Passion Lilie Review
It’s fun to shop for clothing, and clothing from around the world can be interesting, affordable, and can provide some styling that you won’t necessarily find in most clothes sold domestically by major brands.
The problem with clothing sourced from outside of the West is that it often comes from questionable sources and is frequently made in “sweatshops,” where the people who make the clothing are both overworked and underpaid.
Passion Lilie knows this, and the New Orleans-based company has made a conscious effort to sell quality clothing that offers the fashion and styling that comes from an interesting part of the world while also providing the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the clothing was not manufactured by exploited workers.
Passion Lilie offers clothing for men and women with affordable prices and a good selection.
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Read on for the full Passion Lilie review.
These days, with everyone carrying a cellphone, most people don’t really need a watch. Still, they’ve long been considered a fashion accessory, but lots of “fashion” watches sell for thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars. Many other watches just look and feel cheap, and don’t really offer anything in the way of style.
Deewatch offers a simple, elegant alternative to that in their watch line. Their watches are fashionable, but they offer a fun, casual look that you can customize to suit your own style. Deewatch also won’t break your bank or your budget, as their watches, while not exactly cheap, are fairly affordable as fashion watches go.
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Cowgirl Kim Review
Western wear has long been popular among the public, but most of the attention to western “fashion,” such as it is, has been devoted to men. For women, the styles are fairly simple and there’s rarely a lot from which to choose. You’re left with denim, and perhaps a top with rhinestones, and maybe some boots.
Cowgirl Kim hopes to change that, offering a wide selection of western-styled clothing, jewelry and accessories for women that you’ll be excited to own and proud to wear. These clothes aren’t an afterthought; they’re designed from the ground up to give you the look you want while still remaining both comfortable and stylish.
If you like the western look but feel a bit constricted by the typical lack of selection, you’ll find that Cowgirl Kim has a lot to offer.
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Read on for the full Cowgirl Kim review.
Cowgirl Kim Overview
Most fashions in the United States tend to come from companies that are based in either New York or Los Angeles. If you’re a fan of western fashions, you’re likely going to scratch your head and wonder what on Earth people from New York are going to know about western fashion.
“Not much,” you’d likely think, and you are probably right. Cowgirl Kim, on the other hand, is based in the heart of where you’d think western wear should come from. Cowgirl Kim is based in Fredericksburg, Texas, and the founder of the company, Kim Moncure, grew up there as the daughter of a rancher.
She’s long had an affinity for all things “western,” and in 2005 she took her educational background in art and design and founded Cowgirl Kim with the goal of offering “high fashion” western clothing for women that offers an “edgy sense of style.”
I think you’ll find that to be exactly what they have to offer.
The Cowgirl Kim Store
Inside the Cowgirl Kim store, you’ll find a wide variety of fashionable clothing in sizes ranging from XS to 2X.
The store offers:
- Outerwear – Jackets/Dusters, Cardigans & Sweaters, Ponchos, and vests
- Cowgirl Tops – Blouses, Tees, Tunic Tops, Tanks,
- Bottoms – Leggings, Pants, Skirts
- Dresses – Long and Short
- Plus Sizes – Bottoms, Cardigans & Sweaters, Dresses & Skirts, Jackets, and Ponchos
- Jewelry – Bracelets & Watches, Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Rings
- Handbags – Handbags, Laptop Cases, Totes, Wallets
- Belts – Concho Belts, Corset Belts, Heirloom Belts, Hip Belts
- Extras – Cowgirl Hats, Scarves/Shawls, Gloves, Casual Shoes
The clothes offered at Cowgirl Kim are far more than the usual fare that you’d see at a typical “western” store. These are attractive items that are hand-picked by Kim and her staff to reflect a sense of style that will have you feeling comfortable while turning heads when you walk into the room.
I think you’ll agree from the photos here on this page that these are indeed unusual and attractive clothes.
The jewelry section of the store was particularly striking. Kim says that she and her staff go out of their way to find locally-sourced and produced jewelry that isn’t mass produced. The bracelets, earrings and necklaces in the store have a decidedly western look to them, as they make extensive use of silver and turquoise. There were a number of stunning pieces for sale there, with prices ranging from under $20 to over $3000.
Pricing at Cowgirl Kim may be a bit higher than you’re accustomed to seeing for western wear, but perhaps less expensive than you might encounter when buying other “designer” clothing. Blouses and dresses are typically in the $100-$500 range. Jackets were priced from just under $100 to a bit over $3000. Boots ranged from just under $100 to about $100 or so.
For those who are a bit squeamish about price, I was pleased to see that there was a sale section in the Cowgirl Kim store, and it wasn’t just a token couple of items that were $5 off. There were more than 100 items on sale and the sale prices offered some fairly substantial discounts off of the regular retail price.
The sale items, like all of the merchandise at Cowgirl Kim, are limited in quantity.
Each item for sale in the store has customer reviews, when available. If you’re unsure about an item, or just need help picking out something that’s right for you, there’s a live chat available during most business hours. A Cowgirl Kim staff member will be happy to help you pick something out.
For payment, Cowgirl Kim accepts all major credit cards. If you’d prefer, you can also pay by PayPal. The site is fully secure (https:) so you won’t have to worry about hackers stealing your personal information while you shop. Cowgirl Kim accepts returns within 10 days of purchase. They want you to be satisfied, so if you’re unhappy with your purchase, just let them know.
If you aren’t sure exactly what you want, or you want to buy something for someone special but aren’t sure what they want, you can always purchase a Cowgirl Kim gift card. Gift cards are available in denominations from $50 to $500, making it easy for you to shop for someone else.
Shipping is handled via UPS and overnight shipping is available as an option at checkout, just in case you simply can’t wait.
Cowgirl Kim Summary
I’ve never really thought of “western” as being my style, aside from wearing a pair of jeans every now and again. I might be rethinking my position after visiting the Cowgirl Kim site. I had no idea that western wear for women could be so diverse or attractive, or, dare I say it – sexy.
Cowgirl Kim offers a wide variety of beautiful, well-designed casual clothing for women that ranges from dresses to blouses, jackets, dusters and boots, along with the belts, handbags and jewelry that you need to accessorize.
If you like the western style but have been frustrated at the selection you’ve seen for sale in your local stores, you owe it to yourself to visit Cowgirl Kim.
Most women want to have fashionable clothing, either for work or just for hanging out with friends. We want to look nice, but clothes can cost a fortune, unless you want to wear second hand clothing or you want to buy last year’s fashions from the clearance rack.
It costs a lot to look good and attractive, comfortable clothing usually isn’t cheap. There are exceptions to that, and one of those exceptions is Chicnico.
Chicnico is a mail order company that offers a great selection of casual wear. They have sweaters, dresses, blouses, jeans, tees, camisoles, jumpsuits, swimsuits and accessories, all at affordable prices.
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Read on for the full Chicnico review.
Chicnico is a mail order company that ships all over the world. If you live in the United States, their merchandise generally ships from Europe. They specialize in casual clothing and accessories, and their site adds new items nearly every day.
How many new items? Their “New Arrivals” section today had 340 items in it, from sweaters to blouses to jeans, and they were all reasonably priced. Sweaters, for instance, ranged in price from a low of $20 to a high of about $55. Dresses were similarly priced.
If you’re unsure as to what you should be shopping for, which is a common problem on larger fashion sites, you can always look at the “Best Selling” category. There, you’ll see the top 100 or so items that people have been buying at Chicnico as of late. This might help give you some ideas as to what you might want to buy for yourself.
Shipping at Chicnico is free on orders over $75, though sometimes, the site has specials where they offer shipping for less. They also have a clearance section, where you can find more than a hundred items that are discounted off of their regular price. Right now, as it’s nearly winter, they’re clearing out their summer wear at pretty terrific prices.
Chicnico makes it easy to find the size you need. Just click on an item, and you’ll be taken to its page. There, you’ll see a half a dozen different photos of the item in question, so you’ll have a good idea what it looks like. The sizing chart will not only list the sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL) but they’ll also give actual dimensions of the item.
I looked at a sweater, for instance, and it told me the bust size, sleeve length, and overall length of the item. In addition, a popout window appeared briefly to show me:
- How many people had previously looked at this particular item
- How many people had added this particular item to their cart
- How many people had purchased this item.
If the item is on sale, you’ll see a timer that shows you how much time remains until the sale is over.
Payment is easy at Chicnico; at the moment, they accept PayPal. That’s a good option for a number of reasons:
- PayPal is secure and can handle any problems that may arise with the transaction.
- You can pay using most major credit cards.
- If you have a PayPal account, you can pay from your bank.
Chicnico also has a blog on their site, with helpful fashion advice. Their latest articles, for example were “How to Wear All Black Without Looking Boring,” “Winter Outfit Ideas for You,” and “10 Stylish Ways to Tie a Silk Scarf.”
I was particularly pleased to see that the fashions at Chicnico looked as though they were designed to fit “real” people. A lot of mail order clothing these days comes from Asia, and while it’s often of good quality, the styles often seem designed to accommodate Asian women. That means that the dresses are often very tight, or they are in a style that only looks good on women who are thinner than most.
The Accessories section was a bit skimpy. While they had a nice selection of affordable and attractive jewelry, they only had 3-4 watches for sale and they had very little in their “Bags and Belts” section.
That’s a minor quibble, however. For the most part, I was quite pleased at the overall selection at Chicnico.
At Chicnico, they have styling that is suitable for just about anyone, and I was particularly pleased to see that they had a number of loose-fitting, oversized sweaters and tops.
Chicnico also has a number of sales going on at any given time. When I recently visited the site, they had a discount on casual cardigan sweaters, a discount on other sweaters, a discount on sweatshirts, and discounts on some of their cute and quite affordable jewelry.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to encounter when I visited the Chicnico site, but I was pleasantly surprised. They had a large selection of casual clothing in a variety of styles. They had a wide variety of sizes, too, though they don’t have a whole lot for plus-sized women.
I was pleased to see the prices, too. It’s nice to see sweaters and dresses priced in the $20-$40 range, instead of the $100+ range. That lets you get a little more for your money, and their current offer of free shipping on orders of over $75 certainly helps, too.
Plus, most of their clothes were quite attractive. I didn’t see a whole lot on the site that I wouldn’t be willing to wear and I saw virtually nothing of the “I wouldn’t want to be seen in public in that” variety.
Nearly everything at the Chicnico site was attractive, colorful, available in a variety of sizes, and fairly priced.
If you love buying clothes, but don’t have a huge budget but still want to find clothing that will look great, you should definitely give Chicnico a look.
Lace Wigs Buy Review
Most of the time, we want to look our best, but what, exactly, is our best? Sometimes, you want to try different looks, especially with your hair. But making dramatic changes to your hair can be difficult and time consuming. What if you have it short and blonde today but want it long and brunette tomorrow?
Such dramatic changes aren’t ordinarily possible, unless you go with a wig. Lace Wigs Buy makes it easy for you to change your hairstyle or color on a whim, and they offer literally thousands of different kinds of wigs and hair extensions that will allow you to have whatever kind of look you want to have in minutes.
Most wigs that are sold these days are artificial and while they do have the advantage of being quite inexpensive, the most sought-after and realistic looking wigs are those made from human hair. After all, nothing mimics hair quite as well as hair itself. Lace Wigs Buy not only offers thousands of human hair wigs, but they also offer them with “remy” hair, which is of very high quality. Their hand-tied lace wigs are virtually indistinguishable from a real head of hair, and when you’re out in public, no one will know your secret.
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Read on for the full Lace Wigs Buy review.
Lace Wigs Buy Overview
You may not have heard of Lace Wigs Buy, or their parent company, IZIGET. IZIGET used to be the manufacturer of wigs sold under the Raquel Welch, Jon Renau and Revlon name, but now they sell under the Lace Wigs Buy name. They have factories and offices around the world; the North American location is in Canada.
The Lace Wigs Buy Website features literally thousands of wigs in a variety of materials, styles, colors and prices, making it easy for anyone, regardless of hairstyle or color, to find something that will give them a gorgeous new and exciting head of hair.
Lace Wigs Buy Features
It’s easy to be overwhelmed when you first visit the Lace Wigs Buy Website, as they have an enormous selection. You could just start on the home page and click on “What’s Hot” to see people are buying right now, or you could clock on “New Arrival” to see what just came in, or you could click on “On Sale” to see what’s being discounted at the moment.
Otherwise, you can click on the various types of wigs at the top of the page and see what they have to offer:
- Full lace wigs (1881 styles in stock) – These are remy human hair wigs with all hairs hand tied to a lace base, allowing you to part your hair anywhere you like.
- Lace front wigs (1865 styles in stock) – These have the hand tied hairs only in the front 3 inches, which makes it better for wearing your hair in a ponytail or an up-do.
- 360° lace wig – Ideal for up-dos, ponytails, freestyle parting and offering a natural looking hairline
- African-American wigs (1145 styles in stock) – That perfect hairstyle for women of color
- Synthetic wigs (68 styles) – Synthetic wigs are more affordable and are available in longer hairstyles
- Celebrity wigs (216 styles in stock) – This may be the most interesting part of the Lace Wigs Buy store, and is undoubtedly one of the most popular. Lace Wigs Buy has more than 200 wigs in stock in styles that will allow you to have hair like that of more than 100 popular celebrities, including:Alicia Keys
Catherine Zeta Jones
- Custom wigs – Lace Wigs Buy can make any kind of wig you require, so if you don’t see something you like on their site (not likely!) just let them know. They need 2-3 weeks lead time.
When shopping, you’ll have an incredible number of choices about what kind of wig you’d like to buy. You can chose from hair color, length, haircut style, bangs or no bangs, price, and whether you want a wig with a cap or without.
You can also sort each category by Popular, Lowest Price, Highest Price, and Newest.
Each wig is shown in photos on a mannequin head as well as on a real person.
If you need help making a choice or determining size, Lace Wigs Buy has a help section with an extensive FAQ section, several sizing charts, and even a live chat utility if you’d like to get help from someone in person.
The page for each wig also shows you the length, color, cap size, lace color, cap construction, whether or not it comes with “baby hair” on the hairline (most do), the kind of fiber or hair used, hairstyle, and type of knots used.
You’ll also see for each wig how many reviews are available from previous buyers, making it easy to see what other people think about that particular style. Some of the wigs I looked at on the site had more than 500 reviews. There are also video reviews on the Lace Wigs Buy site so you can see people actually wearing their purchases from Lace Wigs Buy.
Here’s a sample video review:
Lace Wigs Buy Pricing
Pricing from Lace Wigs Buy is quite reasonable, especially for human hair wigs. Synthetic wigs start at about $40 or so, and human hair wigs range in price from about $40 up to about $300. Celebrity wigs are priced from about $125 to $275 or so.
You can get a coupon good for $5 just by signing up at the Lace Wigs Buy site, and you’ll also find a number of wigs on sale at any given time. In addition to that, you can save money by purchasing more than one wig at a time.
They currently offer the following discounts for buying multiple wigs at once:
- Buy 2 and save 10%
- Buy 3 and save 12%
- Buy 4 or more and save 15%
Lace Wigs Buy Shipping
Here’s the best part about buying at Lace Wigs Buy – shipping is free on all orders of $100 or more. That gives you even more incentive to buy more than one at a time. Shipping is generally done directly from the factory, and orders ship within a few day of placing your order. Be aware that custom orders can take longer.
Lace Wigs Buy Summary
If you’re the kind of person who likes to frequently change their look in a big way, or you’re someone who doesn’t have user-friendly hair, or you just don’t like to mess with your hair on a daily basis, a wig from Lace Wigs Buy offers a great selection of reasonably priced alternatives.
You can pick from a dizzying selection of colors, styles and lengths, and find that special hairstyle that’s just right for you, all at an affordable price.
Shopping online can be a lot of fun, and the Internet has made shopping a whole lot easier than it used to be. One used to have to go to fancy stores that carried imported items to find odd things from around the world, but now, thanks to the Web, you can shop from pretty much everywhere.
It’s still a bit of a nuisance to have to shop at multiple places to buy things, as most online stores are pretty specialized. Some stores only sell electronics and others only sell clothing. That’s what’s different about CNDirect.
CNDirect is not exactly a “one size fits all” place to shop, but they do carry a pretty wide variety of merchandise, and all at surprisingly low prices.
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Read on for the full CNDirect review.
CNDirect is based in Hong Kong, though they ship all over the world. Their slogan is “Pretty cheap, easy buy.” That’s what they’re offering – a large selection of what they call “newfangled” merchandise at prices that are hard to resist.
CNDirect offers an astonishing variety of merchandise, in categories that don’t necessarily logically fit together. They offer women’s and men’s clothing, for example, but they also offer toys, and small electronics. You won’t find a television set, for example, but you’ll find game controllers, or headsets, or even tablet computers, including some good deals on refurbished iPads.
Here’s the full CNDirect category list:
- Women’s Clothing
- Men’s Clothing
- Health & Beauty
- Consumer Electronics
- Mobile Phones
- Toys & Hobbies
- Electrical & Tools
- Bags & Shoes
- Jewelry & Watches
- Kids & Baby
- Home & Garden
- Automobiles & Motorcycles
- Intimate Apparel
And yes, it’s sort of weird to go to an online store that has a huge selection of dresses, tops and sweaters for sale only to see a category called “Automobiles & Motorcycles.”
I checked that one; they don’t actually sell cars and motorcycles there. But they do have car stereos, GPS units, car alarms and other miscellaneous accessories.
CNDirect probably offers more clothing than anything else, along with jewelry, makeup and related fashion accessories. They have a ton of attractive dresses, lots of fashionable tops and blouses, skirts, and jeans.
Their “Dresses” section of their Website showed that they had some 18,000 dresses in stock. Yes, eighteen thousand.
The price range for those 18,000 dresses ran from a low of $2.93 to a high of $572. They had literally thousands of dresses for under $20. Sizes ran from XS to XXXXL, so given the range of sizes, the range of prices, and the huge selection, it’s likely that anyone can find something they like at CNDirect.
Within any category, be it Dresses, Home & Garden, or Baby items, you can sort by price from high to low, low to high, best reviewed (the site allows customers to post product reviews), top sellers, and new arrivals.
If you just want to see what’s hot, what’s on sale, or what’s new, you can easily find those right on the home page. In fact, they even have special section on the home page for items priced for less than $5.
With most items, you’ll be able to see how they’re reviewed. You’ll also be able to see the number of people who have added that particular item to their wish list, and how well reviewed the item happens to be on a 0-5 star basis.
Other recommended items that are similar will appear below the item.
As part of CNDirect’s attempts to allow people from all over the world to shop there, they offer pricing in 22 different currencies, and the site can be adjusted to show you merchandise in six different languages: English, Spanish, French German, Russian, and Portuguese.
If you’re concerned about security, CNDirect is a secure Website, with full https protection. They accept payments via credit card, bank transfer and PayPal. As PayPal and credit card companies have good security measures, you can be sure that your transactions with CNDirect will be safe.
One feature that I really liked about CNDirect is their customer guarantee. If you purchase something from them, they give you a delivery date. If the merchandise doesn’t reach you by that date, it’s free.
Furthermore, if your item arrives and it is not as described, you can either accept a partial refund and keep the merchandise or return it for a full refund.
CNDirect ships all over the world, and they offer several shipping methods via Fedex, DHL, UPS, EMS, Aramex and China Post:
Standard shipping(Mail service):19-35 business days
Expedited shipping: 8-12 business days
Express shipping: 3-7 business days
To make it easier to shop for clothing, the site offers a handy and very helpful size chart, which makes it easy to see what size you need. This chart includes basic measurements in inches, so you won’t end up being confused by sizing, which can sometimes be a problem when you’re buying from sources in Asia, as most clothing made there tends to run to the small size.
Like Amazon and a few other sites, CNDirect allows you to create an account, post reviews, and even create wish lists for later use. A shopping guide also gives you a quick pictorial lesson on how to use the major features of the site, though it’s pretty easy to use.
CNDirect has a pretty generous return policy, offering unconditional returns for up to 15 days from the date of delivery. They do recommend that you contact them immediately if you have a problem, as it can be expensive to return items via mail.
Assistance at CNDirect
If you need help while shopping at CNDirect, you can click on the headphones icon to start an online chat with an assistant who can help you.
There are lots of places to shop online. Some are niche stores with specialized inventory, and some are a bit more broad. CNDirect falls into the latter category, with tends of thousands of items for sale at very reasonable prices in about a dozen major categories.
They’ve got a huge selection, astonishingly low prices, and a very good customer guarantee. Their site is secure, they offer trustworthy methods of payment, and they guarantee that you’ll get your merchandise on time.
If you’re looking for a place to shop where you can get a lot of fun stuff for your money, CNDirect is worth a look.
We’re coming up on the time of the year when it’s going to be cold outside on a regular basis, at least it will if you live in a place that has actual winter. If you live in Miami, you likely won’t have any interest in the clothing that Refrigiwear offers, though oddly enough, this company that specialized in cold weather clothing is based in Georgia, which is not exactly a place where one finds snowmen and glaciers.
Still, there’s a difference between clothing that you can throw on on a cold day to go shopping and the sort of ultra-rugged clothing that you’ll need if you work in frigid or subzero environments on a regular basis. That’s what Refrigiwear calls their specialty, and they’ve got a nice selection of clothing that will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -60° F.
If you spend a lot of time in really cold environments, you might find Refrigiwear to be useful.
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Read on for the full Refrigiwear review.
For starters, Refrigiwear isn’t a new company. In fact, they’ve been in business since the early 1950s. They got their start in New York City, but moved to Dahlonega, Georgia in 1991. What they sell is clothing for people who work or spend time in environments where it’s really cold.
It’s not just a matter of bundling up, or putting on fifteen layers of clothing. Sure, that will help keep you warm, but if you actually need to move, or work, or get anything done, you’ll find that wearing fifteen layers of clothing is going to leave you largely unable to move.
Refrigiwear creates clothing that will keep you warm in subzero temperatures, but it’s also clothing that will allow you to move, function, and if you need to, actually work.
They offer everything that will cover you from head to toe, too – jackets, of course, but also vests, bibs, coveralls, hats, sweatshirts, socks, gloves, and boots.
In addition, they offer accessories, such as thermometers, safety glasses, safety knives, blankets and even hand warmers.
Refrigiwear also offers a “high visibility” line of clothing that will keep you warm and ensure that people will see you. This is great for people who work in dark or poorly lit environments.
Refrigiwear Features and Benefits
Free shipping – If you live in the United States, you’ll receive free shipping on all orders of $75 or more. That’s always a plus, as many of the items Refrigiwear sells are somewhat bulky and such items tend to cost a lot to ship.
Embroidery – If you want custom embroidery on any items you buy, Refrigiwear can arrange that. They can add logos, names, numbers or any one of a number of other identifiers to multiple locations on just about any garment they sell. They can also offer Pantone color matching, which will ensure that your logo looks exactly the right color.
Screen printing – If you’d rather not go with embroidery, Refrigiwear can also use a screen printing process to print images, logos and other markings on the clothing you buy from them.
Customization and alteration – Refrigiwear can customize your clothing to your specifications. This includes shortening sleeves or trousers, adding pockets, and more.
Repair and Laundry (really!) – Refrigiwear offers repair services at a reasonable cost. If you tear or damage the clothing that you buy from them, they can repair it. Not only that, but they also offer a cleaning service, believe it or not.
A nice feature of the Refrigiwear Website is that while they have their clothing listed by type (jackets, hats, gloves, etc.,) they also have it listed by profession. You can find sections offering clothing for people who work at airports, in agriculture, automotive, construction, landscaping, transportation and a number of other industries.
That’s just the outdoor professions. For indoors, they also offer clothing for people in the food processing, grocery, and restaurant industries, among others, making it easy to find exactly what you need.
Refrigiwear offers what they call a convenient, no-hassle return system, and they even include prepaid return shipping labels with every order. If you have a problem, it couldn’t be easier to send the item(s) back, if necessary. I’ve never seen the prepaid label thing before, and it’s a clever idea.
Refrigiwear Products and Pricing
Refrigiwear offers a wide variety of products for keeping warm, but their jackets are probably their most high-profile item. After all, it’s the most likely thing you’re going to want to wear if it’s cold outside.
Refrigiwear offers jackets for both men and women, though they do tend to have more choices for men. When I last checked, Refrigiwear had nearly 50 different jacket models for men, and about a dozen for women.
Prices for their jackets ranged from about $30 to about $200, depending on style and how extreme your weather is going to be. Their clothing designed for ultra-cold environments is obviously going to be more expensive than their light jackets for days that are cool, but not excessively cold.
Boots are priced from about $60 to about $250, and, as with jackets, they have models for both men and women, along with socks and boot liners.
Refrigiwear also has a sale section; when I checked they had several dozen items for sale at prices that were substantially lower than their regular prices. Those items are obviously going to vary from time to time, but if you’re on a budget, the sale section is worth a look.
When it comes to clothing, we all have different needs. Not everyone lives in a gold environment, and not everyone who lives in a cold environment has to actually work in a cold environment. But if your job or your hobbies involve spending a lot of time outdoors in places where it gets really cold, then you may well find spending some time at the Refrigiwear Website to be worth your while.
They sell hats, gloves, socks, coveralls, jackets, boots and more, and they’re all designed to allow you to move, to keep you warm, and to last a long time.
TV Store Online Review
Are you a fan of any particular television program? Big Bang Theory, perhaps? Or Dr. Who? Or a fan of movies or comic characters? If so, you might be interested in buying t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies or caps related to your favorite show or movie so that people will know you’re a fan of Breaking Bad or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
But where do you go to buy that sort of thing? You could go to eBay and search around, I suppose, but why not take a look at TV Store Online instead? They say that they have hundreds of items related to all manner of popular culture, so I decided to take a look and see just what they have available there.
I was surprised at the depth of their merchandise – TV Store Online has a lot of stuff.
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Read on for the full TV Store Online review.
TV Store Online Overview
TV Store Online is what the name suggests, but it’s much more than that. Yes, the site features all kinds of merchandise related to TV shows, that range from 24 to Happy Days to Agents of Shield to Star Trek. I counted more than 100 different shows in the menu, and I’m not sure that menu was complete.
Most of what they sell at TV Store Online is t-shirts, sweaters and hoodies, but they’ve also got caps, hats, pajamas, dolls, costumes, stickers, lunchboxes, and more.
The name, TV Store Online, doesn’t really do the site justice, either, as they have a lot more than just TV-related merchandise. In fact, they have a similar amount of merchandise relating to movies, comiic books, music, games, and just about anything related to popular culture.
TV Store Online Features
TV Store Online was founded in Michigan in 2004, and they’re one of the Web’s leading purveyors of merchandise that is exclusively related to popular culture. If it’s something you can read, watch, or listen to, TV Store Online probably has a t-shirt, cap or costume related to it.
Everything at TV Store Online is fully licensed, too, so you won’t have to worry about being arrested for wearing some cheap Asian knockoff Big Bang Theory t-shirt. It’s all legit.
TV Store Online ships just about everywhere, so no matter where you live, even outside the United States, they can ship it to you, provided that the license for the specific item you’re interested in buying doesn’t prohibit shipping it to your country.
Here’s a nice tip – shipping on orders over $50 is free, too.
For payment, TV Store Online accepts Amazon Pay, PayPal, and most major credit cards.
Returns are easy, and they’ll accept returns on items for 15 days from the time of purchase.
Shopping at TV Store Online is easy; you just pick the broad category if items that you’re interested in (movies, TV shows, comics, music, games, or costumes) and you’ll get a pulldown menu so that you can search a bit deeper.
The TV Store online TV Show section features merchandise on more than 100+ TV programs. The movies section features merchandise relating to more than 85 movies. Their comics section features t-shirts and more for more than 30 different comics.
Their costumes section has literally hundreds of different costumes for sale. Sure, Halloween only comes once a year, and as I write this, it has just recently passed. But you never know when the occasion may arise where you might need to dress like someone from Sons of Anarchy or like one of the Rockford Peaches from A League of Their Own. Yes, they really have that costume!
In the TV section, they have a lot of merchandise related to The Big Bang Theory, including an interesting section called “Shirts Sheldon Has Worn.” That section alone has nearly 50 t-shirts, all of which are shirts that have been depicted on the show.
There’s also a sale section at TV Store Online, with hundreds of items that are discounted to prices that are well below their regular list price.
If you’re a regular visitor to TV Store Online, and you might want to be come one, there’s also a “What’s New” section that shows off merchandise that has just been added to the site. There’s also a “Trending Now” subsection of the “What’s New” section that shows you the items that are currently hot and popular.
A section of the TV Store Online store that is getting a lot of prominence right now is their “Ugly Christmas Sweaters” section. You might get tired of wearing the same old Christmas sweaters, but here, you’ll find some pretty amazing (and amusing) sweaters that will definitely be the topic of conversation if you wear them to the office Christmas party.
TV Store Online is perfect for holiday gifts, too, as they have merchandise in a wide variety of sizes and colors and items that are suitable for anyone. If you’re not sure what that special someone might want as a gift, you can just buy a TV Store Online gift certificate for them.
You won’t go broke shopping at TV Store Online, either, as their merchandise is surprisingly affordable. I saw sale items for as little as 79¢, and while the most expensive item in the store was $199 (a Sons of Anarchy leather jacket,) most items are priced in the $20-$30 range, and keep in mind that the shipping is free on orders over $50.
TV Store Online Summary
Obviously, the clothing that you’ll find for sale at TV Store Online isn’t suitable of all occasions. We’re talking about after-work shirts, hoodies, caps and costumes, but they’re suitable for any fun occasion. They have literally thousands of items relating to just about any popular TV show, recent film, comic book hero, musician, or popular video game you can think of.
They offer a great selection of colors, sizes, prices and some of their costumes are hysterical. If you’re a fan of TV, movies, comics, or just popular culture in general, I think you’ll really like what you’ll find if you pay a visit to TV Store Online.
Fashion Mia Review
There are a number of problems with shopping for clothing online. Many online stores are specialty stores, where you can only buy wedding dresses, or clothes for petites, or plus-size clothing. Specialty stores have their merits, but most women would prefer to shop at a single store.
That makes sense, since you’re likely going to have to pay tax and shipping, and doing that from more than one store gets expensive. Ideally, you’d like to find one store that has attractive clothing, styles and sizes for everyone, and if possible, free shipping.
Fashion Mia has all of those things, and if you’re not familiar with them, you should be.
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Read on for the full Fashion Mia review.
Fashion Mia Overview
You might not be familiar with Fashion Mia, though they have been in business since 2005. Part of the reason that you may not have heard about them is that Fashion Mia is based in China. There are advantages to this; they are able to quickly adapt to emerging fashion trends and get them to market quickly.
That means that when new styles appear, Fashion Mia will have them quickly and at an affordable price.
Fashion Mia specializes in dresses, though they also offer much more than that. Dresses are their specialty, and right now, as I type this, they have more than 3000 different dresses in stock. These styles at Fashion Mia include cocktail dresses, evening dresses, shift dresses, vintage-style dresses, form-fitting bodycon dresses, maxi dresses and shift dresses. They also stock nearly 100 plus-size dresses, too.
While dresses are the strong suit at Fashion Mia, they also offer tops, outerwear, bottoms and accessories. They currently have 2014 tops in stock, and some have prices as low as $5.
You’ll find accessories, such as scarves, gloves, and shoulder bags, too. Their jewelry section includes affordable bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings, with most priced at under $10.
While Fashion Mia mostly caters to women, they also offer fashions for men, with nearly 2000 items in stock. These include jackets, coats, sweaters, shirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts, jeans, shorts, casual pants and accessories, such as belts, ties and hats.
Fashion Mia Features
Every retailer has their own special way of doing things, and most have something to recommend them over others. Fashion Mia has several things that shoppers will find appealing, particularly if you are interested in bargains, are budget-conscious, or are the sort of person who likes to shop a lot.
- New arrivals -Fashion Mia has more than 10,000 items in stock, and they get new ones in every day of the week. Their Daily New Arrivals section lets you keep up with the latest in dresses, tops, and plus-size wear. They even have day by day links so you can see what came in today, or yesterday, or the day before. That’s a great feature for the frequent shopper.
- Free Shipping option – Shipping from Fashion Mia is quite affordable, even for shipping from Asia, but if you spend $79 or more, the shipping is free. Since this includes an order of any size, you can certainly save buy buying a number of items at once. Of course, given their reasonable pricing, you might be surprised at how many items you’ll need to buy to reach that $79 threshold! 😉
- Flash Sale – Every day, Fashion Mia has what they call a “Flash Sale.” This is a time-limited sale on hundreds of items, and some of the prices are up to 80% off. When I visited earlier today, I found that the prices for the dresses, sweaters, and accessories were set to time out in a little over 24 hours. At that point, new Flash Sale items appear.
- VIP Program – If you are a frequent shopper, you will love the Fashion Mia VIP program. You don’t even have to enroll. If you spend more than $300 in any calendar month, you will automatically be enrolled in the VIP program for the next 30 days. This continues for as long as you spend $300 in a month. If you spend $300 or more every month, you will stay a member continuously. What do you get for being a VIP member?You get more discounts! VIP members get a 10% discount on everything in the store for as long as they are a VIP member. If you spend $1000 in a month, you become a Super VIP member, and you get a 15% discount for the next 90 days. As with the VIP program, this one automatically renews as long as you qualify.
- Several Payment options – Fashion Mia accepts all forms of payment, including PayPal, most major credit cards, Western Union, and wire transfers from your bank.
- Easy Returns – Fashion Mia accepts returns on new merchandise for up to 30 days from the time you place your order. Something doesn’t fit? Just contact them and they will arrange an easy return.
Fashion Mia Pricing
The pricing at Fashion Mia is perhaps the best thing they have going for them. They have more than 3000 dresses in stock, and prices range from as low as $6.95 (on sale) to a high of about $75 or so. They literally have more than 1000 dresses that are priced under $30, which means you could easily pick up 2-3 dresses and a couple of tops, get free shipping on top of that, and still spend less than $100 in total.
Fashion Mia Shipping
Shipping is free on orders over $79. For all other orders, several options are available, including super savings options and expedited shipping options. They currently ship worldwide via TNT, DHL, and the Postal Service.
Fashion Mia Summary
If you’re looking for one-stop shopping on affordable, fashionable clothing, it’s hard to beat Fashion Mia. They offer thousands of dresses, hundreds of tops, hundreds of plus-size items and a full selection of accessories.
Fashion Mia isn’t perfect, however. While they do offer shoes, their selection at the moment is quite small and not very interesting. Their plus-size section, while offering a good selection and pricing, offers only a few hundred items, as opposed to the thousands of items they have for everyone else.
Those minor quibbles aside, Fashion Mia offers a great selection of ever-changing clothing, terrific pricing, lots of sales and discount opportunities, and free shipping for qualifying orders.
If you’re looking for the latest in fashions without having to pay the latest in prices, Fashion Mia is well worth your time.
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