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How and Where to shop for the latest fashion Online

July 20, 2018

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping – Bo Derek

Shopping is more than just buying things for me, it’s a therapy that brings satisfaction and happiness at the same time. Of course money matters a lot to bring such pleasure to your soul in this case. But today let’s keep our discussion around Shopping only.

As the title suggests today we will talk about HOW and WHERE to shop for the latest fashion online.

Let’s start with HOW to shop!!

Admit it!! we all love shopping and specially with the digital boom the online shopping experiences has made us more addicted to it. online shopping is currently the most preferred shopping methods of almost every individual, and why not? it is very convenient and you can shop whatever you like at the comfort of your home.

There are few things that must be kept in mind while shopping online. So let me share a few of my ground rules.

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If you are a person who is afraid of shopping online and unsure of the quality, size and afraid of fraud?  You are not alone. I had the same issue a few years back like any other person who is doubtful about the authenticity of online sites. But with some research and basic rules  I overcame my fear. So, let me share with you my Seven basic rules to follow while shopping online.

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1. Return & Refund Policy:

The popularity of online shopping increased among today’s generation because of it’s convenience. You can buy anything from anywhere around the world with a click sitting at the comfort of your home. But what after buying? If you have to return or exchange or refund? Ultimately money matters right? Therefore, it is very important to go through the Return and Refund policies of any online site before purchasing. The quality of the services provided by the site can be determined from their return and refund policies. If the site is not user friendly in terms of their refund and return policies you might want to avoid purchasing  from it.

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2. Always Compare:

It is very important to always compare the prices of the products on different websites. Being a loyal shopper is a good habit but it may cost you a 100 bucks extra. As you might miss a good deal at some other site for the same product. For a great deal and smart shopping experience it is always wise to check for the variety of deals available in different websites for the particular product that you are looking for. This way you not only save a lot of money but also do not miss out any opportunity to grab a great discount/offers.

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3. Shipping charges:

Many of us ignore this point, but it is observed that in the name of shipping charges we end up paying a lot while shopping online. A minimum of 50 rupees and a maximum of 100 rupees is a standered amount charged by almost all the websites. In case of international websites there are different rules that includes custom charges etc. But for a national shipping paying more then 150 can not be justified. Hence, a small point not to avoid for a bigger loss.

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4. COD (Cash on delivery):

This is a great option to keep your doubtful mind calm. There are few of us who are still not convinced. I know? It happens. That is why the COD option is there. Opt for COD if you are afraid of paying online or sharing your credit card details. It is a great option provided by websites that make your shopping experiences amazing. And if the site has no COD facilities, either you look for some other site or just pay online dude!!

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5. Reviews:

Another important point given less attention is reviews. It is a complete waste of energy and time if you shop online without going through the reviews. I have had horrible experiences just because I ignored reading reviews earlier. A review gives us a very good idea of the product. It not only helps you in choosing the right product but also saves you from getting that shock when you receive something extremely opposite to what you expected.

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6. Size matters:

While we shop online we often ignore the size chart which is quite normal. We think we know our sizes and it does not matter what is there in the chart. But it is very important to go through the size chart of the brand and product to avoid buying ill fitted clothing. Every brand and product has different fitting and sizes. The size chart makes the process of choosing the perfect fitted attire for your body type very easy and convenient. Another thing to keep in mind is to check the material as well. Just looking at the picture and buying stuff is not going to benefit you much. It is always advised to at least look at the information about the clothing material and washing guide.

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7. Subscribe for alerts:

Shopping is fun but if you are unaware of the new product releases at the very first place you might miss some serious fashion alerts. Don’t just buy but also subscribe for the website. As a subscriber you will get notifications of different new buys, offers and discounts which is very profitable.

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These how to’s have helped me in making my online shopping experiences much more enjoyable and safe. Now that we know how we can shop wisely let me share Five of my most favourite online shopping sites for Beauty and Fashion.

1. Myntra.com

India’s most loved and preferred Online shopping site for Beauty and Fashion is Myntra.com . The company has its headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka and it is founded in 2007. Later in 2014 it was acquired by Flipkart.com another e-commerce giant of India. Myntra is one of the India’s largest fashion destination with more than 2000 brands available. The website is liked and loved by almost every person belonging to different age groups. It has a very good ‘Return and Refund Policy’ and quite user friendly. With amazing fashion content and styling tips the website is constantly delivering some awesome shopping experiences to its users. For me it is one of my very old favourite destinations online to grab the latest fashion.

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2.   KOOVS.Com

Koovs.Com is definitely another popular shopping destination for online shoppers.  The website has a wide range of Indian and International brands as well as international designers creating amazing fashionable cloths and accessories for their own range. The headquarter of the company is in Gurgaon and also has a office in London. Although it was started as an independent e-commerce company in 2010, it is only in 2012 started dealing with fashion. With some of the major international designers collaborating the website has definitely become a latest Fashion hub. For me I love  Koovs.com  as it offers a  wide variety of Men’s fashion in comparison to other websites , of course it serves women fashion as well. So, if you think you deserve some international fashion at a desi pocket friendly way, Koovs.Com is your best buddy.

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3. SHEIN.Com

The latest in international online shopping sites in SHEIN.Com. The website is exclusively dedicated to women’s fashion and has a wide variety of clothing collection. The website is currently shipping to over 80 countries in the world. SHEIN is particularly popular for providing latest fashion in a pocket friendly price. The varied collection of attires and fashion accessories are sure to be admired by women across the globe.  Meanwhile, there are few things that are to be kept in mind while shopping from an international website, such as, the custom charges and how much time it is going to take to reach you. Apart from this you are good to go, it is definitely a budget friendly option if you are looking for latest fashion at a reasonable price.

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4. Nykaa.Com

Perhaps the most popular of all the above is Nykaa.com , the popularity of this site is immense. It is one of the most famous beauty retailers of India. It started as an online retailer in 2012. However, the popularity and demand of the website increased to such an extend that now it has several physical outlets across the country.  It is a one stop destination for every cosmetic and wellness product. Apart from providing more then 400 brands and 35000 + products to its customers the company also has its own cosmetic line. With the wide range loyal customer base the company is increasing day by day. It is definitely my most favourite online shop to grab my makeup essentials.

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5. StyleCracker.Com 

The latest in addition and one of a kind is the StyleCracker.com. It is founded in 2013 by Dhimaan Shah and Archana Walavalkar. The website is India’s only personal styling platform, it creates personalised boxes full of cloths and accessories that is delivered to your doorsteps. With the association of popular celebraty Alia Bhatt it has recently gained a  lot of attention. The Website promises to provide extremely personalised styling to individuals by a group of talented designers and stylists. The experience is very much unique and exceptional. The aim and the theme of the service provided makes this website one of my current favourites. So if you also want a personal stylist to create a look for you just head to StyleCracker.com .

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That’s it !!these are some of my top picks for you dear readers. Hope you enjoyed reading my post and in case I gave you any wrong info please correct me (because I am also a learner). So what are you waiting for ??

Happy shopping to you all.

 

Love

Jinty <3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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