Affordable online fashion stores in Taiwan 台灣的5個平價時裝購物網站 is our special list for fashionable casual wear and clothing that is good quality with a fair price.
We all know how difficult it can be to shop for clothes here,especially if you are an expat or a student.
The following are user friendly and easy to “figure out” if your Chinese is rusty. Their size range is fairly accommodating or usually a 1 size up from your regular one. You have the option to pay online or you can pay cash on delivery and they can send to the closest 7-11. (I prefer this shipping method- 7-11 pick up).
台灣的5個平價時裝購物網站 : 小資族或學生有福了！
Before we start, as expats we need to keep in mind that sizes in Taiwan are generally smaller than what we are used to, we recommend that you keep away from anything with “F” (Free size),which is basically the one size fits all concepts.
Please note that the following list is in particular order and IS NOT for hot brands, fine,high end,luxury or dressy clothing. These are for your daily basics: everyday tops,light knitwear,comfy everyday shoes,dresses,skirts,work pants etc.
Online shopping tip:
DO NOT DRINK AND SHOP. It will not end well and you will have uncomfortable flash backs each time you look at your bank account, drink responsibly.
- OB Design. We adore them because: their website is also partially functional in English, their quality is very good, they have sizes up to 3L (S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL). We recommend that you get your light knitwear from here. Our Chief-in-Glam is currently waiting on some goodies she ordered from them!
- SWEESA. We like them because their prices are lovable. Their footwear is very comfortable and a plus if you live on the island. Only thing is their sizing is limited and so is their stock. Quality of fabric is good.
- TOKICHOI (Tokyo fashion store). We love them because they have a wide variety and range of clothes and styles. Plently beautiful bottoms. However, their largest size L and a lot of F size. So if you petite, this store will blow your mind, their quality is ok.
Korean style clothing. sizes are mostly “F”. I have recently ordered from them and will update you guys soon. Most of the material are synthetic/not humid resistant but a lot of girls wear it.
This is more like forever 21 style,so a more american apparel but more conservative in the style and cut
- Gu.Global Taiwan. Why we love them; we have heard many great reviews about this store from many women. Their sizes go from S-XL,quality is extremely good considering the price point. They have some beautiful and colorful titles. If you are confident in mixing your low and high fashion, then these stores above will provide a low cost way of doing so and still look chic.
- Zara. Yes, we realize that their price range is very different from the online fashion store mentioned above. However, their basics are pretty darn good for a high street store and Zara Taiwan is now available to shop online. No need to go battle it out with the crowds downtown when you can shop Zara from your home/office and they deliver your goods to you.
Their e-commerce customer service is excellent (much better than dealing with their fumbling instore sales team).
Ladies, if you are on the curvier side, try Zalora – they carry mostly out of taiwan brands like Topshop and River Island- their foot wear is great and of course, their prices are not as low cost as the websites listed here.
and 1 more we simply could not leave out;
- YESSTYLE. We love these folks because they are really easy to understand, they have a fully functional bilingual website (Mandarin and English), they have tons of goodies with excellent quality and affordable pricing. Their delivery time, compared to other in our list, is a bit longer but nonetheless,they are worth it.
One the joys of this island is that you can order and go and pay at your nearest convenient store- of course you must make sure which convenience store your chosen online retail store works with. And, if you get your package and it is not satisfactory, you can return it!
Most online fashion stores (ecommerce) are very flexible and will accept a return and refund,terms and conditions apply, you if you find that the size is not what you had in mind (trial and error,we have all been there). If they have a strict policy for no returns or refund, we suggest you try another place- we are very weary of people who run a business like that,something is always not ok with that.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO CINDY,WHO HAS BEEN VERY PATIENT AND HELPFUL WITH REGARDS TO TODAY’S POST.
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