Zipia is a high quality fashion clothing site based in Korea. It is considered wholesale, even though it's a tad more expensive than what most wholesale sites offer. Zipia has a great selection of clothes, bags, jewelry and shoes for both males and females. There is a requirement when you buy on Zipia though. You have to order a minimum of $300 worth of items, excluding shipping. Shipping is based on weight so the costs will probably be about $40-$80. (Hey, if you really love Asian fashion and high prices don't really bug you, this site is for you!) I've ordered about 15 items and the ESTIMATED shipping was $79. The total of amount ordered was $381 altogether. When everything finally had been shipped, I went on my account to check out the details. I had noticed the shipping fee was only $53. I kindly asked Zipia on their Q&A board about my concern and they told me they would refund the $26. You can either choose to keep the refund for your next order (similar to store credit) or request for it to be put back into your PayPal/bank account. I chose the 2nd option. They sent the money back real quick. No complaints there. When you ask questions on their Q&A board, they reply within 24 hours AND they type in perfect English!
The only shipping method they use is EMS so now you can see why shipping is so expensive! EMS stands for Express Mail Service. I ordered on June 12th and received my parcel on June 24th. So it's not bad in my opinion, considering it came all the way from Korea to the U.S. It came in a REALLY big box, at least half my body size. I did not have to pay for custom fees since my parcel was marked as "Gift". Extremely glad about that. Upon opening the parcel, everything was neat and professionally packed. About the quality of items, I would give it 4-5 stars. None of them showed signs of being unwearable. I even ordered clothing from the men's section and I liked it more than the women's section! I think the quality is pretty nice.
I have read many reviews on Zipia.net and I have yet to encounter a negative one. All in all, I would recommend this site to anyone who love Asian fashion or just a lot of money to spare! Feel free to check out my descriptive review on the Soompi forums. It includes my own photos with modeling. The review is posted under the user named "-Linlinh-". Scroll down a bit and you'll see it. Enjoy!
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