"Is SammyDress.com legit?"
You won't believe how many times I have seen this question on the internet. SammyDress.com is an online clothing store which sells a considerably huge amount of clothes of all kinds. Despite the name of the store, SammyDress doesn't just sell dresses. Just a glance at the site and you'll be introduced with tops, jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses, jumpers, plush toys, bags, makeup, tights, shoes, lingerie and even wedding wear! The majority of these products are also usually a knock-off of that 'amazing killer outfit' you saw in that 'dead expensive' shop the other day. Their jewellery selection is also extremely unique and boasts many fun and interesting styles of necklaces, rings, watches - all sorts! It isn't just targeted for women either. You'll enter a whole new world once you start browsing through the male collection. Speaking of browsing, you'll be able to do that with ease in an instant due to their user-friendly website. It looks professional and you know just what you're doing as soon as you approach it. Go SammyDress!
I don't know about you but I'm all for easy drop-down menus! >
So what's the big problem?
Why are so many people asking whether SammyDress.com is the real deal, or if it is a scam? Firstly, you'll get a rough idea why once you take a glimpse at the prices of all these products. £5.00 for that cute blouse? £10 for those gorgeous jeans?! WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?! Yes... alongside their ridiculous range of clothing, SammyDress is very famous for their very low pricing labels. I became aware of SammyDress.com's existence when I was contacted by a member of their staff last month. It was then when I first had a peer through their site that I discovered how easily I could buy next weekend's outfit in just under £20.
Ever heard of the expression 'too good to be true'? That was ringing a lot of bells right about now... So there was only one thing and one thing only that had to be done before I ever even considered making an order with them... Research. What was the big catch? What things do I need to consider? SammyDress had contacted me to ask whether I could review their products, so I had to know what I was dealing with! Long story short, I was flooded with pages and pages of complaints or people asking whether SammyDress was safe to use. So, this can't be good. If I was going to review such a controversial website, I must make sure that I cover everything that everyone is dying to know! Below I have listed a few of the most common things I saw being chucked around the internet in relation to SammyDress.com:
'The clothes are cheap, but have you seen the shipping?!...'
Firstly, the shipping costs at SammyDress most certainly do make up for the ridiculously cheap price you'll be paying for the clothing. You might find yourself a nice top for a couple coins, but that's BEFORE you've put it in your basket. Because once you enter your shipping details, SammyDress will give you a nice new total price.
However, as a regular customer at the post office, there is something that I would really like to stress. The cost of shipping is pretty darn expensive, so I don't think this is SammyDress' fault. It costed me £3.50 to send a necklace to United States from the UK the other day. If you're going to buy something bulky and big (like shoes), expect to be forking out a few more of your hard-working money.
Remember that SammyDress.com is situated in China; so if you live many miles away, your package will be traveling that too. Good news though, SammyDress have a 'free shipping' button located at the top of their site. This means that you will only have to pay for the product you're buying without postage prices. I love this feature!
'Expect your clothes to be poorly made using bad material...'
SammyDress.com is a wholesale clothing company. They sell cheap clothing, so you should expect nothing less than cheap clothing. If you strolled into your local ASOS and came out with an incredibly thin nylon dress, I would be in no surprise to see you complain. However, I saw several SammyDress reviews including many complaints on how the product they ordered is "nothing like the replica they saw in River Island the other day". Do you know why? Because you got it from SammyDress for £130 cheaper...
If you wish to order from SammyDress but aren't too sure what to expect, I advise you to start with a small purchase on just a single item. Once you are aware of their quality, you can choose to purchase or not purchase again! Below I have displayed photos of my favourite order I made with SammyDress.com. I was expecting a much lower quality of this knock-off studded hairband version that I've seen many times around town. It is held together with very stable wire (much better than glue!), and looks nice and shiny in this gorgeous silver colour! The link for where I dug up this beauty is also found below:
'Why haven't my items arrived yet?!'
Several comments in relation to this website were about SammyDress' arrival times. A lot of people had waited a long while for their items to arrive. As said before, those who order from the site must remember the distance that their package has to travel. However, I cannot speak for everybody, and others may have had an absolutely terrible experience with SammyDress. The most common comment I have seen are people waiting literally two months for their order. That is beyond ridiculous. The delivery service at SammyDress is one of the worst cases I have ever heard of. Don't order from SammyDress for a party or event coming up soon because you cannot guarantee to have it for then!
'None of my items fitted me'
Unfortunately, this is something I can relate to and share my own experience about. The reason being is that 2 of the 3 items I ordered were completely useless to me due to their tiny sizes. SammyDress.com is an Asian orientated website. One of the first few things I noticed during my first visit at the store was how each model for every piece of clothing is extremely petite and small. Because of this, I was aware that I had to be particularly careful about which item I picked, and the sizing in which I chose. If you yourself are ordering from SammyDress, ensure you do the same.
However, I'm probably not the most reliable source of information as I foolishly made the mistake of putting 2 'one size fits all' items into my basket. 'One size fits all' is without a doubt the main three words you should steer clear from on a store that produces clothes fit for a mouse! You're best to go with clothes that have a small, medium or large option. Be sure to also use the worldwide sizing conversion charts provided underneath each piece of clothing to find out what size you are!
I went ahead and ordered a spaghetti strap evening sequin dress and a pair of lace ripped leggings... which I can only fit one leg into. I've popped a few photos below to show you what they actually looked like once they arrived, followed by a link to show you how they look on SammyDress.com. I have also included a photo of myself in the dress. As you can quite clearly see, only half of me fitted into it! Have a look:
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