Zalando review and giveaway

Hello everyone. I trust you are all busy getting some bargains in the sales.

A while ago (back in November) I was contacted by Amy from a website called Zalando, and Amy wondered if I wanted to try out the website and then write a review for it. I agreed and decided that in the spirit of the season I would share the voucher with my readers. So I had Β£15 to spend, and if you keep on reading you can find out how you can win a Β£15 Zalando voucher too.

I had never heard of the website before (although since then I have seen them on several blogs) so I had a look around. I was really impressed- I thought it was just a sportswear retailer but it also sells clothes and beauty brands. It took me ages to decide what to buy. I was very tempted by some lovely handcream, or a scented candle (how nice does fig and grapefruit sound?).

In the end I decided to get some running gloves (which are now out of stock so I can’t link to them!). These have been on my wishlist for a while.

I was really impressed with the speed of delivery- I ordered them on the 26th in the afternoon, and got a dispatch email early on the 27th. They arrived on the 29th (today).

I was a bit worried about the size- the only size they had in stock was XS, and I think I have quite big hands for a girl. I would say that I would like to see size guides on the website, as I could see no guidance for what size I would need. I even went to the Nike website but still could not find any information (so I appreciate it would be hard for Zalando to have the size guides if the actual companies do not make them easy to find), so just went for it.

Well, they fit! Hooray! They are tight around the wrist, but they are meant to be keeping my hands super toasty so being extra snug means they will keep the cold out.

I look forward (even more so) to when I am back and healthy enough to run again, especially if I have super cool and super toasty running gloves to wear too πŸ™‚

I was really impressed with Zalando- the website was easy to use- either by following the menus or by typing into the search boxes. You could also filter things by most popular, price, sale items and so on. The fact that delivery is free is also a massive plus. I like ordering things online, but I do get annoyed by some places who charge quite a lot for delivery. I was expecting them to be in a jiffy bag and posted through my door (which would have been fine) but they were sent via a parcel company, in a box, and had to be signed for, which is even better value considering it is free. Also they only show items in stock, which I like because it is annoying when you find something online and then find out it is out of stock. They do have size guides for the tops and things, so adding them for the gloves would really help too.

Now, I mentioned at the start that I am also hosting a giveaway! One lucky reader can win a Β£15 voucher for Zalando (UK entries only). Here is how you can enter (each one counts as aΒ separateΒ entry):

  • Comment on this post to say what you would spend your voucher on.
  • Link back to this post in a post of your own (leave a seperate comment saying you have done so).
  • Like me on facebook (again leave a seperate comment to say this).

Entries will close in one week (next Thursday) when I will be super high-tech and put all the names into a container to randomly choose the winner.

Good luck! πŸ™‚

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21 thoughts on “Zalando review and giveaway”

  1. Now how would i spend Β£15? well first stop the Sale section…. and search the under Β£25 section – because there is just too much choice! I’ve recently started wearing tighter clothing having toned up – so maybe some leggings? But then i was looking for some new tops to wear to Body Balance & i do love purple

    Although another one of these for body pump would be very useful! As both my wrists are pathetically weak & i only have one strap at the moment!

    As i say too much choice!

  2. I’d probably go for those gloves too – I bought my Mum a pair and she raves about them so they must be good, as she has Raynauds and finds it terribly hard to keep her hands warm. Failing that, I’d go for some kind of funky/jazzy top so people can see me coming a mile off when I run πŸ˜‰


  3. i’ve liked you on facebook, and i’m hereby reporting such “like” even though i’m not a UK resident (at this moment, but i might be in the future!) . . . AND, facebook liking is a very critical thing for me, but this morning, whilst walking with sir edmund, i commented about “running cupcake’s blog,” so you therefore deserve the like. πŸ™‚ please delete this comment if it skews your entries for the giveaway, but i just felt the need to speak my peace! πŸ™‚ xxx

  4. Nicole- no worries I don’t do the fancy screen shot comment random generator things, I do it all by paper so the comments won’t mess it up. Thanks πŸ™‚
    Jessica and Jenny- I can see that you “like” my page- not sure why it won’t show up for you?

  5. Well, I’m probably going to be the only person that doesn’t say they’d buy exercise stuff, but hey ho, I desperately need new clothes and their “normal” clothes look good too so I’ll enter anyway! πŸ˜‰

    I would possibly go for either this sweatshirt:

    or maybe this cardigan – I always think of cardigans as old-fashioned for some reason (probably an opinion remaining from when I was a teenager!!), but like this I think:

    There are also lots of tops I like, but I need a jumper more! Meh, I have no fashion sense so in reality I’d probably end up browsing the website with someone else for a 2nd opinion!!

    Website looks good though – I’ve just spent ages looking at everything!! Thanks for doing the giveaway & introducing me to the site πŸ™‚

  6. hmmmmm…. the one thing I thought ‘oooooooh’ at was a lush pair of wrap round shades at Β£195! not sure the voucher would run to that πŸ™‚

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