Edit: Please see my updated opinion here
I've written and rewritten this post so many times that I've lost count. I couldn't think of a way to start it off that was witty or funny or even interesting, so I decided to just go with honest.
My brain hurts.
Like really hurts. Its sleep deprived. And trying to write a blog post off of four hours of sleep is not good. At least I didn't wake up this morning thinking my phone had some how reset itself to Portuguese like I did the other day.
I really need to get more sleep.
But enough about my inability to be a responsible adult and go to bed on time. Let's talk OASAP. I recently received a gift voucher from OASAP.com and thought I'd couple it with a review (since I like doing those so much :P). Unfortunately, my spending has been a bit out of control lately so I decided to restrict myself to just one item, even with the gift voucher.
OASAP.com is a global online retailer. They pretty much focus on woman's apparel, bags, jewelry, etc. They offer free worldwide shipping - no minimum. That's pretty much all it will take to sucker me into any online store.
In addition to free shipping, OASAP also has a Thank You Points program that will allow you to accrue credit towards future purchases. There are a number of ways to receive points, and each point is worth 1 US Dollar.
OASAP.com also offers a 25% off coupon for your first purchase when you sign up for a newsletter.
The Good: I ordered this blouse on March 13 and received it on March 24. All in all it took about 10 days for them to receive and ship my order and have it show up at my door step. Which is quite a bit if this company is based in the US like their contact information suggest. However, I'm fairly certain that they're based overseas which makes a 10 day turn around period not bad.
Customer service wise, they're pretty good. They have tons of contact information available. I've already reached out to them a couple of times over live chat. Do keep in mind that they are based over seas, so often times they're not available on live chat until later on in the evening (for us U.S. folks).
And as you can see the shirt I purchased looks exactly like the one pictured. I was really happy with the quality of the shirt and the overall fit.
The Bad: On the site the shirt is stated as a "one size". But really what they meant by "one size" is that there was only one size available - a Medium (and thankfully it fit). Oh, and did I mention that the tag of my shirt reads "Zara Woman"?
Yep, that's right. Even though the site doesn't state that this item is a shirt from Zara, it is! Which really turned out to be more of a happy surprise than anything since I freaking love Zara. I've also noticed quite a few other Zara pictured items (as well as items from other stores) on the site. If this isn't evidence that I spend too much time shopping, I don't know what is. When I asked customer service about it, they couldn't really confirm or deny if they purchase overstock or off season items from Zara or any other merchants, aside from the1727.com.
I have purchased from other companies like this before. They tend to sell overstock, off season, or returned merchandise and for whatever reason, possible legal ones, they aren't allowed to disclose the brand or where the item is coming from. (At least these companies aren't tearing up clothing and putting them into the dumpster right?) I'll admit that it did make me pause and think, but I did receive my order in a timely fashion and this isn't some company where you can't even get a hold of any one to ask about your order. They are ready and willing to talk to you, even if you are asking them questions that they can't necessarily answer.
I did tons and tons of searching on Google and no one else seemed to either notice or be bothered by this, so maybe I shouldn't either. But I'll always try my best to keep this blog honest, whether I pay for an item or its been compensated in some way. I debated back and forth about the latter part of my review, but I do feel like it is something you guys should be aware of.
Personally, I do love my shirt to bits, and I think I would purchase from them again (even without a voucher). OASAP really has a lot of cute and unique items on their site, its kind of hard to say no!
c/o OASAP.com blouse, H&M shorts, American Apparel OTK Socks, DV by Dolce Vita Pura boots