Written on: 21/02/2013 by BarbieB (1 review written)
I have waited over 2 weeks for my item, I ordered the dress online, this is a bridesmaid dress for a friend's wedding. It is not directly from Coast but another High Street store. That store is saying that Coast use a different Courier, which I do believe as I have never had problems with delivery from this high Street Store before. After 3 phone calls over the last 2 weeks, it would now appear that my £130 dress has been delivered to someone else! Unbelievable. Now I have to wait another... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2013
I bought 4dresses online for my bridesmaids, 1 however didn't fit and the size above was out if stock. After waiting a few weeks for it to return to stock, it didn't, so I sent an email to customer services explaining that the dresses were for bridesmaids and my wedding day was fast approaching. They emailed me back within a few hours saying that they had located 1 in store for me and had reserved it and all I had to do was ring up and give payment details. They even included the phone... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2013 by Pearlygreen
I have never felt so compelled to write a negative review. In December I made an online purchase with a retailer I have trusted for its quality clothing. The dress I received was exactly what I expected it was however, delivered two days late. What I can't believe is that I have been unable to speak to anyone at Coast regarding my concerns/complaint - all communication has been through email (which takes at least 24 hours for them to respond)and this has been completely unsatisfactory. ... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2012 by natashapratley
The Colchester staff are rude and unprofessional. I was told I would be able to return a dress if it turned out not to be suitable. Having bought the dress I discovered I needed a full length dress. I was refused a refund and accused of having worn the dress despite it being fully wrapped and in its original sealed package! The Manageress complained I was disturbing her lunch hour and accused me of lying , another member of staff suggested I sell it on ebay!! I have taken my complaint to... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2012
Fell in love with Lorianne dress in the shop, but only had a size 6. Placed an order with coast outlet - paid over £9 to get it delivered the 'flat way' which the site advised was the best despite offereing on explainationas to why. After order placed I was then advsied it would not arrive for 7 days. As this was going to be after the event I emailed them immediately to cancel - order was pending. Confirmed with my bank that payment had not been taken - they provided me with an... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2012 by forgetit1
Coast – I imagine is good providing there is NO PROBLEMS. If there is a problem then sincerely without any sarcasm GOOD LUCK. Believe me you will need patience, perseverance and even with that combination there is no guarantees. I pre-empted any issues and gave a contact telephone number for me to Coast. This was in the event of any delivery issues. The contact telephone number was not given to delivery agent. This meant that the item was returned and then resold to someone else. Raised... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2012
Coast has to have the worst Customer Service I have ever experienced. They can only be contacted via email and then they completely ignore them. I will never ever purchase from them again and I do find that a lot of their dresses have faults anyway. (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2012
I paid for 3 day delivery so that my dress would be with me in time for me to go shopping again if it didn't fit. However, the dress was delivered 2 days later - so I may as well have gone with the free 5 day delivery. In addition to this I had to chase my order so that it was dispatched and Coast were very slow at replying to my emails/help forms submitted on their website. I even tried resorting to commenting on their Facebook page! NOT the sort of service I expect when I'm spending... (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2012
I purchased a dress for a bridesmaids dress. Coast sent me the totally wrong dress. When I tried to buy another they had sold out. You cannot talk to them on the phone, only via email and the response I got from them after then caused untold stress the Bride. Sorry for any inconvenience - an automated line on an email. When I complained about that - I got another automated email back. They just do not care about their customers - I am pretty disgusted. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2012
I agree with the negative reviews below. I ordered a dress online from their website and within 2hr received an email notifying me that because of "not meeting security requirements", my order was cancelled. Despite this, I immediately had a "payment pending" charge on my credit card. I'm waiting to see if it will be processed (which I will then dispute) or cancelled as they keep claiming it will be. I'm not happy about their responses or explanations by email. Pity, I love their... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2012
I have purchased a dress when I was a bridesmaid in 2008, which turned out to be a complete nightmare. The dress was only available online, and as I had to have it, I ended up ordering 8 dresses of which all of them were returned due to faulty stitching, pulls and damaged material. So I vouched never to purchase anything from them ever again. In the end I wore a totally different dress, which was upsetting to the bride as she had to pick out totally different dresses very last... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2012
Went onto the Coast website to purchase 2 bridesmaid dresses but when I entered my payment details I was told to try again as some info was missing or incorrect. Really wanting the dresses I tried several times thinking I must be doing something wrong. Little did I know that each time I tried money was being deducted from my bank account! Just coincidentally I decided to check my bank balance and was horrified that I had absolutely no money available to me - not even my overdraft!!! I... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2012 by medekong (2 reviews written)
Hello, I went to your store this afternoon (22nd jan. 2012) at blue water to purchase a Pisa clutch and was insulted by your staff. My card was declined and your staff started acting very unprofessionally. They initially told me they would have to call the bank and then another lady (Tracy I think with Auburn hair) walked in and I was told they would be calling a certain dept. For confirmation and not the bank. It didn't seem like they were doing either, all I was getting were accusatory... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2012 by VictoriaELW
I ordered three bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. Three dresses turned up however one was the wrong size. I tried to phone the customer service number but the message when I called said that "due to high volumes" of call complaints could only be handled by email. I was told, by email, I could send the dress back and then re-order the correct size - the size was out of stock. I am now left with dresses that I can't use. I am shocked at the lack of service and the lack of effort from... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2011 by dennb
I placed an order on the coast website. Every time it contacted my bank for payment it came back with the message "payment declined" even though I had the money in there to cover it. After the 3rd attempt my daughter paid for the dress with her debit card. Imagine my surprise when I went to the ATM the next day to find that my account was overdrawn. When I contacted my bank they told me that coast had taken the 3 declined payments from my account as well as the payment from my daughters. ... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
I bought a dress in Coast for a friend's wedding. It was a expensive dress but I thought the occassion was worth it.
I was completely mistaken.
For my surprise when i went to wear the dress on the wedding day the dress had a fault, the seam was coming undone.
I hadn't wear the dress before, it came like this from the shop.
I was stuck with the dress as the wedding was the same day but I was really dissapointed.
When I went back home i took the dress to the shop, I would have... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009
I have recently ordered 3 Fantasia Dresses for my Bridesmaids to wear at my wedding. As I live on the Isle of Man, these dresses were purchased online. Unfortunately one of these dresses was the wrong size, so we returned the dress and asked for it to be replaced.
Without replacing the dress we were sent our money back and told that we were to find the dress required at one of their stores as they did not offer an exchange service.
To top this off, the offer that we used to get 25% off... (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2006 by Han1977 (1 review written)
Coast has some lovely dresses for that formal occasion such as a wedding or Christmas party. The shop assistants are always really friendly and don't push a sale, and in my experience give a very honest opinion when you are trying on something, a little different. They often suggest what the top, skirt, etc., would look nice with (things I hadn't even thought about). Never pushy, very friendly and fantastic customer service! (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2006 by Moushka D (20 reviews written)
I think I first bought my blue and white lightly sequined floral oriental style top from Coast about 3 years ago, saw it in a Daily Mail feature and thought it looked pretty. Even 3 years on, it is classic and pretty and a definite favourite!
Also purchased my long-sleeved stretch nautical top with the twisted bust there and it seems better made and of better material than cheaper brands.
The jewellery I bought in a sale - a bracelet for a friend and then went back for bracelet and... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2004 by amberwood (8 reviews written)
Coast - I have been shopping at Coast for a couple of years now and their clothes just get better and better. Their clothes are more dressy than casual (no jeans and T-shirts here) but they have moved away from being mainly occasion wear to smarter, tailored looks than can take you from day to night whilst still stocking beautifully evening wear.
It is not exactly cheap but I think the quality is well worth the prices. Not only this but the customer service is second-to-none, all Coast... (read more)