Friday, 27 May 2011

Asia Fashion Wholesale haul

Here's my haul from Asia Fashion Wholesale (AFW)!

*Ratings are based on the quality, the price and how much I like the item.
When reviewing, I keep in mind how much I paid for the item and if the material/workmanship (a few loose threads are not a problem to me) is worth it. Then, I think about whether the item is actually wearable.
The original stock photos are on the left and my photos are on the right*
UPDATED: I'm 161cm (5' 3")

[Stock photos credit: http://asia-fashion-wholesale.com/]
I have been looking for a long-sleeved, off-shouldered sweater for a while now and was about to buy this exact same one on eBay, when I spotted it on AFW. Good thing I waited because the one on eBay was much more expensive.
Rating: 9/10
Review: This sweater looks exactly like the picture. The material's just okay. It's very light and thin which makes it very comfortable to wear. I'll have to wear a vest inside, though. It's supposed to be loose-fit, so no problems with the sizing.
UPDATE: I wore it here*click*

Rating: 8/10
Review: This lace maxi dress looks pretty much like the picture. Pretty good material. The lace is quite pretty. It has an inner lining although I'm not sure why it stops just below the knee. The dress itself reaches just above my ankles. Personally, I would have preferred it to be a bit longer. The top part is stretchable so no problems with the sizing.
One complaint though is that due to the packing, the feathers were crumpled and doesn't look quite as nice as it should. Also (not really a complaint, but more of a personal preference), the straps do not come with any buckles. You're meant to tie it on your own, but I'm always worried about straps like that coming undone.

Rating: 9/10
Review: This maxi dress looks pretty much like the picture. Very good material. It has an inner lining which stops below the knee. I'm not sure how tall the model is, but for me, the dress itself falls above my ankles. It would have been prettier if it were just an inch or two longer. The top part is stretchable so no problems with the sizing.
UPDATE: I wore it here*click*

Not sure why the dress looks quite short in the picture, but in real life, the length is fine.
Rating: 8/10
Review: This lace cream dress looks exactly like the picture. Decent material. The dress is supposed to be a little bit flowy, so the fitting is fine.
One complaint is that the inner lining is too short. It's also a bit sheer.
UPDATE: I wore it here*click*

This dress is SO pretty!
Rating: 8/10
Review: This red polka-dotted vintage style dress is exactly like the picture. Very good chiffon-y material. Very flowy, very comfortable. The waist and sleeves are stretchable and fits me well.
One complaint is that the inner lining is too short. I may have to wear a happy slip (*high five* to those who know what I'm talking about) underneath.
UPDATE: I wore it here*click* and here*click*

Oh my God, I LOVE this dress! Yes, it's basically the same as the dress above, only with long sleeves.
Rating: 10/10
Review: This green polka-dotted vintage style dress is exactly like the picture. Very good chiffon-y material. Very flowy, very comfortable. The waist and cuffs are stretchable and fits me well.
UPDATE: I wore it here*click*

This is the most dissapointing out of the bunch.
Rating: 4/10
Review: This pink tulle skirt looks pretty much like the picture. The satin material inside is very comfortable and the tulle outside isn't the stiff, itchy kind. The waist, though stretchable, is a little bit tight on me, but not too uncomfortable.
However, the skirt is kind of sheer even with the satin lining inside. Another major complaint is that the skirt has sewing defects. Please refer to the picture below.

The seams are inside-out!! And there are 3 seams!! It is quite noticeable, but still wearable, I suppose. It's still a defect, nonetheless. I docked off quite a lot of marks for that.

This is how they packed the clothes. Each piece is in its individual plastic wrapper. No frills, but that's fine with me considering how ridiculously cheap the prices were. The package took nearly two weeks to arrive, but that's normal considering it's posted all the way from China (to the UK).

All in all, I'm very happy with my purchases. Nearly everything was exactly what I had expected (I must add I've very reasonable expectations) and the quality of the items aren't too bad at all. For the price I paid, I really only have good things to say about AFW.

Total paid for all 7 pieces (including postage): £47.06!!
That means that each piece is slightly less than £7!!!


Have you purchased anything from clothing wholesale websites before?

50 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!! I've never heard of this website before. I was tempted to buy from another wholesale website (I forgot what it's called.. I think happy wholesale or something?), but I decided not to because a lot of reviews online said they had really bad services and the quality's not that nice! I might tryout this one that you reviewed since the quality seems to be not bad! I really like the first sweater in this post :) and I might tryout some maxi dresses.. hopefully they won't be too short for me :S Sorry if this question is weird, but how tall are you? I just want to know if the length of the dresses would be okay for me, hope you don't mind!

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  2. Sounds like it's better than Causeway Mall which sponsored me before--prices are competitive, the designs are very similar... but it sounds like AFW is actually better quality. Too bad their website is so bad to navigate through. I like Causeway Mall's site much better, in terms of browsing.

    I'll have to give them a browsing later, though!

    Thanks!

    HAPPY SLIP. LOLOLOL!!!

    Crrrrristin, don't porget to wear yur hap y-slip! (It's very true, my own mother puts an i sound before most s's. "Y-speshal" (Special.))

    xx{ish.},
    Mae Lu @ thereafterish.!

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  3. Ah! The green dress is super cute. >o<

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  4. Hi Joey,

    The two polka dot dresses are so pretty. They are my favourite from the lot. I like the very first cardigan, looks comfortable but stylish too.

    My friend and I once bought some dress from online website specialising in Korean/Japanese style clothings based in China. Unfortunately, the quality was substandard. In fact, the product was significantly different from the advert (worn on model).

    P/s: thanks again for the lovely award tag. I have yet to find the time to tag you back. It's now on my rain check list!!

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  5. wow ! nice haul ! and it's so cheap!! I must try that site out too =] Thanks for the review

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  6. Hi Joey! I love everything from your haul! I especially love the maxis and the polka dot dresses. So pretty!

    Thanks for sharing! <3

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  7. great pieces at amazing prices! i love wholesale site!

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  8. Amazing review! I love asian styled clothes, they provide excellent wardrobe fillers as they're so cheap! So jealous of the red and green dresses they would be so perfect for work! Thanks so much for your vote in the comp babe :) it means so much! fingers and toes crossed indeed hehehe ^_^ xx

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing! I've never shopped at wholesale sites before - I always thought you had to buy in bulk or something. A lot of these things look like they came right off of Yesstyle's site - the style is so similar. I love the turquoise polka dot dress as well! It looks super cute :D

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  10. Great haul! I like the striped top and the red polka-dotted dress! <3 Can't wait to see you wear them : )

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  11. a very nice bargain! i think my faves are the polka dot dresses!! great clothes haul.. now I'm itching to buy some clothes! >_<

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  12. both the polka dotted dresses are soooo soooo cute! I hope i can find this in a local wholesale or those online blogshops XD thsnkd for sharing and thank youuu so much for joining my giveaway! :D <3

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  13. I like the 2nd and 3rd pic the most -- the long summery dresses. You made some really good choices~!

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  14. If you hold the feathers over a steaming kettle it should revive them!

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  15. Joey..
    Long time no "see" hehe
    Nice finds! I love those stuffs, I've ever saw that but I was affraid if the real stuffs and the picture will look very different.
    I've got mys first frankie magz from online shop. You must see this magazine, you will love it :)
    My new job is great, I've been busy to do it with all my heart, but sometimes i miss my time to do blogwalking and browsing,hehe

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  16. omg, lovely buys! :D
    lol, you are only one cm bigger than me :x

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  17. Lovely! I love the summery long dresses! <3 <3

    Want to get some myself now! ^^

    xoxo HitomiNeko xoxo
    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com

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  18. I like your blog a lot, it's sugar sweet! Would you like to follow each other? love, m.

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  19. I love that green poka-dot dress! Super duper cute. Hope to see you rock some of the outfits!

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  20. i enjoy your review on asian fashion wholesale :) i used to buy from them heapsss.
    i agree, its okay quality considering what you pay for!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your haul! You can see the inner lining skirt on the second model.
    So sucky to hear about the tulle skirt! It looks really pretty ^__^
    I have never heard of AWF before so defintely going to check that out!

    xx

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  22. Wow, the moment I saw those two beautiful polka dot dresses, I was sold!

    I need them too, and am gonna go onto that website now to check out their stuff, thanks for sharing babe! :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  23. I love love LOVE this post of yours! It’s very informative and I like how you did a side by side photo from site and real life photo comparison. You really got very lucky gal coz your purchases seem to have met my expectation of that site. In fact, some of your actual pictures of the quality of fabric look really good. I love the red polka dotted dress best and I like how the real life picture looks exactly as depicted on the website.

    I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN by the short inner lining. Argh... don;t you find these irritating? I’ve to wear some dresses as tops just coz of their short inner lining and I can’t find nice petticoats that can be worn exposed at the hem in Singapore. I know Korea and Japan sells them.

    I’ll look forward to more in depth review from you after a few times of wearing them.

    BTW, Google Account wouldn't let me post as my name on everyone’s blogger a/c except mine so I've got to indicate that I'm Jo of iamjolene.blogspot.com. When commenting, I had to keep logging in and posting only to be brought back to the log in page again and again. For blogs with anonymous-enabled commenting, I tried posting as anonymous too but it led me back to the log in page except for 1 person’s blog so far. I can’t find any anon posting for your comment box so let's see how this comment would appear.

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  24. OH YES! It appeared successfully. Oohh I love your blog!

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  25. Wow I love the green and white sweater, and the teal and white spotted dress. They're lovely. Shame about the pink skirt :( But I guess the other items make up for it? The price is pretty amazing too for so many items. Seriously though, well done and such great buys!
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  26. Love the review!

    I was wondering if you could post the link to the green polka dot dress? I'm in love with it~! :D

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  27. Awesome I Love the reviewing. I bought several things from wholesale dresses. and Im so annoyed but I guess the pieces were insanely cheap. And Im not exactly small busted and small assed. ahahah Love the spotty dresses though so adorable x

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  28. great haul! surprised everything looks like the stock photos from the site. i've had a few bad experiences with asian sites like these. but i love everything :)! even that skirt! despite the weird seams, it still looks really nice on the hanger. hmm.

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  29. omg great review~~thanks for sharing the site!! i love everything you got!! the polka dot trend is totally adorable n_n and for the laced maxi, i think it looks nice at knee length too~~

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  30. Great haul and quite a helpful review. Would you be so kind to post the links to the polka dot dresses if you still have them please? I just can't seem to find them on the site

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  31. Unfortunately, AFW didn't email me my order list nor keep records (not with links anyway) of my order on the website. Their search is horrendous, so I can't seem to find it myself. Sorry about that.

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  32. Hi! I just wanted to ask.. how much is the shipping fee for asian countries? I live in the philippines :)

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  33. You have to check with them

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  34. This is so useful! Because I want to shop there to.

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  36. hey thanks foe the review, I was thinking about buying from them for sometime. and i think i got the fair view. thanks a lot :)

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  38. It's a great haul about fashion wholesale from Asian, I love it.  Appreciate you can share more review the fashion with good quality at factory price. 

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  39. I also ordered from them (three dresses just to try it out); I liked the dresses, but the common theme was that they were completely transparent (especially those that were white). I'm on the fence on whether or not I should order from them again...

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  42. Yeah I also had that problem that common problem for all dresses were transparent, I don't want to order from them again, but I can't find other guess wholesale clothing page... Because there is a lot of scamers in the market.

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