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Asos - what's all the fuss about!?
Author Name: daisylee3
Advantages: Wide range & simple to navigate
Disadvantages: Pages can look crowded with the pictures of various models
The name 'Asos' isn't very catchy in my opinion & i'd never heard of it, but after seeing Asos advertised via Diet Coke, a variety of blogs (including Lookbook - a huge fashion archive) & a few magazines, I decided i'd give it a look and see what the big deal was!
I simply typed 'Asos' into my Google homepage and clicked on the first result which took me to Asos.com. I was greeted by the Asos homepage which featured a 50% Sale page and at the top was various categories such as; women, men, fashion finder, blogs & market place. Further up there's a view of how many items you add to your bag & the price, aswell as a search bar & the Asos logo.
I decided to click on the womens section which showed me the different catergories for this section;
New in clothing/shoes/designer wear
Accessories - bags, hosiery, hats, gloves, belts, hair accessories,scarves, sunglasses etc
Beaty - makeup
Jackets & coats
Jumpers & Cardigans
Jumpsuits & Playsuits
Lingerie & Nightwear
Shoes - long boots, heels, ankle boots, flats
Socks & Tights
Trousers & Leggings (love the leggings section - lots of choice including knitted leggings)
T Shirts & Vests
I clicked onto the jumpers & cardigan catergory which brought up a page full of models and told me there'd bein a match of 502 products. I clicked onto the sort by drop down option and chose 'show low to high.' The cheapest product was £7 & should of bein £27 - great bargain! It's a bit of a mind overload because of the models wearing the product and sometimes i got confused on what product they were actually selling as the models were sometimes wearing layers of clothes, making it slightly confusing but there's a brief description which helps alot. Also some of the pictures of the model are from a slight distance so it's hard to see the detail of the clothing. When you click on the picture of the model it takes you to another page which has information on the materials used to make the item of clothing, delivery info, return info & the ability to watch the model walking down a short catwalk wearing the item of clothing you're intrested in to give you an idea what it looks like on. This is my favourite feature of the website & it always helps me make my mind up!
Overall the website layout is simple & pretty good, although confusing at times because of the sheer number of pictures of models which is distracting when you're trying to figure out what you want. If you're plus sized or a slightly larger girl i wouldn't reccomend Asos as the models are all stick thin and most clothing goes upto a 12. I'm a 8 and found that the cardigan i ordered was slightly tight!
Packaging wise my cardigan was securely packaged & the courier was polite. I ordered on the 1st april and it arived on the 4th so brilliant service. Delivery was free which was great.
Not all the products are that cheap & the quality in my opinion of the cardigan i bought (which cost me £25) wasn't that much better than Primark but i'd reccomend Asos if you'd like a change and have a good look at clothes even if there's nothing you'd like to buy atleast you get a quick look at the in-season stuff, new outfits & there's even access to fashion & music blogs via the website including street styles which i love!
Summary: Nothing special