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Sunday, January 13, 2013

LovelyShoes.net Review

Hey guys! So I ordered from LovelyShoes.net a while back (late November/early December) as a present from my mom, and my order finally came in! I wanted to do an up-to-date review on the site because when I searched for reviews the ones I found were quite old. I was actually put off from placing my order because of all the negative reviews I read, but the price was so cheap and I really needed boots for the rainy/cold weather.
I picked out some cute black flats to be sort of my "everyday" kind of shoes. I really like flats recently, before I used to always wear Converse shoes. They're nice and comfy but they don't go with all my outfits so these flats were perfect.

Then of course, for the rainy weather we always have in Vancouver, I picked up so rubber rain boots. At first I was hesitant to get these because I'm always wondering what kind of soles these shoes have. Most shoes I get from asian websites don't have a good sole, they're usually smooth and have no grip (but I'll talk about that later). Anyways, these are the items I ordered. You can click on the name and it will link you to the page!
Ballerina style flats in Black
Rubber rain boots in Pink
Ankle rain booties in White
When I opened the box, I was pleased to see that each individual shoe was wrapped and packaged with care. I was expecting a huge chemical/rubber kind of smell but to my surprise it was quite odorless!
My shoes all neatly wrapped up!
Then after unwrapping them all I checked the soles of my rain boots. Again, to my surprise they were of good quality! As you can see in the pictures, the soles are not smooth so I won't slip or slide around~ Of course, the only exception to this would be the flats, but I'm okay with that. I won't be wearing those in the pouring rain lol.

Now I'll be reviewing 3 key points of the business: Price/Shipping, Customer Service, and Quality.

Price/Shipping ♥♥♥♥♡
The prices for the shoes are quite cheap, which is why I hesitated on buying at first. Many other bloggers wrote that "you get what you paid for." Generally that's not really a good sign. But hey, I'm cheap and it was a gift so why not? lol. The only thing that bothered me about this order was the shipping. It took forever! I usually receive things within 2-3 weeks, but this order took almost 6 weeks. I was almost afraid it would never show up (even though it came with tracking [that never updated]). Also the shipping was a little expensive but I think it's like that for all wholesale type sites.

Customer Service ♥♥♥♥
The customer service was excellent! They alerted me right away when the flats were out of stock and asked if I wanted to pick a different shoe or get a refund on them. Their responses were prompt and very polite, but you can be sure English isn't their first language haha (didn't bother me though).

Quality ♥♥♥♥
This is where I was most surprised to discover because of all the rants and negative reviews out there. I felt like I was making a huge mistake after I paid. I read about bad smells, broken buckles, ripped soles, and more. But when my package showed up there was no smell, and every shoe was made relatively well! I checked the stitching and all the places where the shoe was put together and I saw no signs of damage or defect. Overall I'm pretty happy with the quality of the shoes!

Overall Rating ♥♥♥♥
I think this is a great website to order from if you want cheap and cute shoes. The quality of this site's products have definitely gone up within the last couple of years so you don't have to worry about getting bad shoes (although I'm sure it's not 100% avoidable, sometimes things can happen). The sizing is pretty accurate; I ordered my shoes in a size 7 and they all fit just fine (I wear 6.5-7.5 depending on the shoe).

Would I order from here again? I would say yes, but be warned that you'll have to plan ahead. If you need the shoes by a certain time you'll have to be prepared to wait a while as the shipping was quite slow. Also if you're not careful the shipping could add up and put your order way over your budget.
I hope you found this review helpful! Thanks for sticking around until the end. I'll catch you in my next post~
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