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First time buyer: TaoBao Vs. Qutieland? Help!

Hi~
Sorry for asking stupid questions, this is my first time actually posting to EGL, also sorry if this is similar to any previously asked questions but I can't find any helpful posts similar to my situation.

I want to buy "Le Printemps" OP in "Generated Orange Powder" from the TaoBao store Chess Story. I've never bought from TaoBao before but when I was looking at it through the shopping service YoyBuy I realized that it wasn't in stock in the colour I wanted, just in "Grass Mint" which I didn't like quite as much as the orange.

I then went and found it on Qutieland, which is quite a bit more expensive of course. But some things on the site are a bit confusing and I was hoping someone could clarify them for me.

1) The Status says "Order to make" and below that it says "Estimate making time: 40 - 55 working days. (excluded weekend)" ? This sounds like they're making the dress up, but I thought they would be selling the same dresses from TaoBao? Also that's a ridiculously long time if that's not including postage time?!

2) If I'm in the UK does anyone know from experience how long this'll actually take to arrive?

3) If someone has bought a dress in this Le Printemps range or any of Chess Story's other pieces, what did you think of the quality/do you know of any helpful reviews?
The only "reviews I can find are people just saying stuff like "so cute~ love it!" or "sh*t, don't buy it", neither are very helpful...

4) Also just in general do you think I would be better off to buy from a TaoBao shopping service or from Qutieland?

If you can help with any of these I would appreciate it so much! I'm not very experienced with buying online but especially of Chinese sites like TB and I can't really afford to be spending large amounts of money on dresses that aren't even nice quality so you can see why I'm a bit wary.
Thank you~ <3
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