First Time Shopping from YesStyle to the Philippines
I couldn't help but repeat it over and over again, I love online shopping! Just check out my recent online shopping reviews and see what are some of my hauls. It's like a god-sent treat for people who doesn't want to get out of the house, brave the malls, and take hours of looking for things to buy -- which eventually ends you up going home empty handed.
Last November when everyone was busy doing their Christmas shopping, I encountered a shopping site that most of my KPOP loving friends are already familiar with - YESSTYLE.COM. It's an Asia-based fashion website that caters to shoppers worldwide. More about my experience after the jump.
YesStyle.com isn't a new player in the online shopping scene based in Hong Kong, they have been around since 2006 but it was just recently when they became aggressive in marketing their website worldwide and Philippines is definitely one of the countries that they serve. I decided to give it a try and see if it's worth buying from this site.
It was Cyber Monday (Monday after Thanksgiving, if you're not aware) and I found out on their Facebook page that they have this 'Cyber Monday Sale' with up to 80% off on some items with an additional 15% off and to top it off, unconditional free standard shipping.
I decided to browse their site and found out that when they say they are on sale, they are really slashing off a lot on the prices! I finally found a couple of items that caught my eyes and placed them in my shopping bag. One thing to note is that their sizes are Asian size, which means it's one size smaller that normal sizes - if you're normally size L, get XL. These are the items I got, perfect timing since I need something to wear for the holidays.
I got a Camo knitted jacket and a long sleeved shirt, my bill reached $15.76 (700php). I found out that the free shipping for the Cyber Monday promo is only standard and I don't want to risk my package getting stuck in customs, so I opted for Express Shipping for an additional $4.99 (200php) which promises my package to arrive at my doorstep in just 3-5 days. Standard Shipping which takes 7-21 days is free if your bag is $25 or more.
Payment is a breeze for me since they accept credit cards and PayPal. I opt for Paypal payment and payed in dollars, it's also much safer than using your credit card since you can file a dispute in case something bad happens. Here's my order details in case you're curious;
After a few hours, I already got an email informing me that my item has been shipped, the tracking code has been update after a few hours more though. I found out that their courier is the Asian forwarding company, TOLL. I tracked my package Friday November 28th, the following day it arrived in the Philippines and it got delivered to me by Monday which means it only took 4 days for my orders to arrive.
The delivery guy actually marked that I'm not at home during that Saturday but I'm actually home all day waiting for him to arrive, same scenario happened during my second order recently. As for the clothes I ordered, it's wrapped up pretty good and it looks like this.
I unwrapped my sealed package and this is what greeted me, my two orders perfectly folded and ready for me to wear. The colors are actually accurate with the one posted on their website, the quality are great, and as expected, I got the right sizes by pushing my size one up when I ordered.
The camo jacket is a little thick than I expected so I guess I'll be wearing this during the cold season. They both fit perfectly on me and they match, so I can wear them together or matched with my other clothes.
Overall, my first time buying experience from YesStyle.com to the Philippines is definitely a good one. I already made my second purchase just a couple of weeks ago where I bought a pair of running shoes for only $13 (600php). This is definitely not the last time I'll be buying from them.
Disclosure: This review is not sponsored by Yesstyle.com and was done independently.