bYSI International Pte Ltd Hot
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overpriced, generally unappealing clothes
I was originally drawn to Bysi due to the classy MODE-style clothes on the mannequins in the store's glass display. However, I was disappointed to find that most of their clothes were unremarkable interpretations of classic pieces, with some being downright ugly.
Furthermore, I eventually left the store wouldn't having bought a single item, despite a few pieces having designs that appealed to me. Firstly, the quality and workmanship is really questionable. A skirt I tried on had an uneven hem, which was definitely not part of the design, and made it look more like a $10 piece of clothing from This Fashion than a $59 one. The clothes I tried on were also not very comfortable, with some blouses being made of stiff, scratchy materials.
Secondly, most of the items are overpriced, usually being upwards of $50. I have no idea how those price tags would be justified.
The only redeeming factor is the excellent service. The staff are warm and helpful, unfortunately they don't make me feel more inclined to purchase from there.
With a concept that sells mostly office wear for ladies, bYSI has always been one of the shops that does not quite leave a lasting impression on me. In recent years, however, the brand seems to have revamped itself to offer much more edgy and fashionable apparel. The layout of the shop is appealing and I also like that they arrange their clothes and accessories according to colours, which makes browsing convenient. In my opinion, the clothes can be quite overpriced for the brand. A simple blouse can carry a heavy price tag of $50 and a blazer can cost more than a hundred. The same amount can be spent on an item from a more prominent brand like Zara. However, it does offer huge discounts of up to 70% during its end of season sales. Speaking of Zara, I have seen a few replicas of their designs in bYSI going for about $10-$20 cheaper. Even the material used was exactly the same!
Service wise, the staff at bYSI tend to be friendly and helpful. However, I would personally prefer to have my own space while I shop, so I find it slightly intruding when a sales assistant wanted me to show her how I look in a piece that I was trying on. I would rather be left alone!
Great for working ladies!
For all you working ladies, I’m sure it must be a bore to wear work clothes 5 days a week. It’s time you ditched your plain G2000 clothes, because bYSI has quality work wear, with details to spice it up.
bYSI has a great range of OL apparel, which feature vibrant colours, and details like buttons and pleats to make the wardrobes of working women more interesting. The colour schemes of its apparel are very on-trend, and I like that a lot as it’s a pop of colour to the usual black and white. The designs are sophisticated without being over the top, and although others say that these designs are copied from other brands, it doesn’t bother me as the price is reasonable, and I like the quality. Definitely a good place for ladies to check out!
Filled with Knock-offs
They say to keep your options open when shopping. I never believe that and always feel it is easier to stick to my few favourite shops to keep things simple and easy. It was until when a friend of mine told me that she bought some clothes from BYSI which were exactly the same as mine from other high street brands, that I started peeping into this otherwise dubious looking shop. Smart move! I realised that yes! They really have very nice working clothes and what's more, very cheap! Quality of the apparels is good and the sales assistants are also very helpful. Yes, I would have to totally agree if people were to say that BYSI have many 'copied' designs but who cares? As long as they look good and is gentle on the wallet, I'll buy them!
Corporate wear mostly
bYSI only came to my notice when local magazines started to feature their clothes in their photo shoots. Thinking that it was another potential avenue for my wardrobe, I headed with high expectations only to find that their apparels seem to target at working office ladies.
The colour-coded racks did make shopping much more convenient. I did sieve out some decent looking blazers but almost all of them ran out of the smallest size. At $69 (if I remember correctly), the blazers are actually a steal. Other than that, nothing much caught my eye.
bYSI is the place to head to for corporate wear, but do not expect anything too trendy.
Exorbitant prices for really garish clothing!
Bysi is one of those shops that somehow appears in literally every mall, but shoppers tend to just walk past it, barely registering its presence. How Bysi manages to survive till today, I have absolutely no idea.
My mum once dragged me into a Bysi store, and all I could say was a firm no to all the clothes that she picked out. The clothes at Bysi epitomizes OL, and I really cannot understand why anyone would want to pay such ridiculous prices for garish workwear when I have clearly seen more tasteful ones at G2000 and Zara.
Bysi attempts to stay on trend with its colour scheme. Mustard was kind of last season, but Bysi's attempt to bring in a mustard clothing collection is considerable. However, that attempt would probably be more successful if the store brought in better designers, because the mustard coloured clothes at Bysi are absolutely horrendous, and they are completely doing the colour injustice.
I have seen a couple of good sales at Bysi though, especially during sale season, so perhaps the clothes would be more worth it then. If not, 60 bucks for a piece of tacky workwear is definitely beyond logic.
Ridiculously expensive usually
bYSI is a boutique I only step into whenever there's a sale. Even then, I must dig really carefully to get a good buy.
What generally puts me off is the price. I suppose perhaps the brand is meant to cater to the working crowd. A student like me really cannot afford items costing $60 and above. The other reason I hardly shop here is that the designs also seem to cater to more mature women. I find them slightly loud and sometimes a tad garish.
However, I've had a couple of good buys during sales. One was a fitting, comfy pair of skinny jeans under $30. Another was a classy skirt which my sister got for me at $9! Such a steal! No way we would have bought it at the original price of over $70!
It would help to try and check your items carefully. My sister got a dress in a hurry and it seems the workmanship wasn't very good. The cut at the bust area was obviously imbalanced so the dress looked ill-fitting.
Shop only when there's sale and pick your items carefully.
Wait for the sales
Bysi is one fashion retail house that offers nothing great yet can be found in almost every mall in Singapore. What Bysi lacks is direction. On one hand,they have a section dedicated to working women decked with formal shirts, ugly skirts and office pants. G2000 would be a better place if you intend to build up on your office wardrobe. On the other hand, you will find rip offs from the runway at a fraction of the price. There are exceptions when they do get something right but most of the time, its plain ugly. The accessories section is another disappointment. Expect to find the same necklaces no matter which time of the year you pop in.
One perk of going to Bysi would be the insane discounts you can get on their old collections and since they update their collections quite regularly, they are always having a sale of some sort. You can find office pants for $8. That beats Bugis Street.
affordable and trendy working clothes!
I do love shopping, ALOT. Apart from the usual high street brands like river island, topshop etc, I do visit the more “conservative” shops for formal wears. Places such as Zara & Bysi are definitely my top 2 to-go for working attire/events dresses etc. I love BYSI & had bought tons of working clothes and even casual clothes from there.
Reason why I love the place:
1. It is very affordable for working clothes. A working dress will cost around $59.90 and the prices mainly range from $39.90 to $69.90.
2. Accessibility – It is available at many places.
3. I love how conservative they are with their designs yet they are bold with the colours. The designs are classy and yet not boring.
However, a few points to note. Although I purchase from BYSI frequently, they are not without glitches. Whenever you asked for a new piece of clothing, be sure to CHECK YOUR CLOTHES. There are a couple of times I found manufacturing glitches on their clothes and requested for new ones. Also, note that the sizings of BYSI are much bigger than usual. So if you’re usually an M, you would most likely be an S or even XS in their clothing!