I have been addicted with a lot of colorblock patterns with shirts lately (I have six to ten tops with this pattern) and I can't seem to get enough of them! Gaaaah! And so when I saw some bloggers wearing those Black and White colorblock shirts from a site called Romwe, I know I just had to have mine!
Romwe was established in the 2009’s Christmas night. Just within half a year, Romwe has changed from a simple vintage specialty shop into a pint-sized platform of high-street fashion. (from Romwe.com)
Romwe is an online store based in China that sells apparel, shoes, accessories and other vintage pieces as well. They offer free shipping worldwide with no minimum purchase.
First, I browsed for reviews from other bloggers (of course, I don't want to involve myself on something when there's no refund policy). There were mixed opinions, others saying they never got their items, but then, there are a lot of Filipinos who have already bought from the site so I guess, why not.
I ordered four items - three shirts and one pair of tights. Good thing that they give a discount code for your first order and they usually give out discounts as well if you reach a certain amount, say $20 of when you reach a total of $110.
|This is how the invoice looks like|
While ordering, I also added a note saying to put a different amount for the total (as our post office here in the city is widely known for giving out extreme custom duty taxes - but more of this in another post.)
I placed my order last Aug 10 (they sent an online invoice to my e-mail) and was dispatched Aug 18 (I also received a tracking number the same date). I was able to receive my items in our local post office here in Manila, Philippines after 3 weeks that it was said to be delivered.
The measurements of the clothing are posted on the website so you can gauge if it will fit you or not.
The orders came in this plastic with the "Romwe" tags. And now, here is my haul... (insert background music)
First off are these tights that were on sale. It did not have any picture in the packaging.
Next off is this red knitted jumper. It is tagged as Freesize. The color of the jumper on the site is the same when I received it. There were some loose stitching near the armpit area but I was able to mend it.
|Look how the detailed the stitching is|
|The "loose hole" detail|
The material is chiffon like but it is not that transparent (I might wear it with an inner tee though.) For those who want to see how transparent the cloth is I have sample pictures below (I laid a book underneath it so you can gauge).
Lastly is this color block top again which is already sold out.
|The buttons are so cute!|
Site's ease of use: 5 - The site is very easy to use - though the format is similar to those of other websites such as Asos, etc. You can also see the measurements per clothing and it will also show how many stocks are available per design. They accept credit cards and Paypal for payment.
Customer service/Staff: 4.5 - They have a very responsive customer service team, it will usually take 1 day after you have sent your email for them to reply, they have 24/7 customer service line but I haven't tried it so I can't really comment on that. I can say that the processing of orders took a long time since I was told that it would usually take them 10 days. However the 365 days to exchange or refund policy more than compensates that (I am not just sure though if the buyer would shoulder the shipping fees but most likely this will be the case).
Quality of clothes: 5 - I am really happy with the items I got and was not disappointed given that this was my first time to buy from them. The measurements they provide were pretty accurate.
Price: 4.5 - I'd say that the items I got were affordable given that it was shipped for free to the Philippines and the quality was superb. The shipping was quite fast though given that usually when I order from China I'd receive them after 30-45 days however my orders from Romwe took only 3 weeks waiting time for the shipping.
In conclusion, I probably would buy again from Romwe as my first experience with them was excellent. I have yet to buy those spike loafers which are a bit expensive though :(
For any questions, just leave a comment on this post regarding my review and haul from Romwe. I may do another post about receiving parcels with the post office but I will probably do this next week.