E-commerce has been a growing trend the last few years. As consumers become more educated on the internet, they are more confident of purchasing online. Clothes and fashion accessories are popular items that us consumers tend to shop online. The only drawback of purchasing online is the worries one may have on buying counterfeit items without realizing it. Naturally, this is applicable only if the items are not bought from the brand main website. However, with domains name being free for all online, counterfeit sellers can sell their goods using a domain name similar to that of the clothes and fashion accessories brand real website domain name. This can cause lots of confusion to us consumer.
A few pointers for us to follow when shopping online are:
Buy Cash on Delivery Goods.
Shopping online provides savings to us as the cost are usually lower than compared to the shops. However, buying in the shops can give us a sense of security as we can view the goods that we are buying before paying. However, if the website you are buying from are operating locally, check with them to see if they offer cash on delivery. This allows you to check the goods you are purchasing before making the payment.
Check With The Brand You Are Purchasing From.
For items brand which do not have an online shop of their own, you can either check their site for a list of authorized reseller or simply email them the domain you are buying from to inquire if the goods they are selling is counterfeit. For example if your are looking to buy seiko watches, you can email Seiko directly to counter check with them on the watch site you are going to purchase from. In all likelihood, the brand would not allow counterfeit site to surface and would take legal action against such sites.
Google does do a bit of clamping down on counterfeit goods. So search for Google advertiser. Note down the sites and go back a month or so later. If their advertisement is taken down, chances are the site sells counterfeit items.…
Okay so we have all seen the fashion shows on TV, or the pictures from them in the magazines and thought about how unbelievably and unnaturally thin the models are. Personally I find it very depressing. I look at these beautiful clothes on these beautiful girls and know that even if I had the money to buy the clothes, they would never look like that on me. I am not a large girl and actually wear a fairly small size, but I still find the fashion industry massively depressing.
This made me wonder for a while about plus size women and their fashion. I mean they must have the same types of thoughts right? Well now they have their own plus size fashion industry. I have seen some of the shows and the models, and these are beautiful women and beautiful clothes. I mean there are beautiful larger women that make their living as models, defying all the stereotypes that society has set about that bigger women aren?t as beautiful as thin women.
Now I do have to say though, that while I admire this fashion industry that has sprung up, I am a little confused as to where the designs are being implemented. I mean for other clothes the designers prance them out and then other smaller companies start imitating the styles and soon a new trend starts and they are available in all the stores. However, I have yet to really see this in the plus size fashion world. It still seems as though there is a lack of beautiful clothes for plus size women. I would really like see more stores and boutiques built around these fashions out there for plus size women. I think it would help make people more proud of themselves and their bodies.…