Well not quite my Dressing Room. Its more like “our Dressing Room” 🙂
Dressing Room is actually an online women’s clothing store based in Hong Kong. I’d happened to come across it once or twice in my online trawls but it wasn’t until one of the co-owners, Seline, approached me, that I took a closer look at it.
I know I’ve said many a time that I’m afraid of shopping for clothes online. I’ve shopped before a long time ago, but I stopped when I found I was getting clothes of quite shoddy material that did not fit their description. Understandably therefore, I was a little reluctant to get into this again … but the dresses I saw on Dressing Room were too nice to refuse!
Seline offered to send me 2 dresses and in the process of browsing the site, I purchased another 2 for Chinese New Year! 😀 Talk about being impulsive 😀 I basically went from owning 0 dresses bought online to owning 4! My favourite one is above (a Karen Millen design) and I’ll show you the others below. Seline and Jennifer (co-owners of Dressing Room) have kindly offered a discount code for MWS readers, which I’ll share below 😀
What attracted me to the dresses on Dressing Room were the designs available. Most are available in small quantities and I liked how they tended towards being tailored and fitted. They also tended to look more office friendly, rather than many flouncy casuals I see. Fashion depends a lot on an individual’s style and the dresses there fit my style, much to my disconcert – because I’ve already marked a couple more dresses I’d like to pick up! 😛
My biggest concern was whether the dresses would fit me. The measurements on the site are helpful, and I’m happy to say, accurate. What Dressing Room does is show you the measurements of the dress lying flat. So all you have to do is find a dress you own in a similar design, lie it flat and compare the measurements. I pushed my luck with one of the dresses I picked and true enough, when it got here it was actually a little tight across the hips – my fault for being ambitious, not theirs 😛
Prices are in HKD but you can check the prices in your local currency too, by toggling the currency changer at the top of the page. What I might have preferred, and what the girls at Dressing Room might want to consider, is to have a more friendly browsing system. At present, navigation is via the slider at the bottom of the screen but I’d prefer using a page style browsing which I think is friendlier.
And here are the other dresses I picked up.
I can’t pose to save my life so you’ll have to do with those stiff mannequin shots 😛 If you’ve gone over to check out the site, then you might have the same reaction I had – the dresses appear a little pricey. But when I received them, I was very happy with the quality. I couldn’t get dresses of that quality in stores here with those sorts of prices. I am getting quite picky about my clothing these days.
Another thing I might add is that the dresses did come with labels on them. The navy blue one is a Bebe, the asymmetrical one is a BCBG and the grey tweed is a Chloe. The brown one above said Karen Millen. However, they don’t state the brands on the website, preferring instead to just use a description. I asked Seline about this and here was her reply “Some of our clothes are actually factory overruns from the original manufacturer for the labels although we are not able to authenticate them and some are good quality look-alikes / spin-offs of designer labels. Whichever it is, we assure they are good quality clothes for our customers.”
If its the real deal then goodness! Its a steal! By not saying anything on the website, no one is misled into thinking they are anything but a nice design you liked, and I appreciated that.
Payment is by Paypal and they ship out promptly. There is free shipping if you purchase above HKD1000. However I must make a note here for Malaysians. I was taxed on my purchase and when I checked around, I learnt that we in Malaysia are taxed on clothes especially if it exceeds RM500. That’s new to me. Seline did tell me they’d shipped to Malaysia before without issues so maybe I just got unlucky. Next time I order I’ll have to do so 1 or 2 at a time -more believable when the customs slip says its a gift, and to keep it below RM500. I don’t know about other countries so you’d have to check with your customs.
Stock and designs change often, so if nothing catches your eye this round, check back again or on their Facebook page. I know I will 😛
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