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mrsjoon wrote in fatshionista
Hi fats -

Much apologies for a topic that I am sure has already been covered. I can't find any info in the tags about Evans. If you know where past posts are - please lead me there.

I live in the US and I recently saw my fellows fatshionista's post about Beth Ditto. Well the article featured her love of Evans apparently and so now I am intrigued. I normally don't tempt myself with overseas ordering because the shipping costs are killer. After perusing the website there are a LOT of items I love.

My questions are: Is it worth it? What are the quality equivalents in the States? What is the sizing like? As I understand - I am a size bigger in UK sizing right? Do you have favorite items from Evans?

Any info is so appreciated! And again - I'm sorry if all this has been covered. Kindly point me in the right direction and I won't need any responses. :)

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I bought the absolutely most amazing winter jacket from them a few years ago. But beyond that I haven't had a lot of luck, either ordering online or visiting their stores when in the UK. But my sister bought a ton of stuff from them when we were in Ireland last fall, so I guess it all depends on personal taste.

I will say of the orders I placed online (probably around 6 total) I never received half of them. Chicago mail is the worst in the country and I've heard that Royal Mail to the states can be pretty bad (there isn't any tracking, I believe) but it was totally ridiculous. After 2 orders were supposedly lost in the mail, I placed an order and after a few days they cancelled it on me. I asked why and they said they didn't ship to the states, even though they had a few weeks earlier and it still said they did on their website. I don't want to be paranoid but it really seemed like they refused to either ship to me specifically or Chicago generally because of all the problems. I totally understand as they were probably losing a lot of money if this stuff was actually being lost in the mail but they obviously lied to me. Between that and the hassle of only receiving my stuff half the time, I haven't even tried to order form them since. When I did receive my things, shipping time was quick, about 5-7 business days, so pay attention and if you don't receive it in 2-3 weeks definitely contact them.

You can actually track UK > US mail with special delivery, but it is quite expensive, which is why we always ask for a Proof Of Postage certificate, sonwe can claim back the cost of the parcel should anything go wrong. Anyone not obtaining this is just asking for trouble!

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