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All 64 Customer Review(s) | by guilloguzman

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Aeropostale / A
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Mar-28-2012

“We all know aeropostale and their products. I like having the option to buy from them online as I always have problems finding my size in a good variety of colors in their retail stores. I can also get garments for a much better price online. I mostly buy pique polo shirts and haven't been disappointed except for one wine pique polo shirt made in China whose quality was clearly below all the others I have bought (made in Indonesia).

WEBSITE
I like their website's design, good description of items and good pictures too. They also allow costumers to post reviews of their products, which is very useful and makes the website more interactive.

SHIPPING
They have $7.00 flat rate standard shipping with tracking on US orders of less than $250.00 which is a pretty good rate, and they also have free shipping on order of more than $100.00 very often.

TAXES
They charge taxes.

PAYMENT METHODS
In addition to Credit Cards they also take Paypal, which is great because you can ship to any address, no need to have a paypal-verified address.

DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTION CODES
It's a good idea to sign up for their email list so you can take advantage of their promotion codes. Not all of them are really good, but I've used 30% additional discount codes and got solid pique polo shirts for less 9.00 USD. They often have a nice selection of items in their clearance section too.


Shop Splash
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Apr-05-2012

“Splash is an online boutique offering designer clothing, so their price range is quite high for an online bargain shopper like me.

DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS
The good news is that they have some really good discounts on a good number of items in their sale section. For example I got the Itsy Bitsy Crochet Bikini by Beauty and the Beach for $39.00 when its regular prices is around $85.

BILLING AND SHIPPING
No problems with international billing and shipping, though it would be nice if they took Paypal.
Good shipping rate with USPS First-Class Mail and delivery confirmation. I used a non-US VISA credit card and shipped to Texas.

TAXES
I was not charged any tax.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Good customer service too - I inquired about international billing and got a reply pretty soon.”


Victoria's Secr
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Apr-23-2011

“I've been shopping recently at Victoria's Secret website mostly for swimwear. I think VS is a great option. They have many designs and styles for all likes. The quality of their products is really good too. Their website has discounts and promotion codes constantly. You can find some really good products in their clearance section at very low prices. I took advantage of their end-of-the-year sale with additional discount on clearance, plus free shipping. Overall I payed less than $20 dollars per bikini (including tax and shipping). Another good thing is that all orders have tracking/delivery confirmation shipping.
Only 2 cons: VS.com charges tax for almost every US state, and back views of swimsuits are not so good.”


Dare Me Bikini
Rating 6/10
3/5
modified review posted Jun-12-2011

“FOCUSED ON WALK-IN RETAIL, NOT ON ON-LINE SALES.
- WEBSITE
Their website has a very poor design and is rarely updated. I tried to place my order but the check-out page only allows you to select "United States" for billing and shipping addresses. I tried to send a messages through their "contact us" form, but it didn't work. So I decided to give them a call. Their website says their office hours are 11AM – 7PM PST Monday – Friday, but their answering machine said different. In any case both were not true and did not mention that during winter it is only open on weekends.(I found this out on a follow-up call).
Just by chance I called on a Saturday. The sales girl who answered was nice and took my order. But I later found out that that day there was a 40% in all of the store. I was disappointed by that and contacted the owner on facebook, she replied saying the discount was not for on-line sales.
SHIPPING
Their shipping is expensive, $10 USD no tracking or delivery confirmation (and no choice to pay for a better shipping method). I left my email address so I could get a confirmation email, and never got it.(In a follow-up call I was told they just forgot to send it) I also requested an order number or anything to identify my purchase, but was told there was no such thing for phone orders.
The package took a MONTH to get from California to Texas. I messaged the owner on facebook 3 weeks after it had been shipped, and never got a reply.
TAXES
I was charged California sales tax.
PRODUCT
The product is really good, they have very sexy designs, my girl really liked it, but be warned the Rio Scrunch butt design is really skimpy.
Downside is they only have sizes for tops, bottoms are one-size, so I wouldn't get anything that is not tie-side.
OTHER ONLINE OPTIONS
I only know of two other online stores where you can find Dare Me Bikinis, one is flirtcatalog.com offers Dare Me Bikini suits but they only have a few and it doesn't seem they plan restocking them.
I think Sunset Tan has a partnership with Dame me bikini to sell their suits but their online store is closed.”


Bella Beachwear
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Jun-30-2011

“Bella Beachwear is a great option to get started with Brazilian bikinis. Their prices used to be much lower than other stores but most of their bikinis are still under $50. They have various designs from full coverage to g-strings.
WEBSITE
Their website has good design but I think it needs more photos of the products and a bikini style/coverage chart would be really helpful.
SHIPPING
I've shopped like 4 times and never had a problem, but I think they should have a standard shipping option with tracking or delivery confirmation, like most online stores.
What I really like is that if you pay with Paypal you can ship your order to any address and not necessarily to a Paypal confirmed address(like most online stores require). That means international costumers like me can use Paypal - cool!
OFFERS AND PROMOTION CODES
Bella always has some offer or promotion code going on - free shipping, all-store discounts, free piece with minimum purchase, etc.
I once got a $5 coupon for answering a survey and redeemed it 6 months later on an order that qualified for 15% off all-store sale.
The mystery bikini bottom is a great idea. For less than $10 you get a bikini bottom, you can only chose size but can send a short comment with other preferences. In my case I told them I preferred "no white, no micro" and I got a good classic Brazilian bottom. It's a great way to got for a smaller size and see if it fits better.
They also have a Loyalty Bonus Points program.
PRODUCT
I have really liked the quality of their bikinis, all come with Xtra Life LYCRA tags. The acerola bottom has a true classic Brazilian cut. The fabric has very vivid colors and the embroidery option is cool.
SIZING
Keep in mind that Brazilian bikinis are not low-rise, so when it comes to sizing the usual recommendation to chose the larger size when in doubt could not be the best decision. My advise would be to go for the smaller size and if you're worried about coverage then go for a style with fuller coverage. I got a medium and small bottoms and the small fits better(she's size small for most VS bikini bottoms - 36" hip). The scrunch butt bikini would be an exemption, it's not a typical Brazilian style and it is really low-rise, especially the front.
TAXES
I have not been charged taxes in any of my purchases.
PAYMENT METHODS
I think it's great that they take Paypal in addition to cards.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
I have contacted their customer service email address a couple of times about product availability and bonus points issues and always got a reply with a solution in less than 24 hrs.”


Best Buy
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Aug-10-2011

“I'm very satisfied with my purchase at bestbuy.com. The Spanish version of their online store has the best translation of a website I've seen besides wikipedia. I used a non-US credit card for US store pickup without problems. Store pickup is a great idea made even better with the option to have someone else do it for you. No problems at the pickup either. Being able to see if your local Bestbuy store has your product in stock is a great feature. I got a Toshiba laptop for almost the price of a netbook. Excellent shopping experience and great deal on my purchase.”


NVR Strings
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Aug-10-2011

“NVR Strings is a great swimwear store. They focus on minimal coverage swimwear (e.g. Brazilian bikinis) and women's surfwear, although they have full coverage bikinis too.
WEBSITE
Very good website with detailed information on each product, including whether it is lined or not, which is very important. Pictures of each product show you very clearly how much coverage it has.
SHIPPING
All shipping options include delivery confirmation. I got standard shipping for $9 and got from California to Texas in 5 business days.
PRODUCT
I've bought many swimwear brands for my girl and NVR's fabric quality is the best I've seen. Their prices are very good too. Can't wait to place my next order.
TAXES
No taxes if shipping outside of California.
PAYMENT METHODS
No paypal, they work with CDG commerce, which is paypal's rival.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contacted them a couple of times with questions on sizing, taxes, etc. Always got a quick response and great advice on sizing.”


Brazilian Bikin
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Feb-07-2012

“Brazilian Bikini Shop really lives up to its name. This is the international store of the Rio de Sol brand bikinis. They offer a great array of Brazilian bikinis in various styles and lots of different prints. They also offer other beachwear.
WEBSITE
Excelent website, with 5 pictures per bikini and detailed description. You can browse by product type, color, size, etc. Costumers are also allowed to post product reviews.
SIZING
It's great that they offer their bikinis in 5 sizes (XS, S, M,L and XL). What's not so great is that unless you buy separates (of which they only have a few) their bikinis are same size for top and bottom. So what they offer is a promotion code ("separates") that gives you 35% your order total (before taxes) when you buy 2 same models in different sizes.
Their bikinis have true Brazilian cut, for example XS adjustable bottom "athens" is 16 cm (6.3 in.) at widest point and 6 cm (2.3 in) at narrowest point. Beware that triangle tops have very low coverage, size S is 14 cm (5.5 in) wide and only 11 cm (4.3 in) high.
PRICING and PROMOTIONS
Pricing is in Euros, but the website has a currency converter.
Subscribing to their newsletter is a good idea, I got a promotion code that was never published on their website or facebook.
But by chance I got a better discount by using the code "separates", which got me 35% off orders over 50 Euros. I think this code is permanent.
TAXES and DUTIES
Since the bikinis ship from France I was charged around 16% tax. Didn't have to pay any import duties or custom fees (shipped to Texas via mail. Just remember for international shipping to the USA it's always better to use the public mail, using a private courier (DHL, UPS, FedEx, etc.) will result in additional charges to the recipient.
PAYMENT METHODS
Yes, they take paypal. Just beware paypal's exchange rate is always a bit high.
SHIPPING
Their standard shipping is really good, 5 Euros flat rate with USPS delivery confirmation. My order was delivered in 8 business days.
PRODUCT
Got the Athens bikini, which looks really Brazilian with bandeau top and adjustable side-tie bottom. Also got an additional triangle top. Really top quality products with great colors in Lycra Xtra Life fabric.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contacted them a couple of times regarding my order and always got a reply within 24 hrs.”


Aeropostale / A
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Mar-28-2012

“We all know aeropostale and their products. I like having the option to buy from them online as I always have problems finding my size in a good variety of colors in their retail stores. I can also get garments for a much better price online. I mostly buy pique polo shirts and haven't been disappointed except for one wine pique polo shirt made in China whose quality was clearly below all the others I have bought (made in Indonesia).

WEBSITE
I like their website's design, good description of items and good pictures too. They also allow costumers to post reviews of their products, which is very useful and makes the website more interactive.

SHIPPING
They have $7.00 flat rate standard shipping with tracking on US orders of less than $250.00 which is a pretty good rate, and they also have free shipping on order of more than $100.00 very often.

TAXES
They charge taxes.

PAYMENT METHODS
In addition to Credit Cards they also take Paypal, which is great because you can ship to any address, no need to have a paypal-verified address.

DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTION CODES
It's a good idea to sign up for their email list so you can take advantage of their promotion codes. Not all of them are really good, but I've used 30% additional discount codes and got solid pique polo shirts for less 9.00 USD. They often have a nice selection of items in their clearance section too.


Shop Splash
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Apr-05-2012

“Splash is an online boutique offering designer clothing, so their price range is quite high for an online bargain shopper like me.

DISCOUNTS AND PROMOTIONS
The good news is that they have some really good discounts on a good number of items in their sale section. For example I got the Itsy Bitsy Crochet Bikini by Beauty and the Beach for $39.00 when its regular prices is around $85.

BILLING AND SHIPPING
No problems with international billing and shipping, though it would be nice if they took Paypal.
Good shipping rate with USPS First-Class Mail and delivery confirmation. I used a non-US VISA credit card and shipped to Texas.

TAXES
I was not charged any tax.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Good customer service too - I inquired about international billing and got a reply pretty soon.”


Victoria's Secr
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Apr-23-2011

“I've been shopping recently at Victoria's Secret website mostly for swimwear. I think VS is a great option. They have many designs and styles for all likes. The quality of their products is really good too. Their website has discounts and promotion codes constantly. You can find some really good products in their clearance section at very low prices. I took advantage of their end-of-the-year sale with additional discount on clearance, plus free shipping. Overall I payed less than $20 dollars per bikini (including tax and shipping). Another good thing is that all orders have tracking/delivery confirmation shipping.
Only 2 cons: VS.com charges tax for almost every US state, and back views of swimsuits are not so good.”


Dare Me Bikini
Rating 6/10
3/5
modified review posted Jun-12-2011

“FOCUSED ON WALK-IN RETAIL, NOT ON ON-LINE SALES.
- WEBSITE
Their website has a very poor design and is rarely updated. I tried to place my order but the check-out page only allows you to select "United States" for billing and shipping addresses. I tried to send a messages through their "contact us" form, but it didn't work. So I decided to give them a call. Their website says their office hours are 11AM – 7PM PST Monday – Friday, but their answering machine said different. In any case both were not true and did not mention that during winter it is only open on weekends.(I found this out on a follow-up call).
Just by chance I called on a Saturday. The sales girl who answered was nice and took my order. But I later found out that that day there was a 40% in all of the store. I was disappointed by that and contacted the owner on facebook, she replied saying the discount was not for on-line sales.
SHIPPING
Their shipping is expensive, $10 USD no tracking or delivery confirmation (and no choice to pay for a better shipping method). I left my email address so I could get a confirmation email, and never got it.(In a follow-up call I was told they just forgot to send it) I also requested an order number or anything to identify my purchase, but was told there was no such thing for phone orders.
The package took a MONTH to get from California to Texas. I messaged the owner on facebook 3 weeks after it had been shipped, and never got a reply.
TAXES
I was charged California sales tax.
PRODUCT
The product is really good, they have very sexy designs, my girl really liked it, but be warned the Rio Scrunch butt design is really skimpy.
Downside is they only have sizes for tops, bottoms are one-size, so I wouldn't get anything that is not tie-side.
OTHER ONLINE OPTIONS
I only know of two other online stores where you can find Dare Me Bikinis, one is flirtcatalog.com offers Dare Me Bikini suits but they only have a few and it doesn't seem they plan restocking them.
I think Sunset Tan has a partnership with Dame me bikini to sell their suits but their online store is closed.”


Bella Beachwear
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Jun-30-2011

“Bella Beachwear is a great option to get started with Brazilian bikinis. Their prices used to be much lower than other stores but most of their bikinis are still under $50. They have various designs from full coverage to g-strings.
WEBSITE
Their website has good design but I think it needs more photos of the products and a bikini style/coverage chart would be really helpful.
SHIPPING
I've shopped like 4 times and never had a problem, but I think they should have a standard shipping option with tracking or delivery confirmation, like most online stores.
What I really like is that if you pay with Paypal you can ship your order to any address and not necessarily to a Paypal confirmed address(like most online stores require). That means international costumers like me can use Paypal - cool!
OFFERS AND PROMOTION CODES
Bella always has some offer or promotion code going on - free shipping, all-store discounts, free piece with minimum purchase, etc.
I once got a $5 coupon for answering a survey and redeemed it 6 months later on an order that qualified for 15% off all-store sale.
The mystery bikini bottom is a great idea. For less than $10 you get a bikini bottom, you can only chose size but can send a short comment with other preferences. In my case I told them I preferred "no white, no micro" and I got a good classic Brazilian bottom. It's a great way to got for a smaller size and see if it fits better.
They also have a Loyalty Bonus Points program.
PRODUCT
I have really liked the quality of their bikinis, all come with Xtra Life LYCRA tags. The acerola bottom has a true classic Brazilian cut. The fabric has very vivid colors and the embroidery option is cool.
SIZING
Keep in mind that Brazilian bikinis are not low-rise, so when it comes to sizing the usual recommendation to chose the larger size when in doubt could not be the best decision. My advise would be to go for the smaller size and if you're worried about coverage then go for a style with fuller coverage. I got a medium and small bottoms and the small fits better(she's size small for most VS bikini bottoms - 36" hip). The scrunch butt bikini would be an exemption, it's not a typical Brazilian style and it is really low-rise, especially the front.
TAXES
I have not been charged taxes in any of my purchases.
PAYMENT METHODS
I think it's great that they take Paypal in addition to cards.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
I have contacted their customer service email address a couple of times about product availability and bonus points issues and always got a reply with a solution in less than 24 hrs.”


Best Buy
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Aug-10-2011

“I'm very satisfied with my purchase at bestbuy.com. The Spanish version of their online store has the best translation of a website I've seen besides wikipedia. I used a non-US credit card for US store pickup without problems. Store pickup is a great idea made even better with the option to have someone else do it for you. No problems at the pickup either. Being able to see if your local Bestbuy store has your product in stock is a great feature. I got a Toshiba laptop for almost the price of a netbook. Excellent shopping experience and great deal on my purchase.”


NVR Strings
Rating 10/10
5/5
modified review posted Aug-10-2011

“NVR Strings is a great swimwear store. They focus on minimal coverage swimwear (e.g. Brazilian bikinis) and women's surfwear, although they have full coverage bikinis too.
WEBSITE
Very good website with detailed information on each product, including whether it is lined or not, which is very important. Pictures of each product show you very clearly how much coverage it has.
SHIPPING
All shipping options include delivery confirmation. I got standard shipping for $9 and got from California to Texas in 5 business days.
PRODUCT
I've bought many swimwear brands for my girl and NVR's fabric quality is the best I've seen. Their prices are very good too. Can't wait to place my next order.
TAXES
No taxes if shipping outside of California.
PAYMENT METHODS
No paypal, they work with CDG commerce, which is paypal's rival.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contacted them a couple of times with questions on sizing, taxes, etc. Always got a quick response and great advice on sizing.”


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guilloguzman's Favorite Stores

  Shop Splash Rating 10/10
  Aeropostale / Aéropostale Rating 10/10
  Brazilian Bikini Shop Rating 10/10
  NVR Strings Rating 10/10
  Best Buy Rating 10/10
  Bella Beachwear Rating 10/10
  Dare Me Bikini Rating 6/10
  Victoria's Secret Rating 10/10

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  Shop Splash Rating 10/10
  Aeropostale / Aéropostale Rating 10/10
  Brazilian Bikini Shop Rating 10/10
  NVR Strings Rating 10/10
  Best Buy Rating 10/10
  Bella Beachwear Rating 10/10
  Dare Me Bikini Rating 6/10
  Victoria's Secret Rating 10/10

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