I came across Shabby Apple a couple of years ago now, and honestly can’t remember how I found it. But I do remember falling instantly in love with everything about it.
I adore the fun summer dresses, sexy cocktail frocks, and sleek swimsuits. I love that each collection comes with its own little story. And I admire their vision of providing clothing that actually fits.
Started as a way of offering clothing for women, to make them “feel feminine and beautiful for what they wear, not what they bare”, the Shabby Apple team provide full sizing charts for all items—including a handy “how to measure” section—and their great “Fit to Flatter” tool, allowing you to correctly ascertain and then shop by body shape! There’s a generous return/exchange policy just in case the size or fit isn’t quite right, and also a star-rating for each item, along with feedback from previous purchasers, allowing you a heads-up on items that are a generous (or less-than-generous) make.
You can shop a number of different ways—size, colour, fabric—and even purchase many of the cute shoes and accessories their lovely models wear. Best of all, not only do they offer an Emerging Designers Program, they donate a percentage of each sale to helping women worldwide, AND they ship internationally!
I can’t fault these gals, and certainly have yet to find anything on the site I dislike. My only problem seems to be deciding what to buy…
Store: Shabby Apple
Store Locations: Online
International Shipping: YES! Canada from $29.95(US), everywhere else from $39.95 (US).
Best Bits: Accurate and easy-to-use sizing charts, and purchaser feedback to make it easy for you to find the right size. Great range of styles and colours to suit all ladies shapes, and a broad range of sizing, so everyone can buy their dream dress. Superior quality fabrics. Supporting women just by purchasing!
(L-R from top left. All in US Dollars)
- “Darwin” Skirt (cotton/spandex): $62.00 and “Zoology” Blouse (100% cotton): $59.00
- “I’m Late! I’m Late!” Dress (lace/charmeuse): $94.00
- “Bernini” Dress (100% cotton/poplin): $84.00
- “Machu Picchu” Dress (cotton sateen): $82.00
- “Lost at Sea” Skirt: ON SALE! $46.40
- “Pina Colada” Shirt Dress (cotton poplin) (Also in Jade, Magenta & Solid Yellow): $96.00