Sunday, January 10, 2010

ASOS and GAP

A while ago I came across a shopping site based in the UK called ASOS. I have never personally shopped there, but after placing an order with Boden (another company based in the UK), in which everything went well, I would consider it. 

ASOS carries unique merchandise not offered in the States, some designer pieces, less expensive *look-a-likes* of designer trends, AND has a Flat Rate shipping charge of just $6 to the US.) I also enjoy the *catwalk* feature they have on most of the item pages. If you click on it you can see the model walking the catwalk in the clothing. (Boden also has this feature on their site, but ASOS was apparently the first to implement it back in 2006).


So on to the point of my post: ASOS offers clothing from many brands and designers we are all familiar with, one of them being the Gap. Well, looking at their site it appears as if they are carrying numerous items that our US Gap stores aren't (at least I haven't seen them here). Let's take a look:


Fit Shirt Placket Tab (Yes, that's really the name)









It appears as if the Gap merchandise at ASOS is not able to be shipped to the US. I wonder if that will change in the future, or if the US stores will eventually get any of the items sold at ASOS or something very similar?

So what are your thoughts on the Gap pieces that ASOS offers? Would you like to see them sold at the Gap stores in the US? Would you consider shopping at ASOS for other brands? Have you ordered from them already? Please feel free to comment. :)


5 comments:

  1. FFM - I've lived in the UK for the past two summers, and Gap offered a lot of different merchandise over there. I believe the designers are different. They made a big deal when a few of the Patrick Robinson pieces were offered. Also, a lot of my co-workers got things from Asos (in the UK) and said the quality was very good for the price

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  2. I tend not to order at sites that are exclusively online. I have a curvy figure which makes for a blind ordering nightmare. The pieces look awesome though! Since my children are all in college I have more time during my day to shop the b&ms so my online purchases have dwindled. You ARE truly a FFM to juggle 4 boys, blog, and keep up with the current trends!

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  3. Hi Amanda! Thank you so much for the information and taking the time to comment...I really appreciate it! :)

    Thank you McShoppy! :)

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  4. I love Asos and almost ordered a funnelcoat from them a year or two ago but couldn't stomach a $30 or more shipping fee for something I didn't have an opportunity to try on or and would be costly & a pain to send back. Good to hear about flat rate shipping because they have so many cute things!

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  5. I agree with you Gigi! ASOS does have tons of cute items. The flat rate shipping makes trying them out even more appealing. :)

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