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.
Read on for the full Chicnico review.
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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.