Friday, 22 July 2011

Wholesale Dress dot net Haul

A couple of months ago, Wholesale-dress.net (Note: there is another dot com with the same name) had a pretty decent offer; $15 off if you spent above $50. I took the opportunity to do a test order.

I admit I was very hesitant about purchasing from WD because they have a lot of negative reviews. Just do a quick search on Google or YouTube and you'll be able to find these reviews. Of course, they do have some good reviews, too, otherwise I wouldn't have risked purchasing from them. I read, watched and compared A LOT of these haul reviews before finally deciding to make payment. The thing is, I really, really, REALLY wanted this particular asymmetric skirt which I couldn't find on AFW. Can you guess which skirt I'm talking about? Yeap, the skirt I wore here*click* and here*click*.


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Here's my Wholesale Dress haul review.

*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. All photos were taken right after I opened the package so please excuse the crumples. However, this review was written after washing and wearing all the clothes at least once*
Note: I'm 161cm (5' 3") tall

[Stock photos credit: Wholesale Dress]

Lace Embellished Dots Printed Blouse Green 
Rating: 10/10
Review: The colour is much brighter in real life but other than that, it looks pretty much like the stock photo. The blouse is very cute, has nice lace detailing and no sewing defects. Thumbs up!
I wore it here*click*


Leopard Cross Tassel T-shirt Black 
Rating: 10/10
Review: This fringe tee looks pretty much like the stock photo. Material is normal cotton and pretty comfy. I guess they can't go wrong with t-shirts. Thumbs up!
I wore it here*click*


Fashion Semi-circle Chiffon Vest Watermelon Red 
Rating: 7/10
Review: I purchased 2 of these vests, one in this watermelon red and one in black. In terms of colour and the scalloped edge, the vests looks pretty much like the stock photo.
As you can see, the material is very different, though. Still, I like it very much as it reminds me of the ones from Topshop (only much cheaper). The vests are also pretty sheer. I mentioned that a few loose threads were not a problem to me, but this one had a lot of it sticking out (I snipped them off before the picture was taken).
I wore it here*click*


Fashion Design Solid Color Swallow-tailed Chiffon Skirt Black 
Rating: 9/10
Review: The skirt looks exactly like the stock photo. I don't know if you can see from my photo, but there is a little metal button right at the bottom (the part with the longest hem). You can fold it up to your waist and fasten the button to turn it into a short skirt.
One complaint is that the inner lining is way too short.
I wore it here*click* and here*click*.


Fashion Rivet Embellished High Waist Dress Sapphire Blue
Rating: 7/10
Review: The skirt looks exactly like the stock photo.
However, I'm very surprised with the sizing because it's actually too loose around the waist for me. A lot of wholesale clothing runs small, so I really did not expect that. Oh well, better too big than too small.


Multilayered Exquisite Knitted Hollow-out Flower Pantskirt
Rating: 8/10
Review: Ok, my photo doesn't really do the lace crochet any justice, but it looks pretty much like the stock photo. It's really quite pretty and very feminine.
Sadly, I can barely zip it up and I really don't have the legs to pull it off. Sometimes I forget that I no longer possess the hips and waist of a young girl, but one of an OL. The only reason I can think of as to why I purchased these must be as they say in Cantonese, "gwai yum ngan" (literal translation: ghost close eyes). I must have been momentarily blinded or something.
The low rating is due to the provided hip measurements being inaccurate. I would have given it an even lower score, but I must be fair and say it would look good on someone thinner than me.


Gold Buttons Embellished Chiffon Shirt White
Rating: 5/10
Review: It looks pretty much like the stock photo and the material is pretty comfy, but unfortunately, the collar is very high. I'm not sure if it's a sewing defect, but it really does look a bit awkward when worn. To give you a rough idea, if the model had worn the shirt I got, the collar would have been where her necklace is. The shirt is also pretty sheer.

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That concludes my WD haul review. As you can see, I ordered mostly basics and simple tops because I didn't want to risk getting horrible quality stuff.

From personal experience, I have to say that WD's customer service is not exactly top-notch. It took more than a week for my items to be posted out. In this week, I would often use their livechat service to check if everything I ordered was in stock. Every time, they would assure me that everything was in stock. On the 5th day, I receive an email to tell me that one of the items was out of stock -.-

Since I couldn't find a replacement, they just refunded my money...NOT into my Paypal account, but on to my WD account! Wha...?? Since it's only a couple of dollars, I have not chased it up (mainly because I can't be bothered to go through the whole process). I might use the store credit in the future, who knows.

That's not the worst bit, though. Their staff would often leave me hanging in the middle of a query so that I've to go, "Hello? Are you still there?". I would always patiently wait about 5 to 10 mins before nudging them, so you can imagine a simple stock query like that could take an hour. Also, I disliked how they refused to give me an exact date or even an approximation as to when my package will be sent out. Answers like "soon" are simply not acceptable. Soon to you may be more than a week, but soon to me sounds like the next day.

Postage-wise, I had no problems once it actually left their warehouse. I did my math and decided to opt for a quicker, but more expensive postage method (JCEX) to ensure my package wouldn't get lost in the post. The package took only a few days to arrive, which is super fast considering it's posted all the way from China (to the UK).

If I were to judge solely on my first experience purchasing from WD, I'd say I'm quite satisfied with them. I'm quite lenient in my ratings because I always keep in mind how much I paid for the items (less than £7 each, including postage). I suppose I will buy from them again if they have something I really want.

38 comments:

  1. There customer service is hopeless, I purchased a pair of boot and they say they are not in stock.  I chose a second pair, and surprise they are not in stock.  Now onto choosing my third pair because they won't give me my money back.  Very frustrating and really wished I had read through some of the reviews because I would not have touched them. 

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  2. That's the annoying thing about them. They never update the stock statuses promptly. Saying they have so much stock, it's impossible to give a proper update is simply not acceptable. They need to hire more people, then. Hope you get your purchases soon

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  3. A very objective review, write it attentively! :-)

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  6. So valuable review! Get a lot from you! I also chatted with their customer services in WD, it seems that their reaction is not timely enough,but they told me they were always very busy in a particular period of a day, have to contact with more than twenty customers at the same time on MSN or Skype. I  hope and think they could be better in the future. Generally, I love shopping in WD!

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  7. hmm if i pm them on ym for example because i want to cancel an order, i pm all the accounts and someone or maybe two will reply in a few minutes.. also about the posting, i think mine took 1-3 days.. is it because im nearer? (Phil?) lol hehe though i opted for the cheapest shipping which took about a month, but nah thats normal for international shipping anyways so i didnt mind. just got my first order last month, and now im waiting for the 2nd one to come =)

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  8. Sounds like a review of Causeway Mall that I've done. it's hit or miss, but all the stuff there is so cute.

    I like your pics, esp the asymmetrical skirt. Too bad about the shirt and the shorts.

    I'll buy the shorts off you, if you're willing to part with them.

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

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  9. the sheer skirt is gorgeous though !







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  10. the skirt is lovely! i do find that with a lot of such stores the lining is always very short. no idea why XD i have not bought any from a website before but i have visited clothing wholesale places in taiwan and hk and china and the clothes always have short lining XD

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  11. Really lovely things!

    xxx
    - Laura

    http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi! I love your blog! I've ordered from that website and things are soo cheap I was a bit worried, so found your post very useful! Some friends ordered and received the items and are happy with their purchases!

    Just started a new blog, would appreciate if you all would check it out :) 

    www.yanasdollhouse.blogspot.com 

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  13. tks for your ratings, it's no so easy when you buy online, you never know if what you buy will be the same of the photos or not. kisses

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  14. 2, 5,7 pics are my fav,..that skirt is awesome and love the cross on t-shirt, and that white shirt, it's pitty it has that high collar.

    i really like your style, nice stuffs ^^

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  15. It isn't necessarily bad that the skirt doesn't fit around the waist - just wear a belt around it and make it look like a paperbag skirt. It's a very nice look!

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  16. Nelah@52newdays.blogspot.com21 November 2012 at 15:21

    I like everything frim your haul especially those crochet shorts, wish they were longer. I miss living in Asia, that is for sure...all the cute and affordable items everywhere.

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  17. Thanks for the review! You give so high points for them ^__^ I was very critique really...
    I adore the shirt fringe with the cross and the black skirt :) really pretty!

    xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  18. the 1st top is really cute! but yeah these wholesale sites are always hit or miss. I've order from Zipia a few times and even there the items are hit or miss despite that they have very good quality clothes. i do like that these sites have so many selections & it's very unlikely that you'll run into someone w the same thing!

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  19. You make me want to make another order!
    With Wholesale-dress you have to just be patient, like I mentioned to you before their service is so poor. They take ages to process big orders (even 5+ items!) and it takes a while to arrive. My recent one took about three weeks to arrive and maybe about two weeks to process. 
    I only make order knowing that it'll take about a month+ to come. It sucks, but they have been like that for ages :(

    Would you be able to link us to the items please, as it's always a pain to search through their catalogue :( 

    <3

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  20. I've been hearing a lot about wholesaledress. Thanks for the review because I was wondering about them! I like the pieces you bought. Weird that that tank is a different material! lol



    Shasie 


    Wrinkle
    In Time Vintage Giveaway

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  21. Very interesting review. I was particularly intrigued since I recall reading on The World Looks Red a few months ago that she was shocked at the low quality of the items she received and publicly dropped them as an official sponsor of her blog! You're right to be lenient in consideration of how little the garments cost to make.

    http://tea-for-two-and-two-for-tea.blogspot.com/

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  22. Those crochet shorts are gorgeous! However they do look extremely short. I'm not really sure if girls with long, thin legs can still pull it off without making it look like some fancy, boy shorts underwear...lol

    I'm surprised with the blue skirt. Looking at the stock picture I would've expected it to be bodycon. Plus it looks form-fitting on the petite model so I guess it's just another case of poor manufacturing. Guess it's always a bit of a gamble ordering from these sites! :P

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  23. (sorry about previous comment) Those crochet shorts are gorgeous! However they do look extremely short. I'm not really sure if girls with long, thin legs can still pull it off without making it look like some fancy, boy shorts underwear...lol

    I'm surprised with the blue skirt. Looking at the stock picture I would've expected it to be bodycon. Plus it looks form-fitting on the petite model so I guess it's just another case of poor manufacturing. Guess it's always a bit of a gamble ordering from these sites! :P

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  24. I'm soo glad u talked about this site :).. I really liked ur ootd!!!! Oiii time to online shop even more!!! Sooo sad the watermelon top didn't turn out with the same material :(... I really like how it looks in the model .. Darn it.

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  25. i ordered from them too, and im still waiting. maybe two months? hahaha i opted for the cheapest shipping :P

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  26. thanks for posting the review! i'm always hesitant about purchasing from places online that i don't know very well! at least the clothes you got mostly matched the stock photos (and they're cute too). i do hate dealing with crap customer service though! that part sucks >_<

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  27. Thanks for the reviews! I've thought about buying from wholesale places like this, but I'm always so worried about the quality and fit. The lace shorts are really cute! They look like they should have cost a lot more :)

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  28. Thank you for the review dear! Really appreciate it. (:

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  29. Thanks for the reviews. I always wanted to purchase clothing from that site but I heard most of the clothes are Free Size so it might be too small for me :[

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  30. wow awesome post
    i especially like the scalloped tank and the black skirt is amazing, i think the site is great for budget clothing thats cute!
    thanks for posting

    http://www.niumo.blogspot.com

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  31. What are the exact measurements of the shorts? And the quality? I might be interested in buying them off you : )

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  32. I think what you get exactly look like the same shape as the catalog.
    From my experience something that came with a low price also came with a bad quality even not for all things. Sometimes if we are lucky enough we could get a good things come with a good deal, i think that's the art of online shopping,hehe :)

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  33. Thanks for such thorough review, im always skeptical in ordering in whole sale websites as the measurements and quality are usually very hit or miss. plus im too large for one sized outfits i think. Im really liking the leopard cross t shirts though :)
    http://hooliganchoi.blogspot.com/

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  34. thanks so much for this review! iv been very tempted to buy from them in the past but was put off as i was unsure about true quality of the clothing, this has really helped! The clothes dont look too bad but what puts me off now is the delivery times! x

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  35. thanks for sharing your review!!
    i love the black skirt!!!

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  36. Interesting post, thanks for the review! xx

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  37. the spotted blouse and the chiffon vest are by far my favorite. I was already checking the site for the chiffon vest but the shipping prices are so expensive ;-; is there any online store or site with this kind of asian clothing with lower shipping prices? 
    thanks :3*

    xoxoMonstros no Armário 

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  38. Teen fashion moves at a rapid pace, with drastic changes happening from season to season. It's impossible to keep up, especially on a teenager's budget and these are such a lovely stuffs for teenage clothing.
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/womens-tanks-and-camis.htm

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