Is Valanio Legit? They Are a Scam and Here’s Why

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Are you curious about valanio.com and their credibility as an online women’s clothing shop? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re diving into the biggest question on everyone’s mind: Is Valanio a legit company? The quick answer is no, they are a scam. While I received my items and received a refund in the negotiated amount, this seller uses counterfeit postage according to a notification from USPS.

In this post, I’ve put together a comprehensive review to provide you with the most detailed information out there, from my experience with the entire order and return process to my thoughts on the quality of their clothing to brand information. Keep scrolling for more!

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About Valanio

What is Valanio?

They are a women’s clothing shop that sells trendy ready-to-wear clothing. They allegedly have decades of experience as manufacturers and suppliers in the retail fashion space and claim to have produced fashion for some of the biggest names in the industry. Through this brand, they have decided to sell their products directly to consumers, eliminating the middleman and keeping prices low. 

Is Valanio sustainable?

No, they likely are not. According to their About page, they prioritize working with independent fashion designers who implement sustainable practices like using recycled fabrics, which produce less waste and contribute to a greener planet. They also claim to ensure fair treatment and pay for their employees, along with choosing to work with ethical brands and designers who uphold these values. They also allegedly donate a percentage of their annual revenue to charities fighting poverty worldwide. Since they don’t substantiate any of these sustainability claims, I am inclined to think they are green-washing.

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.

Where is Valanio located?

According to their About page, they are a registered business entity based in the United Kingdom with their own logistics center in Singapore. However, according to their Contact page, they are also located in Hong Kong. They are located at the following addresses:

  • 4/4a Bloomsbury Square, London, Greater London, England, WC1A 2RP
  • Workshop 60, 3/F, Block A, East Sun Industrial Center No.16 Shing Yip Street Kowloon Hong Kong

Where are Valanio’s clothes made?

According to their product pages, all of their clothing is made in South Carolina (United States).

More Shop Details

  • The website valanio.com was created in July 2021.
  • According to their Contact page, they are affiliated with the following legal business names:
    • BOMAI ADVERTISING CO., LIMITED
    • Vankin Company Limited
  • Read this List of Online Stores that the owner of Valanio most likely owns as well. This list has been compiled using clues like matching Google site logos, PayPal merchant names, business addresses, site layouts, etc.
  • According to their About page, most of their factories are located in Asia.
  • According to their site, they have warehouses in the U.S., CAN, U.K., and AUS.
  • They offer free shipping over $79.
  • They allow returns within 30 days of delivery. Their Return policy states that they only accept returns due to quality issues, but they allowed me to return my items.

Valanio Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 3/26/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $86.98 to Dress Fashion (service@indiefit.com) via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as “PAYPAL *DRESSFASHIO”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Casual V-Neck Long-Sleeve Top

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Pink / S /$38.99
  • Country: The product page states that this was made in the United States.
  • Material: Unknown
valanio blouse comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The gray color in the pattern is much lighter in person.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is mediocre. 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 a bit a size too small. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Valanio top.

The material is very thin and it feels cheap. The hem is too tight around my hips and doesn’t have any stretch, so it isn’t comfortable. It is also outrageously expensive for the quality.

2) Watercolor-Print Tiered Maxi Dress

  • Color, Size, and Cost: Pink / S / $47.99
  • Country: The product page states that this was made in the United States.
  • Material: Unknown
valanio dress comparison

Expectation: It is not what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The material feels like a thin and airy tarp, and the colors are more saturated than I expected.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is bad but wearable. 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 Valanio dress.

The material feels like a thin, cheap tarp. It is unbelievably expensive for how cheap this looks and feels. Also, the neon-orange print on it is quite unexpected (it looks even more cheap and unattractive).

Shipment Info

I received two items in one package, and the package came from a warehouse in the United States. I was provided a tracking number.

Package Shipped From- 2800 N Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN 46219

  • Order placed on Sun, March 26th
  • Order shipped on Fri, March 31st
  • Order received on Sat, April 8th

Total time of 13 days

Note: Their shipping policy states up to 35 business days (including processing time) for standard U.S. shipping.

Return & Refund Info

I emailed support to request a full return on April 8th. My request was approved two days later on April 10th, and I was provided with the return address. I ended up agreeing to a partial refund and keeping the items. I negotiated to an amount that felt fair, taking the return shipping cost into consideration.

I received the agreed-upon partial refund of $76 on April 12th. I received the refund two days after the agreement. – View Refund Receipt

Provided Return Address– 14709 182 ND St., Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Support Experience

  • They were quick to respond.
  • I had to ask for the return address THREE times.
  • They initially offered the alternative return/refund option of a $25 refund + keep the items. After rejecting this offer, they upped the amount to $43, then $60, and finally $70. I told them I would only accept $76, and after telling them this TWICE (because they kept insisting on a partial refund), they finally agreed.

Is Valanio Legit or a Scam?

In this section of the review, I will check their site for originality, discuss any suspicious information found, answer whether this company is legitimate or not, and let you know my recommendation. Keep reading for more! 

Similar Sites & Analysis

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

  • Their About page has similar content to – savedindress.com, suitsace.com, femmefinery.com, commonsent.com, zoneblisse.com, AND MORE! – View Full Report on Copyleaks.com

Additional Notes:

  • Awkwardly written (and some grammatically incorrect) English such as, ‘Thank you for your short stay’. This could indicate an overseas-run shop.
  • A lot of the product images look heavily photoshopped.

Do I Recommend This Shop?

Based on my experience, this company is a SCAM. While I received my items, completed a return, and got a partial refund (in the agreed-upon amount), there are a couple of reasons why this company is a scam.

  1. I checked the tracking number about a month later for this order, and a message was displayed on USPS’s site saying that counterfeit postage was used. Read Counterfeit Postage FAQ by USPS for more information.
  2. Additionally, the clothing overall is mediocre in quality, and I have previously experienced them (as a company) misleading customers by writing inaccurate product descriptions and using edited images that create false expectations. I faced this issue at most of their online shops (Orwyy, SSUNU, Ryabe, and NNESI).

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

– Noelle

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