Whats funny is in my last post about my last order with East Essence and yes, really my LAST EVER order with them, I came to realize the stuff I purchased from them was pretty much worthless…I then especially realized that I was not the only sister miffed about their shotty quality when at the iftar for the Fast of Arafaat I ran into a sister Ive known for years who had on a jilbab from East Essence that I admit to drooling over…eegads, that thing was a MESS! a total mess and she was NOT happy about the jilbab ar all! But…more on that later.
sigh, anyway…those darn East Essence minions have struck again. Apparently the company pays people to go around and post wonderful yet obviously too saccharin sweet comments raving about their excellent products…the funny thing is THEY ALL HAVE IP ADRESSES THAT ORIGINATE IN NEW DELHI, INDIA…LOL, where East Essence is based!
Such as this ever so obvious comment…
Submitted on 2011/11/14 at 6:48 am
I just returned my order to them and realised that they do not have a restoicking fees anymore. Only if you order a custom length garment will they charge 15% restocking. On regular items there isa no stocking fees and they were very courteous and helpful through the entire return process. Besides I feel their quality is better thanmost of the sites online that price gouge their customers.
Well, to the dear sister in Delhi…frankly Id rather be price gouged with HIGH QUALITY jilbabs, abayaat and everything else than ripped off by CHEAP, SHOTTY jilbabs, abayaat and everything else!
Wallahi sisters, you get what you pay for!
I had to bring up Shukr…but they are a good example, yes they are expensive BUT every single aspect of their clothing is excellent quality from top to bottom, from materials, to fit, to construction, to how its made internally…everything.
Like take the jelbabs I got from eas essence…one, I ordered a 56 length and one came as a 54 inches and the other was 56 but then when I wahed it the ENTIRE THING shrunk and when frm being suitable for an adult woman to being sutable for a 12 year old girl! The botton holes are made extremely close to the edge of the abaya, one wrong move and RIP, the buttons are big, cheapo plastic, there is NO interfacing or reinforcing of stress points…also, aghain, everything they have shrinks upon washing and the material is shotty. The one jilbab already got pilly in stress areas after only 5 wears!
I have several Shukr jilbabs and Sajeda jilbabs which I wear almost daily and cept for some fading, they are *perfect*. \
hmmm, back to my friend. She had on this black denim jilbab which I had oogled over cuz ofcourse in the pictures it looks nice. In real life, it wa sa hot mess, the red embroidery on the seams was actually JUST red zig-zag stitching, the button holes were placed very very close to the edges of the jilbab and she had, had it only 2 days and already 1 button hole ripped. She was pretty upset about that as she also has a Shukr jilbab which she wore constantly and which has no rips or any real wear…she wanted a new jilbab from Shukr but the one she wnated was out in her size and color so she found, what she thought, was a similar one from East Essence.
Um…no. Never again!