Monday, 4 October 2010

5 Steps to A|wear

I was asked to review the e-tail site A|wear recently. Now, while I rarely find it difficult to spend my money, especially when shopping on-line, I don't always find it the easiest and quickest of experiences. I wasn't already familiar with the name, despite their 43 locations across Ireland and the UK.

The overall design of a site is the most important thing I look for whether that be shopping, reading blogs or just generally surfing the web. I hate sites that are too busy and with too much going on and which end up being a headache for the eyes.

So my initial impression of this site was one of interest. Easy to navigate, each item of clothing laid out in a neat and easy-to-see order, with a simple click to see more detail. Here is my experience...


Step 1 - I log on to the site - www.awear.com
The homepage features some key seasonal trends, the 1960's inspired Factory Girl immediately catches my attention

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Step 2 - I decide to look at the Coats & Jackets section
I could do with a new coat for Autumn/Winter and it looks as though there is a lot of choice with various colours and styles

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Step 3 - I have a look through all 52 coats & jackets available
This grey swing coat catches my eye. I already have a similar style in black, bought a few years ago which I have worn a lot. So I am sure I will get a lot of wear out of this, as I don't already have a grey coat in my wardrobe


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Step 4 - The Dressing Room
I really love this feature where you can go into a virtual dressing room and put together the pieces you like. I have a little play around, this gives me a good idea of the length of the coat which I wasn't sure of when looking at the initial picture


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Step 5 - Checkout
This is usually the easiest and quickest part of the sale - handing over the payment. I was pleased to see I would qualify for the free delivery as my item was over £50

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Ordered on Thursday evening and it arrived at my door on Tuesday morning. So I didn't have to wait too long, despite the free delivery. The pieces on the site are inexpensive, I think £60 for a winter coat is a good price. So overall a good experience, there will definitely be a return visit.

19 comments:

  1. Great review...especially since I haven't visited this site before. I'll definitely be checking it out.

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  2. Will check out this site - have never visited it before. £60 is a great price for a winter coat. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  3. I will be checking out this site as well :-)

    http://l-australienne.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds and looks like a great site! The dressing room is a great feature, and I love that coat you chose!

    *Ena*

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  5. I didn't know A-Wear had a site, so am really happy to have discovered this! looks great. Going to have a little perusal! x

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  6. I fell in love with AWear recently as well. All the products are great and loved how quickly my package came.

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  7. Looks like such a fantastic site! I must check it out and feed my online window shopping addiction

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  8. Sounds lovely! I've never visited the site but I'll be sure to check it out now. Your review was very well done, by the way. (:

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  9. I need to check this out! looks great

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

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  10. Great review!
    Looks like an excellent site, I love the idea of an vitual dressing room!

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  11. i love that outfit, such great stuff.

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  12. I'd never heard of this website - I like the idea of the virtual wardrobe.. totally intrigued!

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  13. Haven't heard of this site before too, I love it when they have a dressing room option:)

    xx

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  14. I love A-wear! fab site. Must head to their Bristol store soon.

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  15. I hear such good things about A|Wear but have never shopped there... your review has convinced me to have a nosy! x

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  16. That's a really good review, I have the attention span of a fruit fly, so any website that isn't straight-forward gets kicked out very quickly... This one looks good, thanks for sharing :-) Hope you have a good week, Love from London x

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  17. It sounds very user friendly, and I love the virtual dressing room. Those not only provide a great visual but are also loads of fun! I like trying to come up with new style ideas in those.

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  18. havent seen this site before but will for sure check it out! thanks for the review

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  19. oh! i'll go check out that site right now! thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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