There is a growing trend of buying clothes online in Malaysia, and as such, numerous online dress stores have recently mushroomed. This wasn’t the case three years ago, when people here were less comfortable performing internet based transactions. The growth of this trend, however is not without its challenges. For instance, how can a buyer be certain the dress is of the right size? Would a non hands-on inspection be sufficient to determine the dress fits perfectly? Would the measurements alone be enough to guarantee a hassle free buying experience of not having to return or exchange the purchase? These are questions that concern local buyers, after all, buying clothes is unlike buying a laptop or a mug, where the product still functions perfectly even when the size is off by a few inches. Other concerns cover orders lost in delivery, refund policies and inferior product that is not apparent with visual inspection alone. These are the reasons that hindered the pace of online shopping in Malaysia and favored traditional shops that appeal more to a consumer group which prefers a hands on touchy-feely approach to buying clothes, and any other products, for the matter. As boutique operators began to understand and addressed these concerns, consumers are gradually taking the next step in embracing technology that has been successful at providing the means and also the convenience of a beautiful online shopping experience.
The top 5 maxi dress boutiques in Malaysia that have managed to capture the hearts of consumers are:
1. ThePopLook – For those vintage maxi dresses
The first online boutique in Malaysia which has a wide array of maxi dresses for Malaysians will be ThePopLook. Registered under Jam Commerce Sdn Bhd, it has long been one of Malaysia’s leading online shopping websites, not only for maxi dresses but for other clothing as well. Even though they are based at the southern end of Malaysia, they provides free shipping throughout the country and cater to international buyers as well. Most of the maxi dresses that they have are of solid colors but their latest additions are the Penny maxi dresses which expresses sweetness of its wearer. These chiffon maxi dresses with three quarter sleeves are exclusive in-house label of ThePopLook and received well by their regulars.
2. SallyFashion – For the freedom of choosing
The next in line will be SallyFashion. With hundreds of buyers browsing their website daily, it is difficult to deny SallyFashion’s popularity. Owned by Elixir Fashion, a Kota Bharu based business, they store thousands of different maxi dress designs that are made from silk, chiffon, and cotton.
3. RayRayBoutique – Stylish but not expensive
Another known online boutique which sells a wide variety of maxi dresses will be RayRayBoutique. With their tagline “Stylish but not Expensive”, RayRayBoutique’s aim is to provide exquisite looking dresses that is affordable to the public. They also offer great after sales service and a return policy for goods damaged in transit.
4. Zalora – The next big thing
Zalora is perhaps the most popular online shop in Malaysia, mainly due to their huge marketing and advertising budget. Zalora offers fast and free nationwide delivery with a 30 days return policy. Unlike RayRayBoutique and SallyFashion which import their items mainly from Korea, Zalora imports their clothes from both local and international boutiques like Area 27, Sofira and Max and Cleo. Even though Zalora began operations less than a year ago, it has already created massive brand awareness within Malaysia.
5. OneFesyen – For those who are particular
OneFesyen provides a fantastic shopping experience for those looking to buy maxi dresses through their online shop by providing full product information such as length measurement, cloth materials and also recommendations. Pictures of their dresses worn by models are displayed in multiple angle views – from the front, rear and also sides to provide a 360 degree view of how the dress would look like on a person. Full physical measurements of the models are also disclosed as a further assurance to buyers.
With these online stores in mind, buying that fancy maxi dress you’ve always wanted could be just a click away.