I hate online shopping. Or at least the concept of it. For some reason, I have a hard time understanding how I am supposed to pay something I did not touch - try on or see in real life...And then wait months before I can actually hold it in my hands. My skepticism gets even worse when it comes to clothes. Call me old-fashioned but I believe that you need to try on an article of clothing to make sure the fit is correct. And to me, nothing I would buy online would ever come close to my standards.
So you can imagine I was a bit hesitant when I was approached by eshakti.com to give them a a go and review my experience with them. However, I would never refuse a new experience because I admit...I never bought clothes online so hey, maybe I am being a negative Nancy for no reason? So yes, I accepted to pick a piece of clothing from their website and see how the entire process goes.
Now my first pick was this gorgeous Venetian Building Print Dress but unfortunately it was ''low in fabric stock.'' This did bum be out a bit but I can understand why, this dress is absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure is very popular. So I went on with my second pick: a white summer dress with some rose designs at the bottom. What is really interesting about eshakti is that they give you the power to style your dress! Yes you heard me, if you want it shorter, longer, with or without the design, with or without sleeves, etc. It is up to you. So this way, even if two people order the same thing, the final article of clothing will not fit or look the same. In a way, you get to be the designer.
So after I entered all my measurements and dress modification instructions, I clicked ''order'' and began waiting. Well I did not wait very long because I got the dress on August 29th (Friday) - 10 days after I chose the dress. I mean, this came all the way from India! I could not believe how fast it got here. So big props to the company in regards to shipping speed.
And I need to mention that I was impressed with how carefully packaged the dress was, you can tell they take care of each product and they don't just dump it into a box. The dress itself you guys - simply gorgeous! It is beautifully sown and you can immediately tell that this dress was not ''mass produced'' - it was tailored to fit me.
I cannot believe how flawless the fit is. No joke, I do not have any dress in my entire closet that fits me like a glove...This baby does. I mean, everything is perfect : the waist, the straps (that do not slide down or move around), the length (I got mine a bit longer), the boobie room (it did not squeeze me in any way, shape or form). I mean I could sleep or do an intense workout in this thing - that's how comfortable it is. But I'm not going to preach this any further, YOU BE THE JUDGE! Let me know what you think of the dress, and give eshakti.com a look. They are currently having mad sales AND a 25% off gift coupon if you're new. So yes - I did have a change of heart regarding online shopping... :) In case you were wondering :-P
(And it is also worth mentioning that all workers at eShakti are treated with the respect and kindness they deserve. I highly applaud the company for stepping up and not hiring cheap labor. If you want to know more details on this regard, the About eShakti section on their website lays all the cards on the table.)
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