I haven’t visited Superbalist for at least two or three years, and when I was offered the opportunity to try out their online store recently my mind boggled at how it has grown into a real destination for fashion with a beautiful range of products. It is definitely one of those online stores you can spend hours browsing through, with everything from dresses to Havaianas to quirky coffee cups and pool inflatables. It’s got summer sorted. I will get to my shopping experience in a bit, but here is a round-up of my poolside favourites (hover to see the prices)…
I am still contemplating going back for these Havaianas, just one of the many really colourful, summery pairs available, and it’s difficult to choose just one pair… I also love these Jeepers Peepers retro sunnies, but I ended up going for a pair of Vans with a transparent acrylic frame. The Instax instant camera and giant watermelon pool float just make summer more fun. Who wouldn’t want one of either?
I ordered the Deana dress (bottom left) which is actually a playsuit. It is so comfy and cool and I don’t have to worry about windy days! I also loved this Minkpink Springtime one piece (as my bikini days are long gone) and Mirror Mirror kaftan. There are also some really beautiful bikinis on Superbalist.
Watermelons are synonymous with summer, as are pineapples, and if you love either you’ll find a whole selection from watermelon cushions to pineapple art prints. They had a big donut pool inflatable which was number one on my list and now seems to be sold out, so I’ve included this donut frisbee instead. Actually I can’t catch to save my life, but if you’re a beach frisbeer then this one’s cute. The same goes for the dog tee… it doesn’t scream beach or pool but it’s too cute to skip (and they have kitten ones too…).
I had such a good experience shopping on Superbalist and their customer service is really good. The checkout was quick and easy and I was updated via SMS and email on my order’s progress, so I knew exactly when to expect delivery. I think I ordered on a Monday or Tuesday and received my parcel on the Thursday, so it was pretty quick and gratifying 🙂
Ordering clothes online can be tricky because you can’t try them on and sizing can differ from brand to brand. I ordered the dress in my usual size and it was a bit small, so I had the chance to test out their returns procedure as well.
It is easy to register a return on the site by selecting your item and reason for return/exchange. Superbalist then sends printable waybills, you pack your item back in the box and the courier comes to collect it again. This happened quickly – I logged the return on the Friday and the courier came on the Monday to collect. However, the exchange process itself took a bit of time as I only received my replacement size the following Tuesday, so just over a week. If you’re ordering a dress for a special occasion you need to make sure the size is right for you or order at least 2 weeks before your event.
All in all I think Superbalist is an awesome online store with so much to choose from, whether you’re looking for gifts or something to wear. The service was really good and there is quite a wide price range, so something for everyone this summer!