Happy Cinco de Mayo to you!!
Recently, I found a UK store called Dorothy Perkins, which is a sister brand to TopShop. Dorothy Perkins sells up to size UK 22/ US 18. Size 14/10 and lower have loads more selections than Sizes 20/16 and 22/18, but there is no shortage of cute wearable items.
My first step in my shopping plan of action when I find a new store is to always peruse the sale/clearance section. I must know which items remain in stock and how low the prices can get. I also review the body measurements information.
While perusing the sale section, I found the Snake print dress in pink. While this look does not fit the classic aesthetic that I love, it was a must-have for me. I ordered over 2 weeks and I finally got it this week.
The checkout process was mildly brutal. For some reason, the site would not take my contact information, but after a few minutes, the information “took”, so I was well on the way to the payment screen. I suggest if you are not a UK CC holder, use PayPal. My CC was declined, even though there was more than enough funds to cover the payment. The bank flagged the transaction as fraudulent. I had to call the bank to clear up the situation, which did not take long, but it was still a hassle.
Usually when I order from a UK site (Amazon.co.uk, Boden (Limited Edition items), my order usually comes in about a week, maybe 10 days. I placed a second order with Dorothy Perkins a week after placing the initial order. I received that order within a week, which arrived before the initial order. I refer to that as the William and Kate miracle because it arrived on the day of the wedding. LOL The first order arrived over 2 weeks after I purchased it. I think it was well worth the wait.
Note – there are no tracking numbers for international orders. Contact customer service if the package does not arrive in ten days. There is a toll-free number for US customers.
I compare the quality of the clothes to the GAP, maybe Forever 21. I bought a mac trench coat and the coat had a pretty black and white polka dot lining. I have purchased trenches from the Gap that did not have lining. Even the pink snake print dress has a lining in the bodice. The material was also appropriate for the season. Many of the items are machine washable.
I have and will repurchase from Dorothy Perkins. I like the dress offerings a lot. I am looking forward to see what they will offer for the fall and winter seasons. I think the pieces that I have will mix in great with my wardrobe.
With the dresses that I purchased, I could have sized down one.
I suggest having a calculator handy or going to a currency conversion website to get a general idea of the cost in USD.
I plan on wearing this look in the early fall.