FancyLadies is one of the lesser known fashion-focused Chinese sites. Based in Hong Kong, FancyLadies offers a wide variety of formal women's wear and accessories. The site's relative anonymity is not helped by the very, uh, specific nature of the clothing on offer. While there are a fair share of wedding gowns, cocktail dresses and the like, many of the dresses are more "Desperate Housewives" than "Downton Abbey."  There's also a surprising amount of leather and lace undergarments, for which some of the stock photos may not be entirely safe for work.

Given the rather specific clientele for such items, it's barely surprising that FancyLadies ranks only barely among the top 850k most-visited website globally. Interestingly the largest chunk of the site's visitors stem from the US and Canada, with North Americans accounting for over 20% of all FancyLadies shoppers.

FancyLadies Index

Experience with FancyLadies

We don't shy away from new and interesting challenges so easily. We placed a few orders on FancyLadies to put the site through its paces and give you the skinny on FancyLadies and its fancy clothes. Check out an overview of our impressions below, and read on for an in-depth look at FancyLadies.com

Pros

  • Large and Unique Product Selection
  • Lower Prices
  • In-House Fashion Blog
  • Large Social Media Presence

Cons

  • PayPal Payments not accepted
  • Expensive Shipping
  • Very Rigid Return Policy
  • Some NSFW Stock Photos

Payment

FancyLadies forgoes offering PayPal as a payment option, leaving customers with the choice between Credit Card (Visa & Mastercard), Wire Transfer, and Western Union. While we prefer paying with PayPal, most shoppers should have little trouble paying with Credit Card or Wire Transfer. We recommend leaving Western Union alone because it can get expensive with international payments.

Supported Payment Methods

Credit Card

Visa

MasterCard

Credit Card payments are the perennial favorite among payment method for online shopping. While PayPal isn't always supported, Credit Cards almost always are. Just enter your card info and wait for your order.
Western Union   Western Union is the Offline Payment Method that's been around since before your grandparents. Beware of extra fees.
Wire Transfer Otherwise known as a Bank Transfer, making a Wire Transfer is the closest thing online to paying with cash (other than BitCoin). Check with your bank first to avoid any exorbitant international transfer fees.

FancyLadies Payment Options

Shipping Costs and Delivery Times

FancyLadies gives its customers a relatively large number of shipping options to choose from. Unfortunately, FancyLadies only offers Free Shipping on certain, specially marked items and normal shipping costs can vary widely depending on the size and weight of your items. This makes it difficult to plan your total cost until you check out. 

As you can see below, the FancyLadies Post (8-15 business days) option was the cheapest for us, followed by HK AirMail Shipping (15-20 business days), EMS Shipping (6-8 business days), DHL (3-5 business days), and UPS (3-5 business days). 

FancyLadies and Customs

Despite the relatively expensive shipping ($7.58 for a $13 dress, wtf??), our FancyLadies order did arrive well within the promised 8-15 workdays with no problems from customs. It was packaged acceptably well and the customs declaration form was correctly filled out. Nevertheless, you should always read up on your country's rules and regulations surrounding international shipping and customs fees so you know what to expect in case your new dress needs to spend an extra night in customs.

For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are possible. Not every item is taxed when entering the country, and the majority are only subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9 in the case of a random customs stop. The amount to be paid, however, can vary widely depending on the product and how it’s sent. If you are concerned about your item, or are planning to order goods in excess of $500, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra fees.

Any extra taxes or duties on your shipment will either be paid at your door when the mailman drops it off, or the package may be held at your local post office. In which case, you will need to go pick it up and pay any applicable fees in person.

Return Policy

FancyLadies allows items to be returned within 7 days of delivery as long as they fall into one of the following categories:

  1. You received the wrong item, or
  2. Your item arrived in the wrong color or size, or
  3. Your item arrived damaged or defective (only accepted with video or photographic proof).

You should also make sure that any returned items are in new, unused condition and are still in any original packaging, as FancyLadies reserves the right to refuse any returned items if they are found to be in a less-than-new condition when they arrive at the FancyLadies warehouse. All returns must be reported to FancyLadies customer service beforehand.

Special Features

FancyLadies features a special category called "Free Shipping" that highlights all items available for free shipping. Considering the high price of shipping you would otherwise pay, this should be your first stop on FancyLadies. There's also a special category "Daily Deals" that highlights any current sales. In case you can't find what you want in the Free Shipping section, the "Daily Deals" items may help you to save some money to offput the effects of having to pay 50+% of your items' price for shipping.

Conclusion

FancyLadies offers a wide array of women's wear, especially for women who like to feel sexy in their clothes. While the very distinctive styles represented on the site won't be to everyone's taste, those who like what they see will be rewarded with a large selection and low prices. Because of the expensive shipping and stringent return policy, however, we recommend only using FancyLadies as a tool to cross-shop between larger and easier shops such as EricDress and InnerOuter. 

Alternatives

Alternative 1: EricDress
EricDress
 
free shipping
from $130
very low prices, huge selection of wedding clothes and formal dresses, PayPal payments accepted, Free Shipping on orders over $130
Alternative 2: 'TBDress
TBDress
 
shipping fees possible Similar focus on formal dresses and eveningwear, carries many unique and interesting articles, similar product selection to FancyLadies
Alternative 3: 'Sammydress
Sammydress
 
shipping fees lower prices, larger selection of wedding clothes, PayPal payments accepted

1 FancyLadies Coupon

 

Today's Deals

No FancyLadies coupon necessary and still a bargain: in the "Today's Deals" section you can always find great new deals with up to 80% discount!

Valid for a limited time

Not necessary

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Translate 02/24/2017

Diego Hernández

Alguien sabe qué ha pasado con la página Fancy ladies?
Hicimos un pedido hace un par de días y, de repente, ya no se encuentra la página.
Translate 10/17/2014

Maria

Hammer Shop für alle die Leggings lieben, so wie ich eben :D nur wieso kann man hier nicht mit PayPal Zahlen? Find ich schon ziemlich blöd, da PayPal ja eigentlich eine sichere Zahlungsmethode ist, oder?
Translate 10/10/2014

Fash1on1sta

Hatte vorher noch nicht von dem Shop gehört, aber hab mich bei den hübschen Kleidern gleich mal draufstürzen müssen. Da gibt's wirklich unglaublich viel billiges und bizarres, aber auch wirklich schöne, luftige Kleider, die für den Spätsommer oder auch den Frühling ein Träumchen sind.
Hab vor nem guten Monat bestellt, mit Paypal war das Geld sofort da und die Bestellung auch ratzfatz bearbeitet und bin jetzt stolze Besiterin von einem wirklich guten Maxikleid und einem Sonnenhut, den ich so schon seit Monaten in den Geschäften gesucht hatte.

Lasst euch nicht von den teils billig-abschreckenden "Kostümen" verscheuchen, der Rest sollte man sich wenigstens mal anschauen.
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