Is Bohme Legit? Here’s What You Should Know

Status: Pending Refund

Let’s cut to the chase. Is bohme.com (the women’s clothing shop) a legit website? The short answer is yes, they seem to be legitimate. I received my clothing order, was approved for a return, and mailed the package back to their warehouse/returns center (I am now waiting on the refund). Now the biggest question is, assuming the refund is successful, would I shop here again?

In this honest and detailed review, I will share my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, brand information/research, and my final verdict/recommendation. Keep reading for more!

Table of Contents

About Bohme

Is Bohme fast fashion?

Yes, they are. They state on their homepage, “Our trendy collections of dresses, jeans, tops…” Words like ‘trendy’ are dead giveaways.

They also state on their About page that they ‘strive’ to work exclusively with factories that provide living wages and humane conditions with regards to their private labels, and they openly state that they carry outside brands that are not guaranteed to be ethical.

I don’t get the sense that they are greenwashing, but loose claims about trying to be sustainable don’t mean anything unless substantiated in some way.

Check out this article, 13 Easy Ways To Know If A Brand Is Fast Fashion by Panaprium, for tell-tale signs of a fast fashion company.

More Shop Details

bohme website circa 2012
Screenshot of bohme.com circa 2012 (the oldest version of the site I could find)

Business Details

  • According to their Facebook page and my PayPal transaction, they are affiliated with the following business names:
    • BOHME LLC
    • Bohme Inc
  • According to their Contact page, they are located in the United States. They are located at 12094 S. Life Science Court Suite 100, Draper, UT 84020.
  • They have 14 store locations in Utah, Idaho, South Dakota, and Montana. Three more are coming soon to Texas, Arizona, and Illinois.

Statements & Press Details

Policy & Program Details

  • They have Bohme Rewards where you can earn, redeem, and spend points.
  • Shipping:
    • They offer free shipping over $100 on U.S. orders.
    • They offer shipping insurance by COROS at checkout. If you purchase this, they will cover lost, damaged, or stolen items. This also included a donation to offset carbon emissions associated with your order.
  • Returns:
    • They allow returns within 21 days of fulfillment.
    • They charge an $8.99 return shipping fee. If you select store credit or Happy Returns, the return shipping fee is waived. Not all orders are eligible for Happy Returns.
    • The following items are not returnable: Clearance, jewelry and accessories, bodysuits, and intimates.

Product Details

  • Size charts are NOT available for some of their products – they just provide basic model measurements. Be sure to check each product description, and reach out to their support email with product-specific questions.
  • They carry standard and plus sizes from S to XXXL.

Domain Details

  • The website bohme.com was registered in March 2007.
  • Fun fact, according to the Internet Archive, this domain was previously owned by a photography studio called Bohme Photography in 2003.

Bohme Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 4/15/2024 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $270.27 to Bohme Inc (webteam@bohme.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *BOHME”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Scottie Midi Dress

Brand Label: DRESS FORUM

Color/Size/Cost: Terracotta / M / $59.50

Country: Made in China

Material: 80% Polyester / 20% Cotton

bohme scottie midi dress comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it is the right size, but not the right fit for my body shape. The bust area is a size too big (extra material sticks out from the sides and the elastic along the bust sits on my chest), but the upper seam of the skirt (right around the hips) is the right circumference. Since it is non-stretch, going down a size would probably be a bit tight and would not fit in a loose, flowy way. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Bohme Scottie dress.

Though it is very lightweight, double-lined in the bust, a nice flowy fit, and has adjustable straps and pockets, I have a few issues with it. Firstly, as previously stated, it is not an ideal fit for me. Secondly, the material is like a thin and semi-rough-feeling bed sheet. And thirdly, I think this is overpriced.

2) Rowan Lace dress

Brand Label: by the River

Color/Size/Cost: White / M / $69.50

Country: Made in Vietnam

Material:

  • Shell- 48% Nylon / 30% Cotton / 22% Rayon
  • Lining- 100% Polyester
bohme rowan lace dress comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality of the materials overall is decent, however, I think this is poorly designed. The button loops are too small and stretchy to be easy to use, and the inner lining is ultra-see-through! See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits like a glove. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would return this Bohme Rowan dress.

Though it is comfortable, the elastic in the sleeves isn’t too tight, and the embroidery is intricate and gorgeous, I have many issues with this dress. Firstly, the inner lining is see-through. I’m not sure what the designer was thinking… a see-through lace layer over another see-through paper-thin lining creates… a semi-see-through white dress. Pretty terrible choice of lining material. Secondly, the buttons going down the front are difficult to handle. The small elastic loops are very stretchy and tiny. You need really small hands and fingernails to easily button/unbutton. I also see these elastic loops losing their elasticity and coming undone. And thirdly, the bustline is slightly too high relative to my natural bustline. It would fit better if the seams forming the bust area were half an inch lower.

3) Ellery Straight-Leg Jeans

Brand Label: Hidden

Color/Size/Cost: Light Wash / 29 / $68.50

Country: Made in Vietnam

Material: 93% Cotton / 5% Polyester / 2% Spandex

bohme ellery jeans comparison

Expectation: They are exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and they fit well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep these Bohme Ellery jeans.

They fit perfectly in the waist (very minimal waist gapping – nothing you can see), feel really comfortable and stretchy, the back seam appears to be straight, they are the perfect length for my height (just below my ankles), and are overall really cute.

4) Dori Sweater

Brand Label: miss love

Color/Size/Cost: Natural / S / $54.50

Country: Made in China

Material: 100% Cotton

bohme dori sweater comparison

Expectation: It is exactly what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is decent. See my Quality Comparison & Rating Chart to know my current quality-rating standards.

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and it fits well. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would keep this Bohme Dori sweater.

Though it’s a bit pricey, I LOVE the loose and versatile fit. You can fold up the bottom for a cropped/tucked look or pull it down around your hips. It is very breathable and lightweight, and I love the wide open neck and sleeves. The design is also stunning with the vertical and diagonal seams along the front and back. Overall, a great staple and addition to any closet.

Shipment Info

I received four items in one package at my address in North Carolina (United States). The package came from a warehouse/distribution center in the United States. I was provided tracking numbers through USPS and DHL eCommerce.

Package Shipped From:

  • 12094 S. Life Science Court Suite 100, Draper, UT 84020 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Mon, April 15th
  • My order shipped on Tues, April 16th
  • I received my package on Mon, April 22nd

Total time of 7 days

Their shipping policy states up to 14 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping. a shipping time frame.

Return & Refund Info

I requested a return through their return portal on April 30th. My request was approved instantaneously, and I was provided with a prepaid return label. I mailed the package on May 6th via USPS.

Provided Return Address: 12094 S. Life Science Court Suite 100, Draper, UT 84020 (United States)

Return Instructions:

  1. Securely pack items. If available, please use the original packaging.
  2. Attach your return label to the package.
  3. Drop off the package within 14 days to your nearest carrier location.

THE REFUND IS PENDING.

Customer Service Experience

General Responsiveness

My experience was seamless, and I didn’t need to contact their support email for anything including the return since it was done through their return portal.

Return Details

The return process is easy and fast through their portal. They provided me with the following return/refund options:

  • Store Credit (free return + $20 bonus added to store credit amount)
  • Standard refund back to the original payment (incur an $8.99 handling fee)

Refund Details

PENDING

Is Bohme Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

Reverse Image Search:

Bohme appears to be the source of their product images.

I highly recommend doing Reverse Image Searches when shopping online for price and quality checking purposes. You might be surprised at what you find!

Website/Company Search:

No suspicious information (such as lawsuits or alerts from the Better Business Bureau) was found.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience so far, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, was approved for a return, and mailed the return package. I am waiting for the refund.

With that being said, assuming my refund goes through, I would shop here again!

Despite their items being a bit pricey, sale items not being returnable, and some items not having easily accessible size charts, I would still shop here again for these reasons:

  1. The quality of their clothing seems to be on par with Target (or a bit better).
  2. They work with charities including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  3. My items arrived in exactly 1 week which is speedy!
  4. The returns process is very fast and easy.

Overall, I am fairly pleased with my purchase and shopping experience. For next time, I would avoid purchasing sale items (since I want to be able to return them) and would avoid purchasing any items that don’t have a detailed size chart (to avoid buying the wrong size the best I can).

To wrap up this post, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for Bohme reviews, please consider sharing this with your friends and commenting (via Reddit) below. 

Thank you very much for your support and readership!

Take care,

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