I have this inherent distrust for online shopping. Not the sellers per se (although there could be a few rotten apples spoiling the lot), but the whole process itself–from shipping where things can get lost/misdirected, to handling where things can get broken (this happened to our wedding candle where some of the little ornaments fell off), and taxes/hidden charges which can get abused. 😮 So in 5 years, I have only transacted online thrice: the first was our wedding cord and candle, the second was a couple of books, and my third and recent purchase was my X-Files charm bracelet from Bijoux de Lou.
The bracelet was initially out of stock. But once BDL informed me of its availability, I set my dibs on it right away. Paid for it on the same day they notified me, and received it a couple of days later. Because of my fuss-free experience with them, I intend to purchase from them again.
Bijoux de Lou sells whimsical costume jewelry. I’m especially drawn to their anatomical designs. For my next purchase, I am eyeing the anatomically correct heart locket in gold. It is even topographically accurate (somewhat) once worn. 😎
I can’t decide from the many cute and cool charm bracelets of various hobbies and professions. BDL also has stuff for fans of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Marvel/DC, among many others. (Fifty Shades of Grey, anyone? 😛 )
So many stuff I want, so little money. 😮 Also, I’m supposed to be mindful of my spending. 😛