Online Clothes Shopping...

United States
June 24, 2007 8:35pm CST
Have you ever bought clothes online? If so, what was your experience. I've bought many things online, but never clothes. I'm one of those people that likes to try on my clothes before I buy them. I'm afraid if I ordered clothing onine, it wouldn't fit me properly and I'd have to send it back.
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
I haven't bought any clothing for myself online. I like to buy them when I could actually get to fit them and check their quality. I am one of those who goes for quality in clothing that I wear rather than price.
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
Most of my clothes are bought online at ebay.ph. Mostly all of them are okay and fits me well. Before ordering i make sure to inquire about measurements to make sure its my size =) It saves time than going to malls.
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@kuting (887)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
i had a ver disappointing experience when i bought clothes online. i like the pitures coz it shows of the designs and it seems really flattering. i know my size in that bad of clothes so i ordered. when i got it, wow it was a size larger than me. i guess i wont be order anymore clothes online.
@asahibza (388)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
Same thing for me. I have never bought any clothing online. I want to see and feel the touch of clothing. In fact I tried some jeans on ebay many times. I searched for the listings, but never bought. One reason for this is that once I purchased a pair of shoes on ebay. When they arrived, they were too loose for me and I had to throw them away. That is why I have become skeptical now.
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@amjada (379)
26 Jun 07
Hi, good post, today most do shopping on line, and the time is all onlin too, yes i do shopping on line as well.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
26 Jun 07
No I haven't and I have to say that I would prefer to see them before I buy them and I like to try them on When they are online they look good and half the time when they arrive they look totally different so I prefer to buy mine in the shop
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I am afraid to buy thngs online I like trying things on before I buy it
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• Hong Kong
25 Jun 07
No I have never bought clothes online and I don't think I will ever do that. I love to try on clothes and see if they actually look good on me or if they fit properly, and it's a very enjoyable experience for me to do that in the store. Different companies' sizes tend to be a little different and I don't want to me all disappointed when I receive something that don't fit me properly, besides, what an hassle to send it back for refund.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes I have bought several items of clothing over line and on ebay. most of it fit so that wasn't my biggest worry but if it didn't then it went to my mom or sister. My biggest worry is not seeing it before hand to see how well it is sewed and how good of a deal I am really getting. I bought some lingerie form Avon that wasn't really sturdy and ripped seams easily and also their sizes are smaller so if you wear a 1x in other clothing you will want to get a 2x or even a 3x if you like it loosely. Otherwise I don't have a problem. Just have to get the sizes of that companies size chart before ordering.
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@KatieS (504)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I don't buy clothes online for the same reasons. I vary between two sizes and not all clothes are made the same so I have to try them on as well.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
25 Jun 07
Yes! Sometimes when I shop in a local store they have something nice but it is not in my size or color or maybe they don't have as many as I need. In that case, I go online and find the same item in the color and size I want and then I can buy as many as I need online without worry of having to send them back. I have saved money and time buying nice clothes from online stores and also from eBay auctions without any regrets.
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@ma_belle (1357)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I've only bought clothes online twice. Once from alloy.com, which was about 7 years ago and from OldNavy.com. Now I will only order from sites that either have free returns or where I can return the purchase in the store. I recently ordered from Old Navy online, almost everything fit. Whatever didn't fit, I brought it back to the store for a refund.
@friendship (2085)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
In my opinion, setting-up online clothes stores is not a good move because most people need to try out clothes before buying them. Although you have already known your size, it is often not working properly. I ever tried same size clothes with different models, one model was okay but the other model wasn't. When purchasing clothes, I also want to see if they are fit and comfortable with my body.
@asmurthy (2464)
• India
25 Jun 07
I don't buy any thing online. I never tried. I feel it is better to go to local shop and buy things personally. If the product is not to my satisfaction, I can always exchange. I know that you can also exchange things on online but who will bear the cost of transportation.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
yes i agree...what if you dont like the way it looks like on you? even though it says it is your size, you are right, it might not fit you the way you would like, i have to admit, i am a little leary buying clothes on the net as well...
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@Calais (10899)
• Australia
25 Jun 07
I buy clothes off ebay all the time, I have never had a problem, I just make sure I ask questions about the exact measurements. I did however buy a couple of things and they just simply did not fit, so I just resold them back on ebay and actually made a profit.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
25 Jun 07
The only clothes I will buy online are shoes. I'm like you I like being able to try clothes on before buying them. Since having my daughter I'm not even really sure what size I am anymore. So I kind of have to try things on before buying them.
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• Canada
25 Jun 07
I wouldn't buy clothes online because it is hard to find a good fit for some items. If you do buy clothes online, i would buy them from a store like gap.com where you can return things you buy instore. Buying things on ebay.com is also tough because you never really know what you might be getting when your package arrives and you probably can't get refunded.
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@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
25 Jun 07
No I never buy clothes online, with the same reason you have. I'm sure there are honest sellers out there, but I don't buy many thing online unless I can pay by paypal or money order. I'm keeping my cards away right now.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I actually have to order my clothes either online or in a catalog, especially in the winter. I'm taller than most women and they just don't put that many clothes for people my height in the stores, especially the tops. I've had a pretty good experience buying them online, but I have had to return a few pieces. Luckily, I bought them from a place where I can return them to the store.