Sunday, March 31, 2013

Affordable Alternatives to Modcloth Part 1

                           I  love Modcloth. Who wouldn't? After all, they have dresses like this:


But if you're like me, you don't have $50 + to spend on a dress that looks cute, but is pretty cheaply made (I speak from experience.) That's why I've compiled a list of clothing websites that offer the cute, unique, vintage clothes that Modcloth has, but at a far more reasonable price. Some of them actually offer the exact same dresses at a way less expensive price (look at modcheap.tumblr.com if you dont believe me. A great website!)

List:

Downeastbasics.com
Why I chose it: 
Downeast Basics offers classy, modest, vintage-inspired items at incredibly reasonable prices. Their dresses are extremely Modcloth-esque. 
Example:
                                                           
This is only $39.99!
Shopruche.com
Why I picked it: It's clothing is flirty, feminine, and fun, with a vintage feel, but still modern (some modcloth dresses seem a bit to dated)
Example:

                                                                     Only $42.99!

To be continued.

                                                             

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Agaci Review: Shop at your own risk

I hear nothing but good things about Agaci. It's often compared to Forever 21 as a cute place to buy clothes without breaking the bank. The quality of their clothes, most people say, isn't great, but durable nonetheless. That's why I decided to browse their online store a few months ago. I had some spending money (i.e. $30 bucks) and wanted to see what the had in the way of winter clearance. This was my experience-

 Price: The prices were fabulous. I was able to snag four very different tops, none of which were over $8, and the overall price didn't exceed $30 bucks. 3 of the tops I would also be able to wear into the Spring/Summer, due to their light colors and floral patterns (This was back in December).

 Fastness of Shipping and Delivery: I ordered on the 12th, order was processed on the 14th, and I got them on the 19th. Average.

 Quality: This is where they went wrong. You know those cheap stores that are able to keep their prices low because they sell defective groceries/ other stuff? That's honestly what I got in the package reminded me of.      
                 
 What I thought   was getting:
:
 What I got:


Notice the inseams. The go straight in to the collarbones, leaving absolutely no room for shoulder space/boobs. The shirred sleeves did NOT actually stay on the shoulders, so if I zip it at all it gives the appearace of having shoulder pads. It's very crudely made, and though I ordered a large ( I wanted it to be a loose fit, since I planned to wear it over different tops) it came very small, literally looking like it had shrunken in the wash. If I do try to layer it with a different top, it is so tight that the shirt underneath it puffs out, ridiculously. I was simply shocked by just how horribly made the shirt was, and how different it looked in the advertising picture.


What I Ordered:

                   
What I got:                 


 No, you are not colorblind. The shirt is bright orange, not pink, as the advertising picture shows. The color, combined with the shape, reminds me vaguely of a pumpkin. The last two shirts I ordered came true to they were advertised, thank God. But my absolutely ridiculous experience made me decide that I never want to shop there again.

 What about you? Have you had any negative experiences with Agaci you want to share?