This is not my first go-round with Oasap. My first experience with this online retailer went well — two pairs of shorts (for my daughters) as well as a necklace (for me).
This time around, I decided to order two items that I could use as Christmas gifts (again, for my daughters). So, I ordered the Winter High-Top Cartoon Hello Kitty Slippers. In light blue, as shown here:
A few weeks after I placed my order, I was notified that the slippers were unavailable, but that I could get them in pink (which I didn’t see on their website, but no biggie). Swell. As you can tell, I like pink. Here’s what I received:
So…what do you think? Cute?
As you can see, the stitching around the Hello Kitty head is a tad off on one of the slippers, and the stitching at the heel kinda veers off to the left on the other slipper. As far as the slippers being cotton (as the description states), they have more of a polyester feel to them, from my experience. I’m neither a fabric expert nor do I have access to a lab that can test the fabric, so I can’t state that as fact. However, they do have an “elastic EVA bottom” (I have no idea what that means) which translates to a black, rubber-y bottom, so you don’t have the issue of your slipper bottoms getting dirty and grungy. I hate that.
Oasap sells these slippers for $21. Of course, that includes free shipping (worldwide). I would be a little upset if I had paid $21 for these slippers, even if that included shipping. They are cute, however, and I’m certain my daughter will love them — and she won’t be anywhere near as nit-picky as I am. So, this one is probably a draw.
The other item I ordered — the New Skull Heads Embellished Shoulder Bag — was for my other daughter. On the website, it looks like this:
Cute, right? Here are a few different views of the bag I received:
As you may have noticed, the straps don’t line up precisely, so the bag’s flap bends a little as a result. This is not the end of the world, of course, but it would bother me if I were carrying this bag — but that’s because I’m a little bit of a spaz. Also, the bag appears a little “shiny,” as opposed to the picture on the website. Here’s a close-up of the edging around the flap, which shows a less-than-stellar glue job:
Underneath, it looks like this:
Also not the end of the world but, again, I would not be thrilled if I purchased this bag, which is made of “PU,” which I presume stands for polyurethane.
Here is Oasap’s picture of the inside of the bag:
The inside of the bag I received looked like this:
I’m not one to split hairs (OK, that’s not true…I am one to split every single solitary hair), but that is clearly not the material pictured on the website. Oasap’s picture shows a nice, heavy duty, suede-like material. It even looks plush! And those interior pockets have contrasting trim. I don’t know if my picture conveys texture (I hope it does), but the interior of the bag I received is more like a paper-y fabric. It’s quite thin and might not hold up very well with everyday use.
I do like that this handbag has grommets on the bottom so that when you sit your bag down it’s not resting directly on the surface, getting dirty and whatnot. However, two of the four grommets were not very secure, as demonstrated below:
I was not pulling hard on these grommets for dramatic effect, either. So, that’s a bummer. There was also this:
This shows where the two straps are stitched at the back of the bag. I think you can see the differences. This isn’t earth-shattering, but it’s worth mentioning.
Again, I think my daughter will love this bag and, also, will not nit-pick like I do. So, she probably won’t have any issues with this bag, despite my complaints. After all, this bag retails for $43. Yeah.
What it boils down to is this: Oasap can be a crapshoot. You have to purchase wisely, because you’re probably not going to return what you receive. Return shipping to Hong Kong might be a tad pricey for some people.
However, there are some good deals to be had at Oasap. And, from now until December 15, you can save 25% on ALL their items when you use the code “XMAS” at checkout.
I was not compensated for writing this post. Oasap provided product for review as part of their fashion blogger program. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.