Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Review: eShakti - We Design. You Customize.

I am so excited to introduce you to one of the most innovative and unique online clothing boutiques I have come across in a long time! What makes stand out from what is typical out in the marketplace today, and why I am so crazy happy about learning about them, is that you can either order clothing from their website in your traditional size, or (and this is the amazing part) you can have your article of clothing custom made to fit your specific body measurements! Yes indeed my friends, for a nominal fee of only $15 per item you can have your desired piece of clothing custom made for you, isn't that just incredible! When I heard about and I felt that ping of excitement about what they offer in terms of custom fitting, I knew this company was going to be one that I had to share with all my readers. And, to top it off, not only can you get high quality custom fitted clothes that are going to make you look like you have your own personal tailor on stand-by, but they offer the most adorable, really beautiful styles with which to choose from. So please read on while I introduce you to this most fabulous company!

{From the Website}


Our Mission:

To make every customer look her absolute best by providing amazing drape and always carrying any size she wants, and by letting her change the style too to suit herself.

Our Vision (for the future):

The customer determines what she wants to wear, and tells us and we make it just so. Like any other store, we also offer her a very large selection of styles to select from. She sees them and also sees trendy ideas and suggestions to create her own preferred look. She chooses.

Our Belief:

We believe in the internet since it benefits the customers and helps those companies who are customer-centered. The following are two important ways the internet changes shopping:

• The internet has ensured that a brand needs to mean real benefits, and not just advertising imagery. The internet enables the customer to compare different brands quickly, and even talk to other customers. She asks herself, and sometimes even her Net contacts, `Does it really look great on me? Can I get better value elsewhere?’ And only if she gets a satisfactory answer does she buy.

• A woman can shop for exactly what she wants - no compromise, no premium to pay. She can ask for the fabric, color, body, styling and sizing that she likes. Earlier the information flowed one way: from the manufacturer to the customer. Now, the customer can talk to the manufacturer and easily specify online what she wants and get the clothing made just for her.

Our belief in the internet is captured in our name: Shakti in Sanskrit means power. Hence by eShakti we mean 'The Power of the Net’.

Our policy:

We have given our Mission and our Beliefs above. Our policy is to fulfill our mission and to live by our beliefs.

• We offer trendy, comfortable styles in clothes in a selection of fabrics. To know what our customers like, we run customer panels.

• We offer the full size selection from 0 to 26W. We also offer custom sizes.

• We give the customer the option to change the styling to suit herself. For instance, she can change the length of the sleeve or the body, or the shape of the neckline, in a tunic quite easily during the shopping process.

• We have kept our website and customer policies friendly. We have a no-questions- money-back guarantee on sales returns, for instance.

• Now, we ship in 3 business days. Yes, even custom clothes ship in 3 days. And the transit time from us to the customer is typically 4 days. So in 7 business days or less the customer gets to wear what she has ordered from us.

• We ensure that no woman is told we don’t carry her size - we offer every size, on all our clothes, at all times.

• And we keep our prices stunningly reasonable.

In short, via the net, we ensure that every garment is uniquely made, for a specific customer. Our service is super-fast. We are accessible by toll-free phone and email. We listen hard, and keep in step with the customer. There is no one else who gives you guaranteed full size selections at all times – in addition we offer custom sizes and custom styles. And we envision doing more, soon.

eShakti is the company of the future, already here today.


Our entire selection is available to PLUS sizes equally with all other sizes.

Custom clothes to your size, your style. YES, YOU GET TO TWEAK THE STYLE - the length, the neckline, the sleeve -to your taste.

Order clothing from eShakti and get it made to the exact size and choice of neckline, sleeve and length that you want. Not only for you but any one you buy clothes for on eShakti. (What makes this the only one of its kind is our 10-days-money-back policy.)
No more approximations! The shape of the neckline, the fit at the bust, waist and hips, the length of the sleeve and the inner and outer-lengths of the pants/churidars, the exact width at the shoulder – all this and more now tailor-made to your exact size requirements. You want plus sizes? No problem – just give us the measurements and we will do the rest.

Not just that. Once you have your measurements entered with us, you don’t have to enter it again until you choose to alter it. So that the next time you want custom-made clothes you just enter your email and go ahead and order without the hassle of giving the sizes all over again!


eShakti is the one of the very few fashion design houses that offers customized garments at very attractive prices. With customizing, you essentially get a garment that is often one of a kind with no other exact item of apparel like it. We charge a nominal fee of $15 per garment for customizing and deliver to you a unique made-just-for-you item of clothing.

And in case you don't like the garment due to fit or any other reason, you get to return it and get a refund - we only deduct the customizing charge paid by you.

Here are some of my FAVORITE PIECES from the Online Shop:

Price: $59.95

Product Details:

Striped hand block print adds a trend right look to lightweight cotton denim - a fitted, feminine woven jacket shaped with princess seams and long sleeves.

Front button closure.
Front angled welt pockets.
Hip length.
Cotton; machine wash.

Price: $69.95

Product Details:

Lightweight cotton satin with paisley wood block print all over and double-layered styling with ruffled tulle trim at the hem.

Side zip.
Drawstring waist in contrasting black.
Mid-calf length.
Cotton satin; hand wash.

Price: $49.95

Product Details:

Stretchy linen cotton shapes a curve-hugging sheath dress with embellished shoulders and raw-edged ruffled tulle trim. The exposed back zipper provides a modern element.

Inset Empire waist.
Scoop neck.
Back slit.
Princess seamed bodice.
Above the knee length.
Cotton/linen/spandex; machine wash.

Price: $69.95


A serene moment, captured in floral applique embroidery. Light cotton satin is gathered at the neckline and cinched by a wide pleated empire waist.

Side zip.
Scoop neck.
Full skirt.
Lined in cotton voile.
Below knee length.
Cotton satin; machine wash.

Price: $39.95

Product Details:

A wide sash belt cleanly secures the front of a feminine blouse with a high collar and ruffle trim; elasticated smock-detailing on the cuffs and collar.

Deep V-neckline.
Low hip length.
Cotton satin; machine wash.


eShakti offered for me to select one item from their website to review. The day I was making my product review selection it was about 10 degrees outside, the wind was howling and it was snowing like crazy. So the idea of something for Spring, that looked cool, airy and breezy just wasn't what was foremost on my mind. I immediately gravitated to the coat section on the website and chose this very stunning and elegant
Asymmetric Collar Embellished Pea Coat. It caught my eye right away, with its enticing floral embroidered embellishments and once the allure hit me, I knew I had to have it. Let me provide you with the specifications of this gorgeous coat!

Asymmetric Collar Embellished Pea Coat
Price : $ 114.95
Color : Black

Product Details:

An asymmetric rounded collar tops the sophisticated style of a felted wool blend jacket with an off-center button placket. A tonal belt cinches the waist for a feminine silhouette and floral embroidery is the perfect finish.

- Long sleeves with button-tab at cuffs.
- Center back vent at hem.
- Above knee length.
- Fully lined in poly taffeta.
- 85% wool/15% nylon; dry clean.
- Warmth factor: High.

MY THOUGHTS:  There are so many exciting bright and cheerful and super cute available right now on the website that are just glorious for Spring.  I know I am going to select a few of their new Spring offerings to add some pizzazz and twinkle into my Spring and Summer wardrobe.  But, I have to say, I have no regrets about selecting this Asymmetric Collar Embellished Pea Coat as the product of choice to review.  Shopping is such a fun past time for me and I am very aware of what is currently available out in the marketplace, and believe me when I say I have never come across a gorgeous coat quite like this one!

This embellished pea coat is meticulously made, with so much attention to exceptional detail.  It is just radiating special elements to it that make it anything but ordinary, and gives the immediate perception of being extraordinary.  The collar is wide, curvy and flirty.  It features large round buttons to fasten, and a nice long wide belt to ensure proper closure.  The style is somewhat fitted, with nice darts on the backside which flatter the figure.  I was able to order this coat in my true Size, which is Size 8, but to know that for only a $15 fee I could have had this coat custom made to fit my exact proportions, is just an excellent option for those of you who have trouble getting fitted and want that special tailored look.

For anyone who is short and petite, or perhaps tall and extra lengthy in the torso, being able to have your clothes custom fit is probably something you have had to do before.  Or perhaps you are overweight in some areas, and more slender in other areas and you just can never get a good fit, again, is here to work with you to insure you get the perfect fit in any one of their current clothing offerings.  

I am so very thrilled with the Asymmetrical Collar Embellished Pea Coat that I received.  It met all my expectations in terms of being rendered in the highest quality, and the caliber of clothing I was hoping to receive.  The coat is just a decadent piece of clothing that I am going to enjoy wearing throughout the fall and winter seasons for years to come.  That is how positive I am that this coat is going to stand the test of time in both fine craftsmanship and classic elegant styling.

I encourage you to take the time to browse around the website to see all the breathtaking new styles they have for Spring 2010 and perhaps for those of you who have trouble getting clothes to fit you with traditional sizing, you can take advantage of their custom sizing option!

A very special THANK YOU to the generous folks at eShakti for providing me with the Asymmetric Collar Embellished Pea Coat for this review.

Disclosure: I received from
eShakti the Asymmetric Collar Embellished Pea Coat for the purposes of this Review . This has no bearing on my completely honest review above and was not influenced by any type of monetary compensation. The opinions and experiences I’ve shared with this product are my own and yours may differ. Registered & Protected

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