Quick Look-Through: Trinity Styles

After through so much browsing on Tumblr, I found this one called Trinity Styles. According to their About Us page:

Trinity Styles has been an on-line fashion boutique since 2009. Based in Vancouver, BC, we provide our customers with the latest trends at appealing prices.

Ranging from Korean, Japanese and European styles, you can find unique styles and escape from retail sameness.

At Trinity Styles, you may shop with confidence as all product photos are actual photos. We strive to relieve the worry of receiving products drastically different from the photo.

To see what our customers say about our products, take a look at our reviews.

Alright.

When I first get on the page, I see a little slide show going on with what they’re offering if you like their Facebook, what’s on sale, what’s on clearance, and what they just received! Above that are the navigation links: Home, New, Tops, Bottoms, Dresses, Accessories, Clearance, Reviews, & Giveaways.

At the top right corner, there’s a few more things. There’s a contact page, the aforementioned About Us, Live Chat, as well as a link to view your cart and a search bar. There’s a link to the facebook page to like them.

The page is covered with new items as well. The ones that grab my attention are these: CH*NEL 1:1 SOFT CARDIGAN and Starry Stud Jeans.

And at the very bottom left, there’s more navigation. There’s a link that takes you back to the top, the About Us page again, Privacy Policies, Search, Shipping FAQs, Returns and Exchanges, as well as a way to sign up for the Newsletter. I applied but after you put in your email, it just takes you back to the main page. Okay then!

On the bottom right, there’s a couple of icons for their Facebook page and their Twitter.

Apparently, all the pricing is in CAD which is short for the Canadian Dollar. After a quick look on my trusty converter, and it’s pretty much the same, more or less, in USD.

Ohh boy. Anyway, because of all the sub-categories, I’m just going to go by with whatever’s on top!

News: When I first look on this page, I noticed that there’s a lot of urban-inspired accessories and outfits, which honestly, gets my attention considering what I want in my style.

I won’t point out any specifics since I’m probably going to see them in the other pages/categories. Although I do want to know there are about 8 pages worth of new items. Interesting…

There’s also a Filter on the top for when you’re looking for a specific brand or accessory. That’s convenient.

Tops: There’s a mixture of cardigans and outerwear in this category, although there are plenty of tops to go around!

The ones that grab my attention are: Print back tied tee, Dazzlin Tiger Pastel Tee, Sailor Tie Cotton Tee, & Soft Modal Print Tee.

Let’s talk about the items’ pages. Since these are the actual photos of the merchandise, it seems that some of the clothes/accessories are on the models or part of an outfit they had posed for the camera. That’s awesome! Even better yet, if there are multiple pictures, there’s a script that allows you to just go to the next one with ease!

Unfortunately, the clothes only come in a certain size. You might be lucky to find something that’s categorized as large, medium, or small and you’ll probably need to know your measurements in centimeters.

However, it does give you an option between one or the other if it comes in different colors. That’s a plus though! Another plus is while the prices are expensive, it does let you know how they handle the shipping for that particular item. Although, I think it depends if you’re in Canada, the United States, or International. I think this is the time to check out the Shipping FAQs!

Now, on the bottom there’s a series of pictures and links where you can browse more in that particular category if you’re looking just for that. If you hover your mouse over that, you can move the mouse wheel (if you have one) up and down, and it’d move left and right.

That’s actually a neat little feature there!

Bottoms: There’s not a lot of bottoms here but let me babble for a little bit.

When I was browsing Sada‘s blog about trends, she mentioned how expensive they were. Thankfully, she still managed to get some. I’ve always wondered where people get their tattoo tights whenever I’d reblog a picture of a girl with some on Tumblr.

And with that, I’m thankful to find out that this place sells them here! As well as a pair of shorts I’d like: Tattoo Stockings, Vertical Striped Tights & Starry Stud Jeans.

Too bad that they only have a size small, other wise, I’d save up for the large!

But back to the tattoo tights. Oh my goodness, there’s a lot of different styles you can choose from! Including, the Tsubasa Style Bunny one. LKJFDklajklsjdfls That’s it. Once I get a job, I’m just buying these. I just… I need them. Period. Nope, you can’t talk me out of it!

Dresses: Hmm. There’s a lot of very modest dresses in this category but it’s not particularly my style.

Of course that’s not to say there’s some things I do like! Such as: Dazzlin Pastel Rainbow Dress, Snidel Floral Embroidery Dress, & especially the Snidel Love Print Dress!

Accessories: Now this one is going to have all kinds of things mixed in here (like earrings, necklaces, phone charms, bags, etc) and there are about 4 pages worth of items to look through unless I picked out a certain category.

Hmmm. I really like the: ASOS Spike Necklace, CH*NEL Heart Dangle Earrings, Floral Chiffon Earphone Plug (Rose Pink), Large Spike Headband, Marc Jacobs Daisy Style Locket Necklace, & YSL inspired spikey zircon necklace.

It seems to me that they have accessories not just for one style but maybe multiple ones. That’s a good idea, to be honest, because that’ll definitely expand your market for sure.

Man, I’m so in love with the accessories that they have and for me, that’s a big thing. I love accessories! Granted, the tops, bottoms, and dresses may not get much attention from me if you have a good accessory section, I’m all over it!

And this place has it. Especially if you include the Accessories Lucky Bag?:

For $9.99 you will receive 2 pieces of accessories at random.

For $14.99 you will receive 3-5 pieces of accessories at random.

Accessories will be styles both currently available in store and old styles from previous seasons.

Augh, just shut up and take my imaginary money!

Clearance: Hmm. Something you’d expect from the bargain bin that I haven’t already mentioned.

Although there is this Lucky Bag as well that I guess I didn’t notice before:

For $20.00 .. you will receive 2-4 pieces of clothing + 2 accessories

Clothing will range from t-shirts, sweaters to leggings and coats.

Accessories may include hello kitty frames and other items that are currently available for purchase in store.

Limited quantities available so order quickly!

As if the Accessories Lucky Bag wasn’t tempting already, they had to throw this at me! Gah! Right in my wallet!

Navigation The navigation is simple enough. Everything has sub categories, if needed, and everything seems to be pretty well-organized as well as a simple filter system (by tagged name, I’m assuming). All the links are clear as day and all over the place (in a not so cluttered way).

Site Mechanics The site is easy to navigate and all the scripts to be working just fine! No complaints here!

Products Not gonna lie, when I read they have European inspired as well as Japanese and Korean clothing, I was ready to critique it. I was ready to be hard on this site but this proved me wrong: they actually have a decent combination with all three and even including name brand items with no-name brand items. Or if they are brand names, I didn’t know. Either way, what stood out most to me are the accessories. To me, the accessories are everything because they help you stand out more and for sure, this store has the accessories I would definetly want for Urban-Chan!
Prices Well, they are expensive. Period. But then I realize that these are name brand items and they’re also imported. This shop is based in Canada so being south of them, these are prices I would find in an everyday boutique shop in the nice mall. I wish they could be cheaper, obviously, but for whatever they have – they seem pretty good for what it’s worth!
Overall 10/10 – The prices are what almost docked it a point but what made me think about is the fact there’s Chanel stuff on there. So, there you go. Everything else is wonderful! There’s a good amount of diversity of style as well as different things in general. Like the cardigans and the outwear. Or the dresses and the romps. Or the tights and the shorts. There seems to be something for everyone which is what most stores need to maintain revenue!
Would I Buy From Them? Yes! I would! In fact, I think once I get my first paycheck (once I get a job), I’ll… uhh… take a quick visit… There’s no way I can resist those tattoo tights for long!
Store http://www.trinitystyles.net/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/trinitystyles
Twitter http://twitter.com/trinityxblythe

So if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to add some things to my wishlist…

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