So this is a bit of an experiment for me, get some better quality jeans in a sale, see how they go and maybe get exactly what I want next time by paying full price (let's face it, few of us ever get exactly what we want in a sale). I had some fortuitous timing, as I was offered a voucher to try out online store Zalando so I thought I would see what their jeans offering is like...I was pretty impressed. Zalando seem to mainly stock lots and lots of brands, it can seem a bit overwhelming at first as there is literally so much stuff on there. It really helps if you know exactly what you are looking for, which I did. I knew I wanted skinny/straight jeans in a dark blue denim, something smart but also comfortable too. I already have some smart skinny dark blue jeans that are fine for wearing out but not much good for when I'm at home as they get a little annoying around the knees.
Anyway, after having a really good look through, I found some lovely jeans by a brand called Le Temps Des Cerises (the Susie jeans). Naturally I had a good look at their own website and did a bit of background research to see what people say about their jeans, the reviews were really good, and the jeans were £26 reduced from £85 (they've gone up to £48 now but still a good buy!). The weird thing was that one day they would have a size 29 and the next a size 31 so you do have to get on there quick if you want a sale item. Anyway, in the end I sized up to 31 as I wanted them to be really comfy. They fitted nicely when I first put them on, though they were a little baggy at the waist, but a few days in they are now looking really big on me though I assume they will retract a little after being washed. It doesn't really matter though as long as I wear a belt they look great, and more importantly the quality is amazing, the colour is great and I can see why they cost so much more (at normal price) than high street jeans. The length is quite long, I normally take 33 inch legs and I have had to fold these over a bit so that might also be something to take into account, would be ok in heels though and to be honest I wear boots over the top of them so you can't see the length.
|Le Temp Des Cerise Jeans from Zalando|
Zalando offer free delivery and they also came really quickly wrapped up in a nice box. I ordered some black leggings as well from the site to make the value up to £40 which were also great.
All in all, I would recommend Zalando to anyone who knows what they are looking for on a website, you might find a great deal on there like I did as long as you are willing to take a chance on a brand that you may not have heard of - a lot of their brands seem to be German and French but that's not necessarily a bad thing as it might mean you get a really good quality item at a reduced priced.
I was offered a £40 voucher to spend at Zalando for the purpose of this review, though all views are my own.