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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Advertorial: Zalora Singapore - Shoes


If you haven't yet heard of Zalora Singapore, you should because it's not just another online shopping store, it's more than that. Somewhat reminiscent of ASOS.com, UK's largest online-only fashion and beauty store, Zalora also brings in renowned international brands and indie/new labels that are fast gaining a following. And judging from the prices, I think it's more affordable too.

I spent the last few hours sifting through pages and categories, and although I was satisfied with what the site has to offer and how everything is laid out, I think the website is lacking one very important feature that will make shopping online at Zalora much more comfortable and enjoyable - having the "view all products" function. As a regular online shopper, I love websites that give you the option of viewing all the products so you can just scroll non-stop until you reach the very last product they have. It sure makes browsing through all the items they have so much easier as compared to clicking pages after pages. Usually, I will give up reaching the 20th page (at maximum) because well, it gets a little taxing. With endless scrolling, it lessens the waiting time for a page to load too; great for the busy executive or student who just wants to take a quick break from working/studying.

So yeah, that is my only suggestion I hope the Zalora team could implement if they happen to be reading this. But anyhow, I have selected items that I personally like and items that reflect the most coveted trends of the moment to share them with you. And maybe, give you some shopping ideas/inspiration. Payday's coming, isn't it? (or for some, it's already here)

This week, let's start with shoes first, shall we?

1) Espadrilles


Espadrilles are the must have summer/spring essential but seeming that we have summer all year round, we could wear them at any time of the year whenever we want to. This pair of wedge sandals from Anna Field will look great with shorts or cropped pants. Wear a loose fitting blouse and complete your ensemble with the right bag and accessories for the casual, laidback look. Plus, espadrilles look dressier as compared to sandals.


2) Colourblock Shoes


My Pick! 
Yes, colourblocking is still very much in trend. The above two pair of shoes are just some of the colourblock shoes Zalora has on their online store. Remember to tone down the rest of your outfit when you are matching them with colourblock shoes.


3) Chunky Heels

Love the colour for this one!
Add a playful pop of colours to your outfit

*My Pick (I like how the straps are detachable too, which makes it versatile)*

Chunky heels were everywhere on the runways, from the shows at Chloe to Dolce & Gabanna to Marni and the list goes on. And I am all for the chunky heels trend! Because, they sure are a whole lot more stable than wearing stilettos or skinnier heels. 


4) Brogues 
The perfect poster girl for brogues (and other boyish-inspired looks) will incontestably be Alexa Chung. The British model-turned-host has an extreme talent for trendsetting - she made the Peter Pan collar look cool (which I will be mentioning in the next Zalora post), made Mulberry's Alexa bag become a global sell-out, tempted other women to get dip dyed hair and the list goes on. It's hardly a surprise that designers are making her their muse when designing new looks for the runways.

To pull of brogues without looking too boyish, you need to either show some leg or keep your silhouette sleek. These shoes go particularly well with dresses.



5) Ankle Boots

*My Pick* Plus it has chunky heels!

 Being a fan of boots, I find it a pity we can't really wear them in hot and humid Singapore. I love boots because they are able to jazz up an outfit easily; even if you were decked in a simple white tank and denim blue jeans. A few years back, if you wore boots (any kind of boots, even the ankle ones), most Singaporeans would stare at you with a why-the-heck-are-you-wearing-boots look. But thank goodness, ankle boots are now ubiquitous in Singapore, especially among the younger generation.

6) Sandals


Well, they are not really a trend but for us living in sunny Singapore, they should be. Not everyone fancies having their feet wrapped up in a shoe the entire day and slippers are a tad bit too sloppy (unless you are heading to the market, beach, swimming pool). So sandals would be your best bet. 

The first 3 sandals are simple yet chic. Choose the classic black for easy matching or coral and turquoise to add some colour into your ensemble. These two colours can be easy to match too. The bottom 2 sandals up the stylish factor with the first incorporating the colourblocking trend in hues of Spring/Summer while the yellow one exudes the cheery vibe, perfect for a sunny day out. (which is, well, almost everyday in Singapore) 


7) For the Quirky/Fun/Wild at heart
Yes, this isn't a trend too. I just thought I will share 3 pairs I found that are perfect for the quirky/fun/wild trendsetters. These shoes are bound to turn heads. 

Left: I am pretty sure most of you have seen the recent trend of cosmic-printed skirts. And if you are a huge fan of that, why not have it on a pair of shoes as well? 

Middle: This pair will certainly make a statement. Pair it with a simple fitted LBD and let your shoes take all the glory (or attention).

Right: The bold, multi-coloured ethnic prints are not all there is to this pair of shoes, check out how this pair looks from the side.
Wild, dramatic and memorable, that's for sure.


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My next Zalora post will be about their Clothing collection, so look out for it! Zalora will also be having a special 'timed' sale this Sunday! More details will be given to you guys soon.

Check out Zalora for more fashion choices at www.zalora.sg now if you haven't! :)

12 comments :

  1. Shanice? is that you ?

    Was browsing thru some related blogs and saw this blog.. regards from Malaysia ;)

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    1. Hahaha yes it's me. Thanks for introducing us to those awesome egg tarts! :)

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  2. Please don't recommend Zalora Singapore! It's customer service is extremely bad, refund is not done in 3 months, don't ever shop there!!

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  3. Order a Charles/Keith shoe.. Delivery was very fast but the material of shoe is very lousy and does not seems to be real Charles/Keith shoe. Bad experience

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  4. Agree with post on 10 July. It claims 30 free return policy but after sending 4 emails in a week to the advertised customer service address, there was no response at all from their customer service to arrange for the collection of my returned purchase. Totally terrible. Phone calls to their so called customer service hotline also went unanswered throughout their advertised opening hours.

    It is the most horrible customer service I have ever encountered!! They totally forgot about the fundamentals of doing business - Never promised your customers what you cannot delivered!!

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  5. Oh gosh, I'm really sorry to hear that y'all! :( I am only engaged to blog for them, not endorsing them at all so I can't help you guys in any way. :(

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  6. My purchase from Zalora wasn't even delivered. No one answered my calls and emails. Sigh! Wish I knew about their lousy customer service earlier... It'd have saved me a lot of money and peace of mind.

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  7. Just to vent.. I'm one of the unlucky customers! Utterly disappointed with them. Place my order and received email on my order confirmation. 14days of waiting eagerly, I thought that's ample..rang them to check delivery status. Gosh! It was canceled due to OOS (out of stock). What could have gone wrong? POOR system got chocked up? My first and last experience with them. Empty promise!

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  8. Wow! Im shocked! to see all these bad experiences, if only i could seen these earlier! Oh well, for $50 I paid, this is what Zalora is worth! They have underestimated the power of "Speech"! It can be contagious and deadly.

    I have been a Victoria Secrets online shopper for 10years, and I can tell you, they refund :With No Question Asked. And not like Zalora's motto : 8. Faulty Products
    8.1 We warrant that:

    a) the Product will be delivered undamaged in the quantities ordered; and

    b) the Product will conform with the manufacturer's latest published instructions as set out on the Site or in our Product material at the time of your Order.

    8.2 The Product is intended to be used strictly in accordance with the manufacturer's latest published instructions as set out on the Site or as on the Product itself. It is your responsibility to ensure that you use the Product strictly in accordance with those instructions.

    8.3 Before delivery, we may make minor adjustments to material, colour, weight, measurements, design and other features to the extent that they are reasonable.

    8.4 We try very hard to deliver Products in excellent condition. However, if you tell us that the Product is faulty, you agree to keep the Product in its current condition available for us (or our agent) to inspect within a reasonable time.

    Ha..

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  9. please beware of zalora.
    i am a victim of zalora too. i ordered two items from them, cash on delivery. a package got delivered to me, i paid 50sgd and the courier left. unfortunately to my surprise, when i opened it, it was the wrong item. i called zalora and they told me they will redeliver the item to me, i must pay again, and i have to resend the missent item myself. how nice of them. i told them i should not pay 50sgd again as i had already paid it. i requested for a courier to collect the missent item from my unit.
    then, i received three packages, was told to pay 150sgd, but after my first bad taste of zalora's packaging skills, i decided i had to check the packages. two were not my items. the third was mine, but i was told to pay again. again? i called zalora and told them i had already paid them. they told me i had to return to the courier all items and they will have my items delivered to me again free of charge...
    a week later, a zalora customer service agent called me and told me that my items were on the way and that no payment will be required upon delivery. today, the items were delivered to me, but i was told to pay again. are they pulling their scam again on me? i had the courier take back the item.
    the missent package is still with me. zalora has not sent someone to collect it. what wonderful customer service :(
    i am now waiting for zalora's response.

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  10. Hi all,

    I'm Laura, from the ZALORA marketing team, and I'm working to learn from our shoppers to see how we can improve.

    With reference to the posts by 'Anonymous' - Can I trouble you guys to email me your order number and some details on your experience, so that I can personally help to follow up for you?

    You can contact me directly at laura.zhao@zalora.sg

    Thank you!

    Best,
    Laura

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  11. Zalora Singapore is really one of the great online portal in Singapore offer plenty of trendy apparels, shoes and accessories at very great price.You can also use Zalora Singapore discount codes and deals before making a final payments.

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