Is MOTF Legit? A Review of SHEIN’s Premium Line

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Are you keen to shop at shopmotf.com but feeling a little unsure? I can relate! Let’s tackle your query head-on – Is MOTF clothing legit? The short answer is yes, they are a legitimate company. I received my order, returned everything, and got a refund. But, 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 MOTF

What is MOTF?

They are an online women’s clothing shop with a focus on affordable yet sophisticated women’s workwear. MOTF (pronounced mo-teef) is a brand that embraces the concept of versatility and captures the idea of women in the working world holding multiple roles. They claim that their collections feature the finest natural materials and high-art designs inspired by nature’s artistry. The brand focuses on combining business-chic and nature, allegedly using naturally sourced premium fabrics.

Is MOTF fast fashion?

Yes, they are. However, MOTF’s parent company SHEIN is pursuing a more sustainable future through their evoluSHEIN approach.

The initiative involves strategic plans aimed at driving change within the company to reduce their environmental footprint. They are aiming to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030 and source 100% forest-safe viscose and paper-based packaging by 2025. In addition, they are also seeking to decarbonize their supply chain and increase their focus on biodiversity and animal welfare. In partnership with the Apparel Impact Institute, the company also aims to implement energy efficiency projects that could reduce their emissions by an estimated 1.25 million metric tons per year. SHEIN is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, adhering to principles focused on human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. I can also confirm that my items arrived in packaging made of 100% recyclable materials.

Read 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

motf website dated 2021
Screenshot of shopmotf.com circa 2021 (the oldest version of the site I could find)
  • The website shopmotf.com was registered in November 2020.
  • MOTF is SHEIN‘s premium brand. SHEIN also operates SHEGLAM, ROMWE, Luvlette, DAZY, Emery Rose, Slow Sunday, Cuccoo, GLOWMODE, and PETSIN.
  • According to the Page Transparency section of their Facebook page, they originally went by the name SHEIN Premium but changed their name to MOTF in November 2020.
  • According to their Facebook page, Terms of Use page, and product labels, they are affiliated with the following legal business names:
    • ROADGET BUSINESS PTE. LTD.
    • SHEIN Distribution Corporation
    • SHEIN Distribution Canada Limited
    • SHEIN Distribution UK Limited
    • Infinite Styles E Commerce Co., Limited
  • According to their Facebook page, Terms of Use page, and product labels, they are located in the following places:
    • 038988 (Singapore)
    • 757 S. Alameda Street 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90021 (United States)
    • G01 & 101, T/A Grafter Offices, 55 Percy Place, Dublin, 4 D04 E1W7 (Ireland)
    • Highlands House, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood, Reading, RG7 1NT (United Kingdom)
    • 10 Canfield Dr., Markham, ON L3S 3J1 (Canada)
  • According to the Page Transparency section of their Facebook page, most of their page managers are located in China.
  • They offer free shipping over $49.
  • They allow returns within 30 days of delivery. They offer prepaid return labels for a fee of $7.99.
  • The following items are not returnable: Bodysuits, lingerie, swimwear, jewelry, underwear, event & party supplies, DIY supplies, pet supplies, beauty, and accessories (except scarves, bags, and mermaid blankets).
  • They offer plus sizes up to 4XL in select items.

MOTF Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 10/25/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $166.18 to MOTF via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *SHOPMOTF”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Asymmetrical-Waist Suit Pants

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Dusty Pink / L / $34.99
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 100% Polyester
motf pants comparison

Expectation: They are what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. They are a bit lighter in color in person.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality of the materials overall is okay, however, it is poorly constructed (the back seam is crooked among other things). 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 return these MOTF pants.

While the overall weight and feel of these non-stretch pants are good, and the fit is great, these have a major flaw. The back seam is incredibly crooked. Not only that, but up close, I can see a lot of crooked sewing lines, loose threading, and areas that are sloppily put together. The metal button also just dangles there and looks like it will fall off/ rip off at any time. Overall, if the back seam were straight, I would consider keeping these since the other flaws aren’t noticeable unless you look closely.

2) Acrylic Relaxed-Fit Colorblock Sweater

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Multicolor / M / $49.99
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 45.2% Acrylic / 39.9% Polyamide / 9.8% Wool / 5.1% Mohair
motf sweater comparison

Expectation: It is not what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. Though it looks the way I expected, the material isn’t. They advertised this as an Acrylic sweater in the product title, but it ALSO contains animal materials like wool and mohair.

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 return this MOTF sweater.

Firstly, I don’t purchase or wear clothing with animal products, so this is an automatic return. Secondly, despite feeling semi-soft, the material feels itchy on the skin. Thirdly, it’s a bit see-through. And finally, for how see-through and itchy it is, the price is not worth it.

3) Two-Tone Button-Detail Halter Tweed Dress

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Multicolor / M / $44.99
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 100% Polyester
motf dress comparison

Expectation: It is what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. The skirt’s color is a bit paler 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 it is the right size, but not the right fit for my body shape. It is at least 1 inch too tight in the hips and 1-2 sizes too big in the bust. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this MOTF dress.

Some positives are that it feels quite comfortable (the lining feels really soft on the skin), the material looks a bit sparkly in certain lighting due to the use of gold and reflective clear threading (I like this), the back skirt slit is a nice touch (you can cut the x-shaped thread to open it), and the contrasting white and beige coloring is flattering. Unfortunately though, since the hips and bust don’t fit me, I can’t wear this. This dress would be better suited for someone a bit smaller in the hips and bigger-chested.

4) Chain Decor Blouse

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Dusty Blue / M / $24.99
  • Country: Made in China
  • Material: 100% Polyester
motf blouse comparison

Expectation: It is what I was expecting, for the most part, in terms of overall appearance. The blue color is a bit lighter 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 it fits well. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would keep this MOTF blouse.

It feels comfortable despite being non-stretch (the inner lining is soft), the sleeve length is great, the half-pleated and half-chained look is unique, and it is overall well-fitting and perfect for any semi-formal/business event. The back seam is a bit crooked, but I don’t mind since I would most likely tuck this into pants or a skirt anyway. The metal chain is also a bit cheap, but I can overlook these flaws for the price.

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 a tracking number, but the link didn’t work and I couldn’t see the tracking information. I had to go to Ship24 and copy and paste my tracking number to get the tracking status.

Package Shipped From- 347 S. Stimson Ave. B Door 17, City of Industry, CA 91744

  • Order placed on Wed, October 25th
  • Order shipped on Tues, October 31st
  • Order received on Wed, November 8th

Total time of 14 days

Note: Their shipping policy states up to 18 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I emailed support to request a full return on November 12th. My request was approved the next day on November 13th, and I was provided with the return address. I mailed the package on November 17th via USPS and paid a total of $7.02.

I received a full refund of $166.18 on November 28th. I received the refund 11 days after I mailed the package. – View Refund Receipt

Provided Return Address– 1175 Florence Columbus Rd. Unit B {B27-B33}, Mansfield, NJ 08505

Note: While they offer a prepaid return label option for a fee, I found that self-shipping is slightly cheaper. This cost will depend on how much you order and how heavy/large your return package is.

Support Experience

  • They provided me with the return address very quickly.

Provided return instructions and guidelines:

  1. Items must be returned in their original package with all of the bar codes attached.
  2. If you have a return tracking number or return receipt, please submit in “ My Orders”.
  3. Please insert your authorization number [xxxxxxxx] after the Recipient name so we may quickly resolve your return.
  4. Every return authorization number is unique and may only be used once.
  5. Once you shipped the items back, kindly provide the tracking number as well as the return tracking receipt for us to coordinate with the warehouse.
  6. Please be informed that once the warehouse receives the package, we have a 5-day scanning process before they can issue a refund.

Is MOTF Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

According to Copyleaks (premium), the below plagiarism is detected:

No plagiarism was found.

Reverse Image Search:

MOTF appears to be the original source of their product images.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, they are a legitimate shop. I paid for my items, received them within the estimated time frame, successfully completed a return, and received a full refund.

With that being said, I would probably shop here again.

While I am not blown away by the amazing quality or speedy shipping, I am not upset with my experience. The clothing is mostly of decent quality, I like the fit of some of the items, and the prices aren’t outrageous. I would be willing to give this shop another try!

To wrap up this review, regardless of my experience, be sure to read as many customer reviews as possible. If you found this post helpful in your search for MOTF reviews, please consider sharing and commenting (via Reddit) below. Have a great day!

– Noelle

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