May 23, 2011

ACCESSORIES | Metal Collar Tips, Big Disappointment

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The Asos metal collar tips are one big disappointment.
One of them was already slightly damaged when they came in, underneath the smooth surface it looked like it was oxidized from within. After a few days the oxidation spread and the collar tip is now covered with black stains. The other one that seemed to be okay, just broke in two for no reason at all. You can't expect high quality from Asos accessories, but I did expect to be able to wear these more than twice.

57 comments:

Victoire Jin said...

that's quite a shame.. i've never tried ordering accessories from ASOS but now i know i should veer away!
they look great in the photos though x

Nomadic D. said...

Oh that's too bad! But thanks for warning us so we don't fall for it too. I love the idea of collar tips. Did you see on Honestly WTF when they had the diy version? Here's the link in case you're interested:

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-collar-tips

I haven't tried it yet but definitely think I'm going to.

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

BRUNO said...

Wa, dat is echt super zonde, juist omdat het juist een super leuke blous is! Damn asos.

Modowy Maniak said...

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the style crusader said...

Whhhattt? That seriously sucks. Really appreciate your honest review of the item! They look so cool but that seriously sucks if they can't be worn more than twice. They need to get some product control on that. xx

Claudia said...

you should make these collar tips with DIY. You are good at it and you don't deserve damaged accesories.

www.leclaudia.blogspot.com

FASHION ICE said...

oh no! thats terrible. im still obsessed w/these collars though!

isabel said...

i know what you mean. although you are not spending a lot of money on it doesn't mean that you don't want to use it.
maybe you can write to customer services and they will compensate you?
xx

fashion suicides said...

Pffff, you're not the first one complaining about ASOS, they have real quality problem!

FASHION SUICIDES

Nomadic D. said...

Please post if you end up doing the diy version! And thanks for stopping by my blog! I totally agree that a two-toned mani with those colors would be ideal, unfortunately I think my right hand would turn out a mess! Probably just end up doing something like this:

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/03/spicy-nails.html

Suz said...

lullig joh, ik zou het echt even melden!

Anonymous said...

That really sucks. It may not cost a lot but it still seems like a waste of money when you cannot use it because it is broken and damaged.

I have thought to buy some myself but now I wouldn't. They look really nice, though.

/Christiane

Sara said...

This is SO weird. I putted the silver ones in my basket like ten minutes ago! Definitely going to remove it :) Thanks for sharing.

bloo. said...

you look amazing !


x
bloo.

Dichotomous Darling said...

That's a shame. I imagine they'd be an amazing accessory if they weren't such crap. Maybe a diy?

jemu said...

Aaah wat jammer,
het ziet er geweldig uit op de foto!

Céline K.G said...

Oh I DYE-ed mine... those one are better but...well...cool anyways.

xoxo, Céline
areyouincorrect.blogspot.com

My Eye said...

Jep! My asos ring also just broke in two pieces after wearing it once!

Fashiable said...

Ahh wat balen zeg! Mooie blouse!

http://fashiablee.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Elle UK magazine did a great feature on High Street shopping in their last month issue, in which they address the subject of faulty goods in particular, including a bit on consumer rights: "Whatever the guarantee, your purchase must be pf satisfactory quality and fit for purpose. Just because an item is cheap does not mean you expect it to fall apart. For the first six months the buyer has the benefit of the doubt, so you should get a refund if it develops a fault in that time."

also:
"It may be reasonable for the retailer to offer you a repair. but if the fabric is fundamentally flawed, it's not 'fit for purpose' or of satisfactory quality, only a refund is adequate."

In any case, I'd ask for a refund, even though they do look impeccable with that shirt (at least in pictures). =]


Great blog as well as style, by the way!

ah said...

DAMN! I've JUST ordered them! :( Yesterday! Well, I follow another blog, where the blogger is thrilled about his, so maybe it's your pair that has that problem. I'm going to hope for the best!

Grandahl said...

Sorry about your collar tips

But my god, your hair is pretty!

LOIS said...

bummer!

Swapnil said...

i had the same problem with their claw cuffs, didn't even get to wear them, hinges snapped the day i try to wear it :(

S said...

LOVE ;))


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http://magmoiselle.fr

Iben said...

That's too bad! They look amazing on the picture though:(

Love Despite color

BlueVanilla said...

Bummer! They look awesome too!
xx


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Camille said...

Never settle, demand a refund. Just because they were inexpensive doesn't mean you should have to keep a product you're unsatisfied with. Did you take photos of the imperfections when they arrived? Either way I would take photos and send them an e-mail with the photos attached. No matter what their return policy is, even if other people are fine with theirs, you deserve a refund for a faulty product.

Mie said...

what a shame! they look so pretty on the picture, but i sounds like they are no good..

- Mie
miedina.blogspot.com

PookeBoop♥ said...

I love your hair! You´re beautiful!

www.glamourblog.tk said...

Oh wat jammer! Heb het nog nooit gehad bij ASOS :/

teeslc said...

ohnooooo, I ordered them last friday... Hope that mine will last a little bit longer - anyways, I would let Asos know, maybe you get a refund or another pair. xo!

amalie said...

what a shame ! they look good in this photo though!
xx

Michele said...

Hmm bummer...Staat wel leuk op de foto

Debbie said...

Dat is wel erg slecht ja.. ik heb het ook al eens gehad met ringen van Asos, die houden het ook ongeveer 2 dagen vol :S

Maar ik moet zeggen: op de foto lijken ze nog steeds erg mooi, haha.

x

Natali said...

like it!

the hues said...

That's a shame because those collar cuffs are soooo cute!!

Sophie Loloi said...

Great photos!! I love the collar on the shirt!

xx

http://www.theparalleluniversee.blogspot.com

Dorothee said...

Pretty cool I like it even after this problem that you described ...
You should find a way to DIY however it looks ok from my desk ;)
x. Dorothee

www.desperatelyseekingpegase.com

. said...

jAMMER!Wat ze staan je geweldig! Misschien zelf eentje in goud laten gieten:-)!

Kosmic Kate said...

Oh great, I just ordered them!

jen said...

thanks so much for being an honest blogger :)
x

meep said...

Also bought them, I haven't worn them yet, since I need a white collar first, but mine were also slightly scratched when they came. When they end up like yours, I'd demand a refund!

Emmett Katherine said...

That's such a shame. I haven't purchased anything from Asos before, but can you try returning or exchanging them?

~Em K

LOVETHEFABRIC said...

Ik wilde ze ook bestellen!! Ik vind ze zoo mooi, rot dat ze zo slecht zijn, ik zou als ik jou was de klantenservice even een berichtje sturen zodat ze hun klantvriendelijkheid even kunnen bewijzen!

Prisoner of Fashion said...

like it!
http://prisonerofashion.blogspot.com/

Liliana said...
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Nádia said...

That's a shame! They look so gorgeous!

http://myfashioninsider.blogspot.com/

Amy T said...

i was going to get these!! thanks for reviewing them. they do look cool, but not worth ruining clothes for!

Francesca said...

Well since they are a faulty good, you could write an ask for compensation :) They look pretty cool, such a shame that the quality is bad, but I know what you mean, because I ordered a ring from them, and within 2 times of wearing it, the silver ring turned brown.. oxidation obviously, but from now on I'm only buying sterling silver! xx

martha said...

that's such a shame because they look really great !

Jonna said...

That's a shame .. they really look awesome! Can't you ask them to send you new ones or something as they broke so easily??

Jonna xx

galatea. said...

i'm sorry it didn't work out. nevertheless, it's still one gorgeous looking top x

paperwhales said...

I'm so glad I came across this review. I almost bought the collared tips myself, but now I don't think I will. Thank you for sharing this with us! I definitely appreciate it.

Sara Moura said...

hi! Just wanna say that i just found out about your blog and i'm here sittin reading heverything you've posted for a month already! I really like your minimal style and the way you don't follow a trend just because.
I'm sory for the collar tips, but when i read this i remembered that i saw dis DIY collared tips:

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-collar-tips/

if you decide to make ones, show us please :D

themorninglov3r said...

Ohhh that is so sad to read!! I was just literally about to proceed to checkout until I stumbled across your blog. Won't be ordering them then.

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