If you follow along with my posts, I’ve mentioned several times that I have a bit of an online shopping problem. I’m subscribed to multiple store newsletters, so I’m constantly tempted with great sales sent straight to my inbox. I’ve heard a good tip to help prevent impulsive buys online is to add all the items you want into your cart or basket, but wait a day to before buying them. If you aren’t thinking about that particular item the next day, that was an impulse add rather than a true desire for the item.
I mention this because I was approached by The Mint Julep Boutique a few weeks ago to browse their online boutique and shop around. There were several items that I fell in love with initially, but quickly realized that I didn’t want as much as I originally thought.
The Mint Julep site is adorable and girly and has almost everything an online shopper would want. With each item having an adorably clever name, it’s a great place to shop for your next favorite piece. I ended up getting the Just to See You dress from the boutique.
They have info about the model specs and what size their wearing (big plus was that I saw models that were 5’4” rather than the lanky Amazonian’s I’m used to).
They also have a live chat option for when you have any questions about the items. I noticed that I when I first took a look, the option wasn’t available because no one was manning the chat desk. This tells me that you will be talking to a real person, not a robot program, which I think is a plus in my book.
I didn’t take up the live chat option, but I wish I had! The descriptions for several items weren’t very complete. It didn’t tell me the material type or the measurements I needed to know. For example, I had no idea my dress was made of a heavier material that is a bit scratchy not well suited for the summer season. When I was looking at a pair of cowboy boots, I wished there were descriptions telling me how long the shaft of the boot was, or what materials this was made of (leather, pleather, something else??). I couldn’t tell from the picture alone and the description wasn’t as helpful as I would like.
A feature on the site that I especially enjoy is the Love It or Leave It page.It’s meant as a way for them to get some feedback from their customers on what type of clothing items of styles we like and want for future items. I’m curious how well it’s working for them and wonder if they should incorporate a reward system for voting on the page. It’d definitely get me to be more active with a bit of an incentive like an extra discount for voting!
They’re packaging is adorable! I love all the cute mint puns like “mint condition” and the funny messages from the clothes. “I’m too cute to stay in this bag… let me oout!”
I love the dress on the model and the dress in person, but if I knew what type of material it was made of I wouldn’t have asked for it for this season. I would have chosen a more summer appropriate item. It’s a bit heavy and itchy, but still oh-so-cute, I’d bear the discomfort to wear it any day in the late summer or fall.