You may have seen shein.com pop up on your Instagram or Facebook feed in an advertisement and wondered about the brand. Their clothing is CUTE and their Facebook advertising always catches my eye. I did some research on the company about a year ago and learned the clothing was being produced in China, like most fast fashion brands, and it worried me some because of the shipping time and quality. They were having a huge sale on intimates that day and thought I’d give it a try. I received the order about a week later and of course loved everything. I also learned they have a large team of designers and partnerships with manufacturing companies to deliver the best quality product for the best price. Read more about their mission and production here. They even show photos of their 10,000 square foot very clean and organized warehouse!
Once again, their social media advertising got the best of me and I put in a big order last month to post about on my Instagram for y’all. After a couple posts about SheIn (some say she-in and others say sheen. She-in is correct.), I started receiving messages about the quality, sizing, shipping time, etc. and thought I’d put together a few of my thoughts for y’all.
The price is right:
Most items on their website are under $30, which we can all agree might actually be the best thing ever. Here’s the thing I love – they know they’re a fast fashion brand and they aren’t marking up their clothing acting like they’re quality is worth a large price tag. I appreciate that, because in all reality, the pieces will be ready for donation after a season or two.
Read the reviews:
This is my biggest advice for placing an order! They have TONS of reviews from other shoppers on all their items and this makes shopping on the website SO. MUCH. EASIER. Many reviews have photos so you can see what the clothing actually looks like in real life. I haven’t had to return much and it’s definitely because of the informative reviews.
Don’t be afraid of the shipping time/return policy:
I have placed three orders with SheIn and I am very impressed by the shipping time! The first one took about a week and a half (probably because they had more orders than usual from the sale) and my last shipment took less than a week! I did more research on where exactly the clothing was shipping from, in addition to China, and learned they have multiple warehouses all over the world. They have warehouses in California, New Jersey, Dubai and Belgium. Your items will be shipped from the nearest facility that stocks the item you ordered. This also means your clothing can arrive in multiple orders, like Amazon, which always annoys me, but it makes sense.
SheIn offers free shipping on orders over $49, but they have sales that include free shipping quite often. And it’s pretty easy to spend over $50 on their website…I mean come on!
The brand also offers free returns from the US – woohoo! I often order two different sizes of one design because I’m not sure which sizing option will work best. This return policy makes me a very happy shopper.
Expect fast fashion quality:
Here’s how I explain their quality – in between H&M and Forever 21. It’s not quite what you can expect from H&M, but it’s definitely better than pieces you find at Forever 21. And most pieces are more affordable than Forever 21’s pricing. Thanks for not breaking our bank, SheIn!
I hope this information helps and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on Instagram here: www.instagram.com/shannon.n.jones or at firstname.lastname@example.org.