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Okay, we need to talk about Namshi

Online shopping in the UAE can be a nightmare, you'll get all excited about the clothes you want and then they'll either never turn up, are the wrong size, or not what you ordered.

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There have been a few online shopping apps popping up on the UAE's top apps, and they often are the cheap knock offs, that come looking nothing like what you ordered, and that makes you weary of other online stores. So lets tell you all about Namshi! 

My name is Bella, I write for Channel 4, hey!

And one day I came across the Namshi app, of course after many attempts ordering from Miss Guided, and Asos I began to give up.

Then all of a sudden I spotted this app, downloaded it and was shopping for hours. 

The amazing things about Namshi is that it has products for sale from Miss Guided, so I was in love straight away. I decided to get some new shoes, a couple of dresses and some accessories. 

I was happy with what was in my basket, paid and thought cool that will arrived in a week or so, because it's a local company it shouldn't take long. 


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THE NEXT DAY... I get a call from one of their delivery guys telling me he was on his way, it was like Christmas came early, and the real Santa was knocking on my door!

Once everything arrived it was all in the correct size, and absolutely everything I ordered. I was over the moon. 

I live in Ajman, and the shopping options aren't incredible, we have 1 H&M, and I can never be bothered to walk around a shop looking for something that might catch my eye, that's the beauty of online shopping, and that's why it's so addictive.

Namshi started back in 2012, and has now become one of the most popular online shopping apps in the Middle East.

Across the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, Namshi has over 500 local and international including Topshop, Mango, New Look, Ivy Park and Adidas, so you'll never have to leave your couch again!