This year, I’m going to be in Disneyland for fall Dapper Day, and I’m so excited! I knew that I wanted to Disneybound as Alice (my favorite character), and after a bit of searching, I found this beautiful dress on Modcloth. Isn’t it just the perfect Alice dress?
I buy most of my clothes secondhand from consignment shops, and I hadn’t purchased from Modcloth in a long time, but this order made me want to give a little shout-out to them here. They are independently owned, which I like. Their customer service is notoriously friendly and excellent. You can live chat with ‘Modstylists’ who will help you decide on which size to buy or give you ideas about what you might wear with a specific piece. Returns and exchanges are easy. They stock a lot of clothing from independent designers. They carry a nice selection of clothes across a lot of different price points, and their sales are awesome, so there are good options for all sorts of budgets.
But the two best things about Modcloth are these: first, they carry a lot of their clothing in extended sizes, from XXS-4X, so you won’t run into as much of the sizeist nonsense that is so common in most stores with cute clothes. Second, their customers are the best. People write detailed, helpful reviews of the clothes they buy, and some include their measurements so you can get a really good idea of how that review relates to your own body. They also post great pictures of themselves wearing their purchases, so you get a sense of how a garment looks in the real world on a real person.
Modcloth caters to a very specific clientele. If you like vintage-inspired clothes, they are a dream come true. If your preference runs more toward current trends, they probably won’t have as much to interest you… and if you’re looking for menswear, you’re mostly out of luck. But if, like me, you’re on the hunt for that perfect Dapper Day dress, you just might score!
Two final tips: unless you need expedited shipping, just choose the ‘savvy saver’ shipping option. It’s free in the US if your order is over $50, and $4 otherwise. In my experience, it takes exactly the same amount of time as the $8 ground shipping. And if you’ve never purchased from Modcloth before, send me an ask here on Tumblr with your email address and I can send you a referral email with a coupon for $15 off your purchase of $50 or more (including sale items)! (I will not use your email for any other purpose, ever.)