How to Use Reviews and Ratings

How to Use Reviews and Ratings

Using Reviews and Ratings to make the best choice on size, color, and quality.

1.  Star ratings and # of reviews matter.  

Take note of star ratings and how many people took the time to comment on the product.  Just because a product has a low number of stars, doesn't necessarily mean its a bad product for you.  Sometimes it's worth it to click in to browse customer comments.  You can be the judge of what matters in the feedback and sort out what information is most important for what you are looking for.  We usually give anything with +3 stars a browse.

2.  Quality.  

Search the comments for feedback about quality.  Most of the time there is a very strong relationship between the price of a product and the quality of that item.  Ladies, if a top is $10, we hope you don't expect designer quality stitch work.  You get what you pay for.  Put in some time to read reviews so you aren't disappointed.  If you're looking for quality, expect to be paying more.

Returning product to Amazon is a CHORE so use the customer comments to your advantage and weigh all the feedback available to decide if the style is right for you.

3.  Size.  

Fits are different by brand. Use the reviews to make decisions based on your body type and your budget.

Give yourself a break and make a judgement call based on real customer reviews and not "what size you usually are" when it comes to shopping Amazon for clothes.

We usually suggest to size up on the less expensive items. Many of the items are sized in junior size runs and smaller fits so it's best to size up when in doubt to be safe. 

4.  Look for Customer uploaded images in the review sections.  

Customer uploaded images can help you make a decision about something you may have been unsure about from the product image.  Product images can be deceiving as a model's size dimensions are not always available in product detail pages for comparison.  You can usually make a gut judgement call on color, fit, and fabric quality if you see it on a REAL person who bought the item. Customer uploaded images are gold.  If you see one, use that image as a scale for fit and color.  It's usually more realistic.

5.  Vet the sellers. 

On a good day, we'll come across a luxury find on Amazon; say it Chanel, Gucci, Coach, Chloe etc.  To jump to conclusions and assume it is fake is normal. But with further research, you realize that some retailers have access to authentic products and have a presence on Amazon as well.

There are plenty of fakes out there so make sure to look at all the details of the purchase, including seller reviews.  Sometimes you'll get lucky and find some products that even come with verifiable proof of authenticity. 

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