When it comes to wholesale Chinese shopping sites, there are a lot of options out there. SammyDress.com is one in particular I tried out recently. But with websites like these you need to be a little street smart while shopping. I’ll explain more in detail in the review.
Website and Design
SammyDress.com which houses clothing, jewelery, shoes, bags, knick knacks and even household storage items. The products at times are factory direct and hence the prices are also low. You’ll find a lot of similar stuff from high street shops (particularly jewelry). The website has a good navigation system and well thought out filters in place. I quite like the design.
Features and Brands
There aren’t any brands in particular since it’s direct from factory. My purchase had random names for the brand tags. But there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
1. Quality & Imagery – The photos always tend to look a lot better than the actual product. The colours can look a little different in person and so is the quality of the material. Luckily, SammyDress.com has a wide user base and you can find reviews on most items. Customers also upload their own photos wearing the item so you can get a better idea of what it really looks like. This really helped me out with my purchase. So be sure to look at the reviews to get a better idea of what it might be like.
2. Sizing – Don’t go by XS,S,M ,L or any of those because it varies so much. Most items have detailed sizing written in the description and use that to help you decide. Also, a lot of the items are petite sized by default. So most of them are fitting for people with 5″ to 5″3′ frames (length wise). This is something I noticed on a lot of reviews, particularly with maxi dresses. Same goes for shoe sizes, don’t go for your standard size, read up on the particular sizing before.
3. Shipping – One downside to the website is the shipping, it’s not free. You have flat rate shipping which is like $2 -$3 which takes upto a month if you’re in India. You also have express and expedited shipping options which use Fedex. I wish it was free for the cheaper option though.
My Order and Experience
I like how detailed the filtering is you can go straight for the bandage dresses or any other types. I have to say, I was mostly interested in the shoes since they were so cheap. I picked this royal blue mini dress and leopard print suede flats. Sizing wise they fit me well and the are exact as their descriptions on the website. I had to go a size up on my flats than I normally would.
I mainly bought the dress because of the neckline. It looked a lot more stiff in the image than in person. It’s thick cotton so obviously not up to mark quality wise. I think you need to have reasonable expectations when you shop here. The flats so far are holding up well and are very comfortable!
After placing the order, I got a confirmation mail. I also got a notification when it was dispatched, I chose the cheaper flat rate shipping. If you’ve ever used China mail then you know that you need to be extremely patient. I got my order in 25 days but it can take up a month as well. That’s the only hard part. It was packaged in a cardboard box and all, it was a bit squished but alright inside.
Overall : 3/5 if you shop smartly. I’d suggest this mainly for items that are on trend but you don’t want to spend a lot on it. I really wish they kept free shipping though, especially for flatrate.
PS – If you want to shop from here, be sure to sign up first so you can get 10% off.