3 weeks ago I placed an order with dollypoddle and her shopping services to order from a small private taobao shop, foxcherry333 . I stumbled upon this shop while searching for bonnets, and fell in love with their designs right away :3 Plus the prices were hard to beat! I chose dollypoddle as my shopping service as I had read good reviews, and I found her fees very fair.
Overall I was content with dollypoddle 's service and from the time I ordered my items to the time I recieved them was quite faster than I expected!
My only complaint and perhaps biggest complaint would be the lack of communication. I am not sure if she was just very busy or perhaps forgot, but after I placed my order the only contact I had was one PM saying she had placed the order and that some items were not in stock and would take a week to make. She also said would notify me when the items arrived. However I never recieved any message about the items arriving, and no notification of shipping. I found my items were shipped after I paid a paypal invoice for shipping that just suddenly popped up. After that paypal's notification of the items being shipped with a tracking number was the only way I knew my items were shipped. (Which by the way, Hong Kong post tracking is horrible D: It updated once and then it seemed like my items dropped off the face of the planet! The good news, it took just a little over a week to arrive!) I also probably should have inquired as to the status of my items as well, so I guess I am partial to blame. Then again one would expect them to make contact and keep in touch, since you are the one using their services. Just my opinions on that D:
My only other complaint had to do with the condition of my package when it arrived. Clearly a very smashed box is not dollypoddle 's fault. I believe the item was smashed while in China's postal system, because their fix for it was to put a fast food plastic bag around it! D: I sadly did not get any pictures of this, as I was to anxious to open the box. But believe me! It was smashed! I was really worried about the condition of my bonnets/hats upon seeing that box.
The good news. The bonnets/hats and other items were in very good condition! One bonnet was a little dented, but popped up nicely because of the materials used.
Now onto the item reviews!
Item one: LOLITA 甜美蝴蝶结 淑女花边 Baby草帽/礼帽 (Google translate of this: LOLITA Baby sweet lace bow lady hat / hat)
Item link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=9871212889&
Price including service fees: $16USD
I fell in love with this bonnet/hat when I saw it. I know brown/black isn't an all that common color combination but I happen to be a fan of it :3 I also really loved the shape and design of this hat, so I had to have it.
I was really impressed with the quality! The ribbion is nice and soft, and so isn't the lace. The actually hat material is also nice and soft. It is also really breathable, which is nice on days like today! I really can not find a single flaw with it. It is really well made which surprises me! I was honestly not expecting to get something this nice for $16!
And worn. Forgive my appearance here, its really just too hot to do anything today! I also could not get a steady shot for the life of me!
This is another thing that made me happy. A hat that finally fits my tiny head! I always find hates are just too big, but this fits me really comfortably!
Item two: LOLITA 甜美蝴蝶结可拆卸 淑女花边 华丽Baby草帽/遮阳帽 (Google translate of this: LOLITA sweet lace bow removable gorgeous lady Baby hat / visor)
Item link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=10265153491&
Price including service fees: $17USD
Yet again I was really surprised by this hat. It was just so adorable on the site, and again I did not expect this level of quality. I picked the pink and white color combination for this one. Again the quality of all the items used surprises me. The lace is super soft and the detachable rose is really beautiful and soft as well. I love that the rose and bow are detachable so that I can move them around, or wear them on my own. The only "flaw" with the item is that the brim needs to be ironed out, as it got a little wonky in the shipping. But really no big deal and an easy fix. Again I am super impressed!
Item three: lolita 优雅淑女 花朵珍珠贴片 蝴蝶结珠链发箍 多色 (Google translate of this: lolita elegant lady flower patch bow pearl beads multicolor hair bands)
Item link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=10264866629&
Price including service fees: $7USD
Again with the brown (I love brown) I love headbands with all that classic flare to them, so this was right up my alley. The materials again area really wonderful and soft. The detailing is ever so cute! Everything is securely attached to the headband and it fits nicely. I am prone to migraines, so normally wearing a headband will trigger one for me, but it fits just snugly enough but not too tight and is really a great fit.
Item four: Lolita宫廷复古 维多利亚珍珠贴片 珠链蕾丝项链/颈链 (Google translate of this: Retro Victorian Lolita court necklace pearl chip beads lace / necklace)
Item link: http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=10695650543&
Price including service fees: $7USD
Of course to match the hat and the headband, we need a necklace! Again a really made item where I can not find a single flaw! The lace is nice and soft and wont scratch my neck while I wear it.
The lace IS a chocolate brown color, my camera made it look black D:
Overall review and ratings
Quality: 10/5 I really cannot stress enough how amazing the quality is!
Fit: 5/5 I have a hard time finding items that will fit my small head, and not cause a migrain while I am wearing them. So if you have a smaller head these items may work really well for you :3
Cost: 5/5 The item cost is great.
Overall I am super happy with my items, and just amazed at the quality I got for my money. I would highly recommend this shop to others and suggest checking them out.
Communication: 2/5 There really wasn't any, as mentioned above D:
Shipping: 3/5 While the item was shipped really quickly and arrived, I never received any actually notification from her. I had to find out through paypal. I also take points off because of the condition of the box when it arrived. But again the condition of the box upon arrival is not her fault.
Cost: 5/5 Her fee's are supper reasonable and some of the best for SS I have seen yet.
Aside from lack of communication I would use her service again. I of course would make more contact and expect more contact from her as well. But overall she was really pleasant to deal with and her services are super quick and reasonable.