Friday, December 14, 2012

Online store reviews: ASOS and why I love shopping there

As you may have noticed, I am a huge fan of online shopping, and have been for years, for several different reasons: First of all, I work long hours, which leaves little time for IRL shopping, except during the weekends, when I tend to have tons of other things to do anyway, so shopping then rarely gets done either, unless I made plans well in advance for it.

But despite having little time for shopping, I still think - always have - that it is important to look through new items in your favorite stores often if you want to get the best things, since the best stuff generally sells out fast (or does that just happen to me?). When I had more time on my hands, and worked very close to my favorite stores, that meant I went into the stores I liked 2 a week or so, for a quick browse, but I simply cannot do that anymore, which means I always find only the stuff no-one else wanted when I go shopping now (in weird sizes too!).

Except online. There shopping can still be done the way I like it: Quickly, whenever you have the time, and without any pressure to buy something immediately. So it's really a savior for me, it makes it possible for me to keep up with the latest trends, renew my wardrobe on a regular basis and so on.
I also live in a country where most people don't shop online, at least not in foreign online stores, so by shopping online, I make sure I have things I won't run into others wearing. (Not that I actually mind that much if others have the same things as me, but it's hard to get tons and tons of compliments daily that way. But being original gets you lots!)
So that's an added bonus for me.

One of my absolute favorite stores when it comes to online shopping is ASOS. I have been shopping there for years (I don't remember how many years exactly, but I would say for at least 6 or 7 years maybe?), and still continue to do so, which you may already have noticed if you are a regular reader of this blog. Some of my most recent ASOS buys were these and this, for instance.
The main reason I love ASOS is that they have everything: from clothes to gorgeous lingerie, to beauty products, shoes and other accessories. And they sell quite a lot of nice brands, too! Lulu Guinness, Armani, Freya, Fantasie (two of my favorite brands for lingerie!), Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and many other designers can all be found here, but ASOS' own brand makes very nice, on trend pieces too.

Being able to get everything from one single place helps a lot, since sometimes I'm in the mood for basics, something I want something from a brand I love... I don't always shop for the same things basically.

A great thing about ASOS is also that they offer free shipping worldwide, which is just amazing. I think it is one of the main reasons I always check ASOS first when I need something, because a lot of similar stores charge a lot for shipping, unless you live in the same country where the store is located. So if you think you spend too much on shipping charges alone when shopping online, ASOS is probably a good choice for you!

I've also never had any kind of issues with the deliveries. I get what I order pretty fast, and they pack everything really well, so no matter if you order beauty products or something that is more fragile, you will get what you ordered in perfect condition.
Another great thing about ASOS is that they have sales, special deal, discounts and other deals that mean you can buy a lot of the stuff cheaper on a regular basis. So you should always look for a ASOS discount code before you send in an order (there are quite a few websites that list ASOS coupon codes out there), and it may be worth signing up for their newsletter (through the regular site) just in order to keep an eye out for their discounts and the ASOS sale, that comes up every once in a while. (depending on where you live, all ASOS discount codes might not be available for you though, some are specific for the US, UK, Australia and so on)

So I very highly recommend ASOS in every way. I obviously would not be such a loyal customer there if I didn't love what they're doing!

(images from VVV, The CMA, Sync Blog and I am the Coffee Chic)

No comments:

Post a Comment