Surf Stitch – Online Shop Review
First conceived in a backyard garage in the heart of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Surf Stitch rode the waves and launched itself as Australia’s premium label for action sports apparel. Founders Lex Pedersen and Justin Cameron were only surf mates when they saw the need for stylish surf clothing; it was on 2008 when they first launched the brand. Now, Surf Stitch hits the global market, launching stores in Europe and North America.
The brand has blossomed into more than retail shops; its online version is meant to cater surf culture enthusiasts all over the world. Marked with sea blue and navy accents, the Surf Stitch website offers a brave experience of the beach. Topping the homepage is a feature video showcasing the current collection. Navigation is easy; links are divided to discernible categories just below the header. Scrolling below the page, guests can spot different promotions such as contests, current highlight and an Instagram gallery.
Getting through the Surf Stitch catalogue is fairly easy; users can hover their mouse on the links and a drop-down box appears, revealing the rest of the categories. Featured brands, style inspirations are included in the menu, so one can choose to navigate differently, allowing them to see fresh, new options. There is a specific gallery for menswear, women’s wear and apparel for kids.
The catalogue offers clear, distinct images and loads easily. A sorting panel is found on the left corner, allowing users to refine their search through new arrivals, size, colour, price and brand. Surf Stitch’s website is responsive and can easily be accommodated by different resolutions.
Surf and urban culture enthusiasts will be pleased to see the great variety of offerings Surf Stitch has. With more than 20,000 products displayed on its online store, anyone is sure to find something they’d want, from clothing to footwear to accessories to bags.
Surf Stitch delivers internationally. There is an express delivery service courtesy of DHL, to which the fee charged is according to the shipping zones. For Australia and New Zealand buyers, shipping is free for orders above $50. Items are delivered via Express Post, Star Track and Direct Freight Express. There’s a built in postcode tracking option in the website which allows guests to see the time it needs for the items to be delivered. Returns and exchanges, including sale items, are accepted.
Surf Stitch accepts PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, Amex and Direct Deposit.