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EnglishNotMy1stLanguage Sun 23-Sep-12 23:01:47

Im just wondering if anyone here ever bought those clothes from china on eBay? Some of them look very good and price/postage is not bad...wondering if the items look like the same in real life as they look in the photos and if they are god value?

cerealqueen Mon 24-Sep-12 00:25:55

Be careful with sizing! Chinese women are very petite. I bought a silk jacket but got the size wrong. Be sure to look at measurements very carefully.

I bought a scarf too, lovely but took ages to arrive.

Not sure he they get stuff past customs either, mine were marked as gifts.


EnglishNotMy1stLanguage Mon 24-Sep-12 11:32:26

Hi Cerealqueen, is the quality good? I like the scarves too are they nice and soft? Do they still look good after washing?

I bought a gorgeous silk shirt years ago but it was very small!! Even their large is tiny so just be careful. The quality was fine though.

EnglishNotMy1stLanguage Mon 24-Sep-12 11:39:10

huum very good to know about the sizing, because if I get it wrong I wont be bothered to send it back. I am normaly 8-10 depending on the brand, should I go for their large?

cerealqueen Mon 24-Sep-12 14:05:35

From what I have seen, most of the sellers will have detailed measurements as they know that sizing is an issue. (I was looking at getting a coat last winter and looked at quite a few china based sellers) They often don't go past a 12 so you should be ok. The scarf was a polycotton one and I haven't had to wash it yet but its lovely and soft. Ask about sizes if you are unsure.
Check their feedback too.

I didn't send the jacket back, it wasn't worth the hassle. It was beautiful though, a chinese silk one. I still have it. I should probably try and sell it!

Anything in particular you are keen on? (just being nosey now!)

EnglishNotMy1stLanguage Mon 24-Sep-12 14:09:16

Everything really specially scarves, their clothes seem very unusual. Why don't you sell your jacket on eBay?

babesdontlie Mon 24-Sep-12 14:13:32

I bought a gorgeous silk embroidered jacket, I'm a 12 and jacket size is XXL (!) (a woman stopped me in the theatre and asked where I got it from)
I buy quite a lot of craft stuff from china, never had a problem, delivery sometimes takes ten days sometimes takes up to five weeks.

EnglishNotMy1stLanguage Mon 24-Sep-12 14:40:09

I will be diving on china's ebay pages from now on...specially when MN is boring.

cerealqueen Mon 24-Sep-12 14:47:04

I could, I know I should, its just so lovely.... I'd probably not get much for it though. I am a 12 and over estimated how small the clothes come up and got a xxxl! I keep thinking my sewing skills are up to the task of altering it.

I order a lot of craft stuff from china too and you have to be laid back about the delivery times.

Forgot I bought a proper pashmina too, about a £15. Thought it would be like a cheap market scarf but its so thick, really warm, good quality!

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