Arnley – Online Shop Review
Arnley is created by an architect, Kelly Sharples, who made a career switch into Fashion with the brand’s debut: an AW capsule range called Ascendance. The name ‘Arnley’ is taken from the family name of Kelly’s mother.
Producing quiet elegance, the Arnley brand thrives on minimalist designs, structured cuts, colour blocks and clothing basics. Kelly’s architectural flair is evident in her range of work.
The Arnley online store showcases the same minimalistic philosophy the brand has. At the heart of the white canvass is a model-shot banner highlighting clothing patterns in natural settings. The navigation is settled right below the header, while an array of important links parade in the footer. You can view the available collections by clicking the ‘E-Shop’ link, which reveals a box of clothing categories. Doing that, you will be taken into the catalogue which displays rows of thumbnails featuring the clothes.
Images are crisp and detailed, loading easily on a responsive website.
The Arnley gallery offers hints on what’s on sale and what’s sold out. Gray highlights appear on the top left corner of the images indicating the clothing’s availability. Descriptions, product options and additional images appear on the specific product’s page.
Arnley caters to the working female class in ages 20-40, with a penchant for the classic and uncommon. Uniquely constructed clothes pervade the catalogue, all in limited edition. New collections arrive per season and users can benefit from the discounted prices of the last collection. There are dresses, one pieces, tops and bottoms as well as jackets. Prices are upscale.
Free shipping is available for local orders above $200. For purchases below that price, one will be charged a flat rate of $12.50. International orders are accepted and requires a shipping fee of $35. Prices indicated are of Australian Dollars.
For its logistics, Arnley makes use of DHL and Australia Post.
The brand is open to returns and exchanges provided that the items are of faulty manufacturing. Buyers must return the item unworn, unwashed and still in its original condition. Postage is paid by the customers. Exchanges are also accepted; if the product has run out of stock, one will be issued a credit note instead.