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Here are some tips that will guide you on how you can buy clothes from online shops in the USA, UK or Chinese sites in Kenya.

For the best online shopping experience for clothes, please consider the following:

1. Know your body measurements and compare with the merchant’s clothing size chart.

The biggest worry for many shoppers when buying clothes online is usually the fit, because sizes vary greatly depending on the shop or brand.

Most clothes will be classified in US, UK/EU or Asian sizing.

The best thing is to take your body measurements beforehand and compare with the clothing size chart on the merchant site.

Some online clothing shops’ size charts even tell you exactly where and how to measure your body, so you shop with accurate information.

2. Read other customer’s reviews on the clothes.

Reading other customers reviews who have bought from that online clothing shop will help you know quality of the clothes, the condition they arrived in, their comfort, and often how true they are to the size chart.

Some reviews may include real pictures of the clothes from customers.

3. Check the seller’s description on the clothing fabric material.

Checking the fabric is important to determine the fit, look, and texture of the clothing.

Knowing what a piece of clothing is made of (cotton, wool, etc.) helps you consider how the clothes will shrink, stretch, and feel when you wear them.

4. Shop more clothes to get free shipping.

Many online clothing shops offer free shipping if you spend more than a certain amount of money.

For instance, on our post on how to shop on SHEIN, we mentioned that for you to enjoy free shipping one needs to spend $129 worth of shopping.

Buying all the clothes you need at once helps you save on shipping costs charged by the seller.

5. Narrow down your search for clothes.

Online clothing shops tend to offer more options than physical clothing shops because there is no storage limit.

The great variety of clothes and variations can be overwhelming.

When shopping, try narrow your search by size, style, price, and so on and make your shopping experience more efficient.

6. Read the online clothing shop’s return policy.

When you buy clothes online, sometimes it may just not work for you. And that’s okay — if you know the seller’s return policy.

Some sellers will allow you to return the clothes within a certain time frame and in the condition they were purchased in.

If a shop doesn’t allow returns, consider looking elsewhere.

You can often find a link to the return policy at the bottom of any page on the site.

7. Plan your clothes shopping in advance.

If you’re shopping internationally from USA, UK or Chinese sites, it could take some time before for the clothes reach you.

This may not be a problem for most shoppers; just remember to buy the dress or shoe you need for your occasion days or weeks before.

The recommended time is at least 3 weeks in advance to your occasion/event.

8. Shop for clothes from known brands or shops.

The best way to avoid disappointment when buying clothes online is to look for reliable retailers.

Online stores that have gained people’s trust over time are less likely to sell sub-standard clothing.

You can browse the internet or search on social media platforms to select some reliable clothing shop.

We also have a list of recommended clothing shops in the US and clothing shops in the UK for you to consider.

Often online fashion influencers like Joy Wahome (follow IG at @JoyWahome) review many shops or recommend their favorite ones.

You can go for their recommendations if you’d like to.

8. Don’t compromise on clothing quality for a cheap price.

Sometimes online clothing shops advertise something they are not.

If a clothing item looks too good to be true, do more research on it.

The quality might be compromised if the clothes are unusually cheap.

Don’t get something just because it’s cheap. Remember, quality comes with a price tag.

Never compromise with quality even if it costs more.

This way, your clothes will last longer which is eco-friendly and pocket friendly at the same time.

Bonus Tip: Look out for Sales Events or use Discount Coupon Codes.

Who does not like to save some money when shopping?  😛

The best way to enjoy some savings is to look out for sales events and discount codes.

Certain browser extensions like HONEY will alert you when certain shops have a sale or a discount .

You just have to add them to your browser and select the websites you want to be notified about.

Download Honey Discount Browser Extension here.

You can also opt in to the online clothing shop’s email communications to be notified when they have a sale or discount.


There are many other things to consider when buying clothes online but we have narrowed it down to these most important ones in our opinion.

You might think these steps to buy clothes online are too many but it will help you spend your money on the right clothing.

Moreover, when you receive your favorite pieces, everything will seem worth it.

What are some of the things that you can consider when buying for clothes online? Please share you experience in the comment section and let’s chat.

If these tips have being helpful to you, you can read our post on the best UK online clothing shops that you can buy clothes from and ship to Kenya.

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