Monday, June 28, 2010

Maysaa Scarf Review

If you have come across the online hijab fashion store Maysaa, you will have most probably seen their signature chiffon scarf snood (available here). I made a pre-order of this a while back and it arrived today. Here's a quick review of the shop and the scarf for those of you who may wish to purchase from Maysaa in the future:

Shop review:
Quality of website:

Excellent. Very professional and easy to navigate, however, there is no clear indication that the site is tailored for the needs of Muslim women or even modest dress.

Overall rating: 4/5

Customer service:

For a new store, it defiantly exceeded my expectations. It's method of delivery is very similar to that of ASOS, which is fantastic. It informs you when the item is dispatched and delivers quickly. The item arrived in good quality packaging and was even wrapped in tissue paper with a Maysaa sticker, ahhh..

Overall rating: 5/5 (returns and queries not included in my rating)

Value for money:

The value for money varies with different items does not seem 'flow'; for example, you can get a jersey maxi dress for £35 (high street standard) but they charge £12 for a basic long sleeved top (about £5 on the high street). Having said that, the quality of the clothing appears to be of a high standard and most of the items are reasonably priced.
Overall rating: 3.5/5

Scarf Review:

Described on the site as "long awaited" and "one of a kind", it's the signature Maysaa scarf.

Pros:

- Lightweight

- Requires no pins

- Looks 10 times better than the infamous Al Amira..

- Versatile

- Suits most face shapes

- Provides neck coverage with a loose look

Cons:

- Confusing to put on

- Zip at the back easily gets caught in hair and also in the material itself

- Feels quite tight and hot around the neck when worn for too long in hot weather

- £19.. I could have bought 5 scarves for this price

Overall:

So it's almost £20 and it's a bit confusing to put on at first but I think it will prove to be a pretty useful (and chic) buy.

Overall rating: 3.5/5

Would certainly recommend this site!