Marketplace for unbranded luxury goods
Italic is a marketplace that gives shoppers access to factories making products for luxury brands like Celine, Prada, Cartier, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Givenchy, Coach, Burberry, and Miu Miu.
Great concept. Got swayed by all the positive reactions and was able to get an early invite. Even ordered something.Cons:
DELIVERY is a nightmare. Be ready to wait weeks to get your item. Placed order in early Nov and still has not arrived. Shipping is $10.
What they don't tell you is that each of the factories (mostly in China) are shipping these items directly to you. It took 7 days after I placed my order for the factory in Shenzhen to mail this out, then it had to get to the US, stayed in customs for 3 days, and now floating in a sorting facility in Los Angeles. I'd rather have ordered a similar item on Amazon and received it 2 days via Prime. Italic's customer service is slow to respond too. Inquired about the whereabouts of my order, received a response 3 days later. Understand there are growing pains but this is a major customer pain point and will deter me (and I'm sure others) from joining or ordering or referring this to any one. Who waits more than 3 weeks to receive their order these days? Furthermore, don't let the brand names (Prada, Burberry, etc) and descriptors like "Italian leather" fool you. These products are mostly made in China. Sure they may be OEMs/factories for some of these luxury brands but didn't realize my Italian cashmere was actually made in China until I checked the tracking and saw Shenzhen. Thanks but no thanks.wild Tester has used this product for one month.