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bYSI International Pte Ltd
One of Singapore’s leading fast fashion women’s apparel retailer, bYSI provides designer-worthy apparels at affordable prices. With its chic, functional and stylish women wear, bYSI aims to bring the latest runway fashion to its customers, and create "A New Woman Everyday".
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!