Is Halara Legit? My 100% Unbiased Review

Status: Pending Refund

So, you’re interested in shopping for activewear from thehalara.com, but feel a bit wary, right? It can be challenging to know who to trust with scams all over the place, so I completely understand. You’ve come to the right place for a completely honest review. Now, let’s cut to the chase and answer your burning question: Is Halara a legit website? The short answer is yes, they seem to be a legitimate site. I received my order, was approved for a return, and mailed the package. Assuming the refund process is smooth, would I shop here again?

In this post, I will share with you my purchase and return experience, my thoughts on their clothing, and brand information. Keep reading for more!

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About Halara

What is Halara?

They are an online women’s athleisure brand with a focus on figure-flattering styles. Their design process is community-driven and they offer a broad range of affordable options from their crowd-tested, ‘quality’ sportswear line. 

Is Halara fast fashion?

While they follow a fast fashion model by keeping up with the trends (and therefore promoting overconsumption), they appear to follow some sustainable practices. According to their FAQ page, they are allegedly dedicated to sustainable manufacturing practices, producing their products under strict environmental, labor, and wage regulations. By adopting an on-demand production approach, they can minimize waste and environmental impact, while maximizing fabric efficiency and affordability. They also use a ‘pre-order’ and ‘Just In Time’ model for certain products to avoid overproduction. 

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.

Where is Halara based?

According to their Homepage and the Internet Archive, they are/were located in Singapore and Hong Kong. They are/were located at the following addresses:

  • 71 UBI ROAD 1 #08-34 OXLEY BIZHUB, 408732 (Singapore)
  • [Archived Address] Room 1401, Cambridge House, 26-28 Cameron Road Tsimshatsui, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

As further supporting evidence, according to the Page Transparency section of their Facebook page, most of their page managers are located in China.

I will only include the older/archived business address(es) if it is within 2-3 years of the current date (since companies can change locations). This could be helpful to know if you’re considering shopping at a ‘shadier’ company.

Where does Halara ship from?

According to my tracking information, my order was originally shipped from China. I received my order from a distribution center in New York (United States).

According to their FAQ page, their products are shipped from ‘premium’ factories across East and Southeast Asia.

Where is Halara clothing made?

All of the items in my order were made in China.

According to their FAQ page, all of their items are made in East and Southeast Asia.

More Shop Details

halara website circa 2021
Screenshot of thehalara.com circa 2021 (the oldest version of the site I could find)

Business Details

  • According to their Privacy page, they are/were affiliated with the following legal business names:
    • FULL SCALE FULL SPEED PTE. LTD.
    • [Archived Name] HK DFS Limited

As previously stated, I will only include the older/archived business name(s) if it is within 2-3 years of the current date (since companies can change names/affiliations). 

Statements & Press Details

  • They have been mentioned in several popular magazines/publications such as New York Post, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, People, Buzzfeed, etc.

Policy & Program Details

  • They offer a 15% student discount through StudentBeans.
  • They offer free standard shipping over $49.
  • They allow returns within 30 days of delivery.
  • The following items are not returnable: Lingerie, water bottles, hair accessories, glasses, hats, socks, jewelry and masks.

Product Details

  • They carry standard and plus sizes from XS to 3X. They also offer tall and petite lengths!

Domain Details

  • The website thehalara.com was created in October 2020.

Halara Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 1/14/2024 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $185.33 to Halara (service@thehalara.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *HAKHTS”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Seamless Flow High Waisted Ribbed Knit 7/8 Leggings

Brand Label: Halara

Color/Size/Cost: Red Mahogany / M / $49.95

Country: Made in China

Material: 75% Nylon / 25% Elastane

halara seamless ribbed leggings 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 are the right size, but not the right fit for my body shape. The crotch area has slightly too much fabric creating folds, and everywhere else feels snug. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would return these Halara ribbed leggings.

While I think the ribbed material is interesting and comfy, and I LOVE the seamless front, the material feels a bit too thin for my taste, the excess material in the crotch seems a bit ill-fitting, and the ‘high-waist’ cut is not high-waisted enough for me. It sits about 1-2 inches below my natural waist. These also seem overpriced for a very basic pair of leggings. I could find a similar pair on Amazon for half the cost.

2) High Waisted Crossover Ruched Side Pocket 2-in-1 Casual Shorts 3″

Brand Label: Halara

Color/Size/Cost: Blue Spruce / L / $29.95

Country: Made in China

Material: 82% Nylon / 18% Elastane

halara crossover shorts comparison

Expectation: They are what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. It is more blue-looking in person.

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 one size too big. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return these Halara crossover shorts.

Though I really like the style, soft and stretchy material, and the flowy layer on top of the shorts, they are too big. When I am between sizes in shorts, I typically size up. This did not work out, unfortunately. If these were a size smaller, I would consider keeping them.

3) Cloudful™ Fabric High Waisted Drawstring Deep Pocket Flare Leggings

Brand Label: Halara

Color/Size/Cost: Dark Turquoise / M / $39.95 (Sale Price)

Country: Made in China

Material: 77% Nylon / 23% Elastane

halara drawstring leggings 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 Halara drawstring leggings.

The material feels fairly thick and sturdy, the drawstring area is very cute, the high-waist cut surprisingly meets my natural waistline, and they feel very comfortable and don’t give me a wedgie on either side. The fit is a bit weird though, but not a dealbreaker. The upper legs feel snug while the waist feels roomier. Overall, they aren’t amazing quality, but they are good enough and fit well.

4) Square Neck Side Pocket 2-Piece Mini Flare Dress Set

Brand Label: Halara

Color/Size/Cost: Smoke Purple / M / $52.95 

Country: Made in China

Material: 80% Polyester / 20% Elastane

halara mini dress set comparison

Expectation: It is not what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. Perhaps this is just due to my body shape/proportions, but the bust area fits differently. On the model, the seam cuts right underneath her bust. On me, it cuts just above the bottom of my bust and feels a bit weird as a result.

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 one size too big. View my Body Measurements for size reference. 

Keep or Return: I would return this Halara flare dress.

Though it is a cute style (comes with separate spandex shorts) and the material is soft and comfy, it is not a good fit. The seam right below my bust sits an inch or two too high. This feels a bit ill-fitting and uncomfortable. Sizing down would probably exacerbate this issue, so I think a different dress would be a better choice. Also, considering this is a workout dress, it really should have built-in cups. Having to wear a separate sports bra would make this outfit look less clean/nice.

Shipment Info

I received five items (came with a free scarf) in one package at my address in North Carolina (United States). The package originated from China, and I received it from a warehouse/distribution center in the United States. I was provided a tracking number through LM Parcel and USPS.

Package Shipped From: 147-09 182nd St., Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Sun, January 14th
  • My order shipped on Mon, January 15th
  • I received my package on Sat, January 27th

Total time of 13 days

Their shipping policy states up to 13 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I requested a return through their return portal on February 4th. My request was approved the same day, and I was provided with the return address. I mailed the package on February 6th via USPS and paid a total of $7.84.

Provided Return Address: 2695 Unit B Beverly Dr., Aurora, IL 60502 (United States)

THE REFUND IS PENDING.

Support Experience

  • The return process is a bit unnecessarily complicated. You have to submit a request through their portal, and to do so, you have to attach an image of each item you are returning. You then have to wait for them to approve your return, and then follow a link back to the return portal to select your desired return/refund option. You also have to print out and include a return slip in your return package. It’s a bit irritating.
  • They alternatively offered me the following refund/return option:
    • Gift Card in the full amount I paid + keep the items 

Provided Return Instructions:

  1. Download the return sheet from the bottom of this email.
  2. Print out the return sheet and insert it inside the box along with the items you wish to return.
  3. To ship the products back, you have two options: Visit your nearest post office and dispatch the package to the provided return address or use the USPS shipping label provided by us. Simply download the shipping label here, print it, and attach the label to the outside of your shipping box. A $9.90 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover shipping costs.
  4. Ship back the package no later than (provided date of 20 days later).
  5. Please email us the tracking number once you have shipped the package, as we require it to process your refund.

Return Notes:

  • The item(s) and any accompanying gifts must be in their original condition, unused, and with the original tags attached.
  • Order shipping costs to ship items to you are non-refundable.
  • Once your returned order is received and approved, we will issue a refund to your original payment method within 3-5 business days.

Is Halara Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

Plagiarism Search:

No plagiarism was found.

Reverse Image Search:

Halara 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.

Though their items seem to run a bit big and their return process has extra steps, here are my 3 reasons why:

  1. They have a low order minimum to get free shipping.
  2. The overall quality of my items is decent. They feel comparable to items you would find in the active section at Target.
  3. If you want to make a return, they offer a decent refund alternative. They will give you the full refund amount in the form of a gift card and you get to keep everything. This is only a good deal if you, at a minimum, kind of like the stuff you ordered.

Overall, my experience was fine and the quality of their items isn’t bad at all. For my next purchase though, I would size down in most items and would look at their sale section since they are not final and can be returned.

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 Halara reviews, please consider sharing and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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