Saturday, July 6, 2019

Tips & tricks for shopping Amazon Fashion

Hi all,
Since the fall I have been purchasing a few items from amazon every month. I work with amazon in hopes that I can show all of you how to find great affordable pieces! I've had a couple people ask me HOW I find things on amazon. I never really thought about it, but I do have a lot of tips & tricks to shopping on Amazon and finding the right pieces.

1. I usually go for prime items. Prime items are two day shipping and usually free returns. This helps because if you are ever ordering anything you are slightly unsure will fit or that you will like, the free returns is always an awesome option.

  • More often than not, you can return amazon items to Kohls. You do not even need a box or to print anything. Make sure you have the amazon app! I show them a barcode, they scan it & then are able to print a return label and box it for me. 
  • Sometimes you will have to return to UPS. It is still free returns as well!
2.  Read size charts carefully - When I do purchase items that are not prime, they usually ship from China. As a warning, things from China usually run VERY small. For example, I normally wear a medium or large. In some cases, from items from China, I wear a 2xl. Be sure to know your measurements because most of those items take a while to ship (10-14 days) and most cases you can not return.

3.  Read reviews - Reviews are everything on amazon! People will tell you things about their experience, how the item feels, how it was after being washed, etc. Reviews on amazon will always tell the truth about the item and influence my purchase. I try to leave as many reviews to help people!

4. BE SPECIFIC in your search - We have to remember that amazon has thousands and thousands of people who shop on their website and also thousands who sell on it too. If you're looking for black pants, do not just type black pants. Type the cut, style, etc. It will help narrow down your choices. For example, I like high waisted dress pants that tie at the waist. So I would type in high waist black skinny dress pant with tie. That result gave me 733 instead of just black pants which resulted in 30,000 options.

5. Make sure to use keywords in your search bar! Put brand, color, material, style. You can put 'bohemian midi dress' , leopard silk midi skirt, red fit and flare dress, etc. You want to be able to narrow it down to those items that REALLY fit what you are looking for. If you are not getting the search results you want, try to refine your search!

6. USE your best judgement - I've been shopping consistently on amazon since the fall. I still get things that don't work. I ordered a dress with buttons and the buttons don't close! Or I've ordered work pants that were not stretchy and I didn't realize they were linen and not spandex. It's all a process but the easy returns make it worth it to me!

Now that my tips & tricks are out of the way, my advice to you all is as follows:
  1.  Try different things. A lot of things on amazon come in a bunch of different colors. It's a great way to branch out and try different styles. For example, Instead of getting a black dress pant maybe opt for a darker color that's still neutral - like olive green.
  2.  Go for Amazon brands or amazon best sellers if you want to play it safe.
  3.  Click here to check out my picks on amazon for inspiration

Clear Bag - 24.99 / Sam edelman mules - 15.00

Paperbag pants   (L - obsessed! I ordered in black too) - 25.00

If you ever have any amazon questions, leave them down below or DM me on instagram! That's the easiest way for me to be able to contact you.


Hope you all found this helpful. If you have any question, please leave a comment down below.


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