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“What a mistake!”

Written on: 05/09/2012

I received a catalog in the mail stating that Simply Be is "now in the US." Great, never heard of them but the clothes in the catalog looked fantastic. They were a little pricey but I thought I'd treat myself to a couple of pieces. Free shipping, you say? Fantastic! 20% new orders? Even better! The only thing they left out is the international finance charge that will hit your credit card along with the duty you have to pay at the post office. I ordered four items (~$200 with… Read Full Review

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“Horrible Company!”

Written on: 31/08/2012

I received their catalog in the mail in July and fell in love with the clothes. I ordered Joe Brown's Parisian Jacket 7/24/12 without knowing it would be backordered indefinitely. I called their customers support who had no idea if/when they will get the item in at all. What a horrible way to run a company! Sad part is that after I ordered from them, I saw the eBay U.K. website had an official Joe Browns store that was selling the Parisian Jacket, with shipping and handling to the States, for… Read Full Review

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“Great purchasing experience, love the clothes”

Written on: 30/08/2012 by Marti2cs (1 review written)

I placed an order with Simply Be on 8/13 for a Jeffrey &Paula dress. I had no idea the clothing would be shipped from the UK, and immediately started to worry after reading the reviews here. No need. I received the order yesterday, 8/29. There was no customs tax to pay or anything, which is what I had feared. And the dress is simply fabulous, exactly what I had hoped and expected. I ordered a 24 and it is very true to size. All in all, the experience was great. I will definitely be… Read Full Review

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“Never again!!!”

Written on: 28/08/2012 by Angrybirdsmum (1 review written)

I was sent a leaflet and offer of 20% off my first order. Placed order and had to wait over 3 weeks for delivery!! Due to items being soooooo late i sent back! I now keep receiving letters saying i owe them for postage of a really poor service!!!!! If anyone thinking of buying from them - DON'T BOTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“ORDER PLACE NOT RECIEVED STILL BEING CHARGED INTEREST ”

Written on: 22/08/2012

I PLACED AN ORDER WITH THEM A FEW MONTHS AGO BUT WAS MADE REDUNDANT BEFORE I COULD RECIEVE IT. I CALLED THEM A FEW DAYS BEORE PLACING THE ORDER AND TOLD THEM I WAS MOVING SO MY DETAILS NEEDED UPDATING. i RECENTLY CHECKED ONLINE FOR SOME SALE PRODUCTS AND MY ACCOUNT HAS BEEN CHARGED 300 POUNDS IN INTEREST FOR SOMETHING I DID NOT RECIEVE! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE AND STRESSING ME OUT! I DIDNT SIGN FOR THIS PACKAGE AT WORK AS I WAS SACKED AND SOMEONE HAS SIGNED FOR IT AND TAKEN IT(PROBABLY MY SCUMMY… Read Full Review

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“Slowest shipping in the industry”

Written on: 17/08/2012

It's 2012. Why on earth should any doing business primarily on the internet take upwards of 3-4 weeks to deliver goods. Completely unacceptable. And they don't tell you this when you place your order. They hint that your items will arrive within 7-10 days from "dispatch from our warehouse". What they don't tell you is how long it will take for that "dispatch" to occur. I'm on the East Coast in the U.S.. So far, it's been 23 days since my order was placed. I received one of the 5 items I… Read Full Review

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“1 Month and I still do not have my order”

Written on: 31/07/2012 by Aimeeb29 (1 review written)

I placed an order over 1 month ago and still have not received my items- When I placed my order and I checked the status and saw that one item was cancelled- I never received a notification that this item had been cancelled. I called customer service and they were no help. The rep was rude and said that there was nothing he could do and that I just needed to "wait." I think waiting over 1 month for an item is insane and I would never order from this company again-… Read Full Review

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Written on: 11/09/2012

I've had the same problem.
Ordered 4 items, got an order confirmation 2 weeks ago.....just checked the website and it says my items have been 'cancelled'
Cant get any reply from customer services.

STAY AWAY FROM SIMPLYBE, THEY ARE RUBBISH.
Go to yoursclothing, MUCH better, cheaper stuff, more fashionable stuff, great customer service reps and fast delivery.

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“Awesome style, long wait for shipping/returns”

Written on: 29/07/2012 by peacefulways (1 review written)

The style of clothes are great, and the I love that they have cool jeans for tall people - and with inseams at 34"-35" - true tall, not the 32"-33" I commonly find. I've found the jeans to be top quality but the tops medium quality for what a person pays for them. If the review were based on the clothes alone, I would have given 4 stars. But then there's shipping/return issues. Granted I live in CA, and the clothes comes from England... but there is a warehouse in NY. I sent some clothes back… Read Full Review

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“Delivery & Returns Good”

Written on: 26/07/2012

After ordering on Simply Be I then searched for reviews on them, came across this site and then panicked after already signing up and ordering. No need to worry at all - I set up my account, was given the option of payment on account or on card, I opted for card. Items were delivered, they weren't suitable so organised on the website to have the goods returned, courier collected and my card was refunded within 4 days. All round good delivery service, just a shame the trousers I ordered were not… Read Full Review

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“AWFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AWFUL PAYMENT POLICY”

Written on: 10/07/2012 by daisydds (1 review written)

I have only ever purchased two items from simply be- months ago. Every time i entered my card details and thought I was paying full amount for these- now ive received payment arrears calls!? I have to pay for the items and then an extra £30 for not paying on time! I understand that now i must have chosen to pay a small amount and later pay the rest but i can assure you that is not clear at all on the website- i did not even receive letters of any kind to warn me of extra charges- Simply Be… Read Full Review

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“Bad to Non- Existant Customer Service”

Written on: 25/06/2012

I ordered a two piece outfit back in April or May. As soon as I ordered, I found out it was on back order. No other info and communication. Finally emailed them and they said it would be 5/31 for a ship date. No communication beyond that. I just received it today 6/24!!! I waited all this time an it doesn't even look like it did in the photo catalog and the fabric is awful. Oh and to top it is off, it is on sale now! I will not order from this company ever again… Read Full Review

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“Horrible clothing & hidden charges”

Written on: 13/06/2012 by ladmar (1 review written)

I placed an order with Simply Be in preparation for a trip. I received one of four items before my trip. The pants I received split 12 inches while I was on my trip. Quality was horrible and poorly sewn. The remaining items have finally shown up 3 weeks after I placed the order with a note attached that I need to pay $44 for postage before my mail carrier can give me the package. I tried calling, but was told that it must be a customs charge. After speaking to customer service, I plan to… Read Full Review

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“OUT OF STOCK !!!”

Written on: 08/06/2012 by justdone (0 reviews written)

FED UP WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SIMPLY-BE ... EVERYTIME I GO TO ORDER THEY ARE OUT OF STOCK !! THEN I CALL CUSTORMER SERVICE AND AM TOLD,,, OUT OF STOCK WITH NO FURTHER EXPLANATION,VERY UN-HELPFUL,CAN GET NOOOO HELP OR ANSWERS ! DONT SHOP HERE. YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO BUY ANYTHING THEY SHOW IN THE CATALOGS,EVEN IF YOU TRY TO SUBSTITUTE IT WILL STILL BE OUT OF STOCK !! HOW VERY IRRITATING… Read Full Review

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“perfect fit”

Written on: 04/06/2012 by colettem (1 review written)

recently received sandals and white trousers well both are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trousers perfect fit and length and sandals WOW! comfort comfort comfort with high heel and strappy they are amazing could wear night and day on this occasion delivery exceptionally quick which was very pleasing,, as they have been slow to deliver in the past… Read Full Review

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“Simply Be is Simply Rotten”

Written on: 26/05/2012 by stacia123 (4 reviews written)

I had never purchased from SimplyBe before but received a catalogue. After finding a good 15 items I was interested in, I went online only to find 13 of the 15 items out of stock. After a lot of searching I found 5 items, 3 items of which were on backorder. Checkout was impossible through regular credit card payments so I ended up using a credit card through Paypal. The order confirmation said the 2 in-stock items were "released for shipment," but an hour later one of those items was canceled… Read Full Review

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Stacia123's Response to stacia123's Review

Written on: 29/05/2012

I wanted to update and state that SimplyBe managed to cancel some of my order but not all, although they still will not process a refund, telling me they have to email a supervisor who will "decide" about it. Also, of all the emails I have received from them about the order, backorders and cancellations, I have discovered the totals listed in these emails differ. I was charged $144 but one invoice says I paid $123, another says $132. Unbelievable.

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“Never Again!”

Written on: 24/05/2012

I placed one order a few months ago and was relatively happy with the shopping experience and the quality of the clothing. I've kept my eye on a few items since then, and finally decided to make a purchase yesterday when they were offering 50% off a purchase of $200 or more. I do feel that their clothing is ridiculously overpriced, so it is only worth shopping here if you have a decent coupon code. While checking out yesterday, I entered multiple credit cards, all of which were inexplicably… Read Full Review

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“Never sent my order”

Written on: 03/05/2012

I placed an order for two items on a wednesday afternoon. I knew one item was backordered but the other one was released for shipment the following day- yet it never shipped. It still says released for shipment, yet no shipping day. It makes no sense- and when I mentioned the reason for why I was cancelling the CSR just went, "Yeaahhhh..." ??? =/… Read Full Review

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“The worst”

Written on: 30/04/2012

I was excited to find an online retailer that sold non-frumpy bathing suits for curvy women. I was also glad that you could order tops and bottoms separately, as my top is usually a larger size than my bottom. So I ordered a bikini top and bottom. The website is not user-friendly at all and wouldn't even accept my credit card after I entered it in (correctly) five times. I eventually had to pay with PayPal. A few hours after placing my order, I got an email telling me that part of my order… Read Full Review

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“Ever heard of a slow boat? This moves like a row boat.”

Written on: 17/04/2012

Please read that in the UK dispatch means as long as they want to take. When they tell you shipping is 14 days after dispatch. That means wait until next season to get your items. They blame the US postal service. I have shipped US postal service all over the US and never had any package take over 2 weeks (may even be longer, still waiting and waiting, waiting, waiting.......) Stay away, run… Read Full Review

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“They will never leave you alone”

Written on: 09/04/2012 by Lala22 (1 review written)

I decided to shop with simply be as I find it difficult to buy larger clothes I like and they had a wide variety of clothes on offer....WORST DECISION EVER! They automatically sign you up for a credit account, constantly call you up offering insurance and duvets for crying out loud! They then charge a £12 transaction fee which is disgusting...on top of that their 'next day delivery' is a joke and you pay extra for receiving your clothes in 4 days on average! I asked to close my account… Read Full Review

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