Ever since I posted this blog post, I’ve gotten a lot of emails, text messages and comments asking if SheIn was a reliable company to purchase from. Let me start by saying that I would never share with y'all a product or company of something I don't trust. But I'm going to be very transparent with you, SheIn has sent me clothes before, but I’ve also purchased a lot on my own too. I've gotten clothes that totally blew me away (like this and this) and then others that totally missed the mark (which I donated to charity).
I'm right there with the next girl in trying to find a steal on a budget, so figured I'd do a detailed post on SheIn and if you can trust them and how to sift through a website like theirs. So to answer your questions in short: yes it’s a reliable website that you can purchase. They are based overseas so expect a delay in shipping, however I've lucked out and have gotten my stuff within the 2-week mark. Here are a few things you always need to check before buying anything from SheIn or any other online store like this. You'll want to read this... trust me I’ve learned the hard way!
Most of the clothes have reviews (some don’t but most do). Be sure to read the reviews and look at the uploaded photos of buyers wearing the pieces, so you can see how the pieces actually fit a real human body, not just a model. When you're reading the reviews, check to see the sizing, fit, quality, material, etc. I usually won’t purchase an item unless it has a review just to be cautious. However, there have been a few times that I’ve gotten lucky!
Check The Sizing
The sizing is totally different than US sizing so you need to triple check this. Some of their pieces are only available in one size, while other come in multiple sizes. This is where the triple checking comes in: be sure to know your measurements in inches or centimeters so that you can make an educated decision when it comes to the right size for you.
Look At The Quality
It’s pretty apparent that the prices are much lower, so don't expect anything high quality. Most of the pieces are replicas from the high-end pieces we see, so just be realistic in your expectations.
Check Their Social Media
This might sound a little nuts, but check out SheIn’s Instagram and stalk their tagged photos to see what certain clothes look like on real people before pulling the trigger.