the clothes I've ordered from ASOS that have been their own brand have been 99% good quality, the only problem I had was when a vest became bobbly and shapeless after literally two washes but it only cost me £3 so can't complain too much! ASOS prices vary hugely, there are clothes in there that are real bargains but also some of the items are aimed more towards people who have a very expensive taste in clothes (I saw a plain, very basic top from some obscure designer on there not long ago for over £200...!)
All in all this is a good site. There is lots of variety and the service is good, and payment is secure and fuss-free.
Now I think I speak for many girls when I say the more clothes the better! Although I sometimes look in the mirror at myself in a whole new outfit that I've bought for under £50 and hate the materialistic bubble I find myself in when it comes to clothes... I find comfort in the fact that all this was under £50.
ASOS is a great place for clothes hoarders with hundreds of products and no dreaded delivery charge! As with any online retailer the product quality is always going to be a bit of a risk, but out of all online shops I trust ASOS the most! Many of the products are from known and trusted brands such as River Island, Motel and so on. Also with many pictures taken from multiple angles and a zoom that might even show up the models imperfections (if they weren't edited out) they are about as honest as they can get! Disregarding the fact it might not look as good on you as it does on this pretty skinny tanned tall lady... but even then the return is free!
Asos market place is a nice addition and a clever move by ASOS to jump on the vintage bandwagon. It gives the opportunity for small clothing companies to play with the big boys. There are some good bargains to be found however going through products can be very tedious so personally I would stick to Ebay, Etsy etc for the bargains and only snoop on ASOS market place if you are in search of a new small independent brand to support or have the determination and time to kill to make it worth it.
I have been shopping on ASOS for a few years now and i absolutely love it!! I tend to buy just ASOS clothing because it is a really good price compared to other brands and i think the quality of their products is absolutely brilliant.
I have brought a number of things over the years from ASOS which included womens clothing, mens clothing for my partner, hair and beauty and if i am honest i tend to buy things that are in the sale so i dont spend alot of money on items and i can honestly say i have never been disappointed. If i have brought an item that isnt the correct size for me due to me ordering the wrong size i find it so easy to return or do an exchange by post and i find it hassle free.
I think the delivery prices are good too as they offer different options and sometimes offer free delivery which is even better. I even love to buy friends gifts from there as i know i can always return if they are incorrect.
I have been pondering about on ASOS for a while now, at least a year, I like to browse mainly for dresses and shoes as the shops around are rubbish and mainly closed down. Therefore I like to have a look online every now and then to pick up a couple of dresses for nights out so that I am not caught in that awkward situation when someone else turns up wearing the same thing! (How awkward is that though really?).
Anyway, recently I saw a dress that I liked, kept it in my saved items which get held there for a month and kept it there until I could afford it. Once I was payed I thought that I would buy said dress and paid for it, of course silly me, I didn't click the size that I wanted and it turned up in a size 18 (not my size). I got the confirmation email and quickly replied to ask if I could switch it to my correct size and they didn't reply. Two days later the dress arrived, although lovely, It was far too big for me and sent it back using the returns slip and free post ticket. That same day I ordered the dress again, but this time i actually checked it was the correct size and paid. I got the confirmation though, checked it again and all was good. The next day it arrived and low and behold it arrived in the wrong flaming size again! I am reluctant to order it for a third time as I have a feeling that this is just going to keep happening!
Either way, I shall tell you a bit more about the site.
ASOS stands for 'As seen on screen' and features a lot of clothes as worn by celebrities and such, it has a wide variety of clothes for both men and women including shoes, accessories and even things like fragrance and makeup.
Each categories of clothes has different options, so lets take my dress for example; it asked me what type of dress I was looking for, colour, size, and also a price range. I particularly like the price range function as it is a slider and you can slide it from the minimum price to the highest, and there is a wide range of prices on there, mainly because some of the clothes are designer. Whatever you chose to look for can be changed at any time i.e if you opted for a black dress, you can also include white or patterned etc.
The site, like other online shops accepts most credit and debit cards and offers a range of delivery options. They offer free standard delivery, or you can pay £3.95 to ensure delivery between 3-5 days or next day delivery, whichever suits your needs the most. I personally like this feature as sometimes I can be impatient and want things straight away.
I would advise you to have a look on this site as they really do have a lot to offer and always have a sale on where some fantastic bargains can be found!
asos.com is simply brilliant. it comes as no surprise to me that asos.com are such a popular retail store to purchase from. their site is laid out well and is easy to use, there are sections for both women and men, they do a 10% student discount, there is constantly a sale, you can search for clothing in the style of your favourite celebrity, there is all sorts of accessories as well as basic clothes, asos do a really wide range of sizes, and the clothes are very diverse in nature as not only does asos.com do their own brand at an affordable, and relatively cheap price, they do designer brands so this site is for a wide range of people with different financial circumstances. You can also search by the colour you want your clothes in, as well as the type of item, for example type of shoe. You can also search by brand and pricing. When you have ordered your item, the item gets to you in not very much time at all, you have to pay a slight fee if you would like next day delivery or delivery within 3-5 days. however, asos deserve their great reputation and popularity, highly recommended
I guess it seems foolish to explain what ASOS is, it is so successful that even my mother knows it!
An online store selling clothing, accessories & beauty & hygiene products for men & women, as well as feauturing blog pages & fashion updates & sending out a regular fashion magazine to their customers, ASOS is definitely a household name.
As a twenty-something girl, it is natural that this will focus on their products for females!
They feature a lot of brand names, from the pretty pricey (200 pounds & up for a dress!) to high street brands, & their own brand too, which generaly includes copies of more expensive clothes & basics at a pretty good price.
I've used ASOS literally hundreds of times over the last 10 years, both in France & the UK. They offer free delivery, including internationally, although the international delivery can be a little slow. Their returns are free too! In my experience, their delivery estimates are accurate & I have never had a problem with their refunds policy, always receiving a prompt confirmation of my return/exchange & the refund in due course. I also find their info about delivery prices & options to be easy to follow too, & they feature updates when your delivery may be affected ie. during bank holidays, which is efficient.
It did occur ONCE that I paid a little extra for delivery to make sure I would have a dress I'd ordered ready for a party, & it showed up at my house 2 days after. Hmpf. But I will admit that this was one single time out of many, so I don't really have a problem with that.
My major problem with ASOS is their sizing. I have bought size 6 dresses (what I normally wear) that have been like tents on me, or trousers that hang from my hips, whereas othertimes the same size will fit me perfectly. This has led me to usually buy with lower expectations as I know the clothes may be going back! This happens in a lot of stores but I think it is particularly bad with ASOS!
One final point is the HUGE range of choice, which I often find overwhelming, although they do give the option to filter by brand, type, colour, size & price, meaning you can eliminate any options that are out of stock in your size which saves a lot of time!
Overall, I would absolutely recommend ASOS. They offer great choice, great service, & often, great value too.
ASOS is an online fashion retail website that have a large range of clothing, bags and shoes at great prices. They also do great sales (Which seem to be constant) and discount designer clothing. They have most the biggest brands and are always on trend.
Credit where credit is due, i have to say that ASOS have really gotten their act together in terms of customer services recently.
I've been using the website since back in the day, when they still called themselves As Seen On Screen and focused on a small number of products that celebrities had been seen wearing. I remember returning a product to them a few years back and it taking me several months to acknowledge me and sort out a refund. It was a right carry on but obviously they have listened to their customers and got their act together.
I've returned two products recently. The first again they didn't acknowledge. No emails to say they'd received it, no refund, nothing, i thought it was as in the old days so i got ready for a fight. Sent my first emailing asking why i hadn't heard anything, they said send us a copy of your proof of postage and so i scanned it and emailed it straight to them. I had a full refund within two days was impressed.
The second time went a bit smoother. Two days after posting my item back i received an email to confirm that they had processed my return and then a refund in my bank account shortly after. Returns are also now free either through royal mail (At any post office) or through the Collection+ services that has quite a few corner shops and supermarkets that you can take the item to. There's also a collection service for £2.95 but i've never used it so can't really say how good it is.
Overall am a lot more impressed with ASOS than i used to be.
This review is published under my user name on both Ciao and Dooyoo.
ASOS is one the only clothing sites that offers something for all people and sizes. It has a range of clothes that suits everyone and different styles. One thing I love is that they offer different colours for dresses and tops and not everyone on the street would be wearing the same thing unlike stuff you buy from Topshop or Warehouse.
ASOS are unique, in the fact that they offer free delivery and free returns. It is such a good idea to order anything, no matter how much it is and then try it on at home and if you don't like it, just package it up in the reuseable boxes or bags and send it back... FOR FREE.
The quality varies on depending on the product and make. ASOS sells branded items such as warehouse, FCUK, River Island and Fred Perry. The website is easy to use and you are able to define searches so it suits what you are looking for (i.e, size, colour etc).
I like how ASOS offer student discount and on some occasion it goes up to 20%. There are always ASOS codes wondering around online and is great to use when buying expensive items such as Uggs.
The only problem is that you can only use one code per transaction. If you spend £100 or more, ASOS offer free next day delivery but in order to access the offer, you cannot use student discount.