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Miwitch Infanta and R-Series Review



Seeing there haven't been many posts (or even any in the memories) about these brands, Infanta and R-Series by miwitch, I decided to write a review to show them some love...

First of all, and this is very important, you only want to order from miwitch if you aren't in any rush or hurry to get your next shipment of lolita clothing in. They have a unique business model where they "accumulate" a set amount of orders and then they start making the clothing in batches. Each month, there is a new batch that opens up. However, you can place your order at any time. I placed my order on 4/19 and didn't get my parcel until 7/8. That's almost 3 months of waiting ^_^ (but well worth it).


Their Website

1) The website is hard as hell to navigate because they use frames. If you want to order from them, use these links instead so that you aren't navigating through a keyhole view:

Infanta: http://miwitch.com/vivi/infanta.html

The Infanta brand is for lolitas who like sweet and classic designs.

R-Series : http://miwitch.com/rs/1.html

The R-Series brand is for lolitas who like gothic, classic, and punk designs.

2) Their prices are in Singaporean dollars. Therefore, your total will be a little cheaper than what is on the website. But their shipping is a little expensive (mine came out to $55 USD with tracking for 4 items) and they also charge you the 4% PayPal fee.


Order Placing Process and Communication


I placed my order on 4/19 and they replied on 4/26 saying they are in the process of making their April batch but mine will be included in the May batch. I hadn't heard from them in a while but I had changed my mind from what I wanted to order originally so I emailed them on May 12. They responded 3 days later...they usually respond within 3 - 7 days so I was getting used to their style of communication. Like I said, only order from them if you are in no rush.

( As an aside, they speak very good english so there were no communication barriers whatsoever which is always nice. )

I was invoiced for my order and everything went smoothly via PayPal. Then came the waiting game.

I waited for a good 2 months for everything to be finished. They were good with letting me know the status of my orders and when "batches" were done. I had ordered from their 2 separate brands: Infanta and R-Series. Since the R-series items were done about a month earlier, they told me they would hold it for me and send everything together to save on shipping.

Package Shipment

They sent everything with tracking so it was good to know exactly where my items were going. They marked the huge envelope as a gift so I didn't have to pay customs fees! Everything was neatly wrapped in their own plastic packaging. The package arrived with no problems.


Quality of Materials and Workmanship

Everything is serged. There are no loose threads or loose buttons. The lace is good cotton lace and the materials are of good quality as well. I would say the quality is as good as Anna House's.


And Finally...What I Bought


I ordered 3 blouses and 1 JSK. The total came out to be around $200 dollars + $55 for shipping and another $10 for paypal fees = $265.

Items 1 and 2: Infanta Lucky Star JSK + Infanta White Double Collar Blouse

My Picture




Website Picture of the JSK




Close up of Blouse and JSK Bodice



I love my JSK! I asked them to make the waist a little bigger for me and it fits like a charm. For only $59 USD, I would definitely buy more JSK's from them for sure!

The blouse comes with detachable sleeves and a cravat. It is the only white blouse I use anymore because it is so versatile and looks really cute underneath JSK's. I was weary at first about getting a double collared blouse because it looked a little odd on their website...but I actually took a chance and it was well worth it!

Item 3: Infanta Light of Spring Black Blouse



I ordered a medium and it's a little short on me. I am about 5'2" with a short torso too, so it's weird that the length isn't long enough. However, I like the style of the blouse because you can tie a ribbon and a brooch around the neck which complements my coordinates very well.

Item 4: R-Series Miss Blouse



This blouse is absolutely gorgeous. It's a little see through (not too much) because it's made of silky chiffon. But don't be fooled, it's not the thin type of chiffon you see in the himegyaru magazines- it's pretty thick. Since I work at a B2B company, I can wear this blouse at work with slacks and no one ever knows that I'm wearing my lolita blouses to work...bwahahaha.

Overall

I would highly recommend miwitch to any lolita who is on a budget but wants decent quality materials. Like I said, I would compare their service, workmanship, and quality to that of Anna House's.

Communication: 5/5
Production / Shipping Time: 2/5
Packaging: 4/5
Workmanship: 5/5
Materials: 5/5
Price: 5/5

TOTAL: 26/30

If you have any questions about them or their service, please feel free to comment! I hope this review helps those who might consider them in the future!
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