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Zaful review: trying out the super cheap clothing site

Zaful review

Seeing various bloggers and Instagrammers featuring clothing from Zaful has made me curious about the brand. They’re known for selling very cheap clothing and I’ve heard really mixed reviews about them. I really enjoy exploring creating a luxe lifestyle without spending a fortune and mixing cheap items with more expensive pieces. When I got asked to write an honest Zaful review post*, I decided it would be an interesting feature for this blog.

Let’s see how I got on!

Wanting a pair of really cheap sunglasses for when I’m in the garden etc, I thought I would take a look at their sunglasses fashion page. Seeing several of them had good reviews, I chose the Full Rim Black Sunglasses. The

Zaful sunglasses

I much prefer buying sunglasses in a bricks and mortar store, so I can try them on first because I don’t feel that I suit every pair I try on. For the super cheap price of less than £4, I think this pair are actually pretty decent. I’m not sure they completely suit me though, so I probably wouldn’t try ordering sunglasses online again.

After seeing how cheap the jewellery is, I really wanted to try some out. The combination of gold and marble in this Triangle Stone Layered Necklace really appealed to me.

Zaful gold and marble necklace

Again, for how cheap the item is at less than £3, I thought the quality was fine.

I also wanted to try a piece of clothing. I thought it would try the Collarless Leaf Kimono, thinking it would look nice with white jeans when the weather’s warm.

Zaful kimono

In terms of quality, it didn’t seem to be too bad. One thing that took me by surprise was the sizing. After seeing many comments on so many items that their clothing is often very small, so it’s advised you order a size up, I was surprised to find that the ‘small’ kimono I ordered is very large.

The leaf images were rather large and blurry, which I wasn’t particularly keen on.

Zaful kimono

I feel that this is just too big for me and because of this and the fact I’m not happy with the design, I won’t be wearing it with jeans. Would I wear it to the beach? I’m not sure.

So, what did I think of Zaful overall?

If you choose to shop there, I really recommend reading customer reviews before purchasing. This will really help you to make an informed choice as to the quality of the item, how accurate the sizing is and whether the item actually looks like it does in the picture. There were several comments on reviews of various items that said the clothing didn’t look exactly like the picture on the website, which is never good.

Personally, from my experience and other reviews I’ve read, I think they do offer good value sunglasses and jewellery. I prefer to invest in more expensive jewellery, but sometimes it’s nice to have cheaper options too that you’re not worried about losing when you’re travelling etc. I get the impression you can also find great value swimwear, but hearing how skimpy the swimwear usually is really put me off!

I think the quality and sizing at Zaful is really hit and miss. I guess you can’t expect amazing quality at the prices they offer, so it’s really up to you if you want to take the risk.

Let me know if you’ve ever tried shopping at Zaful or similar cheap online stores, or if you ever would.

 

*The items contained in this post were gifted to me by Zaful in exchange for an honest review.

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonia Aicha
    5th September 2017 at 19:29

    I like zaful, you can find really cute pieces on that site but of course, just like any other cheap eshop you have to be carefull when it comes to fabric quality and size. If you ask me, I think this KImono will be beautiful at the beach 🙂
    Sonia
    http://www.soniaaicha.com

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      LuxeStyle
      8th September 2017 at 12:12

      Yes definitely! I think it’s just finding the gems on there. Thank you 🙂 x

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    Sinéad
    5th September 2017 at 21:37

    I’ve seen a lot of bloggers wearing stuff from Zaful but I’ve not tried it myself! That’s so annoying about the sizing though, I hate that with internet shopping it can be really hit and miss (which is why I still prefer to shop in store haha)… but at least with jewelry and accessories you can’t go too wrong…love that necklace!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

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      LuxeStyle
      8th September 2017 at 12:14

      Yes it’s so annoying isn’t it! I tend to stick with the same online shops a lot of the time that have consistent sizing, although I still sometimes find that they vary too. I was really pleased with the necklace for the price x

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    Kara Aragon
    6th September 2017 at 01:32

    Cute! I like the kimono. I have several clothing items from Zaful & all are great pieces. I definitely plan to order more.

    Kara Aragon
    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      8th September 2017 at 12:16

      I think you can find some great bargains on there 🙂 x

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    Kris
    6th September 2017 at 07:36

    I liked reading your review because I’ve been seeing this store on everyone’s page and didn’t know what it was about. Might give Zaful a go, we’ll see!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      10th September 2017 at 18:22

      I wasn’t sure what it was for a while either. Hope you like what you get if you decide to try them! x

  • Reply
    Gabrielle
    6th September 2017 at 16:40

    I’ve not tried the site before, though can appreciate why people may want to try it out! This double-layered necklace looks really nice on you 🙂 Have a lovely week!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      10th September 2017 at 18:24

      Thank you! I’m glad I chose it 🙂 Thanks lovely – you too x

  • Reply
    abbeylouisarose
    6th September 2017 at 20:34

    I have been similarly intrigued by sites like Zaful after seeing bloggers and YouTubers featuring the brand! My main worry with cheap as chips fashion is that it’s usually not very ethically produced, meaning the people who make the clothing are paid very poorly! I’m still not sure if I’d shop there but I nevertheless find honest reviews like this really informative! Thank you for sharing your experience!

    Abbey ? http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      10th September 2017 at 18:25

      Yes that’s such a good point Abbey! That’s what’s put me off shopping at Primark in the past too. It’s a difficult one isn’t it, not knowing how ethical these companies are x

  • Reply
    Rosa
    7th September 2017 at 09:39

    I get a lot of stuff from Zaful – I got 2 pairs of really nice sunglasses lately. I tend to try on lots in store, then order a similar shape and style online.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      10th September 2017 at 18:30

      Their sunglasses are great value aren’t they! Yes, I really need to start trying them on in store first so I can see what styles I prefer x

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    Rach
    7th September 2017 at 12:10

    I’m with ya and definitely need to read the reviews. I think some of their stuff is hit or miss!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      11th September 2017 at 11:48

      Yes definitely! Some of it is great value and others things aren’t so good x

  • Reply
    Anika
    7th September 2017 at 13:29

    I’ve heard a couple of reviews, and a few people are hit and miss with the clothing too – it’s a shame as their designs are quite nice!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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      LuxeStyle
      11th September 2017 at 11:49

      Yes it’s such a shame – hopefully in the future, the quality overall will improve x

  • Reply
    Keri
    7th September 2017 at 19:32

    I’ve tried Zaful before and I really do think it’s hit and miss. Definitely agree with you when you say to check with the reviews though!

    Enclothed Cognition

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