Is Romwe Legit? Is Romwe a Scam? An Honest Romwe Review | My Experience
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I’ve seen it. And I bet you’ve seen it too! Those stunning clothes from Romwe plastered around the internet. But this begs the question:
Is Romwe legit?
Or is Romwe a scam?
I’m dishing my honest review about my experience shopping at Romwe, things to look out for, and what you should expect IF you decide to shop at this Asian store.
But first, a little disclaimer. This post was not sponsored by Romwe nor was I compensated for writing this article. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. And honestly, Romwe might never want to work with me after reading this review. And that’s totally ok.
As a college student with a love for fashion on a tight budget, I had my eyes on high alert for the best and most affordable pieces I could find. Romwe kept coming up everywhere I looked. Curiosity got the better part of me.
And yes, I’ll be the first to admit that I got sucked into the Romwe hype: hook, line, and sinker. In 2015, ordered a few articles of clothes from this online store. And the rest was history. Or so you’d think!
I lived in Alaska at the time so shipping took a little longer than expected. Long story short, only three of the six pieces I ordered were good quality; this white dress, this mini dress, and this scallop hem dress (sorry I don’t have a better photo).
But over time, these were some of the pieces I ordered from Romwe.
I figured, you get what you pay for. I donated the non-wearable pieces because I quickly learned that returns were a hassle and refunds could be a nightmare.
But that did not stop me. From 2015 through 2018, I shopped at Romwe, infrequently. Some pieces were hits and many were obvious misses but I knew what I signed up for.
As my twin sister and I prepared for our birthday, I decided to reorder this skirt. I had previously purchased it in 2016 but I needed a bigger size. One for me and one for her. It arrived on time and served its purpose although the hook on mine snapped during the photoshoot [major eyeroll].
The skirt at: Romwe | SheIn | Amazon
Then, I posted this photo of the Romwe skirt the same skirt on Instagram.
Feeling nostalgic, I decided that it was a good idea to get my Romwe fix.
I’m not entirely sure what I typed but I somehow ended up on a blog post. A quick scan of the comment section was filled with recent reviews of people who claim to have purchased from Romwe. I noticed a recurring theme? They never received their order from Romwe!
Have I been lucky all these years? Or is this issue a recent development? I don’t know.
I still wanted a few Romwe pieces though. So, I looked for a way around. And guess what I found? I found Romwe on Amazon amongst other sellers.
Not just on Amazon but on Amazon Prime!
Meaning I could order whatever I wanted from Romwe on Amazon Prime. Free, fast shipping without any hassle. And if I don’t like an item, I can return it for my money back. Plus the prices on Amazon are comparable.
I also realized that I liked my sense of security better with Amazon. Plus I found that there are many sellers on Amazon with similar products available on Romwe.com. I did end up ordering this Romwe dress on Amazon.
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Is Romwe Legit?
It’s hard to tell! Romwe is a fully functioning website but their Better Business Bureau (BBB) profile ‘appears’ to be in “out of business” status. If you ask me, for a business of it’s caliber with warehouses in China, California, New Jersey, Dubai and Belgium that just doesn’t seem right (source).
Outfit details: Romwe crop top (old /similar) || Romwe maxi skirt (also available here) | wooden purse | Keds Canvas | Stackable bangles (similar) | Hair clips (similar)
Other Frequently Asked Questions about Romwe
Is Romwe reliable?
Don’t expect your orders to ship out right away. If you need an item within two weeks, you’re better off order from a US-based retailer like Nordstrom or Amazon. Give yourself 2-3 weeks for delivery (or longer if you live in Alaska or Hawaii).
Are Romwe products good?
From my personal experience, I’ll say Romwe products are fair for the price. About 50-60% of the items I ordered from them were a hit. The others were a miss (poor fit or quality).
Is Romwe and SheIn the same?
I believe these two companies are under the same brand umbrella just like JustFab and ShoeDazzle are owned by Techstyle. However, Romwe has smaller inventory than SheIn. Romwe’s CEO is April Xie while SheIn’s CEO is Chris Xu. This exact skirt I ordered from Romwe is available on SheIn styled by the same model.
How do I return to Romwe?
I’ve never bothered trying to return an item from Romwe. At the time, it seemed like a hassle but it looks like the brand has streamlined their return process. Step by step directions can be found here.
Tips on Shopping on Romwe.com
If you’ve read this Romwe review and have come to the conclusion you want to shop from the online store regardless of if Romwe is a scam or legit, here are a few tis to ensure you have a better experience.
- Only get pieces with reviews, so you have a good idea of what other customers think about it. Romwe and Shein clothes always look perfect on the models (they have a business to run!). You can make a better decision when you see the same piece on an actual customer. A dress like this one has over 400 reviews from real customers.
- Always double-check Romwe sizing measurement of each item. Just because an article is listed in standard XS-XL does not mean you should get your regular size. Romwe clothes and shoes typically run small so be aware of your measurement so you can size up (you almost never size down) as needed.
- Your first time, second time or tenth time shopping at Romwe? Look for a Romwe coupon code to reduce the cost of your order. Right now, this discount code (NINE10) will save you $10 off orders $89+.
- Just like Shein and other fast fashion retailers, Romwe clothes are a great way to fill your closet with on trend pieces on a budget.
- As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for.” Do not expect high-quality clothes from Romwe.
- And pay with PayPal if you can. It’s an extra layer of security that protects your credit card information.
Should You Shop at Romwe?
Ultimately, it’s your call. I’ve shopped at Romwe several times from 2015 to 2018. Other than shipping delays, my order arrived at my front door. And I got what I paid for whether I loved them or not.
However, you can shop over 1,000 Romwe pieces on Amazon Prime that ship free with free returns if you’re not satisfied.
And if you must shop directly at Romwe.com, follow the shopping tips above to increase your chances of loving everything you buy.
Romwe appears to be a good (not great) destination for on-trend fashion pieces that won’t break the bank. Just like everything in life, everything comes with a risk. Is Romwe legit? Or is Romwe a scam to get your money?
If you have a little leeway in your budget, you can try higher-end retailers like J.Crew, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Loft, and Banana Republic for longer-lasting staple pieces.
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Your turn, what has your experience been shopping at Romwe? Do you think Romwe is legit? Or is this clothing store a scam? Chime in below.
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Thanks for pointing out that Romwe is on Amazon Prime. I think I’ll order my clothes through them.
You’re welcome 🙂
Very good fashionable blog thanks for sharing this. Very helpful to other people
Very good information it helps to those people who start their career in fashion.
I have heard of ROMWE so much from my fashion blogger friends but have never shopped from this site! That skirt looks really pretty and you look amazing ❤️
I would love to check it out. these are really beatuiful dress.
This site has so many styles to choose from! How wonderful!
I have never heard of Romwe, but based on your review, I don’t think I would order from them. I have to say, though, that that olive green skirt looks amazing on you!
Thank you for this post. You just answered some important questions about the Romwe activity.
This is definitely an informative and helpful review, and I am glad that you found another way to buy clothes online. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for the honest review! The pastel skirt and mini dress looks nice!
I’ve never purchased anything from Romwe before. I have to check them out.
I appreciate this review. My friend shops from Shein all the time. I have never shopped from either Shein or Romwe. I’m curious now to try it via Amazon!
I need to check this place out. It sounds like they have some cute clothes
I’ve not heard of the company before but don’t like the fact that some clothing was of such poor quality you couldn’t wear it.
I hadn’t heard of Romwe before today. I’ll have to check them out for sure. I love when I can find affordable clothes.
Thank you for that honest review and I do not know if I will try Romwe since we have so many other reliable companies to choose from. The fashions however do look nice on you and your sister.
Wow you were lucky I never received my order I got no email, no text, no nothing. I just think they are a scam and they ship things only to a few people.
Oh no! That really sucks. I hope you were able to get a refund. I know they had some issues during the start of the pandemic but I don’t have any additional insights into why you did not get your order. Thanks for sharing your experience with other readers.
I found some really cute pieces on their website some years ago, but was disappointed that they didn’t ship to my country. Now I think I was lucky! xD Thank you so much for sharing!
I’ve been looking on Romwe for a while because I like the more 80s style pieces they have on there for the price, but I decided to look up reviews and found this one. Thanks for recommending to look on Amazon, I don’t know why I didn’t think of that myself because amazon is always my go-to. I don’t want to deal with a possibly sketchy website but still really like the clothes, so I will definitely try looking on amazon, as well as some of the more high quality retailers you listed! Also I love seeing more black girls running fashion blogs, its so inspiring.
Hi Mira, I’m glad you found this Romwe review post helpful in your research. And thanks for the sweet compliment! 🙌🏾💃
I got on romwe but i am having trouble with shipping and it logged me out. Has that happened to anyone yet?
It hasn’t happened to me. Maybe the website was having a moment. I would try again.
This website is a complete joke!! The items I received were TRASH!! And when I went to the website to try and return the trash, they kept blocking me from leaving a bad review and blocking me from leaving the reason why I’m returning their garbage! Never order from this website!
Oh no! I’m sorry you had a bad experience shopping from Romwe. I’ve always known that returning products to these websites (SheIn, Romwe, Fashionova, Chictopia, Oasap…) is more hassle than it’s worth. So I end up donating any product that does not work for me. Or I check their Amazon Store to see if it’s available and place my order via Amazon. All the best and thanks for sharing your experience.
You are so right about that. Don’t buy from any of their websites. Every time one of their sites goes bad, they make a new one.
First of all….Love your post! And secondly what can you tell me about the online store Rotita.com, are they shady or legit?
Hi Alicia, I’m glad to hear that you love this post. I’ve seen Rotita around the web but I have not tried them yet. A quick look at the website appears to be legit with some shadiness but I cannot speak to the quality of their products (yet). Reviews skew very negative and very positive, which raises even more questions.
Thank you for giving us detailed review of the romwe. Online selling could be a pain sometimes. So this is very helpful
Thanks for this article. I’ve never tried anything off their before but I’ll look into it a bit more now.
Oh wow. The design and style are lovely! I like the skirt. I will be checking this out.
Now I am curious about Romwe too. I love the outfits that you showed us!
I have never heard of Romwe. I think there are tons of cute options based on what you said though.
Oh wow! They look so beautiful and elegant too! You have a great review on this. Thanks for sharing!
You look absolutely beautiful! In my mid 40s I don’t think I could pull this off. I will be passing this on to some of my younger friends. I hate to say it but I’m in mom work at home dress mode.
Thanks for sharing this honest review! I have always wanted to order something from ROMWE, so many cute clothes.
I have never tried to buy clothes thru online and this is only the first time for me to hear about Romwe online shop. This serves as a great guidelines who are planning to make an order thru Romwe.
You and your sister look great in those outfits! Those seem like great tips to make sure that the clothes match your expectations. I would order Romwe through Amazon.
That skirt is seriously cute, but what a bummer that the hook broke. Thanks for the review of Romwe. It’s too bad there are companies that don’t follow through on orders, but I love the idea of ordering on Amazon instead.
We’re an Amazon Prime loving family, so I will have to look up Romwe. I have adult daughters who are always looking to add to their wardrobes and save money.
Thank you for shedding some light on this company. I’ve heard of them before and now know to avoid them.
I’m not familiar with Romwe so it was fun to see what it is all about. I’ll have to ask my daughter if she knows about it. I love that green skirt.
I love that skirt and have never heard of Romwe and will have to check it out for sure.
I have never heard of this company but it sounds like they are more trouble than what it’s worth. I do love the skirt you’re wearing maybe I can find something similar on Amazon LOL.
I hadn’t heard about this place before today. It looks like you can get some cute stuff. I’d probably stick with shopping their items through Amazon–I know they have quick shipping!
I’ve been looking at clothes on Romwe.com and I’ve seen some pieces I liked before, but I never made a purchase because of the shipping fee. I live in the Philippines so it’s not cheap to send products to my address.
I have yet to try this brand out.