You may remember a few posts ago when I was lamenting the lack of brands to love? Well, I’ve found a new (well, new to me anyways) online store which I can’t help being a little excited about. Shabby apple. Have you heard of them already? They have a definite vintage vibe, but I would say they emit a much classier, and more sophisticated feel than modcloth. Admittedly they are not the cheapest store, but once again, you live in New Zealand and you eventually simply come to accept that you can’t get commodities for cheap.
Anyways, I have been browsing their site and can’t help but admit getting quite excited at some of their styles. Here are some of my faves:
I can picture this skirt pairing beautifully with many items. Also, so incredibly versatile and elegant! I’ve wanted a skirt like this since I did my 2nd street style feature.
…Now, before you get too excited, there is one downside to this online store. Well, there is no downside if you are stateside – free shipping on orders over $100. But if you are international, well shipping starts at $40 – yes you read that correctly – $40!! It makes me wonder if they are concerned about gaining international customers because for me that is simply prohibitively and ridiculously expensive. Especially for a single item. And if your order is over $100, well, shipping is $50 USD.
So sadly for them, they won’t be getting any of my business anytime soon, regardless of the fact that if you join their mailing list you get emailed a coupon for 10% off your first order.
Edited update: I emailed Shabby Apple to comment on their prohibitively expensive shipping (as a potential customer who thought there stuff was cute and would be interested in placing an order) and never got a response. So they get a big F for customer service. Cute clothes but they are clearly not out to win over any customers so I can’t say I recommend them.