Banana Republic is an American retailer that has a wide range of collections of clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you are in the market for one, check out the latest Banana Republic products in Singapore. You can also learn some tips on how to buy clothes online by reading the article below.


Tips for Buying Clothes Online with Banana Republic Singapore

Online shopping in Singapore definitely has its perks — no need to leave the house or wait in line. And while it has a long list of pros, it can have a few cons as well, such as a pair of jeans arriving three sizes too small. To save yourself time and trouble, here are some tips for shopping clothes online.

Determine your measurements

As you may probably know, sizes can vary depending on the brand and even the collection the clothing was made in. This can easily be determined by taking a quick trip to the dressing room. However, with online shopping, you will be unable to do so, unless the store you’re purchasing the garment from uses a state-of-the-art software that helps you find styles that fit, so you will just take note of the measurements of your waist, hips, inseam, and bust. In short, such technology will save you the trouble of bringing a measuring tape. If the online store doesn't offer such convenient feature and you’re not sure about your measurements, it's best to go to your local tailor or seamstress and have them do it for you. This will make sure you’ll get the right measurements possible.

Look at the size charts

Before you check out your items, see how your measurements fare against the store’s size chart to help you figure out the right clothing to buy. If you’re shopping on Banana Republic Singapore, taking a glance at the size chart on their website before buying isn’t a bad idea since the ones they’re using are more of a general guideline for everything on their site. So even though Banana Republic site’s chart says you should get clothes in a size seven, the company might recommend going up to a 9. Another thing you might want to look at is the size the website’s model is wearing. The model's height can provide you an idea of how long or short a clothing actually is.

Check the reviews

Customer reviews are essential pieces of information since they offer a real feedback on the clothing you’re considering. Make sure to read comments regarding the quality of the material, size, and fit to get a better idea of whether the piece fits true to size or if you’ll need to find a smaller or bigger size. Although the item you're considering may look impressive in the photo, it might end up being tight-fitting in the bust and loose through the hips. In addition, if you’re looking for a clothing brand that gets a lot of positive reviews, Banana Republic Singapore is one of the companies to check out.

Do research on the materials

Aside from the size, another important aspect is the feel of the material. Imagine that you've finally received the item you've been eyeing for weeks, only to find that the fabric doesn't feel nice. That is why it's important to do some research regarding the fabric content since you can’t touch or distinguish the texture of the fabric just by looking at photos online. Another way to determine the right fabric for you is to go through your closet and find the clothing that you love the most, as well as anything that feels uncomfortable, itchy, or stuffy. Take note of their material and use it as one of your criteria when shopping online. If you don't like the feel of polyester yet the shirt you're considering is made from such material, then it's best to take a pass.

Expect color to change

Bear in mind that how a clothing's color appears online may not look the same way in person. Not to mention, color can also change from one collection to another. So while you are preparing for your products to arrive in a slightly different color, if it doesn’t match even your expectations (say yellow green turning up blue), definitely send it back. If you want to avoid the hassle of sending back items, then look for a clothing brand that doesn’t have any issues regarding item mismatch. Banana Republic Singapore is one of those brands you can trust.

Carefully read the return policies

Even though you've followed all of the procedures above, occasional disappointments might still arise after receiving your item. So it's important to prepare and understand the return policies before you order. Free returns, the duration of sending the product back, in-store return policy, restocking fee, and the ability to make exchanges are some of the key things you should look for. If you’re looking for a clothing brand that offers agreeable return policies, then Banana Republic Singapore is the brand you can check out.

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