Positive Review for Teatime Treasures!
(Webpage here, and Official Facebook here)
Teatime Treasures is an official UK stockist of Japanese and Korean lolita brands, offering fast shipping to the UK, Europe and the US without the worry of customs fees. Currently, the main brands featured are Atelier Pierrot, Fairy Wish, Haenuli and Atelier Caramelo, as well as music from lolita band Die Milch and art from Romantic A La Mode. Baroque seems to be a future brand to be stocked.
Ordering and Communication (5/5)
I ordered a pair of Fairy Wish cockatiel tights in pale blue, and found out that my best friend had ordered the ex-model Haenuli Enchanted Fawn tights on the same day! We contacted the shop and asked whether it would be possible to combine the postage and have both sent to me, which was done without a problem. Ordering was really easy, and payment can be done through PayPal. Communication was quick and effortless.
After contacting the shop, the package took only five days to arrive (and be sorted by my university mailing system) - this is by far the quickest shipping experience I've had with a UK lolita shop. The postage costs were pretty reasonable (£3.99), especially since me and my friend were splitting the cost. For larger items like skirts or dresses, this price is really good value!
In the package I received: both pairs of tights, two beautiful Baroque postcards (one for each of us!), two Teatime Treasures business cards and two traditional Japanese sweets. The Haenuli tights were a cheaper, ex-model item, so they weren't in extra packaging. Instead, they were very neatly pressed and folded. Again, this is the best packaging I've had for a UK shop, and well worth the cost.
The items themselves are beautiful and well-made (I may do a review for the Fairy Wish tights in the future). Everything arrived safely and without mishap. Here's a picture of the Fairy Wish tights being worn (excuse the wonky waist-ties ;;__;;) :
TL;DR - Overall, I am incredibly impressed with this shop. Communication was friendly and efficient; shipping was fast and relatively cheap, with very good packaging and lovely extras that added a personal touch. I already have plans for my next order from Teatime Treasures, and would definitely recommend it!
(this is my first review, so let me know if I've done anything wrong, or if there's anything you'd like me to add ^^)