Popilush Review – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Let’s cut to the chase. Is popilush.com (the shapewear shop) a legit website? The quick answer is yes, they are legitimate. I received my clothing order and successfully returned everything for a refund. Now the biggest question is, 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 Popilush

Is Popilush sustainable?

No, they likely are not. According to their About page, they are committed to reducing waste by following practices such as using textiles that biodegrade rapidly and minimizing plastic waste through their packaging practices. Since they don’t substantiate some of these sustainability claims, I am inclined to think they are green-washing.

I can confirm, however, that some of my items arrived in biodegradable packaging.

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 Popilush located?

According to their marketing emails, they are located in the United States. Their business address is 1715 Endeavor Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Where does Popilush ship from?

My order shipped to me from a warehouse/distribution center in New Jersey (United States).

More Shop Details

popilush website circa 2022
Screenshot of popilush.com circa 2022 (the oldest version of the site I could find)

Business Details

  • According to my PayPal transaction and their marketing emails, they are affiliated with the following legal business names:
    • 厦门茳皖茵贸易有限公司 (translates to Xiamen Jiangwanyin Trading Co., Ltd)
    • Popilush, LLC

Statements & Press Details

  • They have been mentioned by popular magazines and platforms including Yahoo!, PR Newswire, MarketWatch, etc. (Click to view linked articles)

Policy & Program Details

  • Shipping:
    • They offer free shipping over $80.
  • Returns:
    • They allow returns within 60 days
    • Non-returnable items include bras and underwear.

Product Details

Domain Details

  • The website popilush.com was registered in January 2022.

Popilush Review and Order Details

I ordered the below items on 7/20/2023 to my address in North Carolina (United States). I paid a total of $215.53 to 厦门茳皖茵贸易有限公司 via PayPal. The charge appears on my credit card statement as *SHAMENJTAUC”. View Order Confirmation 

1) Shapewear High-Waist Bikini Set Swimwear

Brand Label: Popilush

Color/Size/Cost: Blue / L / $65.99

Country: Made in China

Material:

  • Top-
    • (Shell) 57% Nylon / 43% Elastane
    • (Lining) 86% Polyester / 14% Elastane
  • Bottoms-
    • (Shell) 57% Nylon / 43% Elastane
    • (Lining) 86% Polyester / 14% Elastane
    • (Lining 2) 66% Nylon / 34% Elastane
popilush bikini comparison

Expectation: It isn’t what I was expecting in terms of overall appearance. The front and back are MUCH more narrow in person (in other words, less coverage on both the front and back sides than I expected). I did wear these backwards, but they are about the same width-wise on both sides.

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is pretty good. 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 not the right fit for my body shape (too big in the top, and too tight in the waist). View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Popilush shapewear swimsuit.

While it feels overall well constructed, is double-layered, and the material feels pretty thick, the fit is not at all suitable for my body shape. The top’s band fits well, but everywhere else (the straps, cups, etc.) is too big. You can see lots of wrinkling and sagging. The bottoms also fit very strangely. The waist is AT LEAST one size too small, the coverage area in the front (and back) is one to two inches too narrow, and the overall length of the bottoms is MUCH too long. If I pulled them up all the way (like they are supposed to be), the waistband would come up to my upper-ribcage.

2) Denim Tummy-Control Bodysuit

Brand Label: Popilush

Color/Size/Cost: Blue / M / $59.99

Country: Made in China

Material: 77% Polyester / 23% Spandex

popilush bodysuit comparison

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

Quality: In my opinion, the quality is good. 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 on the tight size (I could probably size up). View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Popilush shapewear bodysuit.

Regarding the positives, it is double-layered, unlined (no padding but compresses and holds up my chest well), gives me a great hourglass shape, the overall length is a good fit as it didn’t give me a wedgie, and it overall feels well made. As for the negatives, the fit isn’t perfect. The top half fits like a glove, and the bottom half is about one size too small. If this were one size bigger, I would probably keep this.

3) Built-In Shapewear Wide-Straps Mini Lounge Dress

Brand Label: Popilush

Color/Size/Cost: Light Brown / M / $74.99

Country: Made in China

Material:

  • Exterior- 92% Modal / 8% Spandex
  • Interior- 62% Nylon / 38% Spandex
popilush dress comparison

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

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

Fit: I ordered based on the size guide provided, and fits about one size too small. View my Body Measurements for size reference.

Keep or Return: I would return this Popilush shapewear dress.

While I really like the way it looks from the front, the fact that it is double-layered, and has an open crotch making it easier to use the bathroom, the fit isn’t quite right. It is so tight that it almost straightens my figure and blends out any hourglass shape I have. If this were a size bigger, I would probably keep this.

Shipment Info

I received four items in three packages at my address in North Carolina (United States). The packages came from warehouses/distribution centers in the United States. I was provided tracking numbers through USPS.

Packages Shipped From: 2270 US Highway 130, Dayton, NJ 08810 (United States)

Shipping Timeline:

  • I placed my order on Thurs, July 20th
  • My order shipped on Thurs, July 20th / Fri, July 21st
  • I received my packages on Mon, July 24th / Fri, July 28th / Sat, July 29th

Total time of 9 days (to receive the complete order)

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

Return & Refund Info

I emailed support (support@popilush.com) to request a full return on September 5th. My request was approved the same day, and I was provided with the return address and a pre-paid return label. I mailed the package on September 11th.

Provided Return Address: 8333 Rochester Ave, STE 109, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (United States)

Return Instructions:

  1. Please drop off/mail the package (referencing the courier indicated on the attached return label).
  2. Please reply with the tracking number.

I received a full refund of $207.53 (minus the deducted $8 shipping fee) on September 12th. I received the refund one day after mailing the package. – View Refund Receipt

Customer Service Experience

General Responsiveness

Customer service was VERY fast to respond, and they provided me with the return address the SAME DAY that I emailed them for a return.

Return Details

They provided me with the following return/refund options:

  • “We can refund you directly. Return the goods with this return label and we will charge you $8 for the return shipping fee.”
  • “…we can exchange it for a more suitable size or equal value others free of charge.”
  • “…keep the goods, and we will provide you with a discount code of $35 off (no minimum) of your next purchase.”

Refund Details

Upon initiating the refund, they apologized and provided me with a $20-off coupon for my next purchase.

Is Popilush Legit or a Scam?

Similar Sites & Analysis

Reverse Image Search:

Based on my findings, there are some other small boutiques/online shops/marketplaces that appear to sell many of the same items as Popilush.

In this case, I believe Popilush is the source of their product images.

Possible reasons for this include the use of the same suppliers, this shop operating as a wholesaler or marketplace, the same owner operating multiple stores and/or selling on multiple platforms, the use of stolen images, etc.

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, they are a legitimate company. 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 absolutely shop here again! 

Though all of the items are at least half a size too small in some way (tight in the wrong areas), here are my 3 reasons why:

  1. The shapewear is good quality.
  2. Though high, the prices are acceptable considering how well the shapewear works.
  3. They have a very generous return window of 60 days, and the return cost is reasonable (since it is domestic).

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with my purchase. Next time, I would size up (or if between sizes, go with the bigger one).

If you want to give this brand a try at a lower risk and more conveniently, check out Popilush’s Amazon Storefront!

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 Popilush 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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