Saturday, 2 June 2012

Internacionale - coming to a living room near you...

As many of you know, I feature Internacionale quite a lot on here. Mainly because I do work there, but also because in the last year or so they have started to stock products which I really love.I'm very much a girly girl at heart so anything that is remotely pretty usually makes its way into my life, much to the disappointment of my bank balance (and the sound of disapproving parents) .

So what's my point? Well on Friday, they launched their new website which has online shopping. It was the only high street fashion retailer, that I could think of, that didn't have online shopping until now.It makes perfect sense for them to do this as they not only are reasonable prices  (way below the likes of Topshop prices [don't get me started on that rant - I could go on for hours!]) but they are able to reach customers in remote places (Hello Orkney & Shetland).

The website itself is very easy to navigate and it's easy to find what you want. I must admit it is a bit weird seeing the stock on the website and not irl. I was messing around and adding random things to my basket (as you do) but I only had a problem when I tried to add any socks. I couldn't get them to go in. It could be that I possibly own way too many socks already and have no need for any more socks in my life or it could simply be a bug. More than likely, it's a bug (although I do like the sock idea!). Everything else went in without a hitch.

I checked their delivery prices and it's not too bad - £3.95 for standard delivery which is pretty average and they also ship to 100 countries. Even the delivery prices to USA are only around £8. However, I noticed while reading the delivery information that along with the usual blah about Highlands and Islands taking longer, they singled out Aberdeen and Inverness - how random! I've never known a delivery to take longer because I stay in Aberdeen.It's normally because the postie has left a little red card for me. Oh well. I also checked their payments and I was surprised to see that along with the usual suspects, they also take paypal. What was that?Paypal. They take paypal. This technically means that I can eBay and use the money from that to buy shiny, new things. Win.

Overall, I think the website is pretty good. I won't be using at the moment as I do have a shop nearby. However, I did spot a few things that I hadn't seen before like the Tartan leggings which is when I would probably order online. I have no idea why I am attracted to the tartan leggings - it could be my Scottish roots or it could be that it reminds me of when I was around 13-17 years old and was dressing according to my music tastes ie S.O.A.D, Green Day, Blink 182. I think I will be purchasing these leggings as well as some of the AW12 stock (when it appears) that I have seen on the interwebz from the press day. I always have a soft spot for any grunge/rock trends (Hello AW12!!).

Before I go and try to rescue my phone from the mirage of crap on this sofa (that is if it is here - I have actually lost it for once :(), I just want to add that if you sign up with your email on the site, you will get 20% off your next order :). 

So the question remains: Will you be shopping at Internacionale from the comfort of your own home? Also, what will you be buying?

 You can find internacionale here: www.internacionale.com

Disclaimer: I wrote this post on my own accord. Therefore all opinions are mine and I was no way influenced by anyone to write this. It's also really sad writing a disclaimer on my own post too.