Clothing catalogues offer a wide range of styles for both men and women. You can buy everything from pants, shirts, and dresses to outerwear and footwear. There are also speciality clothing catalogues that offer lingerie, swimwear, and nightwear. There are lots of catalogues to choose from, but most of them are aimed at specific groups – for example, women over the age of fifty or men who wear big and tall sizes. Some catalogues specialize in the latest trends and fashions and offer accessories and jewellery alongside their clothing offerings.
Online fashion catalogues offer pretty much every option you might want, including pants, shirts, blouses, skirts, and dresses; knitwear like cardigans, jumpers, and shrugs; and outerwear such as coats, jackets, and blazers. Many of them also offer athletic clothing, swimsuits, and various accessories.
Ordering online through catalogue stores is easy and safe. Most of them offer multiple payment options, including in-house credit accounts. Some even offer special delivery arrangements to help you get the items the next day if you are shopping for an emergency. Many also allow you to try out the item in your home for 14 days; if the piece of clothing doesn’t work out for you, you can return it at no cost, so you don’t need to worry about the fact that you can’t try on your new clothing items before you buy them.
Men looking to shop for a new wardrobe using mens catalogues are in luck, as there are several that cater exclusively to men, while others offer menswear alongside women’s fashions. Among those that specialize in menswear, some focus specifically on big and tall sizes, while others offer a wider variety of options for men of all sizes.
Other catalogues that offer men’s fashions but that do not focus on them exclusively include Daxon, Boden, Freemans, and Isme. If you know of a particular catalogue but are not sure if it offers men’s clothes, simply check the catalogue’s website; most will have a tab or page labeled “Men” or “Menswear” if they offer men’s fashions.
Some stores also offer a selection with jeans from Tommy Hilfiger and Ed Baxter, shirts by Polo Ralph Lauren, and shoes by Magnus, Vans, and New Balance. They also offer a selection of suits and tailoring.
Specialized women’s catalogues are available for every possible segment of the population, from petite to plus size, from young to old, and from traditional to trendy. Some catalogues are more generalist, offering a middle-of-the-road set of options sure to please most customers, while others cater to the more fashion- and trend-conscious. If you find that one clothing catalogue doesn’t carry the brands or looks that you like, check out another – you are sure to find something you like eventually.
If you are looking for larger sizes you’ll find fashions by Anna Scholtz, Bespoke, and Fabrici. They offer dresses, skirts, trousers, jeans, shirts, blouses, coats, and jackets, all in a variety of sizes including plus sizes. You can also find accessories like bags, belts, and hats in these catalogues. You will also find a wide selection of footwear, including a variety of widths.
Customers shopping for outfits designed with more mature women in mind will find catalogues offering fashions by Alice Collins, Grazia, Changes Boutique, Glamorosa, Isabella Cole, and Heather Valley. You can find outerwear like coasts and jackets, along with dresses, skirts, trousers, jeans, accessories, and footwear on all of these sites.
For the more fashion-conscious shopper, Kaleidoscope or Boden may be the best options. These carry trendier options, in Boden’s case under its own label and in Kaleidoscope’s case by brands such as Heine, Joe Browns, Kaliko and Together. Kaleidoscope even offers a special section devoted to partywear.
If you are shopping for lingerie, you have plenty of choices as well. Most women’s shopping catalogues have their own lingerie sections. There are also those that specialize in lingerie. Women’s catalogues that specialize in lingerie also carry swimwear and nightwear.
Now that you have found the fashions that you want, you may be wondering how to pay for them. While online clothing catalogues accept credit and debit cards at the checkout stage like most websites. However, most also offer a variety of credit options that are available only to their customers.
Some catalogues, such as Very.co.uk and Isme, offer buy now, pay later arrangements that allow you to defer payments on your purchases for a certain period of time. This time period may vary, but is commonly six to 12 months. You make no payments for that period, but interest may accrue during the deferment period, as the arrangement is still a credit account and the company charges interest on purchases.
Others, such as Daxon and Kaleidoscope, offer personal accounts. Personal accounts are essentially in-house credit accounts that allow you to purchase items from the catalogue and spread the cost of them over time. The company that owns the clothing catalogue allows you to apply for a credit account when you first attempt to make a purchase; if you qualify, it provides you with a credit line. Each catalogue has its own minimum amount for these credit lines.
Having a credit account with a clothes catalogue means that you will also likely end up paying interest on your purchases. Interest rates vary from catalogue to catalogue, but you will likely pay an interest rate of at least 30% per annum. The high interest rate is balanced out by the relative ease of obtaining credit from a catalogue; it is generally easier to obtain a personal credit account from a catalogue than it is a traditional bank-issued credit card with a lower interest rate, so this may be a good option if you have bad credit.
Credit accounts generally require that you pay monthly on your account. You will receive a statement every month, generally listing your previous payments, remaining balance, minimum payment due and payment due date. Make sure to make all your payments on time in order to avoid late fees and possible collections charges on your account.
Buying clothes on credit can be a good way to improve bad credit. As personal credit accounts from clothing catalogues are relatively easy to obtain, you may be able to get one, even with bad credit. Remembering to pay monthly and on time will improve your credit score. Customers with bad credit may start out with smaller credit lines, but making good decisions with your credit account can help you improve your credit to the point that you qualify for other forms of credit.