I had a hard time shopping for Chinese New Year clothes. On one hand, it was extremely difficult to pull myself away from work and head down to a shopping mall (let’s face it, who wants to buy gaudy red clothes?) and on the other hand, I didn’t want to commit myself to buying something online that might end up not fitting me. What then?


Fortunately for me, there was a “Try Before Buy” service from Whole9Yards. In a nutshell, you get to pick up to three garments from their site, have it shipped to you and send back the ones that you don’t like. The service is free of charge so you don’t have to head down to the post office to send the clothes back.

Here’s how it works:


Pick out three garments that you like and add them to your cart.


Instead of checking out, click on the “Try Before Buy” button and you will be redirected to a PayPal Login page.


Sign into your PayPal acc. The final amount will be put on hold by Whole9Yards and you have 5 calendar days to decide if you want to keep them.


Take the time to decide if you like the clothes or not. If you don’t, simply contact Ta-Q-bin to collect the clothes back and the amount will be refunded back to your PayPal account. In all honesty, I wish more online sites would provide this service, especially the more expensive ones (I’m looking at you Luisaviaroma/net-a-porter).

If you are still unsure of how it all works, check out the video from Whole9Yards below or check out their site for more information.