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Le Blog de Sushi: Romwe.com review

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{ Romwe.com review }

I was recently offered a gift voucher from Romwe.com and thought I would review the pieces I purchased for other people considering buying from them too!

Romwe.com is a Chinese online store that sells clothing, shoes and accessories as well as select vintage pieces. Started in 2010 by owner April Smith, Romwe's pull line is selling the very latest on-trend fashions, many of which are designer or celebrity inspired. Payment methods accepted include Credit Card and PayPal and, like Asos, they offer free worldwide shipping with no minimum purchase required.



I ordered three items, a pair of shoes, a skirt, and a ring, which came to a total of USD $60.97 (part of which was covered by the voucher and part of which I paid myself). After placing my order I received a confirmation email immediately and it then took 10 days for my order to be picked and shipped off, which was definitely longer than what I was expecting. The parcel came with a tracking number and took approximately 5-7 days to be delivered.

For reference, I usually take size 38 (AUS 7.5) in shoes and XS (AUS 6-8) in clothing. Now on to the products I ordered:


Asakuchi lacing apricot high heels USD $36.99 | item page


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Romwe.com review @ Le Blog de Sushi leblogdesushi.com
Romwe.com review @ Le Blog de Sushi leblogdesushi.com
Romwe.com review @ Le Blog de Sushi leblogdesushi.com
My items came packed in a plastic bag, so the shoe box got quite dented during transit. When I took the shoes out of the box I was quite pleased with how closely they looked to the stock photos. The material is a little on the shiny/plastic looking side but this isn't that noticeable when being worn. The shoes are quite well constructed for a $35 pair of footwear and the inside and sole are finished well. The one thing I dislike about these shoes is that they have an unfinished seam around the top of the toe. Because you can see all the layers of plastic and fabric in the seam, it cheapens the look of the shoe for me.

As with the heels I ordered from Wholesale-dress.net, the ankle strap of these heels actually has a hook that catches around the buckle rather than a real buckle-up fastening. I ordered these shoes in size 38, which is my usual size, but unfortunately for me they run quite small. Although I can fit my feet into them, the toes are uncomfortably tight and the right shoe is actually a bit narrower than the left shoe (which you can see if you look closely at the first photo).
Overall rating: 7/10



Wild high-waist pleated red skirt USD $21.99 | (sold out)


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The skirt came in size XS, which was quoted as having a 66cm waistband. As soon as I unwrapped the skirt I noticed it was at least a few inches bigger than that, so I would need to take the skirt in if I want to wear it on the waist. The colour is represented quite well in the stock photos and I really like the deep, vibrant red of the material in person. In regards to style, the skirt has large pleats as pictured in the stock photo and, although unseen in the stock photo, does up with two little gold buttons and a zipper. The skirt is unlined and does not have any labels but the seams and zipper are finished nicely.
Overall rating: 9/10



Lovely fox ring USD $1.99 | item page


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I got this ring for $1.99 instead of it's usual price of $6.90 because each week Romwe have a sale special on one item. The ring came tucked into the plastic bag of the skirt, and not in the little pink box as pictured in the stock photos. Out of all my items I'm most impressed with this ring as it's exactly as pictured and of good quality. I've worn it a number of times and it hasn't tarnished at all as cheap jewellery usually does.
Overall rating: 10/10



♥ Items of fair to good quality and as pictured
♥ Free shipping worldwide with no minimum purchase
♥ 365 days to exchange or refund
♥ New items added daily
♥ Safe payment methods accepted
♥ Responsive customer service team

- Some discrepancies in clothing and shoe sizing
- Shipping can take up to 25 days
- Long waiting time between payment and shipping of orders


In conclusion, I personally would buy clothing and accessories from Romewe.com again as the items are of good quality for the price (and free shipping always sucks me in!). However, I would think twice before purchasing another pair of shoes and would definitely size up if I did. If you have any other questions about buying from Romwe.com that I haven't addressed, please ask away in the comments. I'm going away until Sunday but will answer any comments after that.

30 comments | Romwe.com review

Kelly said...
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Wow, free shipping! Those shoes are gorgeous & look similar to some Jeffery Campbell ones I have seen on modcloth. I find buying shoes online is a bit hot & miss though.
This is a great review. Very useful ...

Kelly @
Elegantly Academic

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InesT said...
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I love the shoes and the ring, is so adorable *

http://ladyfashionoui.blogspot.com/
Have a fashionable day! <3
XOXO
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Colleen said...
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I love when you do this. You tell it like it is! It seems about as quality as Forever 21, but I can't believe it takes that long to ship! I would totally forget that I ordered anything by then

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The Rocket Fashionista said...
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Aw I really wanted to shop there, but wasn't sure if the sizes and stuff would run smaller or bigger, thank you for doing this great review!!

xx

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Laura said...
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Thank you for doing a review on Romwe, I have been considering placing an order with them. The shipping time is a bit disappointing but it is free so that makes up for it a bit.

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

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Mozzypop said...
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I've always wanted to try something from there, didn't know it was free shipping too! Fab :-)

Dayner x
http://www.mozzypop.com

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kacherry said...
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i like this article. review is perfect for us.. we could have your opinion about shopping and product.. perfect.. Continue like that.. and thanks !

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Bambosze damskie said...
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Amazing shoes! I fell in love, they look so cute :)

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riotersbloc said...
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Thanks for such an honest review! I only heard of Romwe last week when I joined lookbook, and was tossing up whether to purchase anything or not.

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Julie said...
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I love the Miu Miu inspired heels! They look gorgeous and it's unfortunate that the sizing didn't turn out too well. Well the other products are great too and thanks for the review! :)
Now I can consider purchasing off Romwe.

P.S- Free shipping sucks me in too, haha!

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She Wore It Well said...
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Very well priced. Although when things are SO cheap I always do wonder how they're made... hmmm


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Erika said...
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Thanks for posting this review. I was interested in making an order on Romwe but wanted to know what the quality was like first. I think I'll bite the bullet and order some things soon c:

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Anonymous said...
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Thanks for giving good reviews on clothing sites!

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amazing sushi said...
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Well said review, not bias and lots of wonderful stuff youve introduced to us. Thanks!

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Anonymous said...
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Your blog is beautiful :) thanks for sharing

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Eva L. said...
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Thanks Sushi for the clear review! Just bought some stuff off Romwe from their summer sale! Hope they turn up okay. You should totally check it out too! Heaps of good deals ;)

Eva @ http://eves-editorials.blogspot.com/

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Mental Murmurs said...
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Thanks for the review, Sushi.
Cute skirt, sorry to hear it was too big though :(

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Anonymous said...
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i love when it's free shipping!!! it sucke me in aswell (just ordered a few things from Romwe myself *love that first time shoppers get 20% off*)
did you have to pay any additional costs??? like taxes or duty???

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Anonymous said...
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Thanks for taking the time to review. It always help when I'm checking out a new site. I'm a newbie at online shopping and completely hooked at the moment!!

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Anonymous said...
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thank you for the review, i've ordered a jacket from them and have been biting my nails wondering what the quality will be like!

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Anonymous said...
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great review! I was wondering if all of the clothing items you've purchased in romwe didn't have any clothing labels?? how are you suppose to know how to take care of the pieces individually?? and was there any other additional costs for taxes and duty??

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Sushi said...
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anonymous x 2 - There were no additional costs or taxes to pay (in Australia the customs fees kick in at $1000). It may just have been the style of skirt I received that didn't come with labels. If in doubt, hand wash it! x Sushi

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Anonymous said...
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so do the clothing runs small? but other then that all of the items pieces were great right?

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glitteryeyesxx said...
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You're so lucky you had a positive experience with those idiots at Romwe. Unfortunately for me, I was left with a sour taste in my mouth :/

Nice blog btw! Yours was the first one that popped up when I did a search on Google about them (Romwe review).

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Valentina Paz said...
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I'm glad you have a nice shopping :D i'm thinking about buying on romwe, and i have one question. Did the package arrived at your house, did you had trouble or had to pay taxes for it? thank you so much ! :D

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Sarah said...
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Thanks for the info! I was debating on whether or not I should buy a sweater from there now or wait a bit, but since it's going to take a while to get here, I went ahead and bought it now :) thanks for the info! Super cute purchases, by the way!

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Anonymous said...
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Romwe just ripped off illustrations from illustrator Adrian Valencia & printed it on their clothes without permission from the artist. Thats really very unacceptable. The full post is on Drawn if you'd like to read it. I dont think I can support any company that chooses to rip off art from independent illustrators.

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Anonymous said...
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The actual skirt color doesn't look the same as the stock photo's color. It looked less deep/vivid and more wine than the actual bright red it's suppose to be..?

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Anonymous said...
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Romwe is ripping off artist of their artworks without any compensation.

Please have a look at this: http://drawadriandraw.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/i-have-nothing-to-do-with-this-product.html

And this:
http://blog.drawn.ca/post/34067027758/illustrator-adrian-valencia-unfortunately-just

Thank you.

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Adeline said...
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http://lady-look.com est une boutique de vĂȘtements tendance a petit prix !

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