Itsa-usa.com - ItsaReal Website
Internet Purchase - Compliment
Hubby and I are headed off on vacation in a few weeks, and of course I wanted a new swimsuit cover-up. After hunting for something cute and simple and wasn't a mumu or t-shirt type article, I came upon the miracle wrap that is being sold by Victoria's Secret. Problem is, it's $50 (plus tax, shipping, etc). I don't like paying that much for my swimsuits (although I don't usually have much choice given my body type, LOL) never mind my coverups. So, I started looking for alternatives. I found a pattern for the wrap on Pinterest, but I have almost zero sewing skills outside button attaching and basic repairs, so that really wasn't an option. After some exhaustive googling, I came upon the itsawrap at www.itsa-usa.com. They were selling the same thing as VS for only $20 (plus $4.95 S&H)!
Of course, I haven't been on this website for almost 5 years without learning a great deal of caution about web retailers that I have never heard of before. I googled and googled and couldn't find anything bad about them. The company is based in England, but they have distributers all over Europe and North America, it seems. They also sell other beach gear like the ITSA towel, which is a towel that covers your beach chair and has side pockets to hold your sunscreen, iPod, etc (obviously it's the company's flagship product). So, I decided to take a chance. The payment was processed by PayPal, which made me feel a bit better (not that scammers don't use PP), and within 48 hours, I received a message that it had shipped. I had it shipped to my MILs house just in case they needed a signature, and when I arrived to drop off the Baby Clutzys, it was there! It's what they advertised and I'm very happy that everything worked out. So, if you are in the market for beach gear, this is one site that may meet your needs.