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More Woohoo than Boohoo!
Member Name: bluejules
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Boohoo.com is a women's fashion website offering clothes, shoes and accessories at affordable prices. Their range comes in sizes 8-14 although some items do go up to a size 16.
== The Website ==
The website is easy to navigate and the first place I visited was the clearance section as it said there was up to 75% off. There are some good bargains to be had in this section however you have to trawl through all the pages to see what's available as it isn't sorted into categories. I didn't mind this as I wasn't busy when I went to take a look at the site, but if I was more pushed for time I think this would annoy me a bit. You can't search by size or price either, which I think would be a nice feature to have.
All the items are named after a girl's first name, which I think is quite a nice idea. You can browse the items by category e.g. Just arrived, Holiday shop, Dresses, Knitwear, Tops, Shorts, Swimwear, lingerie etc. There is a large selection of items in each categories and I'm sure there'll be something there that would appeal to most women. There was lots of items that I really liked and some that I wouldn't wear if you paid me but I think that's the same for most places really, and that's what makes it appealing to a large number of women.
Once you've clicked on an item it is easy to see which sizes it is available in and you can also view it in different colours. There are also numerous photos so you can see the item from different views (e.g. front and back).
== My Order ==
I placed my order on a Sunday evening and it was with me by the following Thursday. I received an email on the Tuesday telling me that the order had been despatched. I selected the standard delivery as this was £1 cheaper than the next day delivery and as I wasn't in a hurry for items I thought I might as well save the £1. I ordered a red belt (£6), Penguin t-shirt (£6), Penguin Jumper (£10), black dress (£25), leopard print dress (£10), and a black short sleeved cardigan (£5) with the postage this order came to about £65. I thought this was good for the number of items of clothing I had bought. Due to the low prices I wasn't expecting the quality to be anything special but I was pleasantly surprised. It's true you get what you pay for, so by no means is it fantastic but I'll certainly get a good few wears out of them.
== The Clothes ==
I was really happy with the clothes I received. I've worn the t-shirt, jumper and cardigan a couple of times now and they all washed well. The jumper is t-shirt material and has an iron on picture of a penguin, which having been washed twice now is looking ever so slightly grey (instead of black) so I don't think I'll get a huge number of wears out of it but I still think it is worth the £10 I paid for it.
I wore one of the dresses when I went out last weekend and I was really pleased with it. It looked good and was comfortable. The other dress (leopard print) I've decided to keep for my 21st birthday party in May. I bought it because it was in the sale and I liked it but I decided it would be nice for my party so I'm saving it for that. I'm really pleased that I've got my party dress for only £10!
== Returns ==
The website does have a returns policy but fortunately I was happy with all of my order so I didn't need to use it. There are full details on how to return an item in the help section and it looks like it is a pretty straight forward procedure. They charge a £1 re-stocking fee per item (or £2 where free delivery was given as part of a promotion).
== Advantages ==
* Large Choice
* Quick delivery
* Decent quality
* E-newsletter delivered to your email address
== Disadvantages ==
* Can't browse by size or price
* The clearance section is not sorted into categories
* Limited range of sizes.
* Limited number of wears?
== Overall ==
I was very pleased with my order. The items arrived quickly and the quality of the clothes is very reasonable for the price. The clothes are fashionable and affordable and I'll definitely be purchasing from them again! If you're a woman (or indeed, a man who knows a woman!) this website is certainly worth a look.
*Note - Myshoppingrewards.co.uk offer cashback (4% I believe) if you open an account with boohoo.com through the link on the myshoppingrewards website, so I joined through this link and got a couple of pounds cashback from my order :). It's not loads but it's better in my pocket :)
Thanks for reading! xox
Summary: A great, affordable fashion website :)